Share and Join at Your Library
by Mary O. Fumento
“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking something up and finding something else on the way.”
- Franklin P. Adams
Here are resources you can use, whether for school, business or hobby.
Imagine reading the same book with all of your friends and sharing your ideas! That’s what book clubs are all about, and your library system has multiple copies of favorite books for you to share.
Catalog: what we physically have or could borrow:
On the Internet
New tools are being developed and distributed via the Internet. Here are some other technologies you may be interested in checking out:
- VoiceThread at http://voicethread.com/#home create narrated slide shows,
- Wordle at http://www.wordle.net/ creates word clouds,
- Newspaper Clipping Generator at http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp to create simulations of newspaper clippings,
- Morgue File at http://www.morguefile.com/ and the Library of Congress: American Memory at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html are great places to find copyright-free images suitable for presentations or research projects.
- EasyBib at http://www.easybib.com/ helps create bibliographies and citations for information and images not of their own creation. This tool defaults to MLA format but also offers APA and Chicago/Turbian.
- Need a place to store your electronic documents? Google has announced that Google Docs is set to become more than just a place to make presentations, spreadsheets, and documents. Over the next few weeks Google will be rolling out the ability to upload all file types to Google Docs. Individual files will have a limit of 250MB, but you’ll have a total of 1GB of space to store your files. If you need more space than that it’ll cost you .25 per GB per year. Find out more at http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/01/upload-and-store-your-files-in-cloud.html
- If you’re an actor or a speaker, and you need some performance inspiration, check out http://www.actorama.com/ which has over 540 monologues and scenes from films, plays, televisions, and books. Out of respect for copyright the full material is not available for all monologues/scenes, but more than enough information is available for you to find the scene elsewhere.
Join Us for Evening Story Time
Please join us and Raising Readers for an evening story time in Tuesday, every other Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 0 to 12. We will provide the books, the readers, activities, and a light dinner as we encourage parents to read to their children. Families who read together succeed together.
Save the Date for Craig Johnson
Friends of Ten Sleep Library are hosting author Craig Johnson on Saturday, March 27. Watch for more details for this upcoming event in Ten Sleep!
Thank You for Contributing to Our Endowment
Thanks to our community for donating over $30,000 to our Wyoming Library Endowment Challenge. The state will now match with $90,000, benefiting the Ten Sleep and Worland libraries.
Your contributions will help provide:
• Capital expenditure
• Program funding
Washakie County residents can help us reach our goal. Donate once or make a pledge to the Washakie County Library Foundation. Your donation will be matched 3:1 by the State of Wyoming. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The library system works because people like you contribute in so many ways. Thank you for your belief in our community.
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