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2014 BOOK SALES
Sale Sort - April 19, 2014
Friends Preview Sale - April 25, 2014
Fall Book Sale - April 26 - 27,
Sale Sort - October 11, 2014
Friends Preview Sale - October 17,
Fall Book Sale - October 18 - 19,
If you have items to donate for our sales, please bring them to the lobby of the
Thomas Library. Volunteers are needed to help sort materials the week before the sale begins
The Board of the Friends voted to ban the use of electronic scanning devices at their
book sales. The devices are often used by for-profit dealers to mine our sale stock for the most valuable titles
and our Friends want our sales to benefit as many of our regular library patrons as possible.
Book sale proceeds are used for programming expenses, refreshments, and for staff
and volunteer recognition events.
A Friends Membership Application is here.
The library monitors the use of the databases we provide to our
patrons and makes changes periodically based upon the cost of the services and our patron response. We have
found that the use of both the Chilton database and the Freegal Music service is simply not enough to justify
continuing our subscriptions.
The Westchester Public Library is
building a database of various civic, social, educational, and governmental clubs and agencies in our community
that we hope will help our patrons readily locate and find contact information about your organization.
The database will be part of the Library’s online
catalog and once it is built users will be able to access it by clicking on a “Community” tab at the top of our
catalog search page. Searches will be able to be made by keyword or by browsing the entries alphabetically.
Please consider helping us build this database for
your organization by completing the Community Record Form.
Once the data is entered we plan to contact you once a year to
check for updates. You may also contact us by calling the library’s Reference Department if any information
DOWNLOAD AUDIO BOOKS AND EBOOKS FOR ADULTS
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The library subscribes to a downloadable audiobook and
eBook service for our resident patrons. Sorry, if you aren't a resident
taxpayer of our library district, or if your library account is not in good standing you are not eligible to
receive the service. For more information please read the letter posted here.
You use your library card number to log into the site. You can check
out books for a week or two and download them to your home computer for listening or
reading. Audiobooks and eBooks might also be able to be transferred to
portable devices such as a Kindle®,
iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android™, BlackBerry® or Windows®
Look here for a list of compatible
devices. You don't return the items, the book files become unplayable
after the loan period expires and the files can then be deleted.
If the book you want is being used by another patron, you can log in
and place a hold and be notified when it's your turn to borrow the book.
For more information visit our Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks
(A library card not in good standing might be caused by excessive
fines. an expired card, an overdue address check, or some of of older cards have short bar code numbers - 12 digits
- and must be replaced. Please contact the library if you have difficulty.)
THE ZINIO MAGAZINE SERVICE
IS NOW AVAILABLE
Zinio provides full digital copies of 150 of your
favorite magazines, viewable on your home computer or mobile device. Create a collection of magazines to be
delivered to your account every month.
New users - Go to the login page and click the "Create Account" button. You will be prompted to enter your library
bar code number and register. A confirmation email will be sent to your email account.
Existing user's - Go directly to the login page and login or go to you Zinio Reader.
step-by-step User's Guide to Zinio
including instructions for downloading the basic Zinio Reader.
If you want to download
magazines for reading later offline, you need to install Zinio Reader 4. Instructions to install Zinio Reader 4 are
ROCKET LANGUAGES ARE
Login to Rocket Languages with your
resident library card for online language instruction. Learn to speak, read and write French, Spanish, German,
Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and even American Sign Language among others.
Point your smartphone at our catalog at http://catalog.wpl.lib.in.us/mobile and you can
access our full catalog through a
simplified version of our new MobilePAC. The application allows you to
access your personal library account and even place holds on items you might want to borrow.
E-READERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Explore the latest in new technology. The library has just acquired a
small collection of e-readers (Nooks) preloaded with collections of e-books that are available for borrowing. The
readers have different genre collections such as best sellers, mysteries, romances, westerns, and horror and the
fantasy. The readers circulate to adults for a loan period of 2 weeks and new titles are going to be added to the
readers each month. Inquire at the circulation desk at the Thomas Library for more details.
COMPUTER CLASSES AND CLINICS
We offer a variety of new basic computer classes. Visit our Bits and Bytes site for our course descriptions, course schedule, and resources such as course
slide shows. You can use this site to register for a course at least 14 days before a course is
We also have a "drop in" Tech Help Desk with our experts standing by
to field your computer and technology questions. Please view the Library Calendar for dates and