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Mar 09

Why aren't there more ebooks?

Posted by heather in Interesting Tidbits

eBooks are a hot commodity. With many having received an e-reader of some kind as a gift over the holidays, the library community is seeing a massive jump in the number of requests for ebook services. Our own Washington Anytime Library (via Overdrive) has seen an unprecedented number of checkouts and holds since the holiday, and it shows no sign of letting off.

In the meantime, we're seeing patrons a tad dismayed by increased wait times and also that they can't find certain books in the digital format.

Unfortunately, our hands are tied:

"Sadly, unlike a regular person, a library cannot pay Amazon or Barnes & Noble for an eBook and then lend it out to people.  We can buy a printed book from these companies, place it on the shelf, and lend it out--but digital content is being treated differently by the publishers and the companies who manage digital content licensing." (Sacramento Public Library, "Why aren't there more eBooks?")

This makes it tough for us to fulfill your needs. Currently, there are five publishers who are refusing to provide viable solutions for libraries:

  • Macmillan
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Penguin Group
  • Hatchette Book Group
  • Brilliance Audio

It's just the tip of the iceberg, however:

Do you think this is wrong? We do, too. If you want to help, we encourage you to make your discontent known by contacting these publishers to let them know what you think.

Macmillan Publishing
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7521

Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 698-7000

Penguin Group
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2000

Hachette Book Group
466 Lexington Avenue #131
New York, NY 10017
(212) 364-1100

Brilliance Audio
1704 Eaton Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-5256

Mar 08

DVDs for 8 Mar 2012

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Holocaust
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Lilies of the Field
  • Masada
  • Stagecoach
  • The Pelican Brief
  • The Rainmaker
Mar 08

Teen books for 8 Mar 2012

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Cold Train Coming (Barkdull)
  • Warrior (Davis)


  • Dealing with Stress
  • Dolley Madison
  • Harriet Tubman
  • John Brown
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • Muhammad Ali
  • P.T. Barnum
  • Sharpen Your Debate and Speech Writing Skills
  • Sharpen Your Essay Writing Skills
  • Sharpen Your Good Grammar Skills
Mar 08

Adult books for 8 Mar 2012

Posted by heather in New Books


  • The Awakening (Chopin)
  • Sonoma Rose (Ciaverini)
  • Cinnamon Roll Murder (Fluke)
  • Midnight Falcon (Gemmell)
  • Home Front (Hannah)
  • Chasing the Sun (Peterson)
  • Lone Wolf (Picoult)


  • Amigumi World
  • As Always, Julia
  • Asian Tofu
  • Book of Majors
  • Dictionary of Religions and Secular Faiths
  • Getting Financial Aid
  • Healthy Heart for Life
  • Josephus: The Complete Works
  • Outlaw Platoon
  • People of the First Crusade
  • Quilts from the House of Tula Pink
  • Sounding the Trumpet
  • Stable Smarts
  • The Best 376 Colleges
  • The Illustrious Dead
  • The Landmark Herodotus
  • The Light and the Glory
  • The Paleo Answer
  • The People's Money
  • The Survivors
  • Wedding Cupcakes
Mar 03

DVDs for 3 Mar 2012

Posted by heather in New Books

DVD, General Collection:

  • A Town Like Alice
  • An American in Paris
  • Easter Parade
  • GiGi
  • Johnny
  • Last Flight Out
  • Meet Me In St. Louis
  • Rust
  • Standing Firm
  • The Client
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • The Hiding Place

DVD, Children's

  • Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
  • Puss in Boots
  • Ramona and Beezus


  • Annie Hall
  • Puss in Boots
Mar 03

Audiobooks for 3 Mar 2012

Posted by heather in New Books

CD Fiction:

  • Left For Dead (Jance)

CD Non-Fiction:

  • Seal Team Six

Playaway Fiction:

  • Feast Day of Fools (Burke)
  • The Race (Cussler & Scott)
  • The Prague Cemetery (Eco)
  • The Scottish Prisoner (Gabaldon)
  • Shock Wave (Sandford)
Mar 03

Adult books for 3 Mar 2012

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Ring (Baxter)
  • Look Away Beulah Land (Coleman)
  • A Perfect Blood (Harrison)
  • Sunrise on the Ballery (Hart)
  • Defending Jacob (Landay)
  • Chasing the Sun (Peterson)
  • The Holy Thief (Ryan)
  • The Family Business (Weber)

Graphic Novels:

  • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles (Calero)
Feb 28

March Computer Class: Starting a Website

Posted by heather in Events

During the month of March, the library will be hosting a computer class on how to start a website using the open-source software, Wordpress. Basic computer skills are required and while space is limited, laptop users are encouraged to bring their own machines.

Classes are to be held every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the library from March 7th through March 28th.

Questions? Please contact Heather at 382-4131 or via email:

Feb 24

Teen books for 24 Feb 2012

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Split (Avashti)
  • White Cat (Black)
  • Eighth Grade Bites (Brewer)
  • Ninth Grade Slays (Brewer)
  • Tenth Grade Bleeds (Brewer)
  • Eleventh Grade Burns (Brewer)
  • Ranger's Apprentice: Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Flanagan)
  • Theodore Boone: The Abduction (Grisham)
  • Department Nineteen (Hill)
  • Here, There Be Dragons (Owen)


  • Is It Still Cheating if I Don't Get Caught?
  • The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make
  • Three Little Words
  • Treacherous Love
Feb 24

Children's books for 24 Feb 2012

Posted by heather in New Books

Picture Books:

  • The Princess Knight (Funke)
  • Where's Waldo in Hollywood? (Handford)
  • Where's Waldo? (Handford)

Chapter Books:

  • The Frandidate (Benton)
  • Tagus the Night Horse (Blade)
  • Wilma Tenderfoot: The Case of the Putrid Poison (Kennedy)
  • Midnight on the Moon (Osborne)
  • Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Osborne)

Graphic Novels and Comics:

  • Meet the Superhero Squad
  • Speed Racer vols. 1 and 2 (Yoshida)
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