Best LPLD Tech, 2014

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‘Tis the season for “Best of 2014″ lists! In the realm of technology alone, you can read up on the 10 Biggest Tech Innovations according to PC World, the Year’s Best Gadgets from Slate, and even the Top Gadget Gifts for Pets at USA Today. TechCrunch has covered year-end lists from the top two content […]

Consumer Reports to the Rescue

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Looking for last-minute gift ideas? The Consumer Reports website has a page dedicated to all things holiday, and they’re updating it continually this month. The Gadget Gift Finder shopping tool helps you choose technology gifts according to interest (photography, music, travel, etc.) and price range. The Ultimate Gift Guide interactive video offers a glimpse into […]

Taking the eBook Plunge

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If you’re on the fence about eBooks, it can help to hear from those who’ve already taken the plunge. We recently surveyed library staff members about their reading habits—which, as you can imagine, are quite varied—and gathered the following feedback. First of all, eBooks are not an all-or-nothing proposition. No one on our staff reads […]

All the News, Fit for Many Formats

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Four times a year, every household in Lincolnwood receives a copy of the library’s newsletter. This brightly-colored mini-magazine is full of news, events, and information you don’t want to miss…but we know how easy it is for mail to slip into the recycling bin before everyone has had a chance to read it! The information […]

Brainfuse HelpNow Update

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Back in October, we told you about the Brainfuse HelpNow app that students can use to get help with their homework. Earlier this month, Brainfuse redesigned the iOS version of the app and added a new feature called Snap-n-Send. (It sounds a little bit like SnapChat, but it’s not the same thing at all!) If […]

Pop Quiz for Drivers

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1. If an Illinois driver is convicted of a DUI charge in another state: a) he or she will not be allowed to drive in that state b) it will be noted on his or her IL driver’s license c) he or she will receive penalties as if it was committed in IL d) the […]

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

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The handsome binding on the matched set of two dozen encyclopedia volumes makes it easy to spot from across the room. You scan the letters inscribed on the spines to find the correct volume, then pull it off the shelf and set it on a table to save your wrists from fatigue. Paging through, you […]

NewspaperDirect Adds Magazines

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Q: What do “Martha Stewart Living,” “Old House Journal,” “Vegetarian Times,” “Digital Camera World,” and “MacLife” have in common? A: They are among the magazines that Lincolnwood residents can now access online using their library cards! The Lincolnwood Public Library offers online access to thousands of newspapers from around the world, in about sixty different […]

Ebooks Go Where You Go

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Next in our series on mobile apps from your library is the app used to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library. In addition to the books you’ll find within our four walls, the Lincolnwood Public Library offers thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks via a service called OverDrive. New titles are always being added—this page lists […]

21st Century Yellow Pages

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By now, you know that the library offers mobile apps to resident cardholders, but we want to make sure you know exactly what each app has to offer! Up next is a treasure trove of commercial and residential information for the business community. Imagine combining all the information in your old-fashioned Yellow Pages and White […]