Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NetLibrary Transition Complete

One Click Digital is finally ready for you to use! Please take a look at it here. This new service provides access to downloadable .mp3 and .wma files of Recorded Books audiobooks. All are iPod compatible and also work on a variety of other devices.

A few notes:
  • You must first create an account on the system to use this service
  • For former NetLibrary users: your old NetLibrary login will not work, you will need to create a new account
  • You may do this in the library or from home with an access code
  • Please call the Oldsmar Library for the access code at 813-749-1181
  • Please have your Pinellas County PPLC library card ready when you call! This service is available to PPLC card holders only. More info on obtaining a library card can be found on our website.
  • You should download the OneClickDigital Media Manager to manage your eAudiobooks. This is available here.
  • iTunes or Windows Mediaplayer will be used to transfer the eAudiobooks but they will not be stored in your iTunes or Windows Mediaplayer libraries.
  • Items check out for 21 days, and may be renewed once for another 21 days
  • All items in the collection are available all the time, no waiting, no holds queue!

There is extensive help available on the OneClickDigital site here, including tutorial videos and an FAQ. You can also call us with questions or email Recorded Books directly by clicking on the "support" tab on the Help screen.

Thank you again for your patience and interest in this product!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Upcoming author programs: Tim Dorsey & Adele Woodyard

We would like to highlight two upcoming author programs:

Special Friends of the Library Program
Tim Dorsey
Thursday, December 1
6:30 pm
Local author Tim Dorsey will join us to promote his newest Serge Storms book When Elves Attack
No registration required - Books will be available for purchase & signing

Libraries Linking Lifetimes: Classic Florida
Thursday, December 8
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Adele Woodyard, author of several books & articles on Florida travel, will present A Walk Through Florida's Past, a fun photo tour of historically important Florida locations that make for great daytrips.
 No registration required - Program with brief Q & A and signings of the author's new travel book to follow.

Libraries Linking Lifetimes is a year-long, county-wide intergenerational program designed to bring children, teens and adults together focusing on a single literary theme.

Call the Library at 813-749-1181 for information on these or any other of our great programs!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Netlibrary Transition Update 2

Finally, we have some good news!

We will be launching One Click Digital, our NetLibrary replacement, the week of November 28th. We'll post on our library home page as well as on our Facebook & Twitter pages when it's available.

As we had previously mentioned, there will be a way to create an account remotely. As long as you have a Pinellas (PPLC) library card, you will be able to use this without coming into the library. This is especially helpful as all previous users of NetLibrary will need to create new accounts!

Here is a sneak peek of what it will look like, courtesy of the Vail (CO)Library. They also link to some YouTube tutorials that will help you get up & running quickly once we launch.

Thank you again for your patience and interest in this product!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Canceled- Read FUR Fun (Nov 18)

The November 18th Read FUR Fun program has been canceled.
Next program is scheduled for December 16.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - Saturday Nov. 19

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale!

Saturday, November 19
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Find used books, puzzles, movies & other materials at great prices!

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library and help provide programs, services and library materials.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

St. Petersburg Drive Road Improvements

If you've been by the Library in the past few weeks, you've noticed that work on the St. Pete Drive improvements has begun in earnest! Here is some info about the project:

From now until 4/30/12, on St. Pete Drive between State Street & Dartmouth Avenue, there are local detours for northbound traffic. There will remain a single lane open for southbound traffic on St. Pete Drive. We will be open during improvement work, and both entrances are still accessible.

This map should help you plan an alternate route if needed when you leave the library.

You can read more about the road improvement project here.