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Exciting new technologies at Fountaindale Library

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:07 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:48 a.m. CDT
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Chrissy Little

As a library, we are always looking for new ways to engage in new technologies and connect with our patrons.

It’s important that library materials are accessible and that we are able to meet our patrons’ needs.  

We’ve recently launched an exciting new program called Zinio. Patrons can now read their favorite magazines through your tablet or smart phone by creating an account with Zinio.  

All they need is their favorite electronic device (Nooks are currently not compatible), an email account and your library card to download your favorite magazines and keep them.

Some of the magazines you can access include: US Weekly, Car and Driver, Brides, Cosmopolitan, ESPN, Ladies Home Journal, MacWorld, Newsweek, and Taste of Home.

Wish you could text a librarian?

Library staff is a text message away with the launch of our new virtual help service, Text a Librarian.

Patrons can use Text a Librarian to ask questions about hours, programs, materials and more.

Simply initiate an interaction with staff during open hours by texting askfpld to 66746 and receive a response to your question. If you prefer online help, chat with a librarian through our Text a Librarian homepage widget. Normal text message rates do apply.

Visit our e-books and e-audiobook collections

Some of our patrons prefer to read the hard copy of a book, while others prefer the digital option.

If you are looking to instantly download a book, then look no further. Visit our newest collection of downloadable e-books provided to you by 3M through our library’s homepage, or try our OverDrive eMediaLibrary collection (e-books and e-audiobooks) or Recorded Books’ OneClickDigital (e-audiobooks) collections today. 

Grab a best-seller, or two

We are also very excited to announce that Nooks will be available for checkout in late spring.

Children’s Services and the Vortex (Teen Services) will have Nooks with special age appropriate collections, and Outreach and Adult Services will circulate Nooks with bestsellers.

A note about Studio 300

Our area recently experienced significant rainfall. Unfortunately, Studio 300 is temporarily closed due to the water damage we sustained.

We were disappointed to have to close Studio 300 after only a month of being open, but we are working hard to repair everything and re-open the space as quickly as possible.

Most of our scheduled programs will still be offered but hosted in different locations in the library. We are doing our best to offer as many Studio 300 services as possible while the physical space is closed.

Please check our online calendar for specific information about individual programs.

Chrissy Little is the communications manager at Fountaindale Public Library.

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