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What we have

UMC Library has  five basic Kindles electronic book readers from Amazon. We also acquired a few Kindle Fire readers.  To check out a Kindle request one at the Circulation Desk. Each kindle has 60 plus the books, the most recent purchases are listed below  Your suggestions are welcome.  Recommendations for books for Kindle

  - check out period

 We set four weeks as the loan period for basic Kindles. We  thought this was long enough to read a book or two during the busy school year. We set the loan period for the Kindle Fire readers for two weeks so more folks can try them out.

New ebooks we recently added


On Ice (Contemporary Romantic Thriller) Faver, J.D.

The 24th Letter ((Mystery/Thriller)) Lowe, Tom|

Power of Communication,The: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively Garcia, Helio Fred

Schaum's Outline of PreCalculus, 2nd Ed. (Schaum's Outline Series) Safier, Fred

Schaum's Outline of Calc, 5ed Ayres, Frank, Elliott Mendelson

Schaum's Outline of College Physics, 11th Edition Hecht, Eugene

Schaum's Outline of College Algebra, Moyer, Robert, Murray Spiegel

Schaum's Outline of Organic Chemistry, Fourth Edition Sharefkin, Jacob, Herbert Meislich, Howard Nechamkin, George Hademenos

Jane Eyre Brontë, Charlotte

A Tale of Two Cities Dickens, Charles

Slow Cooker 101: Master the Slow Cooker with 101 Great Recipes Davis, Perrin

Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality Barondes, Samuel

No Other gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols Minter, Kelly

Buying Murder (Regan McHenry Mystery Series) Jarvis, Nancy Lynn

Shut Up and Kiss Me Craig, Christie

The books we purchased are for recreational reading  Your suggestions are welcome.  Recommendations for books for Kindle

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Collins, Suzanne

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) Collins, Suzanne

The Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne

Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter

The Inn at Eagle Point Woods, Sherryl

Running with Scissors: A Memoir Burroughs, Augusten

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Wilkerson, Isabel

What the Night Knows: A Novel Koontz, Dean

Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta) Cornwell, Patricia

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Lewis, Michael

Bossypants Fey, Tina

Water for Elephants Gruen, Sara

Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry, Ninth Edition

The New Oxford American Dictionary

Second Glance Picoult, Jodi

The Clan of the Cave Bear a novel. Auel, Jean M. Crown : New York : 1980.

The elements of style. Strunk, William and (Firm). Minute Help Guides : New York : 2008.

The girl with the dragon tattoo. Larsson, Stieg. Alfred A. Knopf : New York : 2008.

Head in the Clouds. Witemeyer, Karen. Bethany House : Minneapolis, Minn. : 2010.

Heat wave. Castle, Richard. Kindle e-book : New York : 2009.

Naked heat. Castle, Richard. Hyperion : New York : 2010.

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson

How to Create an eBook with Adobe® InDesign® CS5

House Rules - Jodi Picoult

Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand

The Adventures of Unemployed Man Gan Golan, Erich Origen

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 

The Confession: A Novel John Grisham [Kindle Edition

Cleopatra: A Life Stacy Schiff

The Search Nora Roberts

61 Hours (Jack Reacher, No. 14) Lee Child

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Elizabeth Gilbert

Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwel

Selecting books

Selecting books for recreational reading can be difficult as many recreational readers read specific authors or types of book.  We are taking suggestions from users for titles both free and those for which there is a charge. The quality of transcription into Kindle format varies particularly in the free or very low cost titles. You suggestions are welcome.  Recommendations for books for Kindle

If you have any library-related questions, please feel free to contact Owen Williams, Director of Library Services, at or (218) 281-8395).

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