As of March 2009, Project Gutenberg claimed over 28,000 items in its collection. Project Gutenberg is affiliated with many projects that are independent organizations which share the same ideals, and have been given permission to use the Project Gutenberg trademark. This adds another 100,000 eBooks freely available to the public!
Top 100 eBooks
Project Gutenberg keeps track of the top downloaded eBooks. Here are some of most popular downloads this week (click the title to view the HTML format version of the eBook):
|Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen|
|Dracula by Bram Stoker|
|Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte|
|The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli|
|The Iliad by Homer|
|Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka|
|The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells|
|The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain|
|Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll|
|Frankenstein by Mary Shelley|
Other Blog Postings on Free Books
Here’s a list of other Redmond Library blog postings on free books for viewing:
|International Children's Digital Library|
|Turning the Pages: Masterpieces of the British Library|
|Books24x7: a KCLS online technical resource|
Not only is the recent record-breaking heat wave a challenge for the 87% of Pacific Northwesterners that don't have A/C in their homes, it can be expensive!
Several of my friends have been complaining that not only has it been hot (did anyone else drive by Redmond's Banner Bank and see their sign register 121 degrees?!), they are spending a lot more money to stay cool - eating out every meal, going to the movies, and going to the bookstore.
Join 2,300 of your neighbors and beat the heat for free at Redmond Regional! Normally, the library averages 1,400-1,500 visitors per day. As the temperature steadily climbed, so did door counts at the library: Monday over 1900 and Tuesday over 2,200. Last Wednesday, with all-time temperature highs, Redmond Regional was also breaking its own record - 2,305 patrons!