May 16th, 2012
Mango Mobile Library Edition
Learn languages everywhere you go with our free apps for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™. Mango Mobile Library Edition gives you access to all the Mango language courses offered through your library from the palm of your hand.
Click here for more info.
April 2nd, 2012
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Manchester Public Library 1887-2012
Help us celebrate 125 years of service to the community. The Library Trustees announce a capital campaign to renovate the Children’s Room. Join us Tuesday, May 1, 7 PM to learn about the plans and hear the fascinating history of the McKim building by local historian Bill Cross.
Additionally, join us on the Library Lawn Saturday, April 14, 1:30 PM (rain or shine) for a Library Flash Mob photo shoot. Bring your favorite book, CD, movie, etc., to show what your library does for you. Local photographers Bob Juliano and Penny Boling will capture the moment.
February 14th, 2012
Click here to go to Freading.
Manchester Public Library Introduces a new service to download eBooks on your EReaders. Most devices are compatible (except for oldest edition of Kindle). Using your Manchester Library Card number and PIN, you can log onto the site and borrow books for a 2 week period and renew for 2 weeks.
Freading uses a token system to manage borrowing. Tokens are a virtual currency that you use to exchange for downloads. Your library gives you a weekly allotment of 5 tokens which appears in the upper right hand corner of the home page after you login. When you choose a book, the amount of tokens labeled on the book is deducted from your account.
There are three different token costs of a book, downloads cost 4, 2 or 1 token depending on the value assigned by the publisher. In most cases newly published books are 4 tokens, then after a time period they drop to 2, and then after another time period they drop to 1. So in general, the token value is based on how new a book is. In some cases though, a publisher may have chosen a different criteria such as popularity.
Unused tokens roll over each week for a four week period, a week being defined as a Monday to Sunday period of seven days, beginning at 12:01AM Monday, New York time, and going to midnight on Sunday. At the end of the fourth week from the time you first logged in, unused tokens are cleaned out of your account, except for your original weekly allotment. The rolling over process then starts all over again, as a new four week cycle has begun.
February 12th, 2012
from Recorded Books. These audiobooks play on your mobile device, whether Windows or Mac. No wait lists. Try it today. Tutorials available; go to Online Library then OneClick.
January 16th, 2012
Manchester residents have access to Safari Books Online Library that contains a subset of 4,001 titles from Safari Books Online’s overall content.
Go to the Online Library page to log in using your library barcode number and PIN. (If you have not done so already, MVLC is requiring a 7 digit PIN which you will need to update first.)
Newly Added Books
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System
Barbara Klein; Diane Goff; John Butterweck; Kenny Blackman; Margaret Wilson; Moira McFadden Lanyi; Rick Long; Sandy Sherrill; Steve Nathan
December 12th, 2011
As part of our reporting process for the MassLNC grant MVLC needs to collect some survey data about how our patrons use the Evergreen library catalog and what they think about it.
Follow this link for the survey:
The survey will be available into the first week of January.
November 22nd, 2011
New downloadable audiobook service from Recorded Books, iPod compatible, all titles are available all the time, no waiting, no digital rights management. After a quick, one-time sign up and download of the OneClick Media Manager, you are ready to start listening. Manchester residents only.
October 10th, 2011
The Trustees are currently conducting a fund raiser for the young adult program, which has been financed by grants and gifts since its inception 5 years ago. Those funds run out in Oct 2011. Please consider a donation to support this important segment of the population. The Friends of the Library have pledged matching funds up to $5,000. The goal is $11,000 for a one year program. The Trustees continue to work towards getting this program on the town budget. Contact Alison Anholt-White for more information.
September 29th, 2011
John Clarke is our new Intern at the library. He is a senior at Endicott College and will graduate with a bachelors degree in English and Creative Writing. John is a part of the Endicott Scholars Program and currently maintains a 3.9 GPA. Upon graduation John aspires to be an Airborne Ranger in The United States Army. Please welcome John to Manchester.
September 23rd, 2011
OverDrive is quickly updating all U.S. public and school library websites to support Kindle compatibility. We will complete this update to all our U.S. library partner sites within the next week (from September 19, 2011). Kindle compatibility will be automatically added to your library’s Virtual Branch website; no action is required by your library. Your library may already have Kindle Books available for lending. If your library’s OverDrive-powered website has a Kindle icon on the home page that says ‘Coming Soon’, this will change to ‘Now Available’ once the change has been made. Continue to check the status of this icon to know once it is ready. Once changed, updated sections of your website including the My Help wizard, Help pages, and FAQs with new information about Kindle compatibility will be made available as a resource to you.
from the OverDrive Support Services