Saturday, December 31, 2005

Audiobook article

Yesterday's Boston Globe published an article on audiobooks in libraries. It talks about Overdrive, the audiobooks C/W MARS is now offering to patrons and about the reasons the audiobooks are not compatible with Macintosh/iPod products. If you're interested, it is a good read.

To find out more about the audiobooks C/W MARS has, check out this link: .

Happy New Year from the staff of the Greenfield Public Library!

We'll see you next year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Holiday hours

From December 19th through December 31, the library will be open the following times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: we will be open normal hours.

Friday, December 23 and December 30: the library will close at noon.

Saturday, December 24 and December 31: the library will be closed.

We will be closed as usual Sunday and Monday.

The library will resume normal weekly hours at 9:30 on Tuesday, January 3, 2006.

The staff of the library wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We'll see you next year!
(Don't forget to bring your library card when you visit us. Starting in January you must have it in order to check out items or pick up requests.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Your Library Card - Don't Leave Home Without It!

As a reminder, starting January 2, 2006 you will need to bring your library card every time you want to borrow materials, place a request, pick up an item, or use one of the library's computers.

Using your library card:
  • Prevents mistaken identity
  • Protects your privacy
  • Permits us to serve you faster
  • Prevents fraud.

Suggested ways to remember your card include:

  • Punch a hole in it and put on your keychain.
  • Keep it with your driver's license or in your car.
  • Get a separate card for every member of your family.
  • Attach it to a keychain to your backpack.
  • Buy a library book bag from the Friends and keep the card in it.

Your library card -- Don't Leave Home Without It!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Charitable Holiday Giving

Were you listening to NPR on Saturday morning? Scott Simon interviewed Daniel Borokoff of the American of Philanthrophy about charitable giving, explaining how you can find out which charities are the most generous with the funds they receive and which ones keep a high percentage of the money donated to cover administrative costs. If you want to hear the story, here is the link:

Our Online Resources page has two sites listed where you can investigate the charities you want to give money to: Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.

Give generously but wisely this holdiay season.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

New Resources

We've been adding websites to our Online Resources, TeenScene, and Kids' Corner pages. There are new sites on reading and books, art, history, homework help, and one really great online dictionary. Here are some quick links:
FoodPundit (local restaurant reviews)
The Berger Foundation of Art
The US Historical Documents Archive
The Internet Picture Dictionary
Eyewitness to History
Fact Monster
National Geographic Kids Page

Let us know what you think.