by Karen Helde
As a Kindle user (Kindler? Kindlette? Kindlista?), I was happy to see the news that Amazon is partnering with OverDrive to make Kindle books available through libraries. Kindle Lending Library titles will be available at over 11,000 libraries to patrons with a Kindle device or Kindle reading app on their tablet, PC or smartphone. Amazon has even come up with a way to make it OK to write in library books. Users can highlight text or add margin notes like they do with Kindle content they’ve purchased; it won’t show up for the next library user, but it will be there if the patron borrows the book again or later buys it. The program is scheduled to debut later this year – I for one will be hoping for an announcement soon from Seattle Public Library.