Happy National Read Across America Day! Read Across America is a program put together by the National Education Association that encourages children and teens to read by partnering with various community organizations, doing events across the country, and by providing reading resources. One of their more publicized events throughout the year is National Read Across America Day, which is March 2nd AND is also Dr. Seuss’ birthday. As a tribute to Dr. Seuss this year, the National Education Association has chosen Oh, The Places You’ll Go as the book to be read across the country.
If you’re looking for ways to set up your own Read Across America event, the NEA has you covered! Check out their Plan a Reading Event page to find materials, certificates, banners, and more! Still need more event ideas or are you curious if there are already any Read Across America Day events planned in your local community? Visit their events page to check out the events happening across the country(and the world!) and also take the Read Across America pledge.
Come to the library and check out what other wonderful Dr. Seuss materials are available! If Dr. Seuss isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry! Our librarians can help you find other materials to help you enjoy Read Across America Day!
Two dozen new titles have been added to our Zinio magazine offerings. That brings this year’s total to over 90 great periodicals that you can download with your Davenport Public Library account.
Unfamiliar with Zinio? Now is a great time to take a look at downloading full issues of great titles. Interested? Then be certain to create a new account and check out a magazine during your visit.
Heads up, even after creating an account, during your first checkout you’ll be asked to create an account for your downloads. Tip: Use the same username and passwords for both logins.
These issues are always available; no need for reserves. Once checked out, they stay on your account indefinitely, meaning you can go on a wild checkout spree, then read them at your convenience. Once finished, simply remove the issues from your account.
You’ll find both current and past issues are available. That is, back issue availability is based upon when our subscription began. You’ll even find older issues for magazines to which we no longer subscribe still available to you.
100 Ideas Real Rooms, Allrecipes, American Cowboy, American PHOTO, AppleMagazine, Autoweek, Backpacker, Backyard & Garden Design Ideas, Better Homes and Gardens, Bicycling, BirdWatching, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appetit, Car and Driver, Chicago Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Cottage Life, Country Gardens, Country Living, Discover, Do It Yourself, Dogs Life, Dwell – Best Homes in America, EatingWell, Elle, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Family Circle, Family Handyman, FamilyFun, Food Network Magazine, Forbes, Good Housekeeping , Harper’s Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Interweave Knits, iPad & iPhone User, iPhone Life, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Knit Wear, Macworld, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Maxim, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, mental_floss, Midwest Living, MOTHER EARTH NEWS, Motor Trend, National Geographic Interactive, National Geographic Traveler Interactive, Newsweek, O, The Oprah Magazine, OK! Magazine, Organic Gardening, OUT, PC Magazine, PCWorld, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Prevention, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Running Times, Shape, Smithsonian Magazine, Soap Opera Digest, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Star Magazine, Storage, Taste of Home, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Writer, Town & Country, Traditional Home, True West, TV Guide Magazine, Us Weekly, Weight Watchers, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, WOOD Magazine, Woodcraft Magazine, Yoga Journal
The IRS informed us on January 9th, 2015:
“As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress. Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options. We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.”
The only forms we will receive will be the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. We will NOT receive instruction booklets.
The IRS has suggested the following alternate methods
• IRS.gov/Forms – to view and download
• IRS.gov/orderforms – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
• 1-800-829-3676 – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
This probably won’t surprise you, but most librarians are voracious readers. We read books in the areas that we select, we read books that we think our patrons might be interested in, we read about books and publishing trends and we even read books for our own pleasure (if only we were allowed to read books at work…..!) Because we’re so immersed in books, we can often be a great resource for finding your next great read. But when your favorite librarian isn’t available, LibraryReads, a monthly list of librarian recommendations is the next best thing.
With contributions from librarians across the country, LibraryReads presents a curated list of ten about-to-be-published books that are worth reading. They cover all genres and various interests including literary fiction, romance, non-fiction, young adult, and mysteries and authors famous and unknown. This list bypasses the publisher hype and finds real gems, read and enjoyed by readers just like you – people who love to read. Be sure to check it out each month for more great titles!
Here at the Davenport Public Library, we are celebrating our freedom to read during Banned Books Week by reading frequently challenged and banned books. From September 22nd until the 28th, we encourage you to stop by one of the DPL locations and pick up one of the books that have been banned or challenged at libraries across the country. We will have many of the books on display, and as always, stop by the reference desk and we’ll help you find the book you need. You might be surprised to find one of your favorites on the list.
The 10 most frequently challenged books of 2012:
Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Scary Stories Series by Alvin Schwartz, The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, Beloved by Toni Morrison
Did you travel somewhere exciting this summer? Did you take photographs that you want to share, but your family has watched your slideshow enough? Then maybe you should submit your photos to the German American Heritage Center’s Travel Photography Contest! You have until September 22nd to submit your potentially winning photograph, and selected photographs will be on exhibit from October 6th until January 5th.
In the meantime, you should check out some of the library’s photography resources for inspiration or instruction.
The shutterfly guide to great digital photos by Jeffery Housenbold
The complete guide to night & lowlight digital photography by Michael Freeman
Platinum anniversary collection : 70 years of extraordinary photography
Capture the light : a guide for beginning digital photographers by Steve Meltzer
Lonely Planet’s Guide to travel photography by Richard l’Anson
Digital photography through the year by Tom Ang
Ultimate field guide to travel photography by Scott Stuckey
Ansel Adams in the national parks : photographs from America’s wild places by Ansel Adams
The Figge Museum currently (May 4-September 8) has selections from the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado Boulder on display as a part of American Pop! exhibit. Make sure you mark your calendars for Thursday, August 1 to hear Donald Warhola, Andy Warhol’s nephew, speak about the exhibit for free. Before you visit, take some time to examine and better understand Pop Art with these great library resources.
Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
Pop Art Icons. Warhol, Oldenburg, Lichtenstein.
Pop Art: A Continuing History by Marco Livingstone
Warhol by José María Faerna
What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz
Modern Art Desserts by Caitlin Freeman
Roy Lichtenstein by Diane Waldman
WILBOR has a new look and now it is even easier to enjoy your favorite eBooks and eAudiobooks! A few of the highlights:
-An icon in the corner of a book cover will tell you whether the title is an eBook or an eAudiobook. If the icon is black, the title is available. If it is gray, the title has a wait list.
-Click on “Borrow” to choose your title.
-After you have logged into your account and accessed your “Bookshelf” you will be given the option to download your selection or return your title (once you download your selected format, you may only be able to return the title via the software). Clicking the “Download” button once will allow you to select your desired format.
–Overdrive Read is available for select titles, which allows you to open your eBook selection immediately and read from a browser on your computer or mobile device.
Questions? Contact the Reference Department!
It is finally here – our library’s eBooks are now available for Kindle users through WILBOR! It’s really easy to use- just log onto Wilbor with your Davenport Public Library card and start searching for eBooks. Simply choose the Kindle version of the book you would like and after you complete the checkout process you will be transferred straight to Amazon. Log in to your Amazon account, choose where you would like the book delivered and the next time you connect to a wi-fi network – voilà – your eBook will be waiting for you.
For additional information, visit the WILBOR site for tips, tutorials and frequently asked questions or please contact the Reference Department at the Davenport Public Library.
With the new EBSCO mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and for Blackberry, you can access the Davenport Public Library’s EBSCO electronic resources straight from your smart phone 24 hours a day!
Begin by visiting any EBSCO database through the Davenport Public Library’s website and follow the link at the bottom of the screen to get started. Then, after downloading the free app from the app store, you are all ready!
Listed below are a few of the cool things you will be able to do with the app:
*Choose which databases to search
*Email results to yourself of others
*Retrieve the full text of articles
EBSCO just announced that an Android app is coming soon – stay tuned!