Recent press releases about the Library:

Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks at the North Conway Library! (March 2010)

The North Conway Library now offers downloadable eBooks. If you are a patron, you can download eBooks to your computer and read them there, or transfer the eBook to a Sony Reader or Barnes and Noble Nook, but not to a Kindle or a Mac device. 
eBook Reader
Accessible from a home or office computer, this 24/7 service is a new way to use the library. It offers the latest popular fiction and nonfiction and covers nearly every genre, including suspense thrillers, mysteries, romance, historical and literary fiction, and classic works. Nonfiction titles include the latest bestsellers, self-help and language instruction. The NH Downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks Program has something for everyone from children to teens to adults. The current collection of titles is constantly growing since new titles are being purchased on a daily basis.

The new downloadable eBooks program was launched on March 17. The North Conway Library, among other local libraries, is able to offer this service in conjunction with the NH State Library. Despite significant cuts in funding, the State Library was able to add the downloadable eBooks program to its existing program of downloadable audiobooks.

The North Conway Library has been offering downloadable audiobooks now for over three years. Initially, this service was only for Windows-compatible devices, but about a year ago, one thousand titles have been added for Mac-users that can be downloaded onto iPods and iPhones.

Please contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 for more information on both downloadable audiobooks and eBooks or check out their website at
www.NorthConwayLibrary.com.
 
The attached photo: Library patron Dr. Alfred Famiglietti from the North Country Animal Hospital is using his eBook reader with one of the Library's downloadable eBooks.

 

Three Cut the Carbon Kits at the North Conway Library  (March 2010)Carbon Kit & Energy efficiency books

The North Conway Library has received two extra “Cut the Carbon” kits from the NH State Library, provided by NHSaves, a partnership of the state’s four largest electric utility companies. 

The kits feature a Kill A Watt™ energy detector that homeowners can use to assess the efficiency of their appliances and make changes to lower their energy usage.

Each kit includes instructions on the proper use of the Kill A Watt detector, as well as a simple worksheet that allows electricity customers to calculate the energy costs associated with each device in their home. Energy efficiency advice and tips are also included.

The kits can be checked out for two weeks at no cost from the North Conway Library or any other public library across the state.

The North Conway Library was the first library in the area that purchased a Kill A Watt energy detector early in 2009 for its patrons to use. Since then, many local libraries have followed and now the library is pleased to announce that it has a total of three kits available for patrons, thanks to the state-wide “Cut the Carbon” program.

Approved by Governor John Lynch and the Executive Council in August of 2009, the Cut the Carbon program is one of the first initiatives to be supported by the state’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) fund.

If you would like to reserve a kit to check out your energy use at home, please call the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961.