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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

eBooks at the Baldwin Public Library

eBooks at the Baldwin Public Library

 Planning on getting your loved one a tablet or eReader for Christmas? Don’t forget to include directions to use the Library’s eBooks collection. The Library offers more than 3700 eBook titles for your Kindle, iPad, or Android device. 

So far in 2013, the Baldwin Public Library has had more than 13,000 eBook checkouts. Gillian Flynn was our most popular author having written our most checked-out book, Gone Girl, and our third most checked out book, Dark Places. Other popular books this year were Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich, and The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, revealed to be a pen name of J.K. Rowling. Other, currently popular books include Inferno by Dan Brown, The Burgess Boys by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, and Never Go Back by Lee Child. 

The Library currently offers 13 titles from the top 16 New York Times hardcover fiction bestsellers including Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich, King & Maxwell by David Baldacci, and Sycamore Row by John Grisham.

In addition to the instructions available at, the Library will be holding a variety of drop-in sessions and classes to help patrons use Library eBooks on their new devices. eBook Download Help Sessions occur every Saturday at 10:00 a.m with no appointment or registration required. Upcoming classes include “eBooks and Your Kindle” on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. and “eBooks and Your iPad” on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. Interested individuals can register for these classes at or by calling 248-554-4650.

“eBooks are an important part of the Library’s offerings,” said Josh Rouan, Electronic Resources Librarian. “We enjoy helping our patrons get set-up to use our eBooks and showing them just how easy it can be to use the Library’s collection without leaving home. 

To learn more about the Library’s eBook collection, visit  

The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham at 300 W. Merrill Street and can be reached at 248-647-1700 or through the Library’s website at  

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