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Changes at the Library

We recently migrated to a new circulation system named Apollo. As in all technology changes, there have been some snags. The notices you’ve been receiving may not be coming to you like usual so we encourage you to contact us. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible for you. Thanks for your patience as we work through these snags!

AARP Tax Prep at the Library

3 spots left! Call the library at 316-799-2471 to reserve.

 

The AARP Foundation offers free tax preparation help to anyone of any age – especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. Their services will be at the library on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m with a total of 21 appointments. To make an appointment, call 316-799-2471 or stop by the library.  If you schedule an appointment, you MUST come in and pick up a list of required items.

*The AARP Foundation provides free-in person assistance right in your neighborhood. Their volunteers are trained and IRS certified every year. They work hard to make sure you get every tax credit and deduction you’ve earned. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services. AARP membership is not required. The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds.

 

The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 Troubleshooting

If you have trouble navigating the new Windows 10, this website may be a lifesaver for you!
According to the site, this is the most extensive and comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10.  The guides are thorough, proven, easy-to-follow and supported with helpful screenshots that will guide you through every step of the process.

Click the link below!

 

https://www.solvusoft.com/en/windows-10-troubleshooting-guide/

All You Need to Know About Ebooks *Updated*

The Kansas State Library offers digital book e-lending.  There are hundreds of available titles for both children and adults. And all you need is a Kansas Library Card!

KIDS RESOURCES

BookFlix: Animated picture story books matched with a non-fiction book.  Each book pair may also have 2-3 games/puzzles.

ADULT RESOURCES

3M Cloud Library: Contains larger publishers, so you’ll see bestsellers here.  Mostly fiction, with some popular non-fiction.  This works like your normal library, where if all copies of a book are checked out, you place a hold. 

Enki: Includes self-published books in its catalog of small-medium publishers.  It also has a great variety of both fiction and non-fiction.  Cooking, crafts, and DIY have good selection.  Since the catalog is large (about 40,000 books) and it is fairly new, holds are still uncommon.

Freading:  All books are always available.  Lots of variety in both fiction and non-fiction, there are even graphic novels.  Smaller publishers, but the catalog has over 50,000 books in it and more are added at least once a week.

Total Boox: Total Boox offers a new model for reading, with no holds, no expirations, no limitations, no fines. Download as many ebooks as you want from the catalog of 50,000 ebooks, and keep them as long as you want. You never have to return them, and they never disappear from your device.

Britannica E-STAX: Non-fiction for kids, unlimited access.

RECOMMENDED FREE SITES

Project Gutenberg: Ebooks in the public domain.  Look here if you want a classic.  Read in browser or download to device.

LibriVox: Audio version of books in the public domain, read by volunteer narrators.  Listen in browser or download.

United for Literacy: Picture ebooks with audio, audio can be played in several languages.

All information taken from the Kansas State Library website. For more information, visit http://kslib.info.  All of these resources are linked on the right side of our homepage.