Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not Too Late To Pick Up a Beach Read

NPR listeners recently voted for their favorite top 100 Beach Reads of all time. The titles run from classics to the latest bestsellers. I know many of my favorites are listed. Why not check out the list and grab a good read? Summer will be over before you know it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Better Than Google Biographies

Biography Reference Bank from WilsonWeb offers thousands of full-text biographies all in one easy-to-use database. Available from RRPL's website with your library card, BRB now offers the ability to hear a document or translate it into several different languages, even Chinese!

This new feature is especially useful for the visually impaired or non-English speakers. At the top of any biography you are viewing, there is a link to "Listen to Document." Click this, and a pop-up window will open showing the bio, with options to listen to it (you can download the audio also if you wish).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Download and Listen UP!!

Did you know that our OverDrive download serivce now has more iPod-friendly audiobooks? Just upgrade your OverDrive Media Console and your iPod will play the windows-based files.

Even if your not in to the latest bestsellers, there's plenty to pick from. Try one of the Freeway Guides to make your drive more productive:

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