Have you met Libby?

Meet Libby

Have you ever used the OverDrive app? You know, the one that gives you access to OMNI Libraries, Moline Library’s shared collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Maybe you use it all the time, or maybe you have never used it, or maybe you have used it a few times but always thought it was just a little too much to set up and remember to make you want to use it often.

Enter Libby. Whether you are a first time user or an old pro at checking out ebooks, it’s worth checking out this new app.

Libby is the new app patrons using Android, Apple and Windows devices can use to access OMNI Libraries instead of the old OverDrive app. You get the same eBooks from the same place but from an app with easier setup, fewer steps to check out and download your books and a much more adorable icon. Check out Libby today!

Learn Your Library Resources – Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. You can find in on the list of “Catalogs & Databases” on our website. All you need is your library card number to log into the resource.

Content Includes

  • More than 500 full-text journals and magazines
  • More than 240 full-text health reference books and encyclopedias
  • More than 2,600 full-text evidence-based health reports
  • Nearly 500 medical images and diagrams
  • Nearly 250 animations with audio narration
  • Dozens of articles covering teen health topics
  • Full-text consumer health pamphlets and leaflets

Subjects Include

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition and dietetics

Are we there yet? It’s been July forever!

July, aka NATIONAL ANTI-BOREDOM MONTH, is more than half-way over!

Fun Fact: It’s also NATIONAL READ AN ALMANAC MONTH. How those go together, we couldn’t tell you.

So, how are your boredom levels? Feeling listless? Weary? Have you recently made a sound something like this, “Uuuuuuuuu,’mso bored.”?

Bored

You should come to the library.

As my mother-in-law used to say, “Smart people don’t get bored.” I always took this as more of a challenge than a statement of literal fact, but, either way, we can help you with that.

Find a book, a video game, a movie, an audio book, anything. If you can’t pick one yourself fill out a Library Concierge form and we will pick some for you based on what you like. If that doesn’t work, surf the Internet on the public computers or grab something from our language section and start brushing up on your foreign languages. Even if everything else fails and you decide you don’t want that book or movie, have seen everything worthwhile on the Internet and decide that you don’t need to know conversational Swahili after all, then at least you got out of the house for a bit.

 

The first Rule of the Road is…

Never talk about the Road! …

Although, now that I think about it, I might be getting that mixed up with something else. Maybe I should go to this helpful program to get a quick refresher of the Rules of the Road.

Road Rules

A volunteer instructor, associated with AARP and the Illinois Secretary of State Office, will present a review course of the Illinois Rules of the Road in a free, 90-minute class. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call the reference desk at      309-524-2470 or stop by the reference desk to sign up. Drive safe!

Picking your next book can be hard, right?

Don’t panic. We can help.

Library Concierge Form Header

We know what it’s like. You finally finish that 18 book mystery series, or binge watching your most-recent favorite TV show, or listening to the entire library of your favorite musical artist’s recorded work (even the later, experimental stuff with the weird theremin sounds constantly in the background), and then it’s like… Now what?

Well, now us.

Introducing Library Concierge!  Follow the link and your very own librarian will work tirelessly to find you books, movies, TV series and/or music that you will love… or like… or, at least, not hate. After you fill out a form. We know – there is always a catch. But it is totally worth it!