Thursday, May 22, 2014

E-books and Summer Reading at the Library

Summer is on the way and so is this year’s Big Library Read sponsored by OverDrive.  The Big Library Read allows readers to read the same e-book at the same time.  Many of us have purchased e-readers, but never used them.  The Big Library Read allows all readers to check out the same book at the same time.  It is a great time to dust off that e-book reader and begin e-reading.

By participating in the Big Library Read, you can join a global movement of passionate readers and library patrons who support the availability of eBooks and audiobooks at your local library.  This year’s book is A Pedigree

About the book:  In A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson:

“The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch—a pedigreed poodle named Beau.
Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the 30-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle’s death—unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut’s elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she’s put on the scent of Sam’s questionable past . . . and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn’t ready to come to heel.”

In related e-book news, the library is participating in the OverDrive Challenge to raise our circulation by 25 percent.  That means we are shooting for 359 checkouts of audio or e-books during the month of June.  If you have access to a computer, smart phone or a tablet you can participate with us.  Your e-book and audiobook reading totals will also counts for points for the Summer Reading Program for Adults, “Literary Elements”..

Recliner Book Club:  One final thing while we are on the topic of e-books, we have just created the Recliner Book Club.  The Recliner Book Club is a place where we can discuss the e-books we are reading.  Sign-up on the library website and join us on Good Reads and Facebook.  The Recliner Book Club:  Because e-books and easy chairs were meant for each other.

Summer Reading Program for AdultsLiterary Elements is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for Adults.  During the months of June and July, adults will have several opportunities to participate in Summer Reading activities and have your name entered into a drawing for prizes.
  • Cover to Cover Book Club
  • Tangled Yarns
  • Garden Club
  • Real to Reel Movie
  • Library Eats
  • Science fiction book talk (June 1)
  • Nebraska All-Stars (July 14)
  • Or attend other special events, not announced.

You also have 3 ways to enter your name in for a drawing during the summer.
  • Read 5 books.
  • Read the Big Library Read Book (June 3-18)
  • Bonus:  Enter your name for every 5 books you read from the periodical table (See next article)

Here’s an example of how you can read through the periodic tabel.

Hydrogen (H) Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Helium (He) Ernest Hemmingway
  • Lithium (Li) David Lindsay
  • Beryllium (Be) Steve Berry
  • Boron (B) Baldacci
Read any 5 & enter for the drawing.  Read 5 more books based on different elements and you can enter again.  Repeat until you have read the periodic table.

Technology Classes:  It may be the end of the month, but we have a full list of technology classes for the week.  We have on Tuesday May 27: E-book Reader at 12:30 p.m., Microsoft Word 2 at 2:00 p.m., Windows 1 at 3:00 p.m., Powerpoint 1 at 4:00 p.m., Powerpoint 2 at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday May 28th: Windows 1 at 5:30 p.m., Thursday May 29th:  Microsoft Word 2, Search Engines at 11:00 a.m., How to Search the Internet 2:00 p.m., Internet Privacy at 6:30 p.m., Tech Thursday 5:00 p.m., and E-book Reader at 6:00 p.m.

Have a great week.

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