NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center Project Brings NJ Authors to Audiobooks

When it comes to finding alternatives to meeting their customers’ needs, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center explores every option. Such was the case when one of their patrons, Elizabeth Heap, suggested to her friend Richard Muti that the book he co-authored with Charles Buckley, “The Charmer,” be made into an audio book by the National Library Service for the Blind.

Investing for the Long Run

Morningstar is making their new guide, Investing for the Long Run: Strategies and Solutions to Help You Shape Up Your Personal Finances, available to the public for free.  Chapters include: getting your finances in order, deciding to invest together, credit scores and debt reduction, home ownership dec

Somerset County Library System

We used them all week at a County Government Month display in the lobby of the County Government Building to highlight Library technologies.  We took them on the road to each branch and showed them to staff/answered questions.  We used them in a “tech petting zoo” at Staff Development Day.  We did trainings for staff and public on downloading ebooks on the various

Sussex County Library

We did about fifteen 90 minute training programs for staff in the Main Library and each of the five branches. The class size was limited to 5 and was oriented around the iPad for hands-on training, but included an overview of the other devices. The first half of the class was on the iPad itself and the second half on how to download ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive.

The Library Company of Burlington

The Library Company of Burlington borrowed a Mobile Device Discovery Kit from the New Jersey State Library in March 2012. In April and May, they held several interactive programs for the public using the Mobile Devices in the kit. They even recorded infomercials with the iPads and posted them to YouTube.