MPL will be offering free eReader classes on:
Friday, June 14th from 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.
Friday, June 21st from 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.
Friday, June 28th from 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.
If you are interested in attending one of these free classes on how to check out eBooks from Overdrive to your eReader, please sign up at the Main Desk. Each class is limited to four students and this is a great way to learn how to download Overdrive eBooks this summer!
Spring may officially be here, but as I write this the snow is blowing and the temperature is 28 degrees. There are signs though, the daffodils are trying to bloom, the birds are singing, and the sun feels warmer.
This year we will once again be planting and tending to the library’s gardens. Budget cuts have eliminated our landscaping budget so what we do for the grounds all depends on the generosity of our patrons! Between now and the end of May we will be collecting funds to pay for flowers, fertilizer, seeds etc to help maintain and beautify the grounds of the Meadville Public library. Please stop by and give us your spare change or dollars to help make this little part of Meadville bloom! I promise the more you give the earlier spring will come! (Unfortunately we got that piece of advice from Phil so don’t sue if we got it wrong!)
John J. Brice, III
The dates of the Spring and Fall Friends’ book sales have been set: April 25th – 27th and November 7th – 9th. We’ll post more details as those dates get closer.
Beginning January 2nd, 2013 you will able to reserve books from your account in our catalog at http://catalog.ccfls.org. Once you log in with your library card number and password (the default password is your last name, you can change it after you log in) just click the Place Hold button from the item’s record. If the item is not a type that can be reserved there will be no Place Hold button.
If we have your email address and your messaging settings are set to send you an email when a hold is filled, you will get an email notification when the item you requested is waiting for you. You can change your messaging settings after you log into your account under the My Messaging tab. If you choose to receive email notifications of your holds there is no charge; if you still prefer to receive notifications in the mail you will still have to pay the reserve fee.
If we have your email address on record you will find it on your account under My Personal Details. If you need to change the address stop by the circ desk the next time you’re in the library.
Douglas County Libraries in Colorado are publishing an ongoing report of pricing for bestselling print and ebooks. It clearly illustrates how libraries are being charged as much as six times the consumer price for ebooks, as well as the fact that many titles are unavailable because some publishers refuse to sell ebooks to the library market.
Here’s a link to the full article as well as the report in pdf format.