Larry Moore. A Very Special Friend
By BCFOL President Diane Martin
Larry Moore was named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year during the BCFOL annual volunteer appreciation lunch May 3. Larry has been a long-time member of the Friends and has served as board president and treasurer. Also, Larry extensively volunteers in the book sale areas: managing donation book bins, sorting, obtaining boxes for book sales, and serving on book sale committees. Larry assists with present treasurer activities during the book sale when needed.
He was awarded a membership to the Friends of Tennessee Libraries and a gift certificate to the library’s Bookmark Café. In addition, Larry will be nominated for the Tennessee Friend of the Year in the state Tennessee Friends of the Library organization.
By Meg Halter
No doubt you know about Tennessee R.E.A.D.S., where you can borrow ebooks and audio books. But did you know that Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. also offers magazines and streaming movies? Here are few tidbits you might not know about.
Current issues of magazines are now available! They are in PDF format to view on your Nook or on a device running the Nook app. Because magazines are supplied to Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. through a partnership with Barnes & Noble, you'll also need a free Barnes & Noble account.
In “Advanced Search” scroll down to “All Formats” and select “Nook Periodicals.” To view a list of the magazines you have checked out, go to “Periodical History.”
You can view streaming movies on your computer or tablet, or on the Kindle Fire. At present, the selection of movies is strongest in documentaries and children's movies to better support online research. And if you are a fan of The Cisco Kid, or I, Spy TV series, you're in luck. With time, the movie selection will improve.
In advanced search, scroll down to “All Formats” and select “Streaming Video.”
What if the book or movie you want isn't listed? Then you might be able to recommend that the item be added to the Blount library collection. In the help page, follow the steps outlined in “Recommend to Library.” Note, however, that there is no guarantee that the library will purchase a publication you recommend.
You may see the Advantage icon on some covers. Copies of these titles are available first to Blount Library patrons. And that means you’ll likely be able to check out the item immediately or at least have a much shorter wait for the title to become available!
There are several options to help you learn more about Tennessee R.E.A.D.S.
- The reference desk has an excellent brochure on the essentials of accessing Tennessee R.E.A.D.S.
- For those who use Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/TNREADS for current information, reading recommendations, and answers to patron questions.
- And, of course, there’s a whole cluster of detailed help pages on just about any question. Just click the “?” at the top of the page.
** Thanks to the folks at the reference department for their help. **
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