I love audiobooks. It started about 7 or 8 years ago when I transferred to a new job at the library I was working at then. Before, I didn’t need to know anything about audiobooks, and they had never appealed to me personally, so I’d never listened to one. But in this new position, I […]

As everyone’s garden is starting to bear fruit (and vegetables), the question becomes what to do with all of it. There are only so many green beans and tomatoes you can give your friends if you want them to remain your friends. (Actually, you can give me an infinite number of tomatoes and I will […]

We’ve added a new section here at the library for Adult Graphic Novels. For years, there has been a GN designation for Juvenile and Young Adult graphic novels, but the adult graphic novels were just interfiled with the fiction by the author’s name, either general fiction, fantasy, or science fiction. Well, now they have their […]

One of the services the library has long provided is Databases, a fancy name for electronic resources that are better than just finding something on Google. We have databases with information on businesses, articles to use for that paper you’re writing and other homework help, plus a database to help fix your car and another […]

People love magazines, and we here at the library love getting people the things they want to read. However, finding a good digital magazine service has been harder than folks might think. There was Zinio and then the Ohio Digital Library partnered with Barnes and Noble to offer magazines, but those services didn’t work as […]

I’ll admit, I’ve been looking forward to this week more than any other the whole summer. Is it because I get a day off work in the middle of the week? Nope. Is it because I love fireworks? Not especially, even though I do like them. Is it because the Medieval Fair is Saturday? YES! […]

Starting with Word 2007, Microsoft changed the default line spacing on basic documents. Even though we’ve been living with this for a decade now, it can still be frustrating, especially if you’ve never had a reason to change it and suddenly find that you need to, or if you now have the chance to change […]

Since I started blogging for NCPL, I’ve tried to post a little something every Tuesday. I missed last week, because I was home with a pretty miserable summer cold that still insists on lingering. I spent a fair amount of time while I’ve been sick online looking up symptoms and drug interactions and that sort […]

This past Saturday, Summer Reading got off to an exciting start, with around 1,600 people stopping by the library to see animals from the Akron Zoo, eat ice cream from Milk and Honey, and sign up for our Summer Reading programs. I was busy taking care of adult sign ups and getting a sunburn, but […]

Those of you with iPhones have been asking since last fall when the library’s app would start working again for iOS, and the answer is NOW! It’s been a long, frustrating road for those of us with iPhones, but we can once again search the library’s catalog, place holds, check the events calendar, and do […]