Thursday, February 24, 2011

NIH SeniorHealth

Just heard about this website from the National Institutes of Health and I wanted to share it.  
This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from one of my favorite sources, the National Institutes of Health. It includes a free, easy-to-use toolkit with training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own.  But what I really like are the buttons at the top of each page.  With the click of a mouse, users can make the text bigger, change text color, or hear the text read aloud.  How cool is that!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cancelled P-Town Showdown 2/24/11

Unfortunately, we did not have enough team registrations, and we must cancel this event on February 24th. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

We are considering rescheduling the Showdown on a Friday evening (either March 18th or April 8th). If anyone is interested and would like to register a team, please contact me ( with your date preference.

I understand that this event was well received last year, and participants enjoyed the program. I hope that we can still recruit enough teams to continue this entertaining event.

Friday, February 18, 2011

iphone & ipad users - new app v 2.2

A new version of the app for iphone & ipad is now available to use with ADML, the Alliance Digital Media Library. Users who are reading an EPUB eBook, listening to an MP3 audiobook, or browsing the OverDrive Media Console library, will now have the full iPad screen utilized for their enjoyment. Additionally, the app for iOS devices—including iPhone and iPod touch—now supports landscape and portrait orientation, and a new calendar icon displays the number of days left until the title expires. The free app is available in the App Store, and can be installed on Apple devices running iOS v4.0 (or newer). Users with OverDrive Media Console already installed will be notified that an update is available.

More information can be found at:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Illinois Veterans History Project

The Illinois State Library is encouraging Illinois war veterans of any conflict to join Secretary of State Jesse White’s Illinois Veterans History Project. The project is designed to create a permanent record of the names and remembrances of war veterans and civilians who served. More than a decade ago, the federal government passed a law authorizing the Library of Congress to collect and preserve the war histories of American veterans and civilians. Secretary White remains strongly committed to furthering the effort to ensure that the contributions of Illinois veterans will not be forgotten.

For more information, please visit the Veterans History Project information on Illinois State Library website at:  

Monday, February 7, 2011

Long Range Planning Update

As I mentioned in my November and December posts, community input is essential in our long range planning process. In November, we conducted a focus group and in December, we canvassed our community with an online survey. Thank you to everyone who participated! The data from the focus group and results from the survey are now available online.

The planning process is “on schedule”, and the Board and Staff are reviewing the data. As we seek new and better ways to serve our community, we will continue to share our progress.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Library Open February 3

The Lillie M. Evans Library is open today, Thursday, February 3rd.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Library closed February 2, 2011

Due to the approaching storm, the Lillie M. Evans Library will be closed on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.  We hope to reopen on Thursday, road conditions permitting.  Please check this blog for further updates.  Stay safe and warm!