30.06.2016

Children and families have another reason to read this summer.
A new online resource on the website for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library provides more than 600 free children’s e-books from any device with Internet access.
The fiction and nonfiction books from the Fable Learning site can be accessed by visiting www.cdalibrary.org and clicking the EXPLORE link. On non-library computers patrons need to log in with their library card number.
Fable Learning allows users to search for a title by name, author, or subject and to select titles based on grade level or Accelerated Reading searches.
Or users can simply browse all titles and covers  to see what captures their imaginations. The interactive books allows children to read the books as they would normally or to have the books read to them as words are highlighted on the page.
Remember, e-books still qualify as time for Reading Logs for Summer Reading at the library, even if the title is read to the child. Reading logs are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level and at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road.
Fable Learning is one of several services for younger readers available online through the library’s EXPLORE link.
Others include:
► Tumble Books: Books younger readers can listen to.
► Novel List K-8 Plus: Books recommendations based on the readers’ interests.
► World Book Kids: Reference materials.
► Book Adventure:  A Sylvan Learning-maintained site with a free reading motivation program for ages K-8.
► Storyline Online: Streaming video from the Screen Actors Guild featuring actors reading children’s books.
► OverDrive: The library’s main e-book source also offers children’s titles that can be downloaded to computers, tablets, and e-readers for up to two weeks. Most books can also be read online where Internet access is available.
For user names and passwords associated with online resources call 208-769-2315 or visit the library at 702 E. Front Ave. Some services are provided courtesy of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
 
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

26.05.2015

Need to print an airline boarding pass but your printer at home is out of toner? Are you at the library and have a document on your smart phone, laptop, or tablet that you would like to print?
No problem.
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library has recently added a new capability – wireless and remote printing services.
“This is something patrons and visitors have been asking for since we opened the new building,” commented Christopher Brannon, Information Technology Coordinator for the library. “We are very pleased to finally provide that service.”
The new capability has been funded by The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
The service works in three ways:
► From an Internet-equipped device in the library or any remote location access the library website – cdalibrary.org – and click the SERVICES link and the link for Printing or go directly to http://www.printeron.net/cdpl/frontave. The user will then be asked to provide an e-mail address and to select the document to be printed.
► Documents can be e-mailed from any location to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for black and white or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for color printing by adding the documents as attachments.
► From iOS or Android devices upload the PrinterOn app. Once installed, tap the QR button to scan the QR codes on the special bookmarks at the library to add its printers to your device then print as you normally would.
Printing can be picked up at the library during open hours the day it is sent. Black and white copies are 10 cents per page and color copies are 20 cents a page. The print-release station is located at the Research and Information Desk. Print jobs that are not picked up are automatically deleted from the system. Printing is limited to letter-size pages printed on one side and $10 of printing per project.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

 

 

 

01.04.2014

In just the past decade changing technology has influenced the services that are expected from libraries. The Coeur d’Alene Public Library wants to know how well we have responded and where improvement is needed.
During April library users are being asked how they use the technology at the library by responding to an online survey made available by the Information School at the University of Washington.
To participate go to the library website: www.cdalibrary.org and the survey link will appear automatically.
The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential and the survey does not collect any personally identifiable information.
 The Impact Survey is the result of a successful research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, the University of Washington Information School conducted “Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries,” the first large-scale investigation of the ways U.S. library patrons use computers and the Internet at public libraries, why they use it, and how it impacts their lives.

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