Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Features Make the eMedia Catalog more user friendly!

We changed two features in the eMedia Catalog - Wish List and the app now remembers your Library card number.
When you are logged into your eMedia account and perform a search, any title in the result set is on your Wish List you will now see a red flag on the cover of the book. In addition we finally got back the remember Library Card number in the OverDrive Media Console app as well on computers. 

We hope this

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Heading off or back to college soon? Here's some tips to make your college life successful!

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised
The Skills You Need to Succeed

A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate--revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes.

Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.

The Healthy College Cookbook
by Rachel Holcomb

Now, this best-selling cookbook has been revised, expanded, and enlivened for a new generation of students. One hundred brand-new recipes have been added to the old favorites, including expanded breakfast options, recipes for the ever-popular George Foreman Grill, new smoothie creations, and pizza toppings for storebought crusts, English muffins, and pita bases. Recipes require only a handful of easy-to-find ingredients. The book is packed with vegetarian options, and every recipe is as nutritious as it is delicious. Most can be prepared in less time than it takes to order pizza.

The Secrets of Top Students
Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College
by Stefanie Weisman

Straight talk and tips from top students to help make academic excellence a lifestyle.
Getting a passing grade is one thing—cramming to memorize facts, knowing what's on the test, finishing a paper just before the deadline—but being a top student is something else entirely. So what makes the difference between a good student and a top student?

Find more books about college life in the eMedia Catalog and don't forget about our Hot Topics on Colleges and Financial Aid.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

#ClubRead Just learning to read? Here are some great easy readers for your summertime reading.

Fireworks at the FBI
Capital Mystery Series, Book 6
by Ron Roy

It's a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

Fireworks at the FBI

In the sixth book of the Capital Mysteries--an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.-- KC gets a front row seat to the Fourth of July festivities at the White House. What better place to be on the fourth than Washington, D.C.? But KC spots fireworks coming from a very peculiar place - the FBI building! Although the president thinks it was an accident, KC and her friend Marshall know better. They are sure those fireworks were covering up a clever crime! Each book highlights one of the famous museums, buildings, or monuments from the Washington area and includes a map and a two-page fun fact spread with photographs. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!

Boomer's Big Day
by Constance McGeorge

Boomer's ready for his morning walk. Here's his leash. There's the door. But try as he might, he can't get anyone to pay attention to him. The humans in the house don't rush out the door after breakfast as they normally do. And, most confusing of all, strangers arrive to pack all the things in Boomer's house into boxes. There's definitely something unusual going on. The simple text and heartwarming pictures charmingly depict Boomer's confusion, anxiety, concern, and ultimate delight on this day familiar to all - moving day.



Summer of the Sea Serpent
Magic Tree House Series, Book 31
by Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie are off on another mythical mission at the request of Merlin the magician. Luckily, they have a young sorcerer, Teddy, to help them. From underwater caves to a Spider Queen, from mystical selkies to a magical sword, this is a Magic Tree House adventure kids won't want to miss!

Find more great titles in the Kids eReading Room.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

#ClubRead Gripping Adventure, Fantasy & Science Fiction Thriller - Summer Reading Suggestions for Teens

The Trap
by John Smelcer

 A gripping wilderness adventure and survival story

    It was getting colder. Johnny pulled the fur-lined hood of his parka over his head and walked towards his own cabin with the sound of snow crunching beneath his boots.
    "He should be back tomorrow," he thought, as a star raced across the sky just below the North Star.
    "He should be back tomorrow for sure."

    Seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel knows that his grandfather Albert is a stubborn old man and won't stop checking his own traplines even though other men his age stopped doing so years ago. But Albert Least-Weasel has been running traplines in the Alaskan wilderness alone for the past sixty years. Nothing has ever gone wrong on the trail he knows so well. When Albert doesn't come back from checking his traps, with the temperature steadily plummeting, Johnny must decide quickly whether to trust his grandfather or his own instincts.
Written in alternating chapters that relate the parallel stories of Johnny and his grandfather, this novel poignantly addresses the hardships of life in the far north, suggesting that the most dangerous traps need not be made of steel.

Divided
Dualed Series, Book 2
by Elsie Chapman

The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .

West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she's worthy of a future. She's ready to move on with her life.

The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she's in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future.

How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman's intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.


Otherbound
by Corinne Duyvis

Nolan doesn't see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he's transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan's life in his small Arizona town is full of history tests, family tension, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara's world is full of magic and danger—she's a mute servant girl who's tasked with protecting a renegade princess. Nolan is only an observer in Amara's world—until he learns to control her. At first, Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious. But to keep the princess—and themselves—alive, they'll have to work together and discover the truth behind their connection. A fascinating premise, clearly and compellingly written and imagined by a startlingly original debut writer.