Deadline to return Summer Reading folders extended

Pre K through Teen Summer Readers: Getting close to the end of your reading sheets? Have some sections completed but you haven’t been back to the library to collect your prize coupons? You may return reading folders for the food coupon prizes until August 14th. See Cindy or January in the children’s room. Questions? Call 995-6556 for more details.

Tuesday Tales

Tuesday Tales preschool story program is on vacation for the rest of the summer. Join Miss Sierra for awesome stories and activities beginning Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:30pm in the children’s library activity room.

iOS 7 and Overdrive

Apple released iOS 7 recently and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.

When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue meaning that if you download the app for the first time post-iOS7 update you will not experience this issue.

We are resolving the issue but in the meantime, the immediate remedy for users is to uninstall and re-install the Overdrive Media Console app which will also require the user to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear a user’s bookshelf, history, and app settings.

Audiobook users won’t notice that anything is different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks they already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. A user will receive an error message informing them to download the title again.

Storytime@HAPL

An important element of early literacy is reading aloud to small children. You cannot start too soon – even pre-verbal children love their books! There are several reasons why libraries make a priority of offering storytimes to preschool children.

  • Reading stories aloud introduces children to literature
  • It helps to stretch their attention spans and improves their listening skills and other social skills
  • It expands their vocabulary
  • It helps to reinforce the notion that there is a direct connection between the print on the page and the words being spoken
  • It promotes the library as an enjoyable place where learning is fun

But the best reason of all is that a great story read aloud is a pure pleasure, both to the teller and to the listener. A story shared by an enthusiastic reader and enriched with bright pictures generates shivers of anticipation and delight in the listeners, introducing them to the magic of worlds to be discovered in books.

 

Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship Bibliography

We have been focusing on refreshing our collection of business books. From books on mastering social media to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our city, our business community will find plenty of food for thought at the library! Download the Business Bibliography now.

Pull Up a Chair and Have a Cup of Tea

Explore A Simple Taste for Reading, a book review blog by our own Sierra Klein. She writes thoughtfully on a wide variety of titles, and will introduce many of you to new authors.  Always my favorite thing! “Like” her page on Facebook for regular updates!

Thanks Sierra!

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