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2013 Academy Award and other films available free on DVD

PREVIEW Columnist, and the Library Staff We now have seven 2013 Academy Award best picture nominees — “Lincoln,” “Les Miserables,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and…

Free online magazines now available

SUN Columnist Thanks to a new database called Zinio for Libraries, you now have unlimited simultaneous access to 62 magazines in digital format, which can be viewed on any Internet-enabled…

Free books for 4-year-olds during Week of the Young Child

Free books for 4-year-olds during Week of the Young Child

PREVIEW columnist Libraries across Colorado are giving a free book to every 4-year-old in the state in celebration of the Week of the Young Child. Statewide, more than 70,000 copies…

Meet your new adult services librarian and tech specialist

Meet your new adult services librarian and tech specialist

SUN Columnist, and the Library Staff We are delighted to introduce you to Meg Wempe, our new adult services librarian. Meg’s job responsibilities include being the computer guru whom staff…

Classic movies on DVD added to library collection

Your library has added some wonderful classic movies to our DVD collection that you might want to view. They include “An American in Paris,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Godfather” parts 1…

Agency hired to find overdue and lost library materials

It costs you, our library patrons and taxpayers, unnecessary money and inconvenience when others keep books, DVDs, CDs and other materials long past their due date. Late and lost materials…

Local author publishes collection of her columns

Local author publishes collection of her columns

Fans of Betty J. Slade’s “The Artist’s Lane” weekly column in The PREVIEW will be pleased to know she has published a collection of her columns from 2008-2012 in a…

Benefits of reading to kids — how your library can help

 We recently came across an outstanding article by Sheryl Rogers, who administers Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee and is a child development specialist. She listed the following five benefits…

E-books cause friction between libraries and publishers

SUN columnist, and the Library Staff Last week we explored the unhappiness of some patrons because our new 3M e-book service is not compatible with Kindle e-readers. We explained that…

A special message for our unhappy Kindle patrons

PREVIEW Columnist, and the Library Staff Many Kindle owners are unhappy because our new 3M e-book service is not compatible with Kindle e-readers. Here is the background — and a…