Updates to Bridges

What updates have been made to my library’s digital collection recently?

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OverDrive is always working to improve your digital library experience, which sometimes includes adding or changing features. Learn more about recent changes below.

Note: Formats, titles, and features vary by library, so some of these changes may not apply to your library’s digital collection.

June 27, 2017

  • You now have a Rated titles page (under books icon) so you can easily see and keep track of your rated titles.
  • You can now sort titles on your Holds and Wish list pages, as well as your new Rated titles page.
  • Borrowed read-alongs are now easy to see on your Loans page. When you borrow one, you’ll see “Read-along eBook” on the Read in browserbutton.

Source: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/2778185

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th to celebrate with our families.  Be sure to keep reading and stop in any other day to get your stickers!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our website www.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  “Your library card is your ticket to opportunity. What other card in your wallet gives you free access to books and magazines, DVD and videos, computers and Internet access? ~Suzanne White

 Fiction:     ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett

IN FARLEIGH FIELD by Rhys Bowen

THE BROKEN ROAD by Richard Paul Evans

THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Jacqueline Sheehan

FAMILY JEWELS by Denise Grover Swank

SPLIT SECOND (large print) by Catherine Coulter

GUN COUNTRY by Ralph W. Cotton

THE GIFT OF ANGER: AND OTHER LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER by Arun Gandhi

Junior Fiction:  STREGA NONA AND HER TOMATOES by Tomie DePaola

RUBY LEE & ME by Shannon Hitchcock

Easy:        THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Drew Daywalt

LUCY’S LOVEY by Betsy Devany

GIANT SQUID by Candace Fleming

DVDs:       R.I.P.D

BCD (BOOK ON CD): LOCAL GIRLS by Alice Hoffman

Book Review

Another round of reviews coming your way!


Book Title: I am going

Author: Mo Willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read “I am Going” by Mo Willems. Gerald won’t let Piggie go. Piggie stayed at home.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I like when Piggie lied that he was going. Piggie was funny because he was tricky when he lied.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: Anybody can read this because it’s funny.

Review by I.L.


Book Title: I will surprise my friend

Author: Mo Willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read I will surprise my friend by Mo Willems. The characters are 2 squirrels a pig and a elephant. The setting is outside. The problem is that elephant thought piggy was getting eaten. The resolution is that they jump up and see each other.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I really like this book because elephant and piggy get super super surprised.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: I think people who like surprises should read this book.

Review by F.M.


 

Book Review

A few more reviews from our young readers.  Enjoy!


Book Title: What was I scared of

Author: Dr seuss

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read what was I scared of by Dr Seuss. The Zax was running from the pans.They keep scaring him in the woods in the town of Grin-Itch and on Roover river. One day the Zax talked to the pants now he is not scared.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I liked this book because the Zax characters talk to each other and they are funny.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: All first graders should read this book because it is funny.

Review by T.E.


Book Title: I love my new toy

Author: mo willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read I Love My New Toy. One day Elephant broke Piggie’s toy. It got fixed.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I really liked it. It teaches children not to fight. Brothers and sisters should read this book.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Review by P.M.


 

@ Your Library

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. If you are participating in the Summer Reading Program, be sure to check your email and calendar for dates and times of activities. On Friday, June 16th at 1:00 p.m. we will be showing the movie “Swan Princess: Royally Undercover”!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…. Save the date! JUNE 17 at 10:00 a.m. New York Times best-selling author Heather Gudenkauf will visit the Library to discuss her latest release and autograph books!

@ YOUR LIBRARY…  Like us on Facebook and check out our websitewww.wellmanlibrary.org for information about library and city events.  Look under the tab “Library and Community Events”.  Follow our library blog at www.wellmanlibrary.blogspot.com for information, news and happenings.  We have many activities planned for the next several months and you can find the details there.

Quote of the Week:  In 2013, there were 1.5 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the U.S., the equivalent of more than 4 million visits each day. That’s 2,854 per minute. ~American Library Association

 Fiction:     CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Colleen Oakley

FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky

AGAINST ALL ODDS by Danielle Steel

RAY OF LIGHT by Shelley Shepard Gray

WHITE PICKET FENCES (Large Print) by Susan Meissner

THE TRAIL WEST; MONAHAN’S MASSACRE by William W. Johnstone

Young Adult:     GEM & DIXIE by Sara Zarr

Junior Fiction:  CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL by Rick Riordan

A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES by Tom Watson

LAND OF STORIES; THE WISHING SPELL (Book on CD) by Chris Colfer

Easy:        PLEASE, PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley

BUNNYBEAR by Andrea J. Loney

THE SHEEP WHO HATCHED AN EGG by Gemma Merino

DVDs:       ROUGE ONE

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Book Review

We are excited to share a few more book reviews this morning from our young readers.


Book Title: Elephants Cannot Dance.

Author: Mo Willems

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read Elephant Cannot Dance By Mo Willems.Elephant name Gerald can’t dance. Piggie tries too help then,the Squirrel admire Gerald danceing. So they fix the problem.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I like the Squirrel when they like Gerald danceing. Because they make him happy.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: If you like someone making you happy you should read this book.

Review by G.R.


Book Title: Amelia bedelia chalks one up

Author: Herman parish

Please share a brief overview of the book, without giving too much away: I read amelia bedelia and Rose went uotside to play with chalk. Then the chalk washed away. She felt happy because it was sunny and brit.

Why did you like or dislike this book?: I dont like when the chalk washed away. I like when Rose drow roses.

Would you recommend this book to a friend?: Yes

Anything else you’d like to share?: If you like chalk you wood like this book.

Review by A.K.


 

Big Library Read

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The Other Einstein selected for Big Library Read Digital Book Club at Wellman-Scofield Public Library
Readers can borrow and read the eBook for free without waitlists and holds for two weeks

She’s the woman behind one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Readers of (Library name) can learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read. Millions of readers around the world will read the eBook The Other Einstein at the same time beginning Monday, June 12 and concluding June 26. (Library name) users will be able to borrow the eBook by visiting [insert link to your digital collection http://xxx.lib.overdrive.com. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

The Other Einstein (Sourcebooks) by Marie Benedict offers a window into the fascinating story of Einstein’s first wife. A brilliant physicist in her own right, her contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. A historical fiction book, it offers readers a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.

“The moment I first learned about Mileva, I discovered that she was fascinating in her own right and I felt compelled to tell her tale,” said Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein. “The more I researched Mileva and came to know her through her letters, I realized that her story was powerful and important in itself, and instrumental in understanding our own history and the role of women in it. I hope that you enjoy The Other Einstein and that Mileva’s story sparks many spirited conversations with other Big Library Read readers.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook though the library.  Readers can join an onilne conversation about the book at BigLibraryRead.com.  The free program runs for two weeks and to get starting reading, all that is needed is a library card.  The Other Einstein can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds.  The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.