Thursday, April 03, 2008

Free downloads now available at Pine River Public Library

Dear Readers, et al

As you may know, I often wander about on the front desk of the Pine River Public Library, sometimes looking for a comfortable spot on which to recline and sometimes just browsing. Recently, during such meanderings, I was reminded of many features at our library of which you may not be aware. Many of you may have looked at, but not seen, “Book Page”. This monthly book review circular is amazingly informative. I read it all the time for ideas for new authors or new books I wish to read. It addresses fiction, nonfiction, adult reading, young adults, and younger people. Your Pine River Library has purchased these to be free to you! Who knew? Something for nothing! Book Page is also available online at

Another piece of information obviously visible on our front desk is a rack of leaflets. Because they are in plain sight, you may not have noticed them. (We all know that the best way to hide something is in plain sight!) One of the new ones is entitled “MyLibrarydv” It is a way to download movies, how- to videos, travel videos, etc. These are free downloads! Again, something for nothing! You’ll need to have your library card handy to access this service. It is available by accessing KRLS stands for Kitchigami Regional Library System; in the off chance you didn’t know that. More information is easily available by picking up one of the flyers from our desk – my nap area.

Not enough cool stuff? This next is available to accessing and clicking on online services, the same place you found MyLibrarydv. “Net Library” is also new. You can download audio books – FREE! Just use your library card. Download them directly onto your MP3 players, if you’d like. (Sorry, IPods don’t work for this.) Or how about this: its spring and time to tune things up. How about “Small Engine Repair Reference Center”! Or “Auto Repair Reference Center” containing the complete automotive repair manuals that were originally published in the” Chilton Total Car Care Series”?

Make your life so much simpler. Use your library card. If you don’t have a home computer, come use one at the library, to see what’s out there for you, my library friends.
Speaking of library friends, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Eradelphian Club for their generous contribution of $1,000 to our roof repair fund. It appears we are well on our way to putting a new lid on our building!

Until next time, I remain,
Browser, the library cat.

Printed in the Pine River Journal April 3, 2008

PS. Be sure to read my new column of book reviews. I will try to cover a wide range of literature for all ages.