Welcome to the East Longmeadow Public Library eBranch 0

Here you will find all of the library’s digital content in one convenient place.

  • Download eBooks or eAudio books from the library’s Digital Catalog.
  • Find a journal article for your research project.
  • Take a free online course
  • Looking for a good book? Try our Online Book Clubs.

Click on the links above to get started or scroll down to check out our eBlog.

Go Mobile with Mango! 0

Learn a new language on your Apple or Android phone, free through the library.
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First create a Mango account. Then take your language learning everywhere you go for free with Mango Mobile, now available for Android and iPhone and exclusive for library patrons!

Whether you’re killing time at the laundromat, waiting for your flight or conversing with locals on an exotic adventure, Mango Mobile makes the world your classroom.

Mango Mobile apps include:

  • Full access to Mango courses offered for free through your library*
  • Interactive phonetic spelling
  • Semantic color mapping
  • Articulated and fluent-speed pronunciations
  • Literal translations and understood meanings
  • Grammar notes
  • Cultural notes
  • Strategic memory building exercises
  • Critical thinking exercises 

To start learning from your mobile device, download Mango Mobile Library Edition for AndroidiPhone or iPod and login with your Mango Languages username and password.

For the apps to work, you must first have an account with Mango set up through the library and an iPhone or Android mobile device. Download the app for your iPhone/iPod or Android device, enter your Mango Languages login information, download a course and start learning at your own pace with or without an Internet connection!

Happy learning.

Need help finding a good book? 0

Try our Online Book Clubs.  To begin, click on a book jacket. To start reading immediately, look for the Start Reading Now link. If you would like to join a book club,  subscribe with your email address and receive your daily “dose of book”. Throughout the week you will receive a little more of the book you selected each day in your email. By the end of the week you will have read 2 – 3 chapters. If you just have to finish the book check the Library Catalog for availability.

We have Playaways! 0

Starting today the East Longmeadow Public Library will begin offering Playaway – the first self-playing digital audio book.

playaway webbanner_runnerHalf the size of a deck of cards, Playaway is the simplest and best way to listen to a book on the go and – with no tapes or CDs – can hold up to eighty hours of HD Audio content on each unit.  With every title recorded in HD Audio, Playaway’s audio quality is unsurpassed.  Using clearly marked buttons, Playaway gives listeners the ability to move back and forth within or between chapters and alter the speed of a narrator’s voice.  It even has an automatic bookmark feature that remembers where you left off.  Additionally, Playaway has a universal headphone jack that works with almost any type of headphone or mobility accessory.playaway webbanner_cases

 

Playaways are shelved on the second floor of the library with the adult audio CDs. Try a Playaway today and let us know what you think.

To learn more about Playaways, take a look at this short video.

 

 

A Message from the Friends of the Library 0

WishList-Horz-Hands-175The Friends of East Longmeadow Public Library have a long history of providing funds for supplies, equipment, and materials the library budget can’t afford, and for creating and financing programs for library patrons and the public to enjoy. Our dream is to make your library an even better place for you, your children and grandchildren. Over the years we have held many different types of fundraising events that have been very successful thanks to the generosity of the East Longmeadow community.

Recently we introduced our new online fundraising program called Library WishList.  To access this new program, click on the Library WishList logo. Browse through colorful pages filled with   items we need for your library. Choose an item you’d like to see at the library, make a tax deductible contribution towards the purchase (no amount is too small), or sponsor an item in memory of a loved one. When the “wish” is completed we’ll let you know, and the next time you’re in the library you can see the wish you helped make come true.

Your virtual library may be bigger than you think! 0

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Massachusetts State Residents can sign up for a free Boston Public Library eCard via the web! Follow the prompts on the registration form and your eCard number will be emailed to you.

Once you have a BPL eCard you can:

Download digital material from BPL.
Now you not only have access to our library’s CWMARS  Digital Catalog, you also have access to the Boston Public Library’s  Digital Catalog. Through BPL you can download even more eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos and music.

Read magazines online or download to your portable device. All completely free!
Zinio Digital Magazines  offers full color, interactive magazines for your enjoyment. You can browse BPL’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Read magazines on your computer or download the Zinio app for your portable device. Watch a tutorial

Would you like to give Zinio a try? Start here at BPL’s Digital Magazines webpage.

If you have any questions, call the library Information Desk at 413-525-5400, x1508.

 

 

You’ve got to try OverDrive Read! 0

OverDrive Read is a new option in our Digital Catalog that allows you to read eBooks in your browser. You do not have to download an app or install any software .  Simply tap the “Read(in your browser)” button and start reading. The eBook will open in your browser with all of the navigation controls you would find in your eReader that include adding a bookmark and adjusting the font size.

Currently there are 4,399 fiction titles in the Overdrive Read format and 1,954 nonfiction. To quickly find Overdrive Read titles in the Digital Catalog tap on Format and choose Overdrive Read. Once you find a title, check it out with your library card as you would any eBook. At your Bookshelf, tap on the Read (in your Browser) button.

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For a more detailed explanation of OverDrive Read, check out the links below.
OverDrive Read Help
Devices and browsers that work best with OverDrive Read.

A few things to keep in mind
OverDrive recommends Google Chrome as a strong HTML5 browser (great for OverDrive Read) that works across multiple platforms.

If you’re using Internet Explorer with OverDrive Read, you may be prompted with the option to install the free ‘Chrome Frame plug-in‘ or use an alternative browser when opening an eBook. If you prefer, you can also choose to use OverDrive Read Basic, a reduced-feature version of OverDrive Read.

 

 

eReader Workshop – Tuesday, April 30th 0

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Library Community Room

Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s Digital Catalog? It’s so easy when you know how.   Cynthia Laino, Access Services Associate from our library network CWMARS, will conduct this two-hour workshop. Bring your eReader or try one of ours. Learn how to download the free software required for some eReaders. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to search the Digital Catalog, checkout, download and transfer free eBooks to your portable device.

Registration is required. Please call the library Information Desk at 413-525-5400, x1508 to register.

Did you see us on tv? 0

Mass Appeal, the Channel 22 morning news program, featured the East Longmeadow Public Library in their Library Lovers Month series. Take a look!

 

Our Digital Catalog has a brand new look. Check it out! 0

eReader Workshop Coming Soon! 0

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Library Community Room

Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s Digital Catalog? It’s so easy when you know how.   Cynthia Laino, Access Services Associate from our library network CWMARS, will conduct this two-hour workshop. Bring your eReader or try one of ours. Learn how to download the free software required for some eReaders. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to search the Digital Catalog, checkout, download and transfer free eBooks to your portable device.

Registration is required. Please call the library Information Desk at 413-525-5400, x1508 to register.