Library Book Group
Join us for coffee and discussion on the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for more information about this month's selection.
Download Free E-Magazine with Zinio
OLD COLONY LIBRARY NETWORK TO PROVIDE ON-LINE MAGAZINE SERVICE
The Members of the Old Colony Library Network, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, the world’s largest independent producer of audiobooks, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, a new edition of the popular digital newsstand Zinio that has been designed specifically for library patrons.
Zinio for Libraries provides a quick and easy way for patrons to read digital copies of their favorite magazines through a digital platform that recreates magazines page-for-page, including full-color pictures. Simply by using their library card, patrons will be able to read, interact with, and explore the largest selection of magazines anywhere.
Zinio’s wide range of magazines includes areas such as sports, entertainment, travel, business, and more. And with iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire, and Android® compatibility, Zinio makes it easy to view stunning digital magazines on the go, or on your PC or Mac. Zinio takes the reading experience even further with intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive rich media elements such as audio, video, and live links.
“OCLN is proud to add Zinio to our expanding list of on-line resources. With Zinio for Libraries we can offer online access to 145 popular magazines, including “Consumer Reports,” and “Newsweek,”’ said OCLN Executive Director, David Slater. Each magazine comes complete with full text articles and images. Perhaps best of all, there are no wait periods or “holds.” Each current issue is immediately available to any library patron with a valid OCLN library card.
Details on Zinio for Libraries may be found at https://www.rbdigital.com/oclnny/zinio/ or at the nearest OCLN Member Library.
New Databases Available July 2012
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System have updated the electronic resources found through your local libraries’ website.
In addition to the databases you’ve come to rely on, a number of reference sources and ebooks are available for free using your library card. Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and directories covering the sciences, literature, the arts, history, law, and religion. Students and adults may access popular resources such as VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever e2012, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Back issues of the New York Times and the Boston Globe are also available.
In addition, the Paul Pratt Memorial Library continues to offer free access to ConsumerReports Online, HeritageQuest Online, and Ancestry.com for Cohasset library cardholders.
Explore these free resources by visiting the Paul Pratt Memorial Library website at www.cohassetlibrary.org and click on Research.
Express Line Check Out
Using the library's new self-checkout computer is fast and easy, and staff is available to assist anyone who might like a quick tutorial. Our new self-checkout station also includes a fees payment option that accepts both cash and credit. We encourage you to try it!
EBooks are here!
OCLN and Cohasset library are providing free EBooks that can be downloaded from OverDrive. Titles from the New York Times Fiction and Nonfiction Bestsellers lists, as well as titles that were selected for Oprah's Book Club and titles selected from the Most Popular Downloads list will be available. When possible, titles will be purchased in both EPUB and PDF format. SONY EReaders, the Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple's iPad, and the Amazon Kindle ereaders are compatible with OverDrive downloads. Click here for the e-book catalog. CLICK HERE FOR HELP
ReadyReads Book Sets for Book Groups
ReadyReads are sets of 10 paperback copies of popular reading group books available for local book groups. Each set comes with reading discussion guides and can be borrowed for 28 days. Books are checked out to individual book group members. Group leaders may reserve a set by contacting the Reference Librarian, Gayle Walsh, at 383-1348 or online by clicking here.
The South Shore Art Center presents an art exhibit by Lisa Marder at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library March 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10-8, Wednesday, Friday, 10–5, Saturday 9–5 and Sundays 2-5pm.