RBdigital App Is Replacing Zinio for Digital Magazine Access

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Recorded Books, the company that brought us the Zinio app for downloading popular magazines for library users, is re-branding their product.  Their new app, RBdigital, is now available for download from both Google Play for Android users and itunes for Mac or i-phone users.

If you are a regular Zinio user, you may have already been prompted to download the new RBdigital app when you logged-on to your Zinio app.  From now till the end of September, both apps will allow library patrons the same access to out Great Lakes Digital Library collection of popular magazine titles.  After September 30, 2017, the Zinio App will no longer be available and the best way to access to the collection on a hand-held device will be through the RBdigital app.

If you have not yet sampled our digital magazine collection, you will want to first go to the RBDigital magazine collection in the Great Lakes Digital Library and create an account with your library card information.  (You will find a link in the upper right corner of the screen that will walk you through the steps.)  Once you have created and account and established a username and password, you are ready to use your app to check out digital copies of magazines.

Build a Better World: Support Room at the Inn

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Peter White Public Library invites the public to help build a better world by making a donation to Room at the Inn’s Warming Center.  During the month of August, bring to the circulation desk individually wrapped snack bars, cereal, coffee, city garbage bags, or gift cards to Gordon Food Service.  For each donation, the library will give you a Peter White Library buck that can be used on movies, fines, copies, or other expenses incurred at the Library.

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For more information, call 906/226-4318.

Proposed Floor Plans

If you’ve visited the library recently,  you may have noticed display boards on each floor with proposed floor plans.  If you haven’t had a chance to see them, you can view the plans here:

The proposed plans are based on feedback from our March Space Planning sessions, conducted with the help of Kimberly Bolan and Associates.  (See their Facility Recommendations.)

To better understand why we are looking at space planning at this time, see our Capital Improvement Bond fact sheet to get the complete story.

Free Access to the New York Times for PWPL patrons

Enjoy complimentary access to New York Times.com through Peter White Public Library and the NYTimes.com Program for Public Libraries.

As cardholders of Peter White Public Library, you may access NYTimes.com in one of three ways:

1) When you visit Peter White Public Library, you may sit at any of our public computers, log in using your library card number and pin, open a browser (Firefox, Chrome, or Opera), and go to NYTimes.com/register. You can then read as much of the newspaper as you wish within your three hours of daily computer time.

2) If you are at Peter White Public Library you may also use your own device to fully access the NY Times. Again, using a browser (Firefox, Chrome, or Opera), go to NYTimes.com/register. The first time you do so you will follow the prompts to create a free account (through either your Facebook account, your Google account, or your email account). After you create an account, you may visit NYTimes.com and log in using your account information any time you visit PWPL.

3) When you are not at Peter White Public Library, click here:  NY Times for Libraries (link also available on Library Apps page).  From the NY Times page, click on “redeem,” and follow the prompts to get 72 hours of free access to NYTimes.com.

Due to copyright issues, NYT articles published between 1923-1980 are not available using this program.

We hope you enjoy your access to NYTimes.com, another benefit of being a patron of Peter White Public Library.

Meet Libby, the new Overdrive app

If you enjoy downloading audiobooks and e-books from the Great Lakes Digital Library, you may like to try the new app from Overdrive.  Just like the original app, you can install Libby from Google Play or the Apple App Store for free.

Libby is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audiobooks from your public library easier than ever, through:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • A streamlined first-time user experience
  • A simplified borrowing and downloading process
  • One unified bookshelf that automatically displays all of your loans and holds from all of your libraries

You can use Libby in place of, or in addition to, the OverDrive app. Of course, you can also continue to use the OverDrive app exclusively if you’d rather not try Libby at this time.