Heard Any Good Books Lately? – November 2017 edition is here

Just in time for Thanksgiving reading, something to be thankful for. The November 2017 edition of Heard Any Good Books Lately? produced by Triangle Radio Reading Service and brought to you by the Friends of NCLBPH is now live on our Heard Any Good Books Lately? Page and as a podcast from the Library’s website and the Triangle Radio Reading Service’s website.

This edition features the most popular books checked out in the months of September 2017. This edition features a new Karen Kingsbury book – Brush of Wings, the 3rd novel in the Angels Walking series.
Check it out here – https://files.nc.gov/dncr-statelibrary/LBPH/podcasts/HeardAnyBooks/heard112117.mp3

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Did You Know – How to Get Better Service

Are you moving to another state and wondering if you can still be a patron? Maybe you’ve grown tired of reading the same style of book and are looking for something different. The service you receive from the library staff will always be our best effort, but I’ve placed a link below sharing some tips to make our services on your end easier.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/about/service-tips

 

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Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We give thanks to all of our patrons who are a pleasure to serve. Have a great holiday everyone!!!

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Did You Know – Tips for Using the Online Catalog

Did you know we have a series of videos explaining how to use our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)? Have you ever had problems narrowing down your results, or wanted to keep track of the books you see but aren’t ready to check out yet? Do you want to know how to search for movies instead of books in our collection, or excluding the braille from talking books? Click the link below to view videos the library has posted on tips for using our online catalog.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/faq/opac

 

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Library will be closed on November 10 for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed on Friday, November 10 in honor of Veteran’s Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday and to please remember our veterans.

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10 Most Wanted Books – November 2017

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or 10 Most Wanted Books from last month, October 2017. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 47 times over the month.

DB088073 – Detective Cross by James Patterson
DB087671 – Black and Blue by James Patterson
DB087788 – Miss Julia inherits a mess by Ann B. Ross
DB088138 – Camino Island : a novel by John Grisham
DB087754 – Dangerous games by Danielle Steel
DB087673 – Hidden : a Mitchum story by James Patterson
DB086734 – Killer chef by James Patterson
DB087791 – Against all odds : a novel by Danielle Steel
DB087478 – French twist : a Detective Luc Moncrief mystery by James Patterson
DB085309 – Brush of wings : Angels walking series by Karen Kingsbury

To order – Online Cataloghttps://webopac.klas.com/nc1aopac or call – 1-888-388-2460

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Did You Know – Using Alternative Text

Did you know how to describe images? “Why would I need to describe images?”, you ask. When you describe an image on a webpage using alternative text you won’t be excluding users with visual impairments from being able to enjoy the pictures on the webpage. When ever we put a picture on our website, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr pages we describe the images so everyone can know what we are posting even if they have lost their sight.

You want to learn more about adding alternative text to your online photos and pictures, click the link below.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/faq/image-description

 

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BARD Roundup – October 2017 top 10 audio downloads

Here are October 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB088196 – Come sundown by Nora Roberts
DB088709 – The medical examiner: a Women’s Murder Club story by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
DB088795 – Seeing red by Sandra Brown
DB088859 – The lightkeeper’s daughter: a Mercy Falls novel by Colleen Coble
DB088624 – Crime scene: a novel by Johanthan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
DB088849 – Sweet surrender by Maya Banks
DB059710 – The motive by John T Lescroart
DB088215 – All by myself, alone: a novel by Mary Higgins Clark
DB088578 – Indecent exposure by Stuart Woods
DB059459 – Metro girl by Janet Evanovich

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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BARD Roundup – October 2017 top 10 braille downloads

Here are October 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR021824 – Two by two by Nicholas Sparks
BR021733 – The fever of 1721: the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics by Stephen Coss
BR021800 – Bridge of words: Esperanto and the dream of a universal language by Esther H. Schor
BR019623 – Hell’s corner by David Baldacci
BRC00760 – To wear the white cloak by Sharan Newman
BR021777 – A darkness absolute by Kelley Armstrong
BR009542 – The chamber by John Grisham
BR021696 – The last mile by David Baldacci
BR007423 – Treasure: a novel by Clive Cussler
BRC01608 – Vixen 03 by Clive Cussler

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

Get the BARD Mobile app and have another great way to read your books and magazines

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Happy BARD Day – November 2017

Happy BARD day – October 2017 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In October 636 audio readers downloaded 9483 books, 376 magazines and 14 music items. Another 34 braille readers downloaded 400 books and 11 magazines. 14 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 61 new users and 68 new mobile devices. Do you BARD? If not, what’s keeping you. With the BARD Mobile app added to things you now have another great way to read your books and magazines on the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Sign up for BARD today – https://nlsbard.loc.gov

Get the BARD Mobile app

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb&hl=en

iPhone – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586

Kindle Fire – http://www.amazon.com/Library-of-Congress-BARD-Mobile/dp/B016760320

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