Kindle Fire Users - have you tried to access our Library Catalog with the Kindle Fire's default web browser (Silk)? If so, you may have noticed a message saying, "The discover interface does not support your browser's acceleration mode." And until recently, the message was an even less helpful, "Your browser is not supported...".
So what's "acceleration mode" all about? Apparently, it's a rather controversial feature of Silk where a user's browser data is stored by Amazon in the cloud in order to speed up performance. Amazon's position is that privacy advocates shouldn't be concerned since users can turn the feature off (though it seems to be enabled by default). And that's exactly what Kindle Fire users will need to do in order to use our Library Catalog as they would in a conventional desktop browser. You can check out a nice illustrated version of how to turn it off, but here are the basic steps:
Our Library Catalog should work normally on Kindle Fire after that.
1. Teens, sign up at your local library or online starting June 1
2. Read 5 books and complete 5 reviews (written or by video) to reach the reading goal and receive a free book.
3. Additional prizes awarded after every 5 books read
3. Only those books read between June 1 and July 31 will be eligible.
Please Note: Those who are 12 years old can choose to participate in the teen program or children's program
Those who provide a video review will be automatically entered into the Book Trailer Contest. Our judges will select the best video review and the winner will receive a Kindle Fire! Learn More!
Help promote the library's summer reading program by registering children and awarding prizes.