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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September 5, 2018


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and to celebrate the Palisades Free Library is giving you access to even more of what you want…hoopla and Kanopy!download

Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow (i.e. no waiting lists!) digital movies, music, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and TV shows. All you need is your Palisades Free Library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started with over half a million titles in six different formats. As a Palisades Free Library cardholder, you can now borrow 5 titles per month!

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Kanopy allows you to stream 30,000+ films on demand from your computer, television, or mobile device. There’s an amazing selection, including Paramount Pictures Classics, the Criterion Collection, film festival favorites, Academy Award winners and nominees, and so much more! Kanopy Kids is also included, which features a collection geared toward children aged preschool and up, and offers Common Sense Media ratings for all content. As a Palisades Free Library cardholder, you can now stream 5 titles per month!

Need help getting started?! Check out the help links provided on the library’s Adult Services page, or contact library staff. Happy reading (and watching)!


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 purchases!
Just follow these simple steps:
  1. Start your purchase at
  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 address and not the regular 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, 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.

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