Many people are still surprised to learn that the Library has DVDs for checkout (for free!), but even more are surprised to learn that the Library has streaming videos, too. Now, the library had some streaming videos years ago when I first arrived here, and, honestly, they were not that awesome. There wasn’t much recent content, and it was a little bothersome to get to.
Well, my library friends, streaming video awesomeness has now truly arrived! Allow me to introduce Access Video On Demand.
How can I find book titles for my child’s grade level or lexile reading level? How can I search for an author by nationality, gender, or cultural identity? How can I find travel writing books for teens? Try MCPL's NoveList Plus database!
Yes! You can now download your favorite songs from Freegal with your MCPL Library card. There are easy instructions to follow, and you can even listen to a brief clip of the song. There has already been positive feedback about this new feature brought to you from MCPL. You can download three free song downloads per week!
Don't know where to start looking for information on the perfect eReader for Christmas? In the market for a new or used car? Maybe, your washing machine just went kaput? Don't worry, ConsumerReports.org has you covered! It's all the quality you've come to expect from the Consumer Reports magazine, but in an easy-to-use electronic database.
Are you a customer that over the years has visited your local MCPL to read the Kansas City Business Journal? Well, MCPL has tried to help make your life a little easier by subscribing to the Kansas City Business Journal database. This database includes the most recent issues, special publications, and the "Book of Lists."
Whether you’re out of town and want to keep up on the business happenings of Kansas City or just prefer to read the journal in your PJs, now you can.
It’s that time of year when new eBook readers seem to come out of the woodwork. Many people still don’t know that you can borrow eBook titles in addition to print materials. Best of all, they’re FREE! If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know how much I love a freebie.
Cold weather always makes me dream of warmer places, and it's been cold! The Big Island of Hawaii is one of those places that I could escape to any time (if it weren't for work and those pesky airfares, that is). How can you go wrong with Hawaii? It's one place where you can go to a different world, different climate, and different culture without needing your passport. The fact that it's a little slice of paradise makes it just about perfect!
If you received a Kindle, Nook, or tablet for Christmas, you may be wondering just what you can do with your new device. Did you know that we have eBooks available for checkout from the library? With no overdue fines, 24/7 availability, and an ever-expanding collection, MCPL is ready to serve your digital needs. We provide free access to OverDrive Digital Downloads for our customers with eBooks and audiobooks that can be accessed on tons of different devices (even on smartphones and computers).
For Christmas, I gave my sister a Kindle Fire (thank you Cyber Monday sale!), something she had talked about buying for over a year. She teaches first and second grade at Rural Center Elementary—a small school south of Abilene, KS. Her busy schedule does not always allow her to get to the library unless she is visiting our parents in Hays, KS. So as excited as she was to have a Kindle Fire, she was even more excited to learn that both the Hays and Abilene Public Libraries are part of the Sunflower eLibrary, which is powered by OverDrive.