The first renderings of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library were approved by the Board of Trustees on January 6 during their regularly scheduled meeting. The two images reflect the design of the Library from the front, facing Greene Square Park; one during the day and one at night.
OverDrive, the service used by the Metro Library Network to deliver ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, has updated it’s ebook devices cheat sheet. This fantastic one-page document gives you an easy explanation of what devices work with their ebooks and what software you need to run them. OverDrive recently became compatible with the iPhone and iPod… View more
I received a call today from a gentleman named Charlie who lives in British Columbia. He is part of an organization working to build a new library and he wanted to know what type of digital content and new media they should be thinking about when they design their new building. I was caught slightly off-guard, to be quite honest, but the question got me thinking. What comes to mind when you think about technology at your library? How would you answer Charlies’ question?
With all of the questions we are getting about ebooks and how to download them to personal devices, we thought it would be helpful to provide some additional links to information by OverDrive, the company we work with. They have wonderful tutorials online to help get you started on using your device with our “virtual branch.”
One of the hottest items this year for gift-giving was some form or e-Reader. The Metro Library Network (MLN) which consists of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion Libraries offer free downloadable eBooks (and Audiobooks) to library card holders through the OverDrive network.
The holidays are a time of sharing, of getting together with family, and usually, of traveling. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has a variety of audio books (both in cd form and downloadable) that can help make a trip more tolerable.
Another way in which the Cedar Rapids Public Library (CRPL) will be using technology to make the library more efficient and to help get materials back on the shelf a little faster is the installation of an automated sorting system. Th
Libraries measure a number of different statistics throughout the year to determine the success of their work, not the least of which is the circulation. Circulation is essentially the count of items (books, cds, dvds, etc) that are checked out of the library. A library with high circulation numbers is a library that is well… View more
This years projected number one gift for the holidays is the ebook reader, whether that means the Sony eReader, the Barnes and Noble Nook (or Nook Color), or the Amazon Kindle. Studies estimate that sales of ebook readers will increase nearly 80 percent this year over last. That means more and more of people are… View more
Self check is easy and convenient at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. To show you just how simple it is, check out our quick 30-second video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjc3Z6Xj1NA&hl=en&fs=1]