Thursday, December 29, 2011

more free Kindle books

Lynn one of our awesome MH's was kind to share this valuable little tid bit that we can share with patrons and check out ourselves!

LIST OF FREE PRIME ELIGIBLE KINDLE E-BOOKS: 'prime' meaning you are a prime member of Amazon.;contentHighlights

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Patron eReader Labs

Don't forget that there will be a total of 27 patron eReader labs offered in January and February.  Please try to steer patrons who need help with their new toys to the labs instead of the Book a Librarian form if possible.  If Kindle owners are unable to bring a laptop with them, please add a note to this effect in their registration (there is a "Notes" field for each registered patron on the list).  Nook owners MUST bring a laptop if they wish to attend a lab.

To see all the labs, from our homepage, choose Programs & Classes > All Programs & Classes > Search for the keywords "open lab".  Patrons are welcome to attend labs at any branch.

Publicity from Communications is in the works.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Accelerated Reading list

With School out for the holiday season I have been asked by several parents if we have an Accelerated Reading List or AR list for a book that their child wants to read. We have two options when helping parents with AR lists. The first suggestion is to go the the Children's page on our ALD website under Reading find online books. Click on Read the Books then find the child's school. My second suggestion is to go to AR BookFinder US This is a very helpful website when searching for the reading level, AR points and ratings. It has a quick search where you can put in the book title. When the book is found there is some valuable information about the book. Check it out.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

read alike resource

In doing a readalike search, I found a library website that looks like a good resource for readalike recommendations. Go to and in the column on the right, scroll down and select "Reading Room" then select "Matches" and you can search their readalike options. Also, in the search bar at the top, select "search library web sites" and type in "if you like" and readalike options come up that way, too.