Zooming in on Magazines in OverDrive’s Libby App

Have you ever checked out a magazine through OverDrive and wondered how to zoom in on the page to read the article more easily? Here’s a short video clip from OverDrive showing how it’s done in their Libby app.

RBDigital Combines Magazines and Audiobook Collections

Starting today, RecordedBooks has combined their magazine collection and audiobook collections together under their RBDigtal app to provide better accessibility.

Top 10 New Fiction Titles: Jan 1st – Aug 1st

With new books arriving on our shelves almost daily, sometimes it is hard to decide on a book to read. Here’s a list of the top 10 titles that have been circulating out of our New Books section over the past few months.

Top 10 New Fiction

The 18th abduction by James Patterson.
Never Tell by Lisa Gardner.
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles.
Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher.
His Promise: an Amish Christmas in Hart County by Shelley Shepard Gray.
The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter.
Return to Whispering Pines by Scarlett Dunn.
All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson.
The Sisters by Rosalind Noonan.
The Chef by James Patterson.

Video Games as Literacy Tools?

Librarians have promoted the virtues of reading since the dawn of libraries, but researchers have been studying literacy skills developed from other sources than just books. Many modern video games require the player to read large blocks of text to advance the storyline of the game, and researchers are finding that these reading requirements translate over to real reading skills. For more on this research, check out the article at Perspectives In Reading.

Literacy through gaming

December Book Giveaway

We will be hosting a free book giveaway in the Community Room on December 18th and 19th.  Drop in and restock your library with some new titles, or find a gift to give the reader in your life for Christmas. Lots of books for readers young and old!

An Evening With Santa

Santa Claus is dropping by the library on December 13th for free pictures from 5-8pm. Use your own camera to take pictures or allow local photographer Kevin Hays to take them for you. Pictures will be posted to an album on our Facebook page where you can grab them to download and print out.

Library Book Fair

Great news! On September 19th and 20th, the library will have a free book giveaway in our Community Room downstairs.  Tons to pick from!

Made possible by a generous donation from the Christian Appalachian Project.

Words whose meanings are not obvious

When you happen across a new word, sometimes you can guess what it means just by the way that it sounds. Other words are far trickier and unusual.

 

July 27th: Miss Betty’s Toddler Story Time

The theme for this Friday’s toddler story time is “How to be a Good Dog”. Join Miss Betty in the Children’s Library at 10am for a morning of stories and fun!

Deloris Pace Book Signing

Local author Deloris Pace will be at the library on July 30th from 12pm-3pm to sign her new book Forged Hearts.

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