I've been a member of this lending library - easylib - www.easylib.com - for some time now. It is very convenient and reliable.
The USP - they deliver home the books for a nominal charge of 15/- per trip. You can choose the books online (from their sorted catalogue). Borrowal charge is 10% of the book price. They require a one-time intial deposit and a monthly payment of 100/-. We utilize the monthly charge fully - usually borrowing for more than a 100/- per month.
They have a wonderful collection of books for small children (board books), young readers, older children and adults (fiction and non-fiction).
The best part is you can recommend a book online and get it alloted to you as soon as it is bought. Thats how I read the latest Harry Potter, White Tiger and many other books :).
And all this without visiting them even once. Everything gets done over the internet.
My sons just wait for the books to be delievered every 2 weeks. It has done a lot to increase their interest in book and reading. Thought I'd share this very pleasant experience with you!
Here is an article that describes & lists a bunch of such interesting libraries, including Easylib...
Hope you find it useful,
p.s Full disclosure: I am part of the Citizen Matters group
Just visited the Easy Lib site yesterday....it was awesome.....they have such an amazing collection and the best part of it all is the fact that it is delivered at our doorstep.
Thanks once again!!!
My pleasure, it has helped my kids no end!
I have taken justbooks "avid reader plan" which comes with free home delivery with a annula fees of 3k for 4 books at a time with no registration fees and no security deposit. I share this plan with my neighbor ( as this is the only plan which has free home delivery) and both of us get 2 books almost on daily basis or as and when we need.
They have wonderful collection of books including Time Life, Step into reading (1-5), many question-many answers, various QED series to mention the few and they give TimeLife also for home delivery. My son also waits desperately for books to be read every night before sleeping and his vocab has increased many fold. Best part is he has learned big-2 concept which I never thought a child of (3.5 can understand because of these books which are so pictorial yet descriptive .
I started reading books to my child when he was 2 years and that time I had taken Mindgym membership which also offers Cds and toys apart from books.
I am really appreciative of the these libraries which are getting opened in bangalore with great collection yet so affordable.
Hi Shaarav's Mom,
My daughter who is 16 months old, is also really interested books.....have invested in quite a few books, and she is addicted to them now. Just wanted to know if you can suggest any good books that i can put her onto.....she is now into Spot,Pepper,Dr.Seuss,Noddy, and a lot of Board Books.
Anything else that is good at EasyLib that you cud suggest??
Bubbles, of course. And books of rhymes, books on counting/opposites etc..
Does anybody know of libraries like easy books in chennai? I will post this mesage in Chennai parents forum too!!
Do you know if they deliver books to Royal Hermitage. I am very eager to join them if they do.
I am interested too if anybody knows of any such library in Hyderabad/Secunderabad.....
Hi DivyaRaj12: your daughter is too young, you can try any board book. There is one "early world of learning" by wordpress. Main character name is "poldy", pretty colorful and good series for kids under 3-4. I saw used set in "Blossoms" (old book shop in brigade road), may be you would like to try the shop.
At this time just start on english vocab and communication so that when she grows , she can understand all.
Hi coolily: u have to be specific about place, don't assume ppl will know "Royal Hermitage".
I do know Royal Hermitage. They come upto Himagiri. You could call up and tell them you are just a few kms away from here.
I am a member of www.4kids.in which is a similar online library with free home delivery. You can take 4 items (books/CDs) at a time, and unlimited number of times in a month. Monthly rental is 100/-
However, their delivery in Bangalore is limited to certain areas. You may have to check with them.
JollyKids too has similar service Lending library for both adults and children. And also it has TOys and games library too. can come and check the place
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