Kindle Update

I was recently asked to share my thoughts on our school’s Kindle program with Digital Book Readers.  I liked to share the article with you today because I feel it’s important to continue to help and assist other educators as they embark on establishing their own e-reader program.

It’s my hope this article with be of benefit to you: Digital Book Readers: e-readers guide and review.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!




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17 responses to “Kindle Update

  1. Janet Block

    In looking for information on ciculating Kindles in schools I ran across forms that are used by Creekview High School. These forms were adapted from forms created by Ms. Parker. I am interested in viewing the original forms and would like permission to revise and use them in our library. I would give credit to the producer of the original design. Look forward to a prompt reply, during this busy time, so I can get my Kindles into the hands of students.

  2. Hi Kathleen,
    My name is Steve Reifman. I’m an elementary school teacher and writer in Santa Monica, CA. I love your site, and I had an idea I wanted to share with you. If you’re interested, could you please send me your e-mail. Mine is Thanks.


  3. Gretchen Bruhn

    I am a librarian looking to introduce Nook Simple Touch e-readers into my middle school library. I ran across your permission and acceptable use form as used by Creekview High School. I would like permission to tweak this form and use it in my library. I will give credit to the originator. Thanks.

  4. Chris Gross-Rhode

    I am a K-12 librarian who has just purchased e-readers for student use. I was looking for input when I was creating a permission form for students and parents to sign before checking e-readers out. Someone referred me to your form. Could I have permission to use your form and adapt it for our school? Thank you for your information.

  5. Sherry Kendrick

    Dear Kathy,

    I am a librarian in grades 6-8 and have just received color Nooks. I have run across a modified version of your acceptable use form (used with your permission) and hope to receive your permission to use the form and adapt it for my school. Thank you so much for your consideration.
    Yours truly,

  6. Tamzin Nancholas


    I’m an English teacher in the UK and I’m looking for hard data to convince my boss to get some kindles for our weaker readers. I really need to prove to him that they help weaker readers to make progress! Pretty much everything that I can find on the internet has restricted access as it is journal articles so I was wondering whether you could point me in the direction of any studies that will help my cause please?

    Many thanks,


    • Last year I wrote a chapter in the book, No Shelf Required 2, editor Sue Polanka and published by the American Library Association. There many other chapters devoted to ereaders that might be helpful to your cause. My chapter dealt with our initial use of the Kindle 2 with 2nd grade reluctant readers. Might be a good place to start.

  7. Adriana Carrillo

    Hi, there
    I am writing to ask you for permission to use your EReader Checkout form.
    We are trying to start our Kindle Program at the Los Nogales Library in Bogota, Colombia.
    Thanks a lot and congratulations.

  8. Stephanie

    Good morning,

    I too would like to be able to use the wonderful permission form that you created to circulate e-readers in my school library. Please let me know if I have permission to modify and use the form with credit to you.

    Thank you,

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