eTips for Library Patrons

Do you often have patrons ask you what the best library app is or what they should use to access library materials from home?

Well the Digital Resource Committee (the librarians you see post here) are here to help and we even have an updated eTips handout for you to use! You can access this handy tip sheet via this website. Just click on Marketing Materials at the top of this page and then scroll down to the eTips handout where you can print off these handy sheets to give to patrons whenever the are struggling to pick the app that best suits their needs.

You can also click the link above to be taken directly to the eTips Handout!

-Adrianne, Northland Public 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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Happy Pride Month with Hoopla

It is finally summer and it is also Pride Month – to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community Hoopla has a variety of great stories for everyone to enjoy, learn from, and discuss. Check out the Pride Month Collections that Hoopla has curated to up your knowledge and entertainment!

Hoopla has quite a myriad of eBooks to browse and consume in their LGBTQ+ Pride Month Collection…

And wide range of different audiobooks to dig into which are located in their Celebrate Pride Month Collection…

And remember you never have to wait in a long Hold line with Hoopla if you find a comic you want to read right now in the LGBTQ+ Pride Month Collection also located in the comics section of Hoopla!

Begin your summer with a new reading experience or enjoy a new find with Hoopla’s Pride Month Collections!

Happy Rainbow Reading!

-Adrianne, Northland Public Library

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