Check Out Our Book Bundle Podcast! April 1, 2016Posted by CCLD in Recommendations.
Tags: adult fiction, podcast, recommendations, reviews
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With all the books we have in the Adult Fiction stacks, how do you find one that you will like?
We have all faced this dilemma, and sometimes we’re stumped! What to read next?
CCLD has come to the rescue!! (Ta daaa!!!) We now have a podcast to combat this dilemma! What is a podcast, you ask?
The Merriam Webster Tenth International Collegiate Dictionary defines “podcast” as: a program made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet. (thanks, Wikipedia!)
For us, podcast means: check the front page on our website (http://ccld.lib.ny.us/), scan the links on the right side of the page, and look for the word “podcast”. Click to go directly to the site, and start listening at your convenience!
In about 20 minutes you will have the title and author of about a dozen books well–reviewed from either Amazon, Goodreads, or from myself, covering any and all genres, all strong contenders worthy of your reading time. That saves YOU a lot of fishing time (looking for the next interesting read). Checking reviews is done for you, and you can be sure the choices are going to be enjoyable.
I will give you a heads’ up on issues in the storyline and other points noted in the reviews, but will never give the story away. All books will be chosen from our shelves. I won’t be filling the podcast time with popular authors, because I know you are looking for something that may not have had the publicity of the bestsellers.
So click, listen, and decide which read is for you. All titles will be repeated at the end of the show for your convenience.
Caroline Poppendeck, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library
Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Unbiased App Reviews June 17, 2015Posted by CCLD in Beneficial Bits n' Bytes.
Tags: app reviews, apps, beneficial bits n' bytes, reviews, smartphone, tablet, technology, unbiased reviews
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So often we rely on users’ opinions and our friends’ suggestions on what apps we download to our smartphones and tablets. Sometimes our friends and other reviewers are wrong. Luckily there are other sources to find unbiased reviews of apps. Below are a few excellent unbiased sources available online:
|An easy to navigate site that allows you to select Android, Apple, or Windows phone interfaces.|
|An excellent site that provides reviews for educational apps intended for children. According the website, “Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.” https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews|
|Another unbiased source for reading reviews of apps intended for children. http://www.slj.com/category/reviews/apps/|
Owen Frank–Branch Supervisor
Chemung County Library District