Library Kindles


Thanks to the generosity of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Ridley Educational Foundation, the Ridley High School Library has THIRTY Kindles for students to use!

The Kindle is a handheld reading device with a 6-inch screen. Kindles are lighter and thinner than most paperback books, and feature a built-in dictionary and options for highlighting and taking notes. The screen's E-Ink technology prevents eye strain. The battery lasts for about a month per charge (when the wireless connection is turned off)

How will the Kindles be used?

Kindles are available for students to check out just like any other library book. Teachers may also request Kindle sets for Reading Workshop or other classroom activities.

What is expected of students who use a Kindle?

Each Kindle is loaded with carefully selected eBooks before students check them out. Students may not download any additional eBooks onto the Kindle; if they do, they are responsible for the full cost of these items. Each Kindle costs $50, and cases cost $15. Students will be asked to pay the full replacement cost of the Kindle and case ($65) if it is lost or damaged due to abuse, negligence, or mishandling. Students are not permitted to use the Kindle to access any materials that are inappropriate for school or unrelated to their reading assignments.

What books are available on the Kindles?

Over 100 young adult fiction and nonfiction books are available on the Kindles, including several complete series! Some of the most popular titles include:

Shadow and Bone (series) by Leigh Bardugo A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins The Fault in Our Stars by John Green To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han Crank by Ellen Hopkins Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee Rot & Ruin (series) by Jonathan Maberry Cinder (series) by Marissa Meyer I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana The Final Four by Paul Volponi I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai