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Banned Website Awareness Day

Banned Website Awareness Day

Today is Banned Website Awareness Day. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has designated this day as an opportunity to raise awareness of the negative impact of overly restrictive Internet filtering on student learning. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), enacted by Congress in 2000, is often cited as the reason for restrictive filtering in schools, but the AASL argues that much of this filtering goes beyond the CIPA requirements.

For an interesting take on the effects of restrictive filtering, read A Tale of Two Students from American Libraries.

What is your take on the issue? Does restrictive Internet filtering protect students or hamper them? At what age, if any, should Internet filtering be used or discontinued?

October 3, 20120 comments
Libby balloon at Red, White, & Boom 2012

Libby balloon at Red, White, & Boom 2012

Thank you to everyone who had their picture taken with the library’s 25′ Libby balloon! It was a great time! Checkout all of the pictures on our facebook page.

July 6, 20121 comment
Libby the Library Dog at Relay for Life 2012

Libby the Library Dog at Relay for Life 2012

April 23, 20120 comments
April eConnections – Davenport Public Library’s Electronic Newsletter

April eConnections – Davenport Public Library’s Electronic Newsletter

April 4, 20120 comments
How to checkout and download an e-book!

How to checkout and download an e-book!

Did you receive an e-reader, tablet, or computer this holiday season or decide to buy one for yourself?  Are you considering purchasing one in 2012?  Then look no further to hear about one of the fastest-growing trends in America, e-books, and how to download them for free!

How to download an e-book! from Davenport Public Library on Vimeo.

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is an e-book (electronic book)? According to the Wall Street Journal, “an electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text- and image-based publication in digital form produced on, published by, and readable on computers or other digital devices.” If you are thinking about buying an e-reader or tablet, make sure to do your research! There are many different types and brands on the market, and some can do much more than display e-books. So before you spend the money, know what you want. The Davenport library has resources to help!

Once you have your e-book reading device, decide where to go to download books. Like the variety of reading devices, e-books can be downloaded from a multitude of outlets. The popularity of e-readers and other portable electronic reading devices has caused the popularity of e-books to soar, making them readily available almost anywhere online. According to a news story done by WKRG-TV news reporter Lauren Styler, “as we reported earlier in June, Amazon.com is now selling more e-books than paper books.” She also reported at a later date, “researcher Mark Mahaney predicts that eBooks will surpass printed book sales altogether within three years.” This popularity has also caused the price of e-books to increase. Some e-books now cost almost as much as the same printed copy, making e-books an expensive commodity if you’re not careful.

However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to download e-books. As a matter of fact, you don’t have to spend any money at all. Just like you can check out books at your local library for free, you can also check-out e-books online from your library for free. Libraries across the country, including local Quad-City libraries, offer downloadable e-books for checkout. How do you check out an e-book online? First, know what type of device you have. Second, download and install the free software, which can be accessed through our website at www.davenportlibrary.com, click on downloadable e-books, WILBOR, and then the quick start guide. It will walk you through the step-by-step process which is as easy as 1-2-3! You can also scan the QR code in our ad or from our website, where our reference librarian will walk you through the process.

For more information, please contact the Davenport Public Library’s reference department at 563-326-7832.

Happy reading!

December 31, 20110 comments