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May 13, 2013

See what library has to offer at upcoming open house

By Michele Nations

The Friends of the Boyce Ditto Public Library (FOBDL) want the public to know that the library is “More Than Books.” One of the great challenges for the library is its commitment to keep up with the changing needs of the community, and that means going beyond providing regular, printed books. The library is striving to provide help for patrons trying to build new skills in the electronic age, free internet access via the library’s computers or Wi-Fi for personal computers or tablets, a source for those who are interested in genealogy research, and the equipment necessary to preserve history through digitization.

To show how the library can meet these special needs, the FOBDL is inviting the public to drop by the library from 5:30 to 7:30 pm during an open house on Monday, May 13th. Throughout this time, members of the FOBDL will be displaying and explaining available resources that are beyond paper and how the library also acts as a cultural center with its teen area and many programs (e.g. Baby Garden, movie night, book clubs, open mike night, game night, summer reading, and others).

One such resource is the new audio-visual (A-V) system, which includes a ceiling-mounted projector that frees floor space in the meeting room.  Purchased by the FOBDL with the assistance from a Brazos Foundation grant, the A-V system will be used to show how a Wii gaming system is used by teenage participants during game night.

Another activity that evening will focus on eBooks (electronic books) and how to gain access to the library’s Overdrive app for North Texas Libraries. The public can bring their electronic readers (iPads, smart phones, and Kindles) and learn how to download free reading and audiobook materials. Audiobooks, since they are not printed on paper, will also be highlighted. The collection of books on audiocassettes and CDs, as well videos on cassettes and DVDs, are available for check-out during regular hours.

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