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Ebooks for Blackberrys, iPads, and More

The latest update of the OverDrive ebook application  allows you to check out and easily download library eBooks to your Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, Android, or Windows Mobile device.

Ebooks and Downloadable Audiobooks: Suggest a Purchase

Ebook users: Did you know? If you don't find what you're looking for in the Ohio eBook Project catalog, you can suggest a title for purchase.

Ebook Checkouts Way Up

In the first four months of 2011, checkouts in the Ohio eBook Project were already over half of what they were in 2010 (125,000 on May 1 this year; 209,999 in 2010). The Ohio eBook Project is a collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks shared by 60 Ohio libraries, with more than 12,700 titles.

Google Better

This Lifehacker article has tips for getting better results from your Google searches. Also, don't miss our web searching page, which has links to more Google tips, as well as a few other search engines as well as directories of web sites.

Issue 16 Passes

The voters of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake have passed Issue 16, with 3,290 votes (52.92%) in favor and 2,927 votes (47.08%) against.

We would like to thank the people of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake for your support in passing the library levy. The library has served the community since 1912 and we look forward to offering quality service for many years to come. Thank you for supporting your library!

Community Leaders United in Support of Issue 16

Community leaders and organizations are united in their support for Issue 16, including:

  • Cuyahoga Falls City Council
  • Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • Falls News Press
  • Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don L. Robart
  • Cuyahoga Falls City Council President Diana Colavecchio
  • Silver Lake Mayor Bernie Hovey
  • Silver Lake Village Council President Karen Fuller

Read their statements, and see more endorsements

What's the Value of the Library Service You Receive?

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services? Use our value calculator to find out. (As of April 27, the value of everyone's checkouts so far this year is over $3.7 million.)

Vote Now

Want to vote early? You can vote now at the Board of Elections office, 470 Grant St. (Akron), 8 - 4:30, Monday - Friday. Or, to get an absentee ballot, just go to the Board of Elections web site for instructions and a form, or pick up a form at the library.

Get Answers by Text Message

KnowItNow24x7 now provides answers via text in addition to its web-based chat option. Just text the word "knowitnow" to 66746 for brief instructions, or simply begin their text message with the word "knowitnow" and send it. Any kind of question is welcome; however, those that can be answered with brief, factual information are most effectively handled through texting. KnowItNow24x7 does not charge for any of its services, but phone carriers' regular text message and data rates apply.

Spring Book Sale

Come and browse though our large selection of gently used books, paperbacks, children's books, records, movies CDs and puzzles. Thursday, May 5: Preview for Friends members only, 5:30 - 8:00. General public: Friday, May 6, 10 - 6; Saturday, May 7, 10 - 4.

 

 

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