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What is Tech Connect?
In a constantly changing world, with technology perpetually updating and adjusting, some members of the community get left behind. To many, it seems impossible to keep track of every new feature in an apparent never-ending market. Others may find themselves hoping to delve into these new technologies, but don't know where to begin. It is incredibly daunting for those who have little experience. On the flipside, younger members of the community were born into this era of devices. To them, it comes easily.
A program called Tech Connect aims to bring these two groups together. Tech Connect plans to help those who want to take full advantage of what the library has to offer (ebooks and audiobooks, for example), in addition to answering general questions about technology.
Starting Feb 18 at 9 AM, a group of helpful high school students will be frequently available on Saturday mornings at the Library to answer questions and get to know our fellow community members. Check with the front desk for a schedule.
What is TumbleBookLibrary?
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games.
The TBL collection may be accessed online from every computer in the library with Internet connection. Users can also access TBL from any reading tablet that has Flash Adobe 8.0+ and an internet connection such as Kindle Fire, Colour Nook & some Android smart phones. For customers using mobile devices that do not support Flash Player (iPad, iPhone and Android), there is an automatic re-direct that automatically takes you to TumbleMobile.
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Read your favorite magazines for FREE on a
smart phone, iPad, Kindle, Nook or computer using
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QUICK START GUIDE FOR SEARCHING THE LIBRARY CATALOG AND REQUESTING ITEMS
Learn to use the new terminals. Details...
USE YOUR SMARTPHONE AS YOUR LIBRARY CARD
CardStar is a free app for your smartphone that can store your library card! When you wish to withdraw a book, just show your smartphone. The Library's new barcode scanner can actually read the barcode from the phone. Click for detailed instructions on how to set up this app...
Is it Google? Is it Yahoo? No, it's JerseyClicks
! JerseyClicks allows you to search up to 15 full-text resources simultaneously through one user-friendly interface. It gives New Jersey residents access, at no charge, to resources that are not normally available free on the Internet. Choose from 27 high quality databases covering subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction, as well as Spanish-language magazine articles.
The Mountain Lakes Library provides its patrons several searchable information databases (use your library card number as PATRON ID. Enter the 13 digit number on the back of your library card, without the spaces.)
ReferenceUSA: find information on over 15.5 million U.S. and Canadian businesses and organizations; search and sort by business name, location, yellow page heading, SIC code, and size of operation. Research U.S. and Canadian households to conduct market research or locate friends and relatives. Detailed information on doctors and dentists in the HealthCare database, and more.
On the JerseyClicks page of databases, click the name ReferenceUSA under the Business category. If you have trouble logging in, see our troubleshooting tips.
Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks
CLOUD Library: Browse and check out popular titles using the MAIN library catalog, easily transfer e-books to your e-reader, take notes and create bookmarks, read your selections on multiple devices.
Register for free to learn any of 80 languages at your own pace.
Informe!: una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.
- Salud en Espanol: Salud en Espanol provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.
Referencia Latina: a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offering content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary, and more.
- NoveList: suggestions for fiction reading, including award-winning book lists, discussion guides, recommended reading lists, and more.
NoveList K-8: suggestions for children's fiction reading, selected by school media specialists and children's librarians at NoveList.
Literary Reference Center: information about authors, works of literature, and literary characters.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online: information about authors, works of literature and literary characters; definitions of literary terms and movements.
Contemporary Authors Archives: author biography and criticism.
Magazines and Newspapers
Zinio Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet or mobile device using the free Zinio Reader app.
EBSCOhost MasterFILE Elite indexes 2,200 magazines, of which 1,000 are full text; Newspaper Source Plus offers full text for 700 regional, national, and international newspapers; EBSCOhost also includes health, business and children's databases.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers online access to the New York Times from 1851 to 2007.
NJ Locations: which NJ libraries have the magazines and newspapers you need? (Rutgers titles are listed separately, in their online catalog).
Politics / Geography / History / Science
The Craven Miniature Rooms
This exhibit of exquisitely detailed miniature rooms by local artist Edgar Craven is on permanent display at the Mountain Lakes Library.
The Medal of Honor/Distinguished Service Medal Display
The nation's highest military honors went to two residents of Mountain Lakes for gallantry, skill, and heroism during World War II. A permanent display in the library shows the actual medals and describes the feats of these two highly decorated officers.
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