Here’s an interesting website called Phone Spell that will generate words from your phone number. This makes it much easier for people to remember. Wouldn’t it be cool if the library’s number could be 308-527-READ or something similar? Well, alas, we’re not that lucky. The best combination they could come up with is 308-jar-gag1. That’s probably not a great way to remember the library 🙂
Come into the library and find a good book. Stay inside and beat the heat. Remember, we also have 4 public computers with a color printer and scanner. We can make black & white and color copies, as well as send and receive faxes.
Adrenaline – Jeff Abbott
Betrayal of Trust – J. A. Jance
Smokin’ Seventeen – Janet Evanovich
The Fifth Witness – Michael Connelly
Theodore Boone: The Abduction – John Grisham
A Conflict of Interest – Adam Mitzner
The Ranger – Ace Atkins
A Death in Summer – Benjamin Black
Buried Secrets – Joseph Finder
Murder One – Robert Dugoni
There will be a library board meeting on Wednesday, July 20th at 12:00 noon. This will be held at the library, and everyone is welcome.
The newest book by Janet Evanovich has just come in.
The 2010-2011 Nebraska Blue Book has just been added to our collection. The Blue Book is Nebraska’s official reference manual, and is a great source of information about the state’s government, geography, economy, history and culture.
The library will be closed on Monday, July 4th.
Myspace Graphics, Fourth Of July Graphics at WishAFriend.com
It seems like everyday we hear about some website that has been hacked into. How can you know if your password is safe? Here is a site that will help you to know if your password has been compromised and needs to be changed.
The library has been approved for E-Rate this next year. This is a program through the government that pays 70% of our library’s phone and internet bill. In case you have ever wondered, you may have noticed on your personal phone bill that you are charged a universal service fee each month. Some of this money collected is used to provide a discount for schools and libraries on telecommunication services and Internet access. You are charged a universal service fee each month whether or not a local school or library applies for E-Rate. This is a great way to bring state and federal taxes back into the community.
Since I like to organize books, one of my favorite websites is LibraryThing. It works well for our small library since I was able to catalog our entire collection online through this site. However, it also is great for individuals. You can get an account for free. Once signed up, you can use it to keep track of all the books that you have read. That seems to be a common problem among patrons – remembering what books they have already read.
The best part about a LibraryThing account though, is that you can win free books. People who publish books like to have lots of written reviews on LibraryThing or Amazon. They are willing to send out free pre-released copies of their book to people who are willing to write a public review. A review only has to consist of 25 words or more, and it doesn’t matter if it is positive or negative. Each month LibraryThing has a drawing to see who gets the free copies. I have received 5 to 6 books in this way. You can choose only the books that you are interested in. Go ahead and give it a try.