New library services
Sussex County Library has just introduced several services that are available on its Web site (www.sussexcountylibrary.org) or at any one of its six libraries. All that is needed to access them is a library card. Any Sussex County resident or anyone who works in Sussex County is eligible for a free library card, which can be used at the libraries or online.
FreegalT Music Services, three free downloads a week. Through a new agreement with FreegalT all library patrons can now access a legal, online collection with access to over three million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists.
Good Reads, Good News. The library's new, online newsletter features local and national library news, details new library services, provides staff picks, a database of the month, special interest columns for kids and teens and more. Subscriptions available online at the library site: www.sussexcountylibrary.org
Rocket languages. This online language program allows patrons to learn over 20 foreign languages, as well as American Sign Language and English for Spanish Speakers. Each language is taught through interactive audio and cultural lessons that build vocabulary and recognition of common words, teaching the language in a natural, spoken format.
Book News allows patrons to keep up-to-date with new releases based on their interests. Whether it's tracking a specific genre (mysteries, romances, science fiction, etc.) or format (audio books and large print), patrons can sign up for individual monthly newsletters that detail the latest releases and suggest new authors to read.
Online book clubs: From thrillers to business books to the latest teen reads, there is an online book club to match any interest. Patrons who subscribe receive part of a chapter each day from something in their chosen genre. If they like it, they can request the book from the library and join an online forum to discuss the book with other readers.
Flip video cameras now available for check out. The Flip Video digital camera is easy to use. Check one out for vacation, any special event or just for the fun of it and then transfer the video to a computer or upload it to YouTube before returning the camera to the library. The lending period is one week and may be renewed if no one is on the waiting list. This is available for patrons of all ages.
New online resources, available Aug. 1:
It's My State Series: available on the library's Web site. Download complete sections and keep them as a permanent resource — an outstanding reference resource for students.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: This premier reference set can be read online, e-mailed or downloaded to a personal computer from the library's Web site and it does not have to be returned. The encyclopedia includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and has in-depth explanation of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and procedures.
For information, visit www.sussexcountylibrary.org.
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