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Lawrence Community Kindle Project

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Thanks to a very generous grant from Wal-Mart, Lawrence Public Library is giving the community a chance to populate one of our circulating Kindles. The Kindle will go live in our catalog Monday June 10th at 10 am. The first 26 people to place holds on it will each get to choose an ebook for us to upload onto the device.

Place your hold today!

If you are one of the lucky 26 community members to place a hold on this Kindle, here are a few quick tips to assist you with your ebook selection:

  • The ebook must be available on
  • It must cost $20 or less.
  • Some content restrictions apply due to the unique nature of this project. Think PG-13 at most when choosing your ebook.
  • Normal 2 week check out and no renewals.

When it is your turn to check out the Community Kindle, you will be able to pick it up at the library and take it to the Information Desk. The staff at the desk will purchase the ebook you want and then load it on the Kindle.

If you’re not one of those lucky 26 people, you still get to participate. At the end of this year long project, the Kindle will enter normal circulation, so you can check it out and read all the books the community picked. Everyone in Lawrence will also have the chance to vote for their favorite ebook on the Community Kindle and then those folks that voted will get to enter in a drawing for a chance to win their own Kindle.

We can’t wait to see the tastes of our fellow Lawrencians! We will be featuring each ebook added to the Kindle here on this page. Check back every two weeks to see what the newest addition is.

See the Full List of Current Community Kindle eBooks

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