Archive for the ‘Technology in the Library’ Category

Password security in libraries

May 7, 2017

An American Libraries online article in the May 1st issue discusses 10 top library tech trends. Number 8 on the list informs the reader about creating stronger passwords by using the roll of some dice. The latest trend is creating passphrases, which are random words developed either by using dice or other suggested methods. The author recommends using a six word passphrase for it to be unbreakable (other than by a large country’s security agency, for example.) Seven words will protect you even further. It sounds a bit complicated, but I may give it a try, just for kicks. You can check out the article here.

Shop on AmazonSmile, Support the Library

November 29, 2016
This #GivingTuesday, choose to support The Palisades Free Library with your Amazon.com purchases!
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Just follow these simple steps:
  1. Start your purchase at www.smile.amazon.com.
  2. Sign in to your Amazon account and go to “Your AmazonSmile” under “Your Account Settings”.
  3. Search for the Palisades Free Library to select it as your benefiting organization.
  4. That’s it! Underneath your search bar you should see the statement: Supporting: Palisades Free Library.
A percentage of your purchase will be credited to the Library. There is no additional cost to your purchase. The trick is to remember to start at the www.smile.amazon.com address and not the regular http://www.amazon.com address.
Thank you in advance!

Critical Software Update for Kindle E-Readers

March 17, 2016

kindle-dx-graphiteFor those with Kindle e-readers at home, Amazon is reminding users that those “using an outdated software version on Kindle e-readers require an important software update by March 22, 2016 in order to continue to download Kindle books from the Cloud, access the Kindle Store, and use other Kindle services on their device”. For more information on this update, click here. Not sure which Kindle e-reader you have? Visit this web page.

Looking to download e-books for free from the library onto your device? Visit the library’s online guide, go to efiles.rcls.org, or stop by the library and ask a librarian to help you get started.

The Palisades Free Library is now open 24/7 online

November 4, 2015

Social MediaIn search of your next great read? Curious about what’s going on at the library? Looking for the latest in bookish news and technology? Now you can connect with the library online, anytime on our regularly updated Facebook and Pinterest pages.

E-Books and Audiobooks Available 24/7 on Overdrive

September 22, 2015

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The library may be closed this Wednesday and Thursday (and possibly Friday), but our great collection of adult, YA, and children’s e-books and audiobooks are always available online.  Sign in with your Palisades Free Library Card to take advantage of our full collection, including the latest fiction and non-fiction titles. Check out these online guides today to help you get started reading and listening on your favorite device!


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