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]
The Metro Library Network offers a number of ebooks for free download from our websites. Now Overdrive, the company who distributes our ebooks, has created a cheat sheet to make understanding which devices work with our ebooks.
This parody of the iPad commercials most of us have seen is an interesting way to present libraries and their value to people. What do you think about the video?
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is changing the way we serve you and that means making some physical changes to our space. Some of these changes include: We’re bringing in new self-check system to make checking out easy and convenient! We are installing an automatic check-in system that will help us get items back to… View more
When the City Council elected to build the new Cedar Rapids Public Library on the “TrueNorth” block (on the corner of 5th Avenue and 5th Street), they chose a location with a varied past. The more we learn about the block and the history that surrounds it, the easier it will be to design a building that represents the community.
I read a very compelling and moving article by a woman named Katherine Jumbe. Katherine is 27 years old and lives at home with her parents in an effort to assist her mother who is in the early stages of dementia. Her article asks the question: can libraries can do more to help the elderly and those who care for them?
If you have visited the library’s web page in the last few days, you will have noticed some changes. On October 1 we launched a new website designed with you–the user–in mind. It is our hope that you will be able to find what you are looking for more easily, as well as discover all… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library introduces Freegal, a service for cardholders that offers access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The service will allow the Cedar Rapids Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.
Did you know that on the Cedar Rapids Library’s website (www.crlibrary.org) you can actually calculate the amount of money you save each month based on what you borrow?