Friday, April 9, 2010

Vacation Plans? Here's What to Know Before You Go!

Summer vacation time's coming up quickly!

Did you know RRPL has an extensive travel section full of books and DVDs including everything from local Cleveland area fun to exotic locations like Bali or even The South Pole!

In addition to our library collection, our website also offers several travel websites that can help you plan your special trip.

Here are a few more good choices:

CDC - Traveler's Health - The one place to find out about vaccinations, flu outbreaks, or other potential life-threatening problems around the world before you go.

Seat Guru - With over 700 seat maps, Seat Guru lists the best seats on the plane. Just choose your airline and flight to see where the best seats are.

Mom's Minivan - Offers more than 100 travel games and activities for kids of all ages.

Eurotrip - Everything you'll need to save time and money on your European trip.

Road Food - A one-stop site for finding those memorable, out-of-the way restaurants all over the country.

Know another neat travel website? Share it with us!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Text Your Reference Questions to Us!

According to a recent survey Americans text almost twice as much as they talk. So in keeping up with trends Rocky River Public Library now offers a new Reference service: TEXT A LIBRARIAN!

Need info on the go? Let us help you. To get started all you have to do is text the keyword 'askrrpl' to 66746. Don't worry, your number remains private. All we see is an anonymous User ID number.

This is such a neat service. In fact, last week while our teen librarian was on vacation, visiting the Red Lodge Carnegie Library in Montana made her wonder how many Carnegie Libraries there were in the US. She whipped out her phone and texted us at the library and had an answer in a flash.

This service is not for answering long detailed questions, but to settle a bet, get directions, or find the name of that song that is on the tip of your tongue texting is great way to get a quick answer.

Standard messaging rates apply.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Digital Library Features

Did you know that you can now download audiobooks to your Droid phone? Information about the app is avail from the OverDrive website.

We've also been able to download ePub eBooks to the new Nook eReader from Barnes and Nobel. The Nook joins the Sony eReader as devices compatible with Rocky River Public Library's Digital Library.

And, don't forget that you can download an audiobook to your MP3 player at our download station near the reference desk. The average book downloads in less than 5 minutes!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Following the Winter Olympics?

Want to know more about some of the more obscure countries that send athletes to the Winter Olympics? Check out CultureGram's daily Olympic Spotlight. Just one more example of the fun and factual resources provided to you by Rocky River Library. Don't forget to have your library card number available to access this great resource. For more information about our databases go to our website and click on Research Resources.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Need Help with Your Taxes?

Rocky River Public Library has the help you need to get your taxes done right. We've conveniently listed all the links you need--from forms to online tax preparation on our website. Just check out and you're good to go.

AARP volunteers are even available to do your taxes for you by appointment until April 13th. Please call 440-333-7610 ext. 3700 to make an appointment.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Get into OverDrive: Exercise Your Mind as Well as Your Body

Did you make a New Year's resolution to save time and money? Be more organized and efficient? Exercise more? Here's a way to do all that at once: Get into OverDrive!

Download an audiobook on your iPod or MP3 player and listen to it while working out instead of just your usual music playlist. Rocky River Public Library offers free digital downloads from home on our OverDrive website or come in and use our convenient download station near the reference desk and download an audiobook in about 5 minutes.

Titles on OverDrive include everything from the latest bestsellers to business and self-help books. Why not try it out today?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Advance Your Job Search with Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator™ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can:

*Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations
*Match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you
*Search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings
*Create professional resumes and cover letters
*Practice and master interviewing skills
*Get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer
*Conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place

Just go to our home page: and click on Research Resources. Choose the Ohio Web Library icon and Learning Express Library from the list of resources.