Reminder: RBDigital Access Ends on November 30!

Our current subscription to RBDigital expires on November 30, 2018. After this date, we will no longer have access to RBDigital eMagazines or eAudioBooks.

For eAudiobooks, see what eAudiobooks we have on OverDrive and Hoopla (Hoopla titles are always available – no wait ever!)

For eMagazines, check out our Flipster collection. Tons of titles with easy access on a desktop computer or mobile device (download the free Flipster app from your app store) and coming soon eMagazines on OverDrive!

Please email Hilary Lewis Lackner with any questions or concerns.

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Become a Flipster Expert

With our subscription to RBDigital ending on November 30, patrons will likely have questions about accessing digital magazines through Flipster.

Now is the time to become better acquainted with Flipster by reviewing this handy LibGuide that Ebsco has created:

You’ll learn how to use the app on different mobile devices, how to read magazines on the desktop version, system requirements, and more.

You can also download free Flipster marketing materials here.

Good luck!


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Halloween hoopla


In the next few days as patrons are scrambling for last minute scaresrlj_rut764700_270, remind them of the wide range of horror films ALWAYS available on hoopla!

Horror categories include (but not limited to) Satanic, Slashers, Vampires and even Comedic.

Classics such as Children of the Corn, You’re Next, Hellraiser, Scream, Scary Movie, and Plan 9 From Outer Space are waiting to terrify your patrons!


Hoopla also has seasonal music: Adults, Parties, and Movie Soundtracks.

Listen to the Theme from Halloween if you want scary ambience or Monster Mash for the little kids!

Whether you are looking for fright or fun, hoopla has something for everyone this Halloween!

Rob Kalchthaler / Bethel Park Public Library

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What Better Time to Find A Grave ??

‘Tis the season to introduce your patrons to! (Oooh, so spooky!) It’s like the wikipedia of cemeteries, and a truly awesome resource for genealogy research! is essentially a communal catalog of grave sites from across the world – where users document the names, dates, locations, photographs, etc. of burial plots, which they upload and share.  It’s amazing how many cemeteries and burial locations have been documented by avid genealogists/researches/cemetery enthusiasts in the area – 168 in Allegheny County alone!

Find A Grave - Allegheny County

It’s equally surprising how many small and unmarked cemeteries are documented. I discovered this small, family burial ground in my hometown of Coraopolis, PA (in Allegheny County), which has only 6 plots.  Driving past, you’d never know it was there!


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This is a great resource to share with your library patrons that are interested in genealogy!

Richelle Klug,
Sewickley Public Library

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