FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than books

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By Kathy Harrington

There’s an app for that!

Last week I talked about how easy it was to borrow e-books and now there’s the Libby app. The Ferris Public Library is able to offer you literally thousands of audiobooks and e-books to choose from, you will be amazed, you might want to try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with read-along audio.

The new Libby app makes it even easier and is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Windows 10. You can install the app from your device’s app store (Google Play, Apple App Store, and Windows Store) then open the app to find the Ferris Public Library.

When prompted, sign in with your library card. You can borrow them instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Borrowed items appear on your “Shelf” and download to the app automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline. Tap “Open book” or “Open audiobook” to start reading or listening to a title. If you prefer reading on your Kindle, tap the cover image, then tap “Send to Device” to send a book to your Kindle.

The Libby app features include: all your loans and holds are consolidated on a single shelf; track your reading history in the Activity tab; bookmarks and notes are kept in sync across your devices; sample any book with a tap – nothing to download or delete.

After-school Game Time is every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5:30 for children ages 7 – 17. This program is held in the Aubrey Trussell Memorial Meeting Room using the large screens with Wii and PS4 games.

Story Time is held each Wednesday at 11:00. Bring your child to be treated to a story and enjoy a craft or activity. Refreshments are served and each child gets to choose a toy from the Treasure Chest. A library membership is not required and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

New Books: “Y is for Yesterday” Sue Grafton, “The Fallen” by Ace Atkins, “The Nearness of You” by Dorothy Garlock, “Two Nights” by Kathy Reichs, “Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild and Wonderful Life” (Bio) by Jenna Bush Hager, and “The Texas Divorce Handbook: Your Step-by-Step Guide” (Dewey 306) by Bryan Fagan.

Special Holiday: Hold on to you tiara, November 18th is National Princess Day! This holiday was created by The Swan Princess® to recognize the Princess in each girl, of every age, who deserves to be treated as royalty! The film features Princess Odette and the beautiful swan from Tchaikovsky’s famed ballet, Swan Lake, which premiered in March of 1877. Be sure to celebrate the Princess in your life and put a big smile on her face!

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