Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kindles Can Now Use the Library


Library eBooks are Now Available for Kindle
 
(Farmington, CT) – September 21, 2011 – The Farmington Libraries is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and more. To get started, visit http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org and select eBooks from our Popular Links menu. The Farmington Libraries also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble® Nook™ and Sony® Reader.
 
Kindle users can browse the Farmington Libraries’ collection of bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps. Visit the library’s website to download eBooks for your Kindle: http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org/ and select the eBooks link.
 
The library is anticipating a high demand for eBooks, so patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the Always Available eBooks with no need for holds. Residents should also log in with their library card before searching to take advantage of extra titles and copies of best sellers not available to nonresidents. The library will continue to build its eBook collection so keep checking back for more titles.
 
The Farmington Libraries partners with Library Connection Inc. (www.libraryconnection.info) and OverDrive, Inc. (www.overdrive.com), a global leader in eBook distribution for libraries and schools, to offer this service.
 
About Farmington Libraries
The Farmington Libraries serve the residents of Farmington, CT with cutting edge services as well as being Farmington’s Living Room.  Its two branches circulate just under a half a million items yearly, provide year round children’s, teen and adult programming and has “Service Beyond Expectations”.
 
About OverDrive
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com
 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Database of the Day - Muzzy Languages for Kids

Muzzy Languages for Children can be accessed here>>.
 
Learn new languages through an interactive, self-directed program.
English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Animated adventure and storytelling

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Database of the Day - Encyclopedia Britannica

The Encyclopedia Britannica can be accessed here. A children's version is found here
Online version of the oldest English Encyclopedia still in print
29,000 Graphics
Selected articles from ProQuest and Ebsco
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus
Adult and children levels

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Database of the Day - Universal Class

Click here to register for Universal Class, you must have a Farmington Library card to use from home, others may come to the library.
 
over 500 free online continuing education classes
self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors
need to create an account and have a valid e-mail address to sign up for courses
enroll in up to 5 courses with up to 6 months to finish each course.
need a valid library card number
Interview Skills 101 / How to Prepare, Stage and Sell Your Home / Photoshop Elements 101 / Investing 101 / MS Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook / Dog Training All-In-One: Beginner to Advanced Techniques / Effective Presentations / How to Write a Business Plan / Guitar: Learn to Play / Aromatherapy 101 / Spanish Cooking