Author: Michael Sheehan

14 May Recent Changes to Kanopy Kids

Last week, the Library's online streaming site, Kanopy, launched some new features to the Kanopy Kids site. These new updates will allow library customers to access Kanopy Kids with unlimited plays for a rolling 30-days.   Some additional new features to Kanopy Kids will include: Parental Controls -...

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02 May Gale LegalForms Launched

Available now, the La Porte County Public Library is offering a new database: Gale LegalForms. Gale LegalForms helps library customers understand common legal procedures and provides access to thousands of customizable legal documents.   Users can access the same forms used by law firms covering legal topics,...

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29 Apr TumbleBook-of-the-Day

Can’t get enough of TumbleBooks?  Be sure to link to TumbleBook-of-the-Day! While TumbleBooks has offered this free program for a number of years, many users may not be familiar with it.  The program is quite simple: a new book appears every day…for FREE! The link works...

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29 Mar Welcome to Kanopy!

The La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Kanopy on April 1! Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides customers with access to over 30,000 films from more than 800 filmmakers. Around 200 to 250 titles are added each month....

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20 Feb HeritageQuest Online Is Back

After a brief service interruption, customers of La Porte County Public Library again have access to HeritageQuest® Online.  Customers must use their library account to log in. HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient...

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16 Nov Upcoming Flipster Title Changes

The La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce that we have renewed most titles with our Flipster digital magazine subscription.  Customers will continue to have access to many highly desired titles, like Better Homes and Gardens, Consumer Reports, People, Reader’s Digest, Time, and...

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20 Oct NoveList Search Tricks

NoveList staff use their experience and skills to build a powerful resource with many customer-friendly search and retrieval tools for titles of interest.  While search features such as genre, reading level and geographic location are more common to users, two fantastic search features are often...

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01 Sep The ‘Best Of’ eBooks Now Available

The Library is participating in a one-year pilot project offered by BiblioBoard, Library Journal, and OverDrive.  Fifty handpicked eBook titles reviewed by Library Journal staff from the BiblioBoard SELF-e Select program of independent authors make up this “best of” collection.  The titles are a mixture...

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23 Aug OverDrive has been ‘Libby’rated!

OverDrive has 'Libby'rated the ease of use of their digital app by introducing Libby! The Libby app is a fast and attractive digital browsing experience for the customer! Both Libby and the OverDrive app offer the same digital content from your library, but if you are...

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24 May Project Gutenberg Titles Added to OverDrive

The Library has recently added almost 4,000 classic literary titles to our digital eBook collection in OverDrive thanks to Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is a volunteer-based program that digitizes and diligently proofreads thousands of the world's greatest literature on which the copyrights have expired, for enjoyment in...

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03 May OverDrive User Experience Enhancements

Exciting enhancements are now live on OverDrive at the La Porte County Public Library.   These changes are in place to help improve the overall user experience with our digital collections. You can now choose your lending period after clicking the ‘Borrow’ button on a title...

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01 Nov Introducing Flipster

Customers of the La Porte County Public Library in La Porte can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy...

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