Posts by Jen W. (21)

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I first read My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George in grade school (sometime in the '80s) and was immediately in love with the idea of running away to the woods to fend for myself.… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: In Which I Relive My Childhood by Thinking I Can Whittle

By written by Jen W.    August 17, 2017   

The Academy Awards, also referred to as the Oscars, will be broadcast on Sunday, February 26. This is the biggest night of the year in my household. We host a party every year and have a blast… continue reading The Academy Awards: Bingo, Ballots, and Books!

By written by Jen W.    February 22, 2017   

As you may still be reflecting back on last year, the Free Library is also looking back at our most borrowed books of 2016. It should come as no surprise that The Girl on the Train by Paula… continue reading Most Borrowed Books of 2016!

By written by Jen W.    January 17, 2017    1

I am a librarian and I do not like to read literature. There, I said it. Don’t get me wrong, I love to read—I just don’t like “the classics” as a… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: True Confessions of a Librarian

By written by Jen W.    November 23, 2015    7

I know there are guidelines that say to limit screentime for your kid, but there are some great apps that let a parent (or caregiver) and toddler interact together.  It is fun to draw… continue reading Toddler trick for your iOS devices

By written by Jen W.    November 4, 2013   

The library continues to expand its collection of ebook titles. We now have close to 4,000 books available for you to download to your new ereader. Compatible ebook reading devices are listed… continue reading So you might get an ereader for Christmas? (or you are hoping to?)

By written by Jen W.    December 21, 2010    3

Just in time for the holidays, you can now download ebooks to your iPhone, iPod Touch and Android device ! It only appears to work  with EPUB formatted ebooks, not PDFs, at this… continue reading iPhone and Android devices can read ebooks!

By written by Jen W.    December 20, 2010    7

While iPad and iPhone users are waiting patiently for OverDrive to release the new iPad/iPhone apps, we have discovered a workaround for getting OverDrive ebooks onto an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.… continue reading Ebooks on your iPad!

By written by Jen W.    November 23, 2010    10

So, of course, you have heard that Jonathan Franzen's latest book Freedom is the new Oprah Book Club pick.  After the controversy over picking The Corrections a few years ago, the rumors that… continue reading Oprah chooses Franzen's Freedom

By written by Jen W.    September 17, 2010    2

There are a number of fantastic tutorials that people have put together to walk you through using your ebook readers.  Below are two that I have found helpful. OverDrive Digital Media… continue reading Ebook reader tutorials online!

By written by Jen W.    September 16, 2010    5

“I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed today. In the past I have visited the scenes of many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this."… continue reading Humanitarian Efforts in Pakistan: How to Help those Devastated by Recent Floods

By written by Jen W.    August 17, 2010    7

The Free Library added ebooks to our collection last fall. Since then, the revolution in ebooks has really picked up speed. With the release of the iPad this spring, more and more people… continue reading So you want to get an ebook reader?

By written by Jen W.    August 9, 2010    26

I am an iPhone user and recently decided that I had to invest in an iPad as well.  For two weeks I have been exploring everything about my new gadget and have a few tips for Library lovers… continue reading The iPad and the Free Library

By written by Jen W.    June 18, 2010    21

The Free Library recently released its own mobile friendly version of our library catalog .  You can access it by clicking on the "Mobile" link on the top of all our web… continue reading Mobile Device Support for Free Library Resources!

By written by Jen W.    February 25, 2010    25

POWER Library has provided the public and school libraries within Pennsylvania with access to many valuable resources for years.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has just announced that… continue reading Changes to our database offerings

By written by Jen W.    January 29, 2010    7

As more information starts flooding in from Haiti, it is amazing how connected people have become.  Browse your Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr sites and you will see what I mean.  Twitter… continue reading Social Media Helping Bring People Together During Crisis in Haiti

By written by Jen W.    January 14, 2010    6

EBSCO is now offering free access to Swine Flu research . This free flu information is grouped by information for physicians, nurses and patients.  The patient information is available in 17… continue reading H1N1 (Swine) Flu Data Available for Free!

By written by Jen W.    September 9, 2009    7

As the United States is celebrating on this historic inauguration day, take some time to read about the lives of our new President and Vice President.  Free Library librarians have put… continue reading Inauguration - past and present

By written by Jen W.    January 20, 2009    12

The Free Library is pleased to announce a new addition to our Downloadable Media options: MP3 formatted audiobooks are now available for checkout!  This collection includes many classics as… continue reading MP3 Audiobooks Now Available for Download

By written by Jen W.    October 6, 2008    30

Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language?  Whether you are travelling out of the country soon or just want  to communicate with your neighbors, our downloadable foreign language… continue reading Language learning audiobooks available to download!

By written by Jen W.    August 29, 2008    74