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Back to School- Library Card Sign-up Month
Getting ready for back to school? We know every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Rensselaerville Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card. Drop by the Library today!
Raising Healthy Readers: How to get Kids Hooked on
(by Carol Weston as posted on ExpertBeacon.com)
Want to help your kids become readers? Read more...
Annual Lawn Party- Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Lawn Party on Saturday, August 30th. Because of you, it was a great success! Fundraisers such as this are critical to keeping the library open. As you may know, 60% of our funding each year comes from private donations. Your support really matters!
6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public
(by Kelly Jensen as posted on bookriot.com)
Maybe you know about your library’s ebook offerings and maybe you know you can borrow audiobooks or DVDs. But how can you make the absolute most out of your local library? Here are 6 tips for becoming a power user of the public library. Read more...
The Most Spectacular Libraries in the World
Check out pictures of the most spectacular libraries from around the world here...
Why the Public Library Beats Amazon- for Now
(by Geoffrey Fowler as posted in the Wall Street Journal)
A growing stack of companies would like you to pay a monthly fee to read e-books, just like you subscribe to Netflix to Your Value Your Change Short position binge on movies and TV shows.
Don't bother. Go sign up for a public library card instead. Read more...
Are Public Libraries Still Valuable?
Have public libraries become obsolete in this age of technology? Read more...
Top 10 Reasons to Give E-books a Try
By Luren Dickinson, Director of the Shaker Heights Library
To paraphrase Shakespeare, "To borrow a physical book OR an e-book, that is the question." Having worked in libraries for nearly 40 years and served as a public library director for nearly 30 years, I see the value in both formats. But here are the Top Ten reasons you should consider trying e-books. Read more...
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