Queens Library to Lend Free E-Readers Loaded With Books

The e-readers will have books with best sellers, romances, mysteries, teens' books and children's books

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    Queens Library is lending 50 e-readers loaded with books to library-goers as part of a pilot program to test the concept.

    The library said it would start making the e-readers available on Thursday at its Central Library in Jamaica to people with a Queens Library card and photo ID.

    The devices come pre-loaded with books in one of five themes -- best-sellers, romances, mysteries, teens' books or children's books.

    Each reader also has 50 works of classic literature.

    The library said it could expand the program to other locations.