Tag Archives: Apps

Don’t forget about Axis 360 for eBooks & eAudiobooks!

T’is the season for beaches, baseball, barbecues, and SUMMER READING! Library customers are eagerly loading up their tablets, eReaders, and smart phones with books from our digital collection.  I have spoken to many “digital” library enthusiasts over the last few weeks, and one line I keep hearing over and over is “I forgot about Axis 360!” For many eBook lovers, Overdrive is their go-to site for digital content; this is...
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New Year, New Hobby

Winter is upon us and sitting indoors every day can take its toll on even the coziest of readers. While most people complain about the weather, I look at it as a chance to channel some free time into learning a new hobby. As always, the best place to start is the Windsor Public Library, as all information and programs are free. It really gives you a good chance to...
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Kick Clutter to the Curb

I don’t know if it’s the time of year, but as the holidays wind down and the idea of a long winter indoors becomes a reality, I get a bit stir crazy and always tackle my spring cleaning much earlier than the name would suggest. While people are dropping the pounds at the gym, I’m usually found in the back of an old broom closet purging those bits of broken...
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A Mystery with a Twist…Big Library Read is Back!

Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club, is back in action! For the next two weeks customers from participating libraries around the globe can download or stream the ebook “A Murder in Time” by Julie McElwain from Overdrive with no holds or waitlists. Once you’ve read the book, you’re invited to join in on the conversation online at biglibraryread.com where you can also listen to an interview with the author. About the Book “A Murder...
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Freegal Music is Back…and Better!

Great news music fans! Freegal is back in the WPL eResource lineup, and it’s even better than it was before. Now you can download AND stream music and videos from many of your favourite artists. For you numbers people, Freegal offers over 9 million songs and 15,000 videos from 28,000 labels (including Sony Music) in over 100 countries. WOW. The numbers are impressive, but there is so much more. -You can stream music...
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Introducing Axis 360: Our newest App for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Today we are excited to announce that we have added a new app for eBooks & eAudiobooks to our suite of eResources: Axis 360. That’s right! Even more access to popular fiction and non-fiction with a simple click or tap. Aziz Ansari! John Green! Geronimo Stilton! Axis 360 caters to readers of all ages and interests. This sounds great, sign me up! Here’s the best part…getting started only takes a few...
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Try Before You Buy at Our Tech Petting Zoo

Just a few years ago, purchasing a tablet was fairly straightforward: choose Android or iOS; choose a size; choose storage capacity. BOOM. DONE. Choosing a tablet today is a little more intensive. There are several major brands to choose from (Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Kobo, Kindle – just to name a few). Some are better for reading and light browsing, some are better for gaming and movies, and some are all-in-one...
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‘Tis the Season to give Tech Toys

Once upon a time, long long ago, in a pre-texting era, a friend of mine called me up and said, “We’re going shopping tonight – I’ll pick you up at 2:30 a.m., OK?” Given that we were actually taking and not texting, I couldn’t just reply with a standard wide-eyed Emoji. Who goes shopping in the middle of the night? Turns out that I had never heard of Black Friday....
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Join us for Appy Hour

In our most recent social media contest, we asked people to describe their ideal library. Here are a few of the entries. Notice any trends? Since we don’t have a coffee shop in the library, we are going to do the next best thing and bring the library to the coffee shop! We’ll be at the Green Bean Café on Ouellette tomorrow night (November 13th) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Appy Hour....
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New Program: App Café

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein POP QUIZ: Can you name all twelve locations of the Windsor Public Library? Here’s a hint.  Wait – there are only eleven listed? Where’s the twelfth? Number twelve is the location that people sometimes forget about. It’s in your house. It’s at your work. It’s also at the gym, the mall, and any other places...
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