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December Newsletter

I    LIKE    BIG
BOOKS

AND I CANNOT LIE

I like big books and I cannot lie
you other people can’t deny
that when a book sits there with a crazy bunch of pages full of a plot for the ages
you get sprung;
wanna pull out your glasses cause you notice that book’s got mass(es).
Deep in the pages you’re reading –
you’re hooked and you can’t stop needing.
That book… you wanna get with it
just keep reading and never quit.
My bed time tries to warn me
but that plot it’s got makes me just wanna squee.
Ooh, Rumpelstiltskin
your story is just too thin!
So, read on, read on
cause this ain’t your average Don Juan.
I’m tired of the lyin’
there’s no denyin’ –
it’s big, it’s thick
got it going like a magic trick!
I’m tired of short book flings
big book commitments are the things.
Tolstoy, Bronte: would tell you that –
books gotta be real fat.

So, book nerds (yeah!) book nerds (yeah!)
Has your big book got the weight? (hell yeah!)
Then flip ’em (flip ’em!) flip ’em (flip ’em!)
Flip those fat book pages;
Big Books got game!

Wallace Yotevich

 

MEET LIBBY

     OverDrive Labs has produced a new set of Library Apps good for IOS (Apple), Android or Microsoft which are designed to be user friendly and easy to understand.  Simply download the correct app to your phone, tablet, netbook, computer, etc., enter your library card information, and Search, Sample, Borrow, Enjoy.

     It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.  Don’t like it?  You can continue using the existing Overdrive Apps.

· Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space

· Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete

· Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with read-along audio

· All your holds and loans are consolidated on a single shelf

· Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wishlist, schoolbook, beach-reading, whatever you like

· Your loans, holds, reading positions, bookmarks and notes are synchronized automatically across all your devices 

· Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab

 

ALASKA WEEK OF CODE DECEMBER 4-8

Students, teachers and parents are invited to visit   https://education.alaska.gov/alaska-week-of-code to learn about the importance of coding in our day-to-day lives, and to access a wide variety of activities designed to introduce students to coding.

 

CARS IN PARKING LOT

Please do not leave vehicles running in the parking lot; exhaust is getting into the library through the vents and causing problems for our visitors and staff.

 

 

November 2017 Newsletter

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE

              After months of work, our brand new Kenai Community Website has gone live at www.kenailibrary.org!    All your old favorites are still there –links to the online catalog, the SLED databases (Statewide Library Electronic Doorway), the Alaska Digital Library (Overdrive), and Mango Languages– Plus a new and improved calendar and programming pages, and new pages for library policies and procedures!

 

FREE ACCESSES TO SESAME STREET eBOOKS

     Read, Listen and Play!  This service is free to all residents of Alaska from iam.alaska.gov  or through the SLED link on our library page.

The direct link is:

sesamestreet.org.sled.idm.oclc.org/bookshelf

     Use “Parent”  mode to search the selection by subject and choose from eBooks, Read-Along Audio, Animated eBooks and Interactive Books. 

 

TAME THE HOMEWORK MONSTER

  http://iam.alaska.gov/sled/homework

     Get live homework help free from Tutor.com for all subjects and all grade levels from K-12 (including AP Classes), and intro-level college courses.  This service is available from noon to 2:00am Alaska time.   Follow the SLED link from the Kenai Community Library home page, and click on  the “tutoring” box.

 

I LOVE LIBRARIES:  WHAT IS YOUR LIBRARY WORTH TO YOU?    

     There’s a fun way to calculate the value of the library services you use, from what you save by borrowing books, newspapers and magazines instead of paying for them, to the true cost of computer usage, reference services, study rooms and library programs!  Find the calculator at http://www.ilovelibraries.org/what-libraries-do/calculator , input the various services you use, and have it do the math for you.

 

FRIENDS OF THE KENAI COMMUNITY LIBRARY NEWS!

     Our wonderful Friends have signed up for AMAZON SMILE and FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS accounts to help raise money to support Library Programs!

     The Amazon Smile program allows users to link a registered non-profit to their Amazon accounts, and, as they  shop normally,  automatically transfers a percentage of their purchase dollars to the chosen charities.     To make contributions via Amazon Smile, sign into smile.amazon.com with your Amazon.com account information, and select the “Friends of the Kenai Community Library” from the list of available non-profit charities, or go directly to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/92-0133770.  Linking an account costs nothing and does not affect the user account in any other way.

     The Fred Meyer Community Rewards program is similar, allowing shoppers to link their Fred Meyer Rewards card to an approved non-profit in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington.  Linking your card does not in any way affect your other Reward Points, Fuel Points or Rebates! To contribute through Fred Meyer Community Rewards go to  www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and sign into your reward account, you can search for the Friends of the Kenai Community Library by name, or by their non-profit number 81560.   If you do not yet have an account you can apply at Fred Meyer Customer Service desk.

 

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 5!