The case against e-readers: Why reading paper books is better for your mind.

The case against e-readers: Why reading paper books is better for your mind. – The Washington Post.

The 10 Best Book-Related Instagram Accounts

From our friends at the New York Public Library

The 10 Best Book-Related Instagram Accounts | The New York Public Library.

Organize Leveled Reading Lists With Book Wizard Mobile

Kudos to our Friends at Free Technology for Teachers: Organize Leveled Reading Lists With Book Wizard Mobile.

Book Wizard is a Scholastic service that allows you to create and organize book lists according to reading levels and students’ interests. Book Wizard Mobile is a free iPad, iPhone, and Android app that you can use to scan a book’s barcode to quickly discover its lexile measurement, grade level equivalent, and guided reading level. Within the app you can create book lists and edit the existing book lists that you have created in your Scholastic.com teacher profile.

 

 

Site of the Week | Great Websites for Kids

Site of the Week | Great Websites for Kids.

Best Pinterest Boards for Bookish Types – BOOK RIOT

Best Pinterest Boards for Bookish Types – BOOK RIOT.

Ancestry.com Library Edition

The gold standard in genealogy research, Ancestry Library Edition can lead you to detailed information on your forebears, both here in the U.S. and overseas.  It goes well beyond the information available on free websites, to include billions of records in census data, births and deaths, directories, photos, and more.  The intuitive user interface allows you to enter however much information you have about a person, and can even accommodate alternate spellings of names.

As the name implies, Ancestry Library Edition is only available through your library – and in fact, it can only be used on computers in the library.  So come on down to one of our branches and try it out!

Download Top 40 music for free from the library!

Did you know that you can download and keep free music from the library with your library card?  That’s right:  every week, you can download 3 songs, completely free, with your library card, including:

  • Adele 21 (Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone Like You)
  • Call Me Maybe/ Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Scream/ Usher
  • What makes you beautiful and One Thing/ One Direction
  • Want you back/ Cher Lloyd

Ready to get started?  Go grab your library card, watch our tutorial, and then login at: https://allegany.freegalmusic.com/

 

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