Thursday, December 11, 2014

E-books for the Holidays

This morning a white-bearded jolly man rapped on the door of the Fairfield Library before we opened. "We open at ten!" Mr. Frank, one of the Librarians called out to him. The old man scowled, pulled out a very long list from his red coat and added a name at the bottom, the list's title was "Naughty". "Let's see if I bring him anything for Christmas" he muttered under his breath into the chilly December air.

Santa couldn't wait till the library opened at 10 AM so he impatiently knocked on the door again. Finally, Mr. Dylan opened the door and asked him if everything was ok. "Yes, everything is ok, Dylan" (How did he know his name?!) "But the Town of Fairfield really needs lots and lots of new e-books! Don't you know that Christmas time is full of cozy days by the fire where you drink hot chocolate, nap and read books?"

 Dylan saw a "Nice" list poking out of the gentleman's pocket and he instantly knew this was Mr. Santa Claus! "Yes sir, we will definitely buy lots of e-books today for the people of Fairfield!" The white bearded man smiled and told Dylan, "Just make sure you get books for every boy, girl, woman, man, old an young!" He pulled out a book list and handed it to Dylan to make sure they got all the best e-books. Dylan narrowed his eyes and quietly made a deal with Santa, "Listen Santa, we will get all the e-books as long as I make it on the 'Nice' list, capisce?" Santa nodded gravely and responded, "Ho capito. Addesso, fai presto! I got it. Now hurry up!" (Wait, you didn't know Santa is really Italian? Well, he is actually from Naples, Italy). We librarians immediately got to work ordering all of the e-books Santa requested.
Ordering dozens of e-books is a lot of work!

The e-books have been bought and are available to be downloaded at New Jersey Digital Library's website. Log in with your library card number and download all of these free e-books to read during the holiday's at home! Thank you, Santa!

The list is very very long and it is as follows:

1.       The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series, Book 1
Michael Scott
2.       Anatomy of a Misfit
Andrea Portes
3.       The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
Hilary Mantel
4.       Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures Series, Book 1
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
5.       Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo
6.       The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2
Michael Connelly
7.       The Book of Life: All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
Deborah Harkness
8.       Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 6
Jeff Kinney
9.       The City of Ember: Ember Series, Book 1
Jeanne DuPrau
10.   A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire Series, Book 2
George R.R. Martin
11.   The Collector
Nora Roberts
12.   Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace
Nikil Saval
13.   A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire Series, Book 5
George R.R. Martin
14.   The Death Cure: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3
James Dashner
15.   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 1
Jeff Kinney
16.   Dibs on This Chair
Lincoln Peirce
17.   Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 4
Jeff Kinney
18.   Eragon: Inheritance Cycle Series, Book 1
Christopher Paolini
19.   The Escape: John Puller Series, Book 3
David Baldacci
20.   Fifty Shades of Grey: Fifty Shades Trilogy, Book 1
E L James
21.   From the Top
Lincoln Peirce
22.   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry Potter Series, Book 2
J.K. Rowling, Mary Grandpré
23.   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Harry Potter Series, Book 7
J.K. Rowling, Mary Grandpré
24.   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry Potter Series, Book 4
J.K. Rowling, Mary Grandpré
25.   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Harry Potter Series, Book 6
J.K. Rowling, Mary Grandpré
26.   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry Potter Series, Book 5
J.K. Rowling, Mary Grandpré
27.   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry Potter Series, Book 3
J.K. Rowling, Mary Grandpré
28.   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Harry Potter Series, Book 1
J.K. Rowling, Mary Grandpré
29.   The Heist: O'Hare and Fox Series, Book 1
Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
30.   Holes: Holes Series, Book 1
Louis Sachar
31.   Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
32.   Hope to Die: Alex Cross Series, Book 22
James Patterson
33.   Humans of New York
Brandon Stanton
34.   If I Stay: If I Stay Series, Book 1
Gayle Forman
35.   The Job: O'Hare and Fox Series, Book 3
Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
36.   The Kill Order: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 0.5
James Dashner
37.   The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 1
Rick Riordan
38.   The Lost Symbol: Robert Langdon Series, Book 3
Dan Brown
39.   Mary Poppins: Mary Poppins Series, Book 1
P. L. Travers, Mary Shepard
40.   The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1
James Dashner
41.   Messenger: The Giver Quartet, Book 3
Lois Lowry
42.   Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
43.   New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2
Stephenie Meyer
44.   The Newcomer: Thunder Point Series, Book 2
Robyn Carr
45.   Number the Stars
Lois Lowry
46.   The One and Only Ivan: My Story
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao
47.   Outlander: Outlander Series, Book 1
Diana Gabaldon
48.   The People of Sparks: Ember Series, Book 2
Jeanne DuPrau
49.   Personal: Jack Reacher Series, Book 19
Lee Child
50.   The Prince's Boy
Paul Bailey
51.   Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 2
Jeff Kinney
52.   Rose Harbor in Bloom: Rose Harbor Series, Book 2
Debbie Macomber
53.   Scat
Carl Hiaasen
54.   The Scorch Trials: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2
James Dashner
55.   The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, Book 2
Rick Riordan
56.   The Selection: The Selection Series, Book 1
Kiera Cass
57.   Shadow Spell: Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 2
Nora Roberts
58.   Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel
Debbie Macomber
59.   Top Secret Twenty-One: Stephanie Plum Series, Book 21
Janet Evanovich
60.   Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1
Stephenie Meyer
61.   "W" is for Wasted: Kinsey Millhone Series, Book 23
Sue Grafton
62.   Wallflowers
Eliza Robertson
63.   The Wanderer: Thunder Point Series, Book 1
Robyn Carr
64.   We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
65.   Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls
66.   Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2
Ken Follett
67.   Wonder
R. J. Palacio
68.   Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander Series, Book 8
Diana Gabaldon