Remember phone booths? You know those rectangle boxes that superman would use to change into his superman clothes? The thing you would put a quarter in (or a dime if you’re really old) to make a phone call? Well now that everyone including 10 year olds have cell phones, we no longer need phone booths. [Read more…]
The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is really flying on the technology train these days. Last week, they started offering over 50,000 ebooks. This week, HSPLS began offering Microsoft IT training programs to library patrons. Hawaii will be the first state to participate in the Digital Literacy and Microsoft IT Academy programs in the country. All library members will have access to over 350 Microsoft courses for free. [Read more…]
We sincerely thank all veterans on this 11/11/11 at 11:11 in honor of the origin of Veterans Day.
Thank you veterans! Without you we would not have our freedom.
We’ve all heard about libraries offering all sorts of media besides books for a long time. You can rent movies, music, audio books, and lately, ebooks. Well you can add e-pwnage to that list. [Read more…]
Yesterday, voters in Pittsburgh passed a referendum to increase their property taxes to fund the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. It passed easily with 72% of votes in favor of the referendum. Residents voted to increase their property taxes by $25 for every $100,000 in assessed value to directly fund the library system. The new tax will result in around $3.25 million for the library. [Read more…]