A few days ago, a friend was talking about her Kindle and how she was looking for more books for it, when I taught her a trick – the library. If you have a library card anywhere in the country, chances are you have access to Overdrive, an online library where you can download books for your Kindle or Nook.
I took advantage of this over the summer. I got a library card which was an easy, painless process – all you need is to visit your local library and show your ID and proof of your address – like a bill or an envelope with your name on it. You get your card that day in the library. Once I got home, I went online and had access to an online library where I could have up to 50 books on hold at a time, and once a book is checked out, you have three weeks to read it. The best part is I’ve been able to check out books all fall without actually having to step foot in the library.
Stuck in the storm and unable to get a library card? Check out the free books you can get on Amazon for your Kindle and be sure to check our “latest subway reading” on our 89th and Broke homepage for book suggestions!