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Spotlight on: Children’s Computers

The libraries in Pineville and Southwest City each have TWO Special Children’s Computers designed especially for kids ages 3 to 9 years old!

These computers have lots of fun, kid-friendly and educational software titles loaded, and they are NOT connected to the Internet, so they are safe for your kids to explore to their heart’s content.

There are no special forms to fill out, and no logins/passwords required… Your kids can just sit down and start using them immediately!

To learn more about the Early Literacy Station computers and software, click here

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Spotlight on: ‘Wowbrary’ – for New Releases

You can find all the newest Books & Videos just released at our library each week with Wowbrary!

Wowbrary is a service that shows you our newest additions via free weekly emails, Facebook posts, and/or new book lists online linked from our library website. Wowbrary serves as an online version of our new-book shelf, but one that spans all library branches and includes items already checked out.  It shows covers, descriptions, popularity, ratings, and/or reviews for the majority of titles.  You can even click directly through to our website to place reserves and get further information.

It is very easy… Here’s how:

  • To get the free weekly emails sent to you, just click here to go to the signup page, then check the box next to McDonald County Library, enter your email address and finally click the “Submit” button. You’ll get one email per week (usually on Saturday) with information about the most popular new titles now available at our libraries.
  • We also update our Facebook page with Wowbrary links to our newest items every Saturday.
  • And you can always visit our website and simply click on the ‘Wowbrary‘ icon on the left side of the page.

It’s simple and very informative, and only takes a few seconds to sign up for the weekly emails…
Give it a try!
(Your email is never shared with any other organization or business,
and it is simple to unsubscribe if you wish to discontinue the once a week emails.)

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Featured Freeware: CDBurnerXP

Looking for a better way to burn your CD’s and DVD’s? Try CDBurnerXP! While it may not look as fancy as some similar programs, what it lacks in bells & whistles, it makes up for in simplicity, performance, and features.

CDBurnerXP   version 4.3.8

CDBurnerXP is a completely free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the abilty to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. And it does not include adware or similar malicious components.

You can download it directly at:  http://cdburnerxp.se/downloadsetup.exe

 

Key Features:

  • burn all kinds of discs
  • audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks
  • burn and create ISO files
  • data verification after burning process
  • create bootable discs
  • multi-language interface
  • bin/nrg → ISO converter, simple cover printing and much more!
  • Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008/Win7 (x86 / x64)

Note:  Requires Microsoft .NET Framework

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It’s so easy to get your library card…

Applying for your own library card is quick & simple!

Here’s what you’ll need to know:

If you are a resident of McDonald County, we will need to see a photo ID and something else with your current mailing address printed on it. (A check stub, utility or phone bill, etc…)

We have a very short & simple application card that you need to fill out, and then you’ll be ready to check out your first item!
[See examples of the Adult (16+) and Juvenile (under 16) application cards.]

It will be very helpful and time-saving if you bring the contact information (name, mailing address, and phone number) for your Alternate Contact with you. (This is for Adult applications only). This Alternate Contact must be someone that does not live at the same address as you, whom we may contact in case we need to reach you, and your own contact information has changed due to a move or new phone. A relative or longtime friend who lives nearby is preferred.

Please note: We do require that parents or legal guardians have a valid card with us before juveniles (under the age of 16) may apply for their own cards.

Out-of-county Patrons: If you do not live (or own property) in McDonald County, we have a small fee of $10 that will cover you and every family member in your home for an entire year. 
(We also have a reciprocal agreement with the Newton County libraries, so if you have a valid Newton County Library card, we will waive the $10 fee.)

The McDonald County Library operates solely on the very small amount of property taxes our residents pay each year, and this is why we have these Non-Residence fees, to help operate the library and purchase new items, so every patron fairly shares the cost.

We trust you will enjoy our unique and useful libraries.
We thank you for your patronage, and are looking forward to meeting you soon!

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Featured Freeware: OpenOffice

It has been awhile since we’ve had a Featured Freeware program, so let’s make this one a biggie… After a recent experience dealing with M$ Office (that $280-$500 proprietary software suite) we are particularly happy to offer you a COMPLETELY FREE alternative:

OpenOffice.org version 3.3

OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

You can download it at:  http://download.openoffice.org
OpenOffice is also available for Mac OS, & Linux, and in many different languages:  http://download.openoffice.org/other.html

Note: The full Windows installation package is approx. 150MB, so it may take quite a while to download if you have a slow connection. But considering the power and functionality it offers, it is worth your time to try – even if you already have an office application suite!

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