Friday, December 16, 2011

2011, Technology, & Books

Into things current, books, & technology? Of course you've probably already heard about OverDrive and the ebooks & audiobooks you can now electronically download for free anytime from home. (If not, do check it out from the upper right-hand side of our homepage.) It makes that holiday gift of a Kindle, Nook, or iPad that much sweeter ...

You might also have heard of Freegal, where  you can download three free songs of your choice a week courtesy of the library. (Second link on the upper right-hand corner of our homepage.) Again nice for those new music devices ...

But if that's not enough, and you're wanting to get your little ones more involved with technology & the app world, then School Library Journal (SLJ) has created a blog that may be quite useful to you. Touch & Go is SLJ's app reviewing spot on the web. They have reviewed over 80 apps and compiled the "Top 10 Apps of 2011" list, just in time for holiday purchases! Way cool.

 If you want to be current but still traditional, then you might find SLJ's "Best Books of 2011" list insightful and useful for gift ideas. I personally found A Ball for Daisy charming, and I am loving the artwork in Kadir Nelson's new Heart and Soul. The library owns both, and if you can get your hands on them, you're in for a new visual treat!

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