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Beyond the Bookshelves: eMedia offers entertainment, education for all

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 10:41 p.m. CDT

Did you know a Geneva Public Library card provides you with free, 24/7 access to thousands of eBooks, eComics, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, movies, music and TV shows?

Whether you’re at home or on the run, you can take advantage of these streaming or downloadable services, such as OverDrive, eReadIllinois, Zinio and Hoopla, via your computer, smartphone or tablet. Now you can have your favorite book, TV show, magazine or movie right at your fingertips.

“Can’t make it in to the library? No worries, just visit us online to download books and more,” said digital services librarian Ellen Anderson.

“Downloadable content is great for traveling, too. There’s no hassle with carrying books, just download and go,” she added.

If you’d like some help with eMedia, schedule an appointment with Anderson. You can also invite her to your organization’s meeting or event for a complete walk-through.

Want to learn more about eMedia? Join us at “Discover Your Library,” taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19, at the library, 127 James St., Geneva. To learn more, call the library at 630-232-0780 or visit www.gpld.org.

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A note from the circulation desk: “We’ve just started auto-renewing your check-outs. We will now automatically renew every item you have checked out from our library, if it’s eligible for renewal, on the day that it is due. We’ll send you an email to let you know what was renewed and what could not be renewed. If you want more information, or want to opt out of auto-renewal, you can call us at 630-232-0780, or stop by the service desk.”

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“The Librarian Recommends”: Lisel Ulaszek, assistant manager, youth services, says that “Inside the O’Briens” by Lisa Genova examines an Irish-Catholic family from the Boston area and what happens to them when the patriarch of the family, a cop, learns he has Huntington’s disease, a lethal neurodegenerative disease.

“This book with a lot of heart is a great look at the ties that bind and sometimes break family members and gives the reader much to ponder – what would they do if they discovered someone in their family had a fatal, genetic disease that they themselves had a good chance of inheriting?” she commented. “Would you take the genetic testing and find out whether you will get the disease and live in fear of when it will strike? Or live your life to its fullest potential and let the chips fall where they may?”

• Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing coordinator for the Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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