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Watch Red-tailed Hawks
in Ithaca, NY or Barn Owls
in Texas. Check out the All About Birds site
at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Suggestions for eBooks From Freading - Try an eBook today!
Freading has over 40,000 eBook titles, with more being added weekly. Just register with your library card and get started. Below are some suggestions:
is Autism Awareness month and April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day.
According to a March 27th article on CNN.com, 1 in 68 children is
diagnosed with Autism. This is a recent increase from the previously
published figure of 1 in 88.
Author Jonathan Levy holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University and
has worked with over 800 Autistic children during his career. In his
book What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism,
the author gives advice on how to keep children with this disability
engaged with the world around them. A parent/reviewer on Amazon.com
writes "Jonathan Levy's book was so uplifting, helpful and incredibly
fun to read! You will feel empowered and excited."
If you or someone you know has a child that has been diagnosed to be on
the spectrum, they will tell you how difficult it is to find
information, and to figure out what to do next. Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Alan I. Rosenblatt explains what the most currently used types of
therapy are, how to go about accessing them, and it discusses what other
types of services are available in the community. The book also
includes uplifting stories from other parents that are going through the
"...covers complex issues in an accessible manner"-Patricia Wright Ph.D, Executive Director of Easter Seals
"Tremendous book and an outstanding resource for parents of Autistic Children."-Richard Besser, MD, Chief Health & Medical Editor for ABC News
Both Coloring Outside Autism's Lines by Susan Walton and Social Skills, Games and Activities for Kids with Autism by
Wendy Ashcroft focus on having fun and keeping your child in the moment
with you. Susan Walton is a mother of an autistic child who reminds
other parents that life is not over after diagnoses and that the whole
family can still enjoy many activities together.Wendy Ashcroft is a PhD
whose book offers instructions on how to get your child with Autism to
be more social with others.
Learn Markdown for Quick Formatting While Typing
What Is Markdown?
Markdown is essentially a syntax language for formatting text as you write. It’s fast, and built for people who write for the web.
If you’re not a web designer or developer you may be asking: why should I learn Markdown when I can use menu shortcuts in a text editor to format text? We now have access to a range of writing applications, including online text editors and writing apps for mobile devices. When we format a document in a text editor we want to make sure the formatting language we use in one piece of software can be supported in other text editors.
Markdown is easy to apply as you type, so if you’re typing using a writing app for the iPad, or an online text editor, you can add Markdown syntax as you write your document. In fact, many of the popular text editors for the iPad and iPhone support Markdown instead of traditional formatting tools.
Announcing TumbleBooks in Spanish
TumbleBooks son libros ilustrados animados, que hablan y enseñan a los niños la alegría de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. TumbleBooks se crea adoptando las ilustraciones de libros existentes con animaciones, sonidos, música y narración para producir un libro electronico de imágenes que usted puede leer, o que es leido a usted. En Español
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. In English
Food for Fines Finds Success
A big THANK YOU to all who paid their library fines off by donating canned goods during Amnesty Month in February. Local charities benefited from these donations.
In this photo, Mario and Randy from St. Vincent de Paul in Winslow load canned goods into a van to be distributed where needed.
A Message from the Show Low Historical Society Museum
The Show Low Historical Society Museum at 561 E. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low is now open for the 2014 season.
The Museum is in its nineteenth year of service. We invite you to come in for a tour to learn of the rich history of Show Low and surrounding White Mountain communities. The Museum hosts sixteen themed rooms to include the Silver Creek Railroad, a must see while visiting the museum.
You are welcome to visit our in-house library. We have many books on various subjects for your research needs. Our gift shop offers a unique variety of items for everyone on your gift list, including yourself.
The Museum is working on two new exhibits for this season. They are: The Ranchers Hale of Fame and the A & A Sporting Goods Store. We are recreating the A & A Sporting Goods store front that was the original building on the west side. If anyone has any information about the store or ranching and/or items to be on loan or donated, please contact the museum at 928-532-7115.
We welcome large groups, schools, family reunions, as well as adult & children activities. Better yet, come on in for a visit. Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 to 3:00. See you soon.
Hopi Mobile Computer Lab on the Road!
On Feb. 19, the Hopi Public Library staff held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hopi Mobile Computer Lab that is now ready to bring public access to the Internet and computers to the various villages on the Hopi Reservation. The mobile computer lab intends to operate in tandem with the Hopi Bookmobile, so patrons can find the schedule of stops on the Members' page of this website and also on the radio. The Mobile Computer Lab is the result of a federal Native American Enhancement grant awarded to the Hopi Tribe by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, DC. We are thrilled that people will have this free online access through the library program. The mobile lab will also be offering computer classes. The lab has six workstations, and people can also bring their laptops and take advantage of the computer lab's high speed bandwidth via satellite.
Pictured from left: Shauntella Silas, the Hopi Junior/Senior High School Princess, Hale Kahe, Computer Lab Technician, Dr. Noreen Sakiestewa, Education Director, Geneva Durkee, Navajo County Library District Director, and Dinah Pongyesva, Bookmobile Librarian.
Ever Wondered What Something Costs?
was created to help people online find prices for just about anything that really isn't publicized. Whether you want to know how much a delivery of a baby is going to cost, or maybe you want to get a deck installed.
Founded in late 2010, HowMuchIsIt
was designed to help the ordinary consumer find out what the costs of things are in life. While there are answers scattered across the Internet, HowMuchIsIt
collects it all into one place that is accurate and straight to the point.
According to the website, its content is researched through multiple editors to ensure its accuracy, along with links to any source that they have used in the process.
Your Complete Guide To Windows Customization
You can create a Windows desktop environment that not only accommodates your needs, but also looks stunningly beautiful. Everyone likes different things when it comes to their desktop experience. Some people use computers just for fun, others to work and many even use computers for the creation of music, videos and other forms of self-expression. Whatever your situation may be, having a computer that matches your aesthetic preferences will enhance the quality of time you spend in front of the monitor.
View or download this free guide
Young Show Low Library Patrons and their Book Buddies
Young Show Low Public Library patrons got their book buddies from Gabrielle, Children's Librarian, last week during "Take Your Child to the Library Week". Try to read a book a day with your child or grandchild!
Children at the Pinetop-Lakeside Library and Their Book Buddies
Children at the Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library show off their Book Buddies they received during "Take Your Child to the Library Week". Make sure your child gets to the library to get books to read.
Whiteriver Head Start and Their Book Buddies
Whiteriver youngsters enjoyed receiving their book buddies at the Whiteriver Public Library during "Take Your Child to the Library Week". Visit your library often during February's Love Your Library month.
Thank you, Friends of the Library!
|The Winslow Public Library has a fantastic group of Friends who undertake some great fundraising projects for the library. Take a look at their latest - aluminum can recycling! If you have some spare time, consider helping your local library. We appreciate our Friends!
Top 10 Book To Film Adaptations suggested by WatchMojo.com
Images of the Arizona Capitol Museum
Welcome to a virtual tour of the Arizona Capitol Museum
. Beginning at the main entrance of the Arizona Capitol Museum's historic Greek Revival exterior and continuing through each exhibit to the fourth floor where life size figures from Arizona's past reside, this virtual tour attempts to capture the basic elements of the museum. Also included in this virtual tour are Arizona's Great Seal, a 17-foot tall Greek goddess atop a copper dome, exhibits explaining Arizona's history, water rights, government structure and process, and statehood. The Arizona Capitol Museum also has many traveling exhibits which are not included in this virtual tour. Visit the majestic Arizona Capitol Museum, the building with the giant copper dome, to really experience the history of Arizona.
|American Community Survey Released by U.S. Census Bureau
|The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010-2012 American Community Survey in mid-November, and has made it available on the American Fact Finder website. The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about all communities in the country. The American Community Survey gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Retailers, homebuilders, police departments, and town and city planners are among the many private- and public-sector decision makers who count on these annual results. You can search for Navajo County information or facts about the cities and towns in the county or anywhere across the U.S.
Native Generations is a campaign addressing high rates of infant mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The campaign video:
- Shares the stories of young urban AI/AN parents that are staying connected to their culture and community for the health of their families.
- Promotes a nationwide network of Urban Indian Health Organizations that provide health services, cultural activities and connection to community support.
- Reveals challenges to infant health, safety practices and other health risks.
- Highlights examples of innovative and vital programs for Native families in two cities.
Note: If you cannot see the video in Internet Explorer 9, try clicking on the Filter Content icon
or the Compatibility View icon
at the top of the browser.
Most Popular Baby Names Registered with SSA
More Languages Available through Mango Languages
More Mango to love!
A bheil Gàidhlig agaibh? Good news - we've got a course for that.
Navajo County Library District is excited to announce the addition of 14 new language courses to our complete subscription to Mango Languages: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Hungarian, Kazakh, Serbian, Yiddish, Bengali, Malay, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Scottish Gaelic, ESL Arabic MSA and ESL Armenian.
From our website link create an account on the Mango site or log into your existing account and get started learning. You can also access the courses on your mobile device - smartphone, iPad, etc. or your computer.
How Healthy is Navajo County?
The County Health Rankings—
a set of reports to rank the overall health of every county in all 50 states—is available on www.countyhealthrankings.org
. The 50-state report, released by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helps public health and community leaders, policy-makers, consumers and others to see how healthy their county is, compare it with others within their state and find ways to improve the health of their community.
Track your reading history?
Goodreads is a great site to find recommendations of books to read, take some quizzes to test your knowledge about books, and find some trivia about books and authors. For those who read a lot, the site also has a section where you can record and keep track of the books you've read. The site also has lists of the best books of the year in several categories. Take a look at what Goodreads has to offer. It's free to sign up.
How do you decide whether to keep reading a book?
Nancy Pearl, librarian and reader's advisory guru, has this to say:
"Rule of Fifty”
People frequently ask me how many pages they should give a book before they give up on it. In response to that question, I came up with my "rule of fifty,” which is based on the shortness of time and the immensity of the world of books. If you’re fifty years of age or younger, give a book fifty pages before you decide to commit to reading it or give it up. If you’re over fifty, which is when time gets even shorter, subtract your age from 100—the result is the number of pages you should read before making your decision to stay with it or quit. Since that number gets smaller and smaller as we get older and older, our big reward is that when we turn 100, we can judge a book by its cover!
Website access on your Mobile Device - try it out!
Navajo County Library District has discontinued its subscription to Library Anywhere, a downloadable app to access the online catalog on your mobile device. Instead our website has now been configured so that when you go to www.navajocountylibraries.org on your mobile phone or tablet, you are prompted to "Try the library's mobile site". No app needed. This will make it much easier to view content, search the catalog, and see the member libraries' hours and addresses while on the go.
OneClickdigital Audiobook Support
Just a friendly reminder that OneClickdigital
provides live toll-free technical support to patrons needing assistance with OneClickdigital audio books. So if you are having trouble with a mobile device or tablet, feel free to call 1-877-772-8346
, and rest assured, they will take care of it. Support is available Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm (Eastern).
Featured Websites to Encourage Your Child to Read
20 Simple & Fun Ways to Practice a Foreign Language
- “I can’t afford to buy study materials”
- “Between work and responsibilities at home, I just don’t have the time to study.”
- “I can’t find a partner for speaking practice.”
Excuses. Trust us, we've heard them all. The truth is, if you really want to learn a language, you’ll find a way to do it. There’s actually many easy, simple and fun ways to infuse language-learning into your everyday routine – most of which cost little or nothing at all. To prove it, we put together a list of 20 suggestions to get you started. Please use Mango Languages which the Library District subscribes to for you!
Playaway Views - Check out our newest media!
The Library District has added Playaway Views
in eight libraries in the county. These handheld players allow you to view DVDs "on the go"! You can watch and listen for up to six hours and just recharge for about four hours with the adapter provided. We have titles for both children and adults - Sesame Street, Liberty Kids, Between the Lions, National Geographic and many more. Believe it or not, three of William Shakespeare's romantic comedies are on one Playaway View! To quickly find them in the library catalog, just do a title search and type in "playaway view" . They are so easy to use and the kids love them. Just ask at your library for the Playaway Views.
Constant Reader iPhone App
There is a new iPhone/iPad App called Constant Reader
which allows you to track your reading by keeping lists and rankings of books you are reading or would like to read or just keep track of. Why not give it a try. You can download it free in the Apple app store. The Navajo County Library District is not associated in any way with this app - just letting readers know about it.
Foreign Language Learning with Mango
On your Mobile Phone or in your Browser
Navajo County Library District's subscription to Mango Languages
has now added four more languages. Now introducing Castilian Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish, and Tagalog for your language learning pleasure! With these courses, you will be able to tame even the wildest bull
in Spain, finally learn how to pronounce the name of the famed volcano of 2010, Eyjafijallajökull
, converse with the Swedish chef
, and order kare-kare
at your favorite Filipino restaurant. Just what you’ve always wanted.
Mango also announces the release of its Religious and Scholarly collection! Unique to Mango, this collection offers users the chance to delve deep into documents and literature from the past, exploring prose in Ancient Greek, Koine Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Latin. Unlike Mango's other language courses that are based on conversations, these courses bring these classic languages to life through the study of ancient texts.
Our subscription to the Mango foreign language
learning database now offers a mobile app for your smartphone so you can learn languages everywhere you go. Click here
to get the Android App (or at Google Play). Click here
to get the App for your iPhone or iPod Touch or go to the iTunes App Store.
Will the apps know what library you're from?
Yes, through the username and password verification, Mango's system detects which library you belong to. Once logged in, the library name will be shown under “Settings.”
Can you access the apps anonymously?
No, you must first create a profile from our website (use the link on the right side of the page to Mango Languages).
A Literary Map of Arizona
Check out Reading Arizona; The Literary Landscape at http://www.readingarizona.org. One hundred favorite titles that help tell the story of our state are plotted on an interactive map. With a variety of genres, the literary map has something for readers of all ages.
Also included on the website are many more titles that were suggested that couldn’t fit on the map. You’ll even find a place to submit more suggestions for the list of books about Arizona: http://www.readingarizona.org/booklist.
Top 100 Employers in Arizona
as listed in the Arizona Republic
The Arizona Republic has listed the top 100 employers in Arizona for 2012. Click here to view
. Looking for a job? See our Jobs & Careers page
for a list of job hunting and preparation resources.
1940 United States Census Released
The 1940 U.S. Federal Census was released on April 2, 2012. Click here to access it. Ancestry Library Edition, to which the Library District subscribes, will start loading and indexing the info this year. This database can be searched in the library from the Genealogy link on the navigation bar. On April 2, 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living in America. Today, 87 percent of Americans can find a direct family link to one – or more – of them. You now have a window into every one of those 132 million lives...their names, where they lived, who shared their house, even where they were five years earlier. Pictured below: a Census enumerator in a farmer's field collecting information, a tabulating machine, and Census Bureau employees checking punchcard data of the 1940 Census.
Can’t See to Read Any More? There’s Help!
The Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library, www.lib.az.us/braille, provides materials to Arizona residents who are blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled free of charge! Books are available in audio book and Braille formats. The program provides reading selections, the audio book player, and a patron's Librarian – yes, your own personal reader’s advisor! All materials are mailed and returned through the postal service and there are no additional costs with this public service. Library materials are comparable to library materials available on loan at community libraries. Read the Talking Book News 2012 Summer Newsletter.
The Talking Book Library provides public library services to all Arizona residents so "that all may read". The library's website is www.lib.az.us/braille. Applications for patron services can be completed, printed, and mailed to the library from the "how to apply" page. A doctor or your local librarian can certify that you are in need of these services.
The Talking Book Library now has a new digital player that is super easy to use. If you can no longer read print material or physically cannot turn pages, don’t hesitate to get signed up! For more information call 800-255-5578.
Downloadable Audiobooks - A New Download Site
Navajo County Library District's vendor for downloadable audiobooks, Recorded Books, has changed the method of downloading from EbscoHost to OneClickDigital
starting with the New Year. Please use the new link posted on the right side of the page (or below). You will need to create a new account for yourself. You can use the same user name and password that you used with EbscoHost, but you will still need to create the account. It does not transfer from EbscoHost. If you are accessing within one of our public libraries, you will not need your library card. However, if you are accessing for the first time remotely from home, business or school, you will need to type in your library card number before you can create an account.
Please let library staff know if you are having difficulties with OneClickDigital.
Genealogy Database Adds Collections
Our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition includes over 7,500 databases, offering you billions of records in census data, vital records, immigration records, military records, and more. Ancestry Library Edition is available from the link on our Genealogy page. This resource must be used in the library - in any of our twelve public libraries. Start your family tree research today!
New, notable collections include:
*U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811
*U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
*London, England Wills and Probate, 1525-1858
*West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921; Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985; Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1512-1812; Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
*New South Wales, Australia, Records of Appointments to Government Offices, 1814-1825; Public Service Lists, 1858-1870
*Motion Picture Studio Directories, 1919 and 1921
Read a book, give a book
Do you want to encourage your kids to read and at the same time help out a worthy cause? We Give Books is an online initiative created by the Pearson Foundation and Penguin Books. Your child can read a book online and then choose a charitable organization to which We Give Books will donate a book. The selections are award-winning books that are both fiction and nonfiction for children up to age ten. Read a book, get a book donated! - It’s that simple! Some examples of campaigns that can receive books you donate are Hope for Haiti, Jumpstart for Young Children, and Room to Read. If you have the Internet at home, just get started, or use your library’s Internet access. Check out www.wegivebooks.org!
Powerful database for general reference
Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.
Are you interested in historical newspapers?
The Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project gives you free full-text access to many newspapers from 1860-1922 from several states. Arizona is one of them. Click here
to read about events reported when they actually happened (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
) and find out more about our state’s history. Get better prepared for the Centennial coming up in 2012.
5 Best Sites to Help Students Prepare for the SATs
Don't forget, after studying, get test-taking confidence by utilizing Learning Express Library's
practice test for the SAT, provided for you at no charge by Navajo County Library District
. All you need is a library card. Click here to get started.
Click Here for 85 Reasons to be Thankful for Librarians
Who Listens to Playaways?
Find them in the catalog by typing "playaway audiobook" in the title search (or just CLICK HERE to browse our collection.- this link, however, also includes the PlayAway Views which are DVDs)
- Commuters love Playaways because they do not have to change CDs or tapes on the go!
- Seniors love Playaways because they do not have to fumble with loading or unloading tapes or CDs.
- Children love them because they can hear their favorite Kidz bop songs, ghost stories, nursery rhymes over and over without losing any tapes or CDs.
- Teens love Playaways because they can hear their classic novel assigned for English class and their friends think they are listening to the latest music and have no idea their buddies are doing their homework!
- Everybody loves them because they are portable!