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Friday, October 07, 2011

My Fair Lady Sun. Oct. 9 at 2 pm

Henry Higgins, a snobbish phonetics professor, agrees to a wager that he can take a Cockney flower girl and make her presentable in high society. This Lerner and Loewe musical is based on the book Pygmalion

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ecommerce maintenance

Paypal will be doing maintenance on the following dates. It may affect the ability to make payments online for your library fines.

Maintenance Start Time: September 25, 2:30AM EDT
Maintenance End Time: September 25, 07:00 AM EDT

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Live-brary mobile app

Live-brary - powered by Boopsie Try it out!
See how Live-brary helps you find what you want right from your phone. Try out the demo below. Begin by typing a keyword into the search box; results begin to appear instantly thanks to Boopsie's "smart prefix" feature.

Visit livebrary.boopsie.com on your mobile phone to download Live-brary
You can use your mobile phone to find what you want! Go to your mobile phone's Web browser and type in livebrary.boopsie.com to install Live-brary.

Learn more
Learn more about Live-brary—including compatible phone models and operating systems, plus how you can provide valuable feedback to help us improve the experience—at http://boopsie.com/

Friday, July 29, 2011

Random House asked their Twitter followers to show their librarians a little love

The e-book has undoubtedly been gaining popularity for quite some time now, and this summer has seen a bigger boom in the e-reader market than ever before. With the rise of the e-book and the fall of the brick and mortar book store, Congress is beginning to turn it’s attention over to the future of public libraries. With cuts and layoffs announced all over the world people are starting to wonder: do we really need public libraries anymore?

In light of these changes in book publishing, Random House asked their Twitter followers to show their librarians a little love and tweet a thank you to the librarians who helped shape the readers they are today. Avid readers have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #thankyoulibrarian to show their undying appreciation for the men and women working in libraries today and inspiring people to read.. see http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23ThankYouLibrarian?q=%23ThankYouLibrarian

Have a #thankyoulibrarian moment you'd like to share? tweet #ThankYouLibrarian

Source:Huffington Post

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Service: Sign Up for a Temporary Library Card Online

Patrons may now sign up for a temporary library card online. This temporary card ( valid for 30 days) will give one access to Live-brary ( audio downloads, movies, ebooks, databases & more!), the ability to reserve items and register for programs that are not limited to
Brentwood Residents. Patrons may come in to complete the registration process after obtaining a temporary card and show proof of residency to gain full privileges, gain services that Brentwood Public Library offers and obtain a physical library card.
Visit http://www.sclsmap.info/ to register

Friday, July 15, 2011

“Biblioburro: The Donkey Library,”

An Inspired Elementary School Teacher Launches a Revolution in Reading For Colombia’s Rural Children in POV’s “Biblioburro: The Donkey Library,”
Premiering Tuesday, July 19, 2011, on PBS

Watch the full episode. See more POV.

Monday, May 23, 2011

BPL Director Thomas A. Tarantowicz, Jr., received the LDA Award for excellence in library achievement at the 2011 Long Island Library Conference

BPL Director Thomas A. Tarantowicz, Jr., received the LDA Award for excellence in library achievement at the 2011 Long Island Library Conference for his outstanding contribution to libraries on Long Island throughout his career.

Photo (l-r): BPL Trustee William Menendez, Board President Mary Reid, Thomas A. Tarantowicz, Jr., Dr. Arthur Friedman, Board Vice President Ellen Edelstein, Trustee Gail Kirkham

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books
Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps

Whispersyncing of notes, highlights and last page read to work for Kindle library books

SEATTLE, Apr 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ: AMZN)-- Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.

"We're excited that millions of Kindle customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from their local libraries," said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle. "Customers tell us they love Kindle for its Pearl e-ink display that is easy to read even in bright sunlight, up to a month of battery life, and Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps."

Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. If a Kindle book is checked out again or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a customer's annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.

"We're doing a little something extra here," Marine continued. "Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no. But we're extending our Whispersync technology so that you can highlight and add margin notes to Kindle books you check out from your local library. Your notes will not show up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left them, perfectly Whispersynced."

With Kindle Library Lending, customers can take advantage of all of the unique features of Kindle and Kindle books, including:

•Paper-like Pearl electronic-ink display
•No glare even in bright sunlight
•Lighter than a paperback - weighs just 8.5 ounces and holds up to 3,500 books
•Up to one month of battery life with wireless off
•Read everywhere with free Kindle apps for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Windows Phone
•Whispersync technology wirelessly sync your books, notes, highlights, and last page read across Kindle and free Kindle reading apps
•Real Page Numbers - easily reference passages with page numbers that correspond to actual print editions
Amazon is working with OverDrive, the leading provider of digital content solutions for over 11,000 public and educational libraries in the United States, to bring a seamless library borrowing experience to Kindle customers. "We are excited to be working with Amazon to offer Kindle Library Lending to the millions of customers who read on Kindle and Kindle apps," said Steve Potash, CEO, OverDrive. "We hear librarians and patrons rave about Kindle, so we are thrilled that we can be part of bringing library books to the unparalleled experience of reading on Kindle."

Kindle Library Lending will be available later this year for Kindle and free Kindle app users. To learn more about Kindle go to www.amazon.com/kindle.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, and www.amazon.it. As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

Amazon.com, Inc.
Media Hotline, 206-266-7180

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Suffolk Mobile Library

Suffolk Mobile Library is an application for the Android OS. It became available on December 19th, 2010 on the Android Market, free of charge. Editions for Blackberry and Apple devices will be available at a later date.

• List of general directions to any library
• GPS assisted navigation to any library
• One touch to email any library
• One touch to call any library
• Search any libraries catalog or search all libraries
• View information about any library (phone, address, operating hours, etc)
• Immediate notifications when your holds are ready for pickup within a 30 minute to 24 hour range
• Notifications when your card is about to expire
• Notifications when you have fines on your card
• Scan an item’s ISBN and have it automatically searched for in the library catalog.

*Note: Not all features may be available on all devices

See for more information http://www.libraryapp.org/

Sponsored by: Computer & Technical Services Division of SCLA

Designed & Coded by: Michael Berse

NOTE: This software is not in any way, shape or form associated with or the responsibility of Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Suffolk County, or any library within Suffolk County. Please do not contact SCLS or any Suffolk County library with questions regarding this application or its use.

Please use http://www.libraryapp.org for news, updates and technical documentation. If you wish to contact me with problems, suggestions or hate mail, you may do so at any time by emailing me at suffolk.libraryapp@gmail.com