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Mobile Hotspots Now Available for Checkout

No internet connection? No problem! Come check out one of our new mobile hotspots to access the internet anywhere* on any of your devices. Here’s how it works… Mobile hotspots allow you to share a wireless network connection with other devices so they can access the internet. Devices connect to the mobile hotspot using their Wi-Fi… Read More

Podcasts: What They Are, Why They’re Popular, How to Start Your Own

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular. One recent study said that over 20% of U.S. residents age 12 and older listen to podcasts regularly, and around 36% had listened to a podcast at some point. While those numbers keep growing, there are still many people who hear the word podcast and think...huh? Let’s go… Read More

Hour of Code: Demystifying Computer Coding

Hour of Code is a global movement designed to show people that anybody can learn the basics of computer coding. It happens each year during Computer Science Education Week, this year from December 5th through the 11th. This educational week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer and amazing historical lady… Read More

Tech Time: Digitally Plan Your Day

I am a big fan of planning and organization (though my desk doesn’t always show that, as I am also a fan of the organized chaos of piles). I have a lot of different activities, both at work and in my personal life, and keeping track of it all can be extremely difficult, which is… Read More

Tech Time: Gale Courses Contest

I am one of those people who is constantly trying to learn something new. Whether it’s Microsoft Excel, painting, or astronomy, I love to expand my horizons and gain new knowledge! So when the Library added Gale Courses, one of our newest electronic resources, I was thrilled! Gale Courses offers over 300 six-week, instructor-led courses… Read More

Internet Tips & Tricks: Account Management

Every once in a while I’ll go to a website and try to sign up for an account, only to be confronted with a message stating that I already have one. Every time it happens, one thought crosses my mind: So much of what we do today is done online that it can be difficult… Read More

Summer Travels? The Apps You Need Before You Leave!

The summer travel season is finally upon us! Whether you have plans for a family-fun road trip or an amazing European getaway (with the euro’s recent decline, now’s the perfect time!), there are plenty of great travel apps out there to help make your vacation even better. The view of Mount Vesuvius from our kitchen… Read More

Adult Services Hidden Gems

If you've been to the Library recently, you already know that we've got a wealth of information and entertainment items available for your check out.  We’re happy to offer that help, so we talk about it a lot.  We offer databases and download services to help you when you’re at home and looking for opportunities… Read More

Use Your Smart Phone as a Library Card!

CardStar and Key Ring eliminate wallet and key chain overload by consolidating your membership and rewards cards with a single free app. Both services can keep your Library card on your phone and loads instantly. You can use either service at any of our self-check stations. Download one and give it a try! Available on the Apple App… Read More

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