Search: Garfield County Libraries Volume 4, Issue 1 Winter 2012 Get the Most from Those Hot Holiday Tech Toys Inside this issue: Update from the Director 2 Staff Recommendations 2 Food for Fines 3 Meet Your Librarian Karol Sacca 3 Library Board Members 3 Calendar of Events 4 Children’s Corner 6 Database Spotlight TumbleBooks 6 Teen & Tween Spot 7 Literacy Outreach 7 GoToWorkshops Continue 8 If you received a new eReader, smartphone, or tablet this holiday season, you should know that your library will be a fantastic resource once the wrapping paper has come off. We here at the Garfield County Libraries realize that these are very fun, very powerful devices. We have the content you want, along with the staff and programs to familiarize you with how to use our services on your new device. For example, if you received a new Kindle, Nook, or other eReader, we have eBooks available for checkout through our OverDrive database. You just need a Garfield County library card number to get started. OverDrive has a Help menu that will take you to instructions (which are specific to your device) on how to download a book. In January, the Gordon Cooper, New Castle, and Rifle Branch Libraries will be hosting programs specifically designed to help anyone learn how to do this. There are also friendly, helpful staff members throughout the county who can assist you if you call or come in. If you got a smartphone or tablet for Christmas, you'll also find the library to be a great source of content and help. You still have access to OverDrive and all the items mentioned above. Plus, smartphones and tablets such as the iPad have apps specifically designed to make it quick and easy to download and read eBooks on the go. From a tablet you will also have full internet capabilities and can access the Garfield County Library website, www.gcpld.org. There you can renew books, check out the events calendar, and explore our incredible databases available. Young children will enjoy watching and listening to books with the Tumblebooks database, anyone wanting to learn a new language can access Mango Languages, and those who need auto repair help can take advantage of our subscription to Chilton's online database. The libraries also offer free Wi-Fi so you can go online with your device, even if you don't have a monthly connection plan. If you are a smartphone user, you can download our brand new app GCPLD 2 Go which has many features of our website in an easy-to-use mobile form. Have fun playing with your new tech toys. And remember, the libraries are here with great eBooks and help if you need it. Judy Martens Retires After 30 Years In February of 1981, Judy Martens applied for a position as a part-time clerk position at the Rifle Library. When she tells the story she recounts not knowing what she was “getting [herself] into” when she interviewed and had to take a typing test. Luckily for everyone around her, she did indeed get the job. In 1990, Judy became Branch Manager of the library and remained in that position for 21 years. Judy continually learns new techniques and embraces new technologies, and for seven of her years with the libraries she was also the webmaster for the Library District. When asked to share a few words about Judy, the staff in Rifle had a hard time narrowing it down. Assistant Branch Manager Zee Russell said continued on page 3... Judy and members of her family attended her retirement party on November 19th.