Win a Kindle Fire during National Library Week

Kindle FireThe holiday season may be over, but the Chemung County Library District is still in the spirit of giving.

As part of the celebration of National Library Week and to help promote the district’s expanding eBook collection and library card sign-up, the Chemung County Library District is offering library cardholders a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

Library patrons can enter for a chance to win between April 9th and 14th, when they check out materials at any branch.

“The district has a growing eBook collection and we want to make sure residents know about them, while at the same time encouraging library card sign-up.” District Director Ronald Shaw said. “We have started a test program through our Horseheads Branch where patrons can check out a Sony Reader, Nook, or Kindle Touch. Once we have a chance to evaluate the program we may expand it to the other branches.”

The library’s eBook collection contains everything from current bestsellers to the classics. The eBooks are available through the library website.

District patrons can receive a drawing ticket each time they check out materials. Only one entry per day is permitted. Library district residents who don’t have a library card can sign up for a free one by bringing in proof of residency to the library.

“Since we’ve started offering eBook downloads through our website, the questions we’ve fielded about eBook readers have increased tremendously.  We are also looking into downloadable music for our patrons. One service available, Freegal, would allow cardholders to download songs from the Sony Music catalog of artists. The best part, after downloading, users keep the music.”