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Duarte Library is Cutting Edge of All County Libraries


(L-R) FDL board members Joan Schmidt Clayton, Pat DeRose, Joanna Gee (Library Manager), and Steve Baker are shown displaying many of the genres the library has available for Kindles.

    Friends of the Duarte Library (FDL) have purchased ten Kindles for check out at the Duarte Library. Duarte Library is the first Los Angeles County Library to have this service available to its members. Duarte Library and FDL were recently recognized by Los Angeles County Library Volunteer Program Director James Allred “as being on the cutting edge of library services.” “The ten Kindles are FDL’s pilot program, and if this service provides interest to our service communities of Duarte and Bradbury we will invest additional funds in purchasing more Kindles,” said Jan Wight, president of FDL.

    Each of the ten Kindles holds one hundred classic books plus a significant amount of books in different genres: Biography & Memoirs, Young Adult, Teen Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Popular Non-Fiction, Romance, Suspense & Thrillers, and Spanish Fiction & Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, and Self Improvement. Each of the ten Kindles are accompanied by a case and charger. The set may be checked out for three weeks at a time and all pieces of the set must be returned at the same time.

    FDL continues to purchase $500 worth of books monthly for all ages, subscribes to periodicals of interest to our service area and the latest DVD’s, while making the Kindles available as well to our communities of Duarte and Bradbury.