Express Checkout

The library's new Express Checkout machines, coming soon to all library branches, will offer a quick and easy option for checking out materials. Customers will still be able to have their materials checked out by library staff, but those looking for a self-service option will enjoy Express Checkouts. Staff will be on hand to demonstrate…
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STEM in the Library

If you're the caregiver for a school-age child, then STEM is probably already a household word. An acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM is a focused initiative in the nation's schools and ties in closely with the library's educational mission. Its origins lie with Congress’ America Competes Act, aptly named because when it comes to…
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Must-Have iPhone Apps

By Chuck Gray As promised in my list of must-have Android apps, here is a list of must-have iPhone apps!  The Apple App Store has a larger selection of quality apps than the Google Play store does, though that gap is quickly shrinking. Unfortunately, it has fewer free apps, so you’ll see more price tags attached to…
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Android vs. iPhone

By Chuck Gray (Last updated 7/19/12) Something I get asked a lot as the librarian tech guy is whether a person in the market for a new smartphone or tablet should buy Apple or Android.  This is a far more nuanced question than most people realize, and the answer will depend on a number of…
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OpenCulture.com

Open Culture is one of the best free cultural and educational media sites on the Internet. The website was founded in 2006 by Dan Coleman, who is the Director and Associate Dean of Stanford University’s Continuing Education Program. Though Open Culture is not affiliated with Stanford, it seems to be well suited to providing intelligent, relevant…
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