Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New eBook And eAudiobook Newsletter!

If you are one of the many patrons who are now enjoying the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks and would like to keep up with new titles being added to these collections, then our new eMedia Newsletter may be just the thing for you! This electronic newsletter will feature new electronic media that may be downloaded to mobile and e-reader devices like the Kindle, Nook, MP3 players, iPods, iPads, and smart phones, and will be delivered straight to the inbox of your choosing. Visit the sign-up page and enter your email address to subscribe.

If you'd like more information about how to get started with our downloadable materials, (especially if you're thinking of getting or giving an eReader this holiday season!) visit our Overdrive Downloadable collection and check out the Getting Started pages, the video guided tour, or the My Help section. And as always you can contact your local branch to speak with a librarian for more information about these resources. Happy downloading!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

All branches of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. The library system will remain closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Saturday, November 26, 2011.

Please check our events calendar for holiday activities that may be taking place at your local branch during the week!

We hope everyone has a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spotlight on NoveList!

Have you ever had trouble figuring out what the next title in your favorite series is? Or been searching for a book just like the last one you read? Or maybe you've been searching for authors like the one that finally got your child to sit down and read happily for hours? Well, one of the best resources to answer all these questions (besides your local librarian, of course!) is a database called NoveList. All Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System card holders have free access to this database through the library's website, twenty-four hours a day. NoveList makes it easy to find series, title or author recommendations based on books you've previously read, or genres you particularly enjoy. Here's how you get started:

1. Go to the library's homepage at www.afpls.org.
2. Under Books, Research and Databases, click on A-Z Databases.
3. Scroll down the list and click on NoveList. Note, if you are outside of the
library you will be asked for your library card number!
4. In the search box type in your description of a book you'd like to read, or
search for specific authors, titles, and series.
5. Each result from your search will also give you 9 author read-alikes and 9 title
6. Print or save your lists and use them to search the library catalog for your next great read!