Audiobooks and Ebooks help

If you’re in need of assistance with learning how to use the new downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, there are now tutorials available online to help:

http://overdrive.com/help-videos/ 

These short Overdrive (the company that provides the system) tutorials can familiarize you with the basics of downloading digital items to your devices.

As always, feel free to call/visit Amber at the library if you need personalized assistance.

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Next Trustee’s meeting

Library Trustee’s meeting are open to the public.  The next meeting will take place in the library on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 5:30pm.

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New hours start next week!

Just a reminder: starting Monday, January 7th, 2013 we will have new hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday: 10am-7pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

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closed today-December 27, 2012

We’re closed today due to inclement weather.  Why not stay home and download an ebook or audiobook? Just search the library catalog using the link on our website, or point your browser to nh.lib.overdrive.com

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New hours starting January 7, 2013

Starting Monday, January 7th, 2013 we will have new hours here at APL.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday: 10am-7pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

After reviewing foot traffic data along with data from the library survey, I was able to develop a clearer picture of when people visited the library and when people said they wanted to visit the library.  According to the survey data, the most requested day was Saturday, so that was a priority in the new schedule.  I decided to open on Saturday and close on Monday as there was a pattern of little traffic this day.  Finally, survey data reported that many residents wanted a more standardized schedule for the library that was easier to remember.  I have tried to provide this in the new schedule: we open at 10am everyday; close at 7pm on the weekdays and 5pm on Saturday.  Ideally, we’d be open Wednesdays as well, but our current budget will not allow for that.

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Ebooks and Audiobooks update

As of today, links to the downloadable ebooks and audiobooks have been added to the APL library catalog.  This makes searching a bit easier-you can now search our catalog to find books in all forms.

APL Library catalog

Overdrive downloadable consortium (use the barcode on the back of your library card to login)

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Please welcome Kristen Griffin

The library is pleased to announce that Kristen Griffin has been hired as our new part-time library assistant.  For now, Kristen will work Tuesday and Friday afternoons, and head up story/craft time.  She joins Amber, the library director and Rose, also a library assistant.

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New member policy

Follow the link below to check out the new Member policy.  If you have a library card, you’re agreeing to the policy:

APL Member policy

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Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are here!

I am excited to announce that starting today, you can now use nh.lib.overdrive.com to access downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.  To login, simple use the dropdown menu and select “Allenstown Public Library.”  Then, enter the barcode on the back of your library card in the “library card number” box.  You can follow the directions linked from the page, or contact Amber at the library for assistance.  The NH Downloadable books blog also has some great step-by-step directions for syncing different devices with the system.

Over the next week, I hope to integrate the ebook and audiobooks into the library catalog.  For now, use the search feature on  nh.lib.overdrive.com to find material.

It might be time to ask Santa for a Kindle for Christmas!

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FREE access to Ancestry.com library edition is here!

Onsite users of the Allenstown Public Library now have FREE access to Ancestry.com library edition.  Bring your wireless device or use a library computer to access all of Ancestry.com’s genealogy databases:

www.ancestrylibrary.com/

Please note that Ancestry.com’s library edition can only be accessed through the library’s wireless network, so you can’t use it at home.  You can however use it 24/7 if you come into the library or from the library parking lot, if you don’t want to get out of your car 🙂

This is a great new FREE library service, as a personal ancestry.com subscription can cost $155-$300/yr.

Questions?  Feel free to call Amber at the library.

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