New Milford Public Library Newsletter

June 2013
Greetings!
  
Whew, May was an exhausting month with all our tremendous programs to celebrate the history of Our Town, New Milford and enjoying the program by Ken Burns!
But we're not done yet because now that summer is here, it is time for all our summer reading programs and special programs for the youngsters and teems and still more fun for the adults!
So read on and see what's new and what's in store for the summer at NMPL!
In This Issue
Summer Livin'
What will an NMPL library card get you? Ebooks and ecourses!
More ebook News
Children's Department - eBooks and More
Dig Into Reading
Special Summer Programs
Volunteers Needed!
Summer Reading Program and Summer Programs for Tweens and Teens
Sign Up for WOWbrary
New Online Databases
July FRIENDS' Book Sale
Featured Article

Summer Livin'

by Sally Tornow, Public Services Librarian 

The Children's Library has such an amazing Summer Reading program for all the kids, from little ones to teens, adults will have take a bit of a back seat for a couple of months. However, there is still much to enjoy, so mark your calendars for these terrific programs in June, July and August.

 

We'll end June with a screening of Quartet, in our Independent Spirit film series on Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00 pm. Quartet is a charming film.  It features an all star cast including Maggie Smith and Dustin Hoffman (who also directed the film). It is 98 minutes and rated PG-13.

Our July Foreign Film in the Monday Movies series will be a new experience - Full Story

What will an NMPL library card get you? Ebooks and ecourses!

by Sally Tornow, Public Services Librarian

Just in case you didn't know, we have over 1,000 ebook titles for adults and they are all free - you just need an android device, or an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, or a Kindle Fire, or a Nook, or a Sony Reader to download the books and the app.  Instructions can be found on the website and at the Main desk.  Just remember that to see more than the 36 featured titles, you need to click on "Browse by Subject" and then choose fiction or whatever else interests you.

 

We also have over 500 free ecourses that teach you pretty much anything you might want to know.  Need computer instruction?  Want to know about what dreams mean?  Want to learn more about music? Need to brush up your math skills? Just go to our webpage and click on Universal Class for more information.  Self-paced, instructor led, and you have six months to finish it!!! 

More ebook News

by Sally Tornow, Public Services Librarian 

Ebooks just got easier! Baker & Taylor has now released its own dedicated app for iOS, Android and Nook device users - axisReader - which creates a direct, streamlined and intuitive user experience for those of you using Axis 360!

With axisReader, you can create a permanent link between your device and the Library's Axis 360 collection, and can checkout, download and read ebooks in one simple set of steps. The axisReader app is available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and links in the App Zone of the mobile Axis 360 websites. Also, now with the opening of the entire Google Play app store for users of Nook tablets, Nook owners can load and use axisReader on their favorite ereading device. If you have been having trouble with Blio, give this a shot. Just remember, for this reader app, you MUST click epub, not blio, when choosing the format of the title when you check out.

Children's Department - eBooks and More

by Sue Ford, Children's Services Librarian

Did you know that NMPL's Children's Department has a small but growing collection of eBook titles available through our website? We currently have around 200 titles available for children and young adults. To get started on using the collection, go to NMPL's website and look for the Blio logo. Click on "Instructions" and "Getting Started" to create your Blio account. Most of the eBook titles are for kids ages 8 up.

 

If you are looking for on-line reading for younger children, check out TumbleBooks on our website under Children's Department. There are plenty of picture books to read and listen to on this database, some in Spanish and French, as well as English.

 

Also, take a look at the new National Geographic database on our website.

 

For those of you on Facebook, "LIKE" us at New Milford Public Library - Children's Departmentto get the latest information on what is going on here at NMPL's busy Children's Department.

 

And, of course, don't forget to come in and check out the wonderful new books, DVDs, and books and music on CDs here in library! We are looking forward to seeing you here.

Dig Into Reading

by Sue Ford, Children's Services Librarian

 
Soon it will be time for summer reading fun at NMPL! This summer we invite you to join us for "Dig Into READING!" at NMPL's Children's Department starting on July 1. When you register, you will receive a reading log and a game sheet. Then all you need to do is keep track of what you are reading by writing down the title and number of pages in your log. Full Story

Special Summer Programs

by Sue Ford, Children's Services Librarian

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Most of these programs require pre-registration. Space is LIMITED.

Registration for programs starts Monday, June 24 at 10:00 AM.

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Special Summer Schedule

by Sue Ford, Children's Services Librarian

 
There are specially scheduled programs available for children of all ages. Be sure to register early on June 24 for your favorites at 10AM! Full Schedule
  

Volunteers Needed!

by Val Fisher, Young Adult Services Librarian

New Milford Public Library is looking for volunteers (grades 6-12) to help with the 2013 Children's Summer Reading Program, "Dig Into Reading" and/or to teach one science project to 1st - 3rd graders one Thursday at 10 AM between July 11th and August 8th, 2013.

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Summer Reading Program and Summer Programs for Tweens and Teens

by Val Fisher, Young Adult Services Librarian

Come sign up for the Tween and Teen Reading Program, "Beneath the Surface" (July 1) and the special WOW summer programs (June 24)! Full Story and Listing

Sign Up for WOWbrary

by Peggy Ganong, Library Technology Co-ordinator

What is WOWbrary you ask. Well, it is a wonderful service offered by NMPL to our patrons. By signing up for this service, you will receive a weekly email that will show you the newest arrivals of books, CDs and DVDs that we have available. The listing is sorted by audience (adult, teen and children) and the adult books are further sorted by genre (mysteries, personal growth, entertainment, biographies, computers, etc.)  Also included in the listing are Amazon ratings and community reviews for each title!

 

So, check it out by going to our website and clicking on WOWbrary under the widget and then sign up by clicking on "WOWbrary Sign Up" under Quick Links on the right side of the web site. Enter your zip code, 06776 and click on Go, select New Milford Public library, enter your email address and click on Submit and you will be all set. Be the first to know what are the newest materials at the library!

New Online Databases

by Peggy Ganong, Library Technology Co-ordinator

NMPL is pleased to announce the addition of 2 very exciting new electronic databases to our collection: The National Geographic Magazine and Mango Languages. Full Story 

  
July FRIENDS' Book Sale
 It is that time again for the exciting, giant FRIENDS of New Milford Library's BOOK SALE from July 11 - July 14, 2013.
 
For full details, click HERE.
Oh WOW. Exciting things are happening this summer at the library. We hope to see you for all the exciting programs as you enjoy your summer!
  
Sincerely,
NMPL
New Milford Public Library
Featured Article
 Library pen and ink drawing

Death by a Thousand Cuts

by Carl R DeMilia, Director

 

In the mid-1980's I was reading the latest installment in George MacDonalds Frasers' Flashman series entitled "Flashman and the Dragon". The Flashman series is historical fiction and parts of the book take place in China during the Taiping Rebellions. What sticks in my mind so vividly about that particular book is a technique called death by a thousand cuts. Let me just say, without fully describing it, that the whole point is to cut away little by little. Each cut or reduction will not kill, but eventually with enough cuts the end comes. Slow, imperceptible until it is too late. Full Story

 

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