Thursday, July 14, 2011

5 Ways to Use Your Library

1. Looking for a specific book, movie, magazine or more? You may put an item on “hold”. If we don’t have it, we’ll borrow it from another library and call you when it comes in.

2. Tired of making the same old dinners every night? Planning a party and need recipe ideas? Check out our cookbook collection and see what you can whip up!

3. Are you considering a vacation? Check out our travel section for ideas and start planning that trip?

4. Sign up for our free quarterly newsletter online and keep up with all the programs and information available at your library.

5. Did you know we have more than books? We also have movies, music CDs, magazines, audio books as well as e-books (electronic books), online audio selections, and subscriptions to several databases. Think about stopping in for a movie or a magazine to pass the time. For e-books and downloadable audio books, visit ADML (Alliance Digital Media Library) at We also offer copy and fax services and free WiFi.

There are lots of ways your LME Library can help make you life easier—stop by or visit us online at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Laptop & phone batteries

I just read a great article from TechSoup about "How to Get Long Life of Out of Laptop and Cell Phone Batteries". TechSoup is nonprofit organization that provides other nonprofits and libraries with technology that empowers them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities. There is a clearinghouse for equipment but more importantly, they provide learning resources (including articles, blogs, free webinars, and forums led by expert hosts) to all users.

This article answered the question I've been wondering about for quite some time--how can I maximize the rechargeable battery life on my equipment? This article gives clear advice and techniques everyone can do to get the most use from their batteries.