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2016.03 - BCPL Newsletter

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discover... discover... BOONE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY MARCH 2016 Discover, explore, experience a lifetime of learning. L Boone County Public Library BCP Books, music, movies, magazines and more... Have you tried our Digital Library? Have you ever wanted to check out something from the Library, but couldn't find time to stop by? Maybe your son/daughter just told you about a school project at 9 p.m. that's due tomorrow? No worries - visit our Digital Library, where you'll find a wide selection of research tools, eBooks, music, movies, and magazines available 24/7! All you need is your library card. Simply go to www.bcpl.org and click on "Digital Library" from the menu to access all these resources. Try our Kentucky Libraries Unbound (KLU) collection first. We have more than 100,000 eBooks, digital audiobooks, and streaming videos in this collection that we share with other librar- ies across the state. KLU is powered by OverDrive®, and the free OverDrive app is available for almost all devices. You can also read or listen on your computer with the OverDrive Read or OverDrive Listen formats. Signing in before you browse will give you access to the Library's KLU Advantage Collection -- titles available just to BCPL cardholders. You'll never have fines or fees with the KLU digital collection because your items are automatically returned. If this is the first time you've checked out items from KLU, there are excellent help resources available from the Help link at the top of the KLU page. Maybe you'd like a magazine to browse? You can read digital versions of your favorite magazines -- on any computer or device -- for FREE with Zinio! Food Network Magazine, Star Magazine, Newsweek, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Reader's Digest are just a few of the magazines you have access to with the Library's subscription Want to listen to some music? Add a few new tunes to your collection? Try Freegal. You can download five free and legal songs a week through BCPL's subscription. You can access over 10,000 labels and millions of songs! The songs are yours to keep, they will never expire and there is no special software to install. Our subscription to Access Video allows you to stream acclaimed documentaries, award-winning education films, and helpful instructional videos. Choose from thousands of titles. Access Video is iPad, Android, PC, and Mac friendly. What about that last minute school project your son forgot to do? We have a collection of always available reference eBooks on finance, health, history, and science called the Gale Virtual Reference Library. We also have research tools and databases containing scholarly articles and primary sources. Go to www.bcpl.org and click on "Research" from the menu. Scroll through the different categories and choose the databases that are most applicable to the assignment. This is just a small sampling of what you'll find in our Digital Library. There are also foreign language courses, digital books for children, online continuing education classes, and more – all ready for you to use at your convenience!

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