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Monthly Newsletter
April 2017

 

Letter from the Director

 

Library Modernization Update
by Sally Tornow, Library Director

You have been reading so much about our wonderful Library Modernization Committee for many months now. So we thought you would like to put faces to this group, so here they are!

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What Do These Have in Common?

 

by Peggy Ganong, Librarary Technology Coordinator

These images represent some of the wonderful resources that NMPL subscribes to for our patrons. Come to our program in the Connecticut Room on April 3 or April 17 at 11AM to get a brief overview of these and all the other valuable resources we have to offer.  If you would like to check these out for yourself, go to our websiteand click on the links Research/Resources and E-Library to see all of our offerings.  The Research Resources actually contain several different online resources in the following categories:  Reference, Business, Learning, Genealogy, Consumer and Newspapers and Magazines. Under E-library you will find links to Axis 360, OneClick digital, Hoopla and Zinio. I am sure that from these selections you will find both useful and fun resources for every member of your family!
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I Need Something to Read!

 

by Sally Tornow, Library Director

Since the above article talks about services that the library offers that have more to do with information or research than books, I thought I would concentrate on the reading aspect.  First of all, I know it will be a big disappointment to everyone to find out that none of us has read every book the library owns. So, when you ask us for help finding a good book, especially if your favorite genre is something that the staff member doesn’t read, we rely on a terrific database to help us… and that database is also available to you at home, online, any time, with your NMPL card number. It is called NoveList(scroll to the bottom, choose NoveList and enter your card number), and it can find you a book the basic way by author and title, by other books you have read and liked (readalike), and even by description if you loved it but can’t remember the  title or author, let’s say ‘chinese sisters.’
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In this search (do remember to limit the search to adults on the left hand side of the page), I was trying to get The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan, which appeared #6 on the list.  I loved that book and want to read something like it – do you see Title Readalikes and Author Readalikes?  Click on one of those, it will give you a list and even tell you if the library owns the one you choose!
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So that is very useful, but wait, there’s more! You can even tell NoveList to tell you when favorite authors are publishing a new book! This is a Youtube video on how to set that up.  There’s quite a bit more to NoveList, so give it a try, explore some of its other features, and if you have any trouble using it, please let us know.

Coffee & Cookies With the Director

by Sally Tornow, Library Director

Talking to you is one of my favorite parts of the job.  In fact, it’s been a favorite part in all the different positions I’ve held here at NMPL, since I learn so much from you. However, I’m not out on the ‘floor’ as much as I used to be and I am missing the conversations and friendships. So, with the advent of a new year, I have added a cookie treat to my Tuesday Coffee with the Director program. Please drop in and say hello! Bring your ideas, bring your questions, or just say hi – I want to see you!
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Who’s Who At NMPL: Meet Carol McCarthy

 

by Amy Berkun, Children’s Associate

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Carol McCarthy is our favorite sub in the Children’s Services department! She is always willing to fill in, and with a smile. She was born and raised in Salem, Ohio, and went to college at Ohio University located in Athens, Ohio. After she graduated, she was recruited to teach at the newly opened high school in Weston, Connecticut. Five years later, Carol and her husband moved to Waterford, Ireland for his job. They stayed six years, had two daughters, and made many lifelong friends. Carol now has four grandchildren and they love it when she brings books to them from the library. Her grandchildren’s favorite books are Racer Dogs by Bob Kolar, Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, and The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli. You can check out these titles today from the New Milford Public Library! And say hello to Carol when you see her in the junior library!
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