Posts by Jamie W. (100)

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Hoopla is the Free Library's online source for streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks. It's all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it's all free when you create… continue reading Find Family Favorites from Disney and More at Hoopla

By written by Jamie W.    April 14, 2015   

Our world is full of complex issues like gun control, illegal immigration, the national debt, legal marijuana, the right to public health coverage, and more. It can be tough to know what to make… continue reading Featured Resource: Opposing Viewpoints in Context

By written by Jamie W.    March 9, 2015   

Today Hoopla unveiled a slick new interface that puts you in touch with the streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks you love even faster. The new interface, which the company calls,… continue reading Checkout the New Hoopla Interface

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2015    8

If you plan to open a business, you'll need information about your competition for your business plan. If you're in sales, you'll need a list of businesses that will want to buy… continue reading Featured Resource: ReferenceUSA

By written by Jamie W.    February 12, 2015    1

Library users in the know are already using Hoopla . It's the place for free streaming movies, television, audiobooks, and music -- all you need is your library card. If you've never… continue reading Get In the Holiday Spirit with Hoopla

By written by Jamie W.    December 24, 2014    2

We've seen mistletoe and holly, heard the cha ching of unhinged commerce, seen jolly elves hustling parents in the mall, noticed a marked increase in the number of John Hughes' movies on… continue reading 2014 in Reading - Staff Year End Favorites

By written by Jamie W.    December 23, 2014   

It's December! Let's make lists! With the recent additions to our popular Zinio digital magazine service, it seems we've been all about magazines this year. And why not? While… continue reading 2014 in Reading - Our Favorite Longform Journalism from the web

By written by Jamie W.    December 17, 2014   

We have a new online resource available to you over at our database page -- Driver's Permit Practice Tests Online   offers practice tests for the general Pennsylvania driver's… continue reading Online Practice Tests for Drivers Now Available

By written by Jamie W.    December 17, 2014    5

Last year we announced a new digital resource for digital learning focused on tech skills called Treehouse. While Treehouse was embraced by some eager to learn coding and web design,… continue reading Changes Coming for Treehouse and Our Digital Learning Resources

By written by Jamie W.    December 15, 2014    6

Over the past year, Zinio , our digital magazine collection, has quickly become one of our most popular resources. And why not? With Zinio and your Free Library card, you can download current… continue reading New Digital Magazines and Other Changes at Zinio

By written by Jamie W.    November 24, 2014    1

This week the internet rediscovered a lost classic of children's literature, How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone By Yourself , which was published in 1958 by Robert Paul Smith… continue reading A Place To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone by Yourself

By written by Jamie W.    October 28, 2014   

Last weekend the New York Times ran a piece called " Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? ". It's a good read. For me, as a parent and a librarian who… continue reading E-Reading and Children

By written by Jamie W.    October 16, 2014    3

Last week, the Digital Reader  broke the story that Adobe was tracking the reading habits of users of it's Adobe Digital Editions 4 software. Adobe has been tracking what… continue reading Adobe Privacy Concerns for Ebook Users

By written by Jamie W.    October 14, 2014   

Everyone knows that finding a job is hard. In your job search, you'll hear a lot of advice and will likely follow a few dead ends before you succeed, but it is possible to find valuable help… continue reading Owning Your Job Search

By written by Jamie W.    September 29, 2014    1

Another school year is upon us, and like students everywhere, we too are wearing brand new outfits we'll likely regret by New Years, sharpening our #2 pencils, and cursing the ungodly… continue reading The Back to School Special!

By written by Jamie W.    September 2, 2014    1

*** Update - 11/1/2017 - Our Hoopla policies have changed. So that we can bring you more content on more platforms, we have changed the number of checkouts per person to 4 titles a… continue reading Stream Movies, TV, Music, and Audiobooks Free with Hoopla!

By written by Jamie W.    July 28, 2014    51

UPDATED: 7/25/14 Getting ebooks or audiobooks for your Apple or Android Tablet, Phone, or mobile device is simple. This broad category includes many types of devices, but what they all share… continue reading Getting Ebooks for Your Apple or Android Tablet, Phone, or Mobile Device (Including the Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and Nook HD tablets)

By written by Jamie W.    July 25, 2014    32

Magazines. They're papery, crinkly, and sometimes they smell like purfume. Who needs 'em, right?  Just kidding. We love magazines! Love them so much we sometimes like to get a bit… continue reading Digital Magazines To Go!

By written by Jamie W.    July 15, 2014    4

Some light housekeeping today as a new fiscal year has just begun and we’ve made a few changes to our collection of electronic resources. First, based on feedback from the librarians in our… continue reading Housekeeping: Changes To Our Databases and Electronic Resources

By written by Jamie W.    July 8, 2014    3

Tired of yelling at your TV during the World Cup like an ugly American? Of course you are. (Do people in other countries even yell at their TVs? Somehow this feels like it might be one of those… continue reading Let us help you yell at a ref like a local! Learn Brazilian Portuguese online

By written by Jamie W.    June 13, 2014