With the Summer Reading Program in fully swing, we’ve put Tech Tuesday on break. Now that things are slowing down again, we have a great article to share with parents. Head over to Tiger Mobiles to learn more about how to protect your children on their smartphones.
Our new preschool computers are up and ready to go!
These computers are for preschool aged children to learn and explore. On them, they can access ABC Mouse, PBS Kids, and more. We do have a few rules:
1) These computers are for preschool aged children only. Big kids can check out a patron computer.
2) Children using these computers need to be supervised by an adult
3) Be gentle! We have a touch screen, but they need to be used respectfully.
4) Be sure to notify the check out desk before using so we can check out the computer to you. There is a 15 minute time limit.
5) Adults, you are responsible for your children. Please be attentive.
This week’s Tech Tuesday is promoting internet safety. NetSmartz is a website run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited children that hosts a variety of online games to teach kids about internet safety. It is a great resource for parents and children alike. Check out more online here.
Did you know you can share a book review with us online? We are excited to start gathering and sharing book reviews from our patrons on our blog and would love to hear what you thought of your latest read! Good, bad, happy or sad, pop on over to our Book Review page and let us know.
Since it’s national library week, we thought we’d share more about our library for this week’s Tech Tuesday. Did you know you can browse our books and movies from the comfort of your home? If you’re wondering if we have a book or movie, visit our online card catalog here or on our Browse Online page.
If we don’t have an item you’re looking for, you can search the inter-library loan site (SILO) to see if it is available in another library in Iowa. If so, the library can borrow the book from the other library for you. To browse SILO, search here or on our Browse Online page.
Today’s Tech Tuesday comes from the Better Business Bureau. Did you know in addition to offering ratings of business to track the credibility, they also offer information on scams in your area? This information can be useful to help prevent yourself from falling victim to such scams. Check out more here: https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/iowa/.
Today’s Tech Tuesday focuses on the OverDrive app that is used in conjunction with Bridges to checkout and read e-books. Continue reading
One question we are often asked is “How do I log in to Bridges?” Today we will answer that question to help you with the process of checking out e-books using Bridges. Continue reading
The internet is a wonderful source of information, but sometime it can be a challenge to sort fact from fiction, serious from satire. To help you better sort through the wealth of information and news floating out there in cyberspace, here is a great infographic from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions: Continue reading