Safari Books Online – Keeping up with technology

Whether we like it or not, computers and their various applications are now a fact of life. Another fact is that as soon as you figure out how to use new technologies then they will change and update on you!

This where the library can help. Recognising the need for up to date information, the library has subscribed to 150 titles in the Safari Books Online electronic reference library for those with an interest in computer science. The information needs of amateur dabblers, IT professionals and programmers are all met here. Other areas covered include business and management.

Below is just a small sample of available titles:

This easy to use electronic library is one of the many benefits of library membership. You can access this database and its titles and many other useful databases from home with your library card number and PIN through Premium Websites, or from any of our libraries.

Read and WIN with Summertime Reading Club!

My favourite time of the year to sit down and enjoy some really good books is when I’m on holiday.  You can read uninterupted for as long as you like and you get through heaps of book (or try to).  At the library we always like to encourage you to read as much as you can and these holidays we’re giving you some extra encouragement. If you’re under 12 years of age and you’ve been reading like crazy or even just taking it slow, you can tell us what you’ve been reading and go into the draw to win some awesome prizes.  We’re giving away pool passes, books, and a grand prize of an I-pod!  You only have to read 6 books to enter the draw but you can enter as many times as you like so get reading.  You can pick up a registration form from your local library or enter online here.

If you’re not sure of what to read we have some excellent resources on the library website to help you out:

Holiday Reading lists

Book Buzz – kids just like you telling us which books they love

‘If You Like…’ lists

– Check out the blog to see what we have reviewed