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As we are heading into the final month of summer I wanted to draw your attention to Flipster.

Flipster is great for those not so careful patrons (or librarians;)) who want to take along popular magazines to the beach or poolside.

Flipster Apps

With 71 popular titles, everyone is sure to find the perfect light reading for their end of summer vacations!

Gabi B. – Robinson Library

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Quick Link to eKids

Are you sending people to the eLibrary page, either as a link from your website or in marketing materials? Keep in mind that it can be a LOT to sort through (especially for kids) and not all of it is appropriate or useful for all ages! Send your younger patrons instead straight to the eKids page with the below link, or let them know to click “Kids” or “Teens” at the top right of the eLibrary page for the best resources for their age group. And in case you need it, here’s an awesome graphic to use in your marketing (shoutout to Richelle of our Downloadables Committee for that one!).

Kids – eResources for Allegheny County Public Libraries (einetwork.net)

Heather Auman
Western Allegheny Community Library

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Ancestry Library

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Whether you are just starting your family history or you are looking for a new perspective on your research, Ancestry is a great library resource.

Normally, Ancestry is only available to our patrons from within a library location, but due to COVID-19 library closures Ancestry agreed to allow remote access temporarily for library patrons. The initial end date for remote access was June 30, 2021, but we just heard from Ancestry that they are extending remote access through December 31, 2021.

Please let your patrons know that they will be able to access Ancestry from outside of a library through the end of the year.

~ Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Book Reviews for Patrons – BookPage

If you are looking for an online resource to keep your patrons up-to-date on the latest releases then be sure to let them know about BookPage. This website provides author interviews, along with reviews of all of the latest adult, teen, and children’s books.

Your patrons can search by genre or just check out the featured reviews on the main page. They can also sign up to receive book recommendations in their favorite genre.

Another great feature of BookPage is the monthly printed subscription available to libraries for those who still prefer to flip through a magazine!

Tracy – Monroeville Public Library

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