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Digital Content For The Holiday Season

December 22, 2014 | Joanne | Comments (0)

OneClick Digital eAudiobooks

The holidays are a perfect time to relax and listen to some eAudiobooks. OneClick Digital Audiobooks has many popular titles for adults, teens and children. Set up is easy. First time users need to create an account and download the OneClick Digital Media Manager software to their computer.  Video tutorials are available to help you get started. The OneClickdigital eAudio app is also available for Android, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users.

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Simon & Schuster Titles Now Available in OverDrive

A great selection of eBooks published by Simon & Schuster was recently made available through OverDrive.


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Zinio Digital Magazines - New Condé Nast titles now available

Some great new Condé Nast digital magazine titles are now available through Zinio. Customers can checkout and download issues to a computer, smartphone or tablet.

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   There is something for everyone. Happy holidays!


 





   

  






eBooks, eMagazines, music and video for summer

July 20, 2014 | Joanne | Comments (0)

Summer is a great time to relax and spend time reading, listening to music or watching movies. The library offers a wide variety of services for you to enjoy.

  • OverDrive is our largest eBook collection with over 40,000 available titles including fiction and non-fiction. Penguin Canada titles have been recently added.

 

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Cory Doctorow 7-2-2014 2-02-10 PM   California 7-2-2014 1-41-12 PM   Super Foods 7-2-2014 1-40-23 PM

Featured Collections

Featured Collections is a good way to find new releases, book club favourites, TPL Staff Picks, Toronto in Fiction and African-American & Urban Titles.

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A new OverDrive Kids eReading Room features picture books and chapter books that can be downloaded or read online.

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  • Zinio provides over 300 current issues of popular magazines. Download the issue to your computer, tablet or phone. Some articles include interactive audio and video clips. Back issues are available. New titles will be added in September including Hello UK magazine.

 

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  • Checkout Hoopla to borrow digital music and video to stream in your web browser or enjoy offline on your smartphone or tablet.

 

         Lego Movie7-2-2014 2-46-29 PM      Northanger Abbey 7-2-2014 2-50-42 PM      Pink Panther 7-2-2014 2-45-25 PM
  

         Drake 7-3-2014 1-47-25 PM    Frozen 7-3-2014 1-45-27 PM       Lorde Pure Heroine 7-10-2014 9-17-28 AM


 

There is something for everyone. Sign up for a library card if you don't already have one. Enjoy the summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help! I've been asked to recommend some Childrens' Picture Books! Argggh!

October 20, 2013 | Bhowatson | Comments (0)

Books photo clip artHere you are at the Reference Desk happily ready to serve the public when you are asked to recommend a story about firefighters for a child in grade 2.

The Children's Librarian has gone for lunch.  Crazy Librarian clip artYou...are Alone!

This is when I turn to the latest edition of "A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books".  This reference title is one I've been using for many years and still is the best source for finding that special picture book.  It's divided up into various sections:  Subject Headings, Subject Guide, Bibiliographic Guide, Title Index and Illustrator Index.  I sailed directly to the Subject Guide and easily found that "Firefighters" has a 'see reference to "Careers- firefighters".  So I headed over there to find a long list of 60 picture books that contain something to do with firefighters.  

The 8th Edition of "A to Zoo..." contains 13,755 titles that are catalogued under 1,215 subjects. 

When I search on-line, I find a list of 34 titles on Goodreads.com but this list includes fire safety non-fiction titles that I don't want.

At Barnes and Noble, they have a very long list of 118 titles but include items published by Lego and Little Golden Books.  The last time I saw a Golden Book title, it was in a yard sale, so I'm not convinced about the quality of the items listed and also this publisher won't usually be found in a public library collection.

There are lots of entries when I Google, " Picture Books about Firefighters", but still the listings and information in "A to Zoo..." appear to be of the best quality and you know the source - a reference title in publication for the last 30 years.  A real Book!  Wow!

 

 

 

 

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