Which Kindle is right for you? A look at the basic Kindle.

Have you thought about getting a Kindle but just are not sure what kind to get? Well, if you’re looking for a simplistic device to handle your reading needs, then the basic Kindle might be for you. It has the capability to handle eBooks, magazines, newspapers, documents, as well as web browsing (though that isn’t its main purpose). It ignores the newer and more complex bells and whistles of newer versions and does not allow for the use of photos, music, or audio which could be seen as a positive or a negative depending upon which side of the technological aisle you are on. The basic Kindle has a battery life of 30 days, which is pretty impressive, and when combined with the device’s compact size and light weight the basic Kindle is perfect to take with you on long trips when you might not have access to an outlet or device for charging. The Kindle is on the small side in terms of storage as well, only allowing for 2GB’s of space, but it does allow for cloud based storage if that is a concern. Wi-Fi capability, multi-language support, and parental controls are all pluses. One of my favorite features is that the screen displays text using e-ink technology, which isn’t a vibrant as some of the newer Kindle models or tablet devices, but is incredibly easy on the eyes and allows for use in the sun or bright environments without any kind of glare. Lastly, the price for the basic Kindle is listed at $69.00 on Amazon, so it won’t break the bank in comparison to the other Kindles.

Bottom line: If you are a beginner when it comes to computers and tablets but are interested in finding a cheap and easy to use device for eBooks, then the basic Kindle is likely your best bet.

Summer Reading Reminder

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Just a reminder that the Adult Summer Reading event runs until August 9th. Drop off your reviews at the library or enter them online here for a chance to win a different prize every week, including gift certificates to The Green Turtle, Forney’s Jewelers, and more! The winners will be announced every Monday.

Created Equal Event!

Check out the photos from our viewing of Freedom Riders and the Q&A session with Dr. Dolores Finger Wright and James E. Brown. at the Schwartz Center on July 2, 2014 on our facebook page. The event signaled the kickoff of the Dover Public Library’s Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle program, which will include a showing of a movie, followed by the appearance of a guest speaker, and a Q&A session each Wednesday at 2pm running until September 17th at the library. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute to the discussion about or gain a better understanding of American history.

Spring Plant Exchange

Spring Plant Exchange

The Dover Public Library will be hosting its first Spring Plant Exchange on Saturday, May 31 from 11am to 3pm!

How Does It Work?

Bring your cuttings, extra perennials, bulbs, flowers, vegetables etc. to the library between May 27th – May 30th and receive an exchange voucher from the adult services desk on the second floor.  The plants should be in a small pot with a label listing the species with a little information about how and where it grows.

No invasive species or weeds please!

Not Sure if it’s an invasive Species?  Visit the Delaware Invasive Species Council for their list.


In Harmony Performance!

The In Harmony… concert series presents a musical performance by Kara Dahl Russell – Harpist. Musical selections are set into historical context with a visual presentation. Performance provides an overview of the development of the harp as an instrument and the changes and growth of harp music as the instrument itself progressed through the ages.

The show will be on April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free!

Please call 302-736-7030 for additional information