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New Year » New Services!
2019 blew in with a bundle of new services for Library patrons! Check them out, let us know what you think, and feel free to ask questions. Click the buttons on the left for more information about each of these new services.
Learn from the Experts with The Great Courses Streaming Service
After a very successful pilot program in August, the Library is adding the most popular online classes available through The Great Courses to its already extensive selection of free materials by The Great Courses. With the new streaming service, patrons can study a broad variety of subjects taught by some of the most outstanding scholars in each field. A complete class list is available on the Library’s website. Patrons must have a WiFi or internet connection and a free RB Digital account to access this service, and classes are not available to download and watch at a later time.
Watch the Best in British Television and Film with Acorn TV
Also from RB Digital is the new Acorn TV service, an online streaming entertainment service featuring the best in television and films from Great Britain and beyond. The service includes over 80 exclusive shows with thousands of hours of commercial-free programming, including world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies, as well as Acorn TV originals. New shows are added weekly, and patrons need only have a library card, a WiFi or internet connection, and a free RB Digital account to start watching on any digital device, such as phones, tablets, laptops, and smart televisions.
Master a New Language with Pronunciator
For those who have learning another language on their New Year’s Resolutions List, the Library has great news: Pronunciator is here to make language learning more successful and more fun. Pronunciator offers more than 80 languages, with more added each year, and allows for learning on the go with the Pronunciator app. The service includes teacher-led conversation classes, streamable and downloadable audio lessons, as well as intensive, deep dive, multi-week, structured courses. Also, Pronunciator is great for students of all ages – from toddlers up – and keeps language learning engaging by incorporating feature films and songs. For those students dedicated to learning English, Pronunciator has ESL courses taught in 55 non-English languages, and it also includes ProCitizen courses, specifically designed for U.S. immigrants to succeed at the Naturalization Test. Pronunciator is free with a library card and easy to get started.
Get One-on-One Help with Book a Librarian
As part of our ongoing commitment to personalize the library experience, the new “Book a Librarian” service provides patrons the option of scheduling one-on-one assistance from a professional librarian. Librarians can help with all sorts of questions, including downloading and accessing electronic or audio books, conducting research using the Library’s various resources, helping with a library account, and suggesting books based on a reader’s personal interests and tastes. The new service is open to all adults, appointments are made for up to 30 minutes, and help in Spanish is also available. Book a Librarian appointments can be made online or in person at the 2nd Floor Information Desk
All of these services are free with a library card so get started now, and make 2019 a year of learning and fun!
Introducing Online Study Room Reservations
Looking for a quiet place to study or meet? The Library offers two enclosed study rooms on the 2nd floor that are perfect for quiet studying or group meetings or discussions. These rooms may now be reserved using our online room reservation system. Click the image button above to see more information and/or to reserve a room now.
Get Free, Unlimited Access to The New York Times!
- Don't settle for fake news! Get award-winning journalism from America's number one newspaper!
- Unlimited access to The New York Times digital edition.
- Read digital articles from 1851-1923, and 1980-today
- Access Spanish and Chinese language editions of the Times
- Watch videos and listen to podcasts
- Personalize your account settings and features
- Receive email newsletters and notifications on your phone, including the Morning and Evening Briefing
- Utilize The New York Times mobile apps for phones and tablets
- Explore education resources like Learning Network, including Lesson Plans for teachers
- Take advantage of closed captioning, audio podcasts, increased type size, and more accessibility features
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- All computers/devices on the Library network/wifi will have free and immediate access by using the link here.
- Access outside of the Library requires a 72-hour pass via the link here. You have unlimited 72-hour passes.
- Both access options will require that you set up a login.
- This services is only available through these Library links. It is not available via The New York Times' main webpage.
- Problems? Questions? See a librarian on the second floor or call us at (303) 651-8472.
Discover Front Range Attractions with Free Passes from your Library
The Longmont Public Library’s book collection numbers in the tens of thousands, but knowledge is not found in books alone. To be truly well-rounded, a person must also have experiences. To promote learning experiences, the Friends of the Longmont Library has partnered with many local museums and attractions to offer free daily passes to patrons through the Library’s website. These new “Discovery Passes” are a ticket to history, art, science, culture, and nature all along the Front Range, accessible with just a library card. Click the button above to learn more and reserve yours today!
Receive Text Message Notifications
The Library is using Shoutbomb to manage text notifications! Now you can use the text function on your phone to:
- renew items
- get notices of available holds
- see overdue items and fees
Ready to sign-up?
Signing up is totally free. Standard text rates apply. You must have a phone that can send and receive text messages AND text to an email address (it doesn’t have to be a smart phone).
- Text SIGNUP+your library card number to 1-720-893-9151. (To receive your messages in Spanish, use REGISTRESE instead of SIGNUP.) Be sure to type the keyword in all CAPS.
- After a successful registration, you will receive three messages:
- Message congratulating you on registering and informing you of the ADDCARD keyword function;
- Message indicating which of the available services are active or inactive; and
- Message informing you of the MYBOOKS keyword function.
If at any point you get stuck, please send a text message with the keywords HELP then a space SIGNUP. You will receive detailed instructions on how the process works.
How to Select Which Notices to Receive:
- Text NOTICES to view your current status of all the opt in/out notices.
- The following notices are all ON by default. You do not have to do anything further to receive them. To turn off a notice, text the keyword that is in CAPS to 1-720-893-9151 (this is the same number you used to sign up). Text the keyword again to turn the notice back on. Be sure to text keywords in all CAPS
- HOLDS: This is a notice that you have holds ready to be picked up.
- OVERDUE: This is a notice that things are already overdue.
- RENEW: This is a notice that things will soon be due, and you can renew them.
View and download our printable flyer with these instructions to register, plus a list of shortcut phrases to help you navigate the system.
Start Learning with Lynda.com - FREE with your library card!
The Library recently acquired access to all of Lynda.com's library of classes and tutorials, and we're sharing them with you for no charge! If you've used Lynda.com in the past, you know how easy, interesting, and helpful its classes are, and if you aren't familiar with Lynda, you're in for a great surprise.
Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Lynda for Libraries allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks and to return to the lessons at your convenience.
Course offerings include:
- Art, graphic design, and music classes, teaching everything from 3D animation to engineering sounds to the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and more);
- Help with computer programs, including basic videos on how to use Microsoft Office;
- Courses that can help you with your career; everything from public speaking to marketing to dealing with workplace issues;
- Computer programming, IT management (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), and web design;
- Photography and video;
- and much more!
How do you sign up?
Just access Lynda.com through the Library's website at home or in the Library, create a profile by entering your library card number, create a password, and you're good to go.
Mobile Printing Services
- Available from all mobile devices, through our MobilePrint app.
- Print from anywhere to the Library printer network.
- Pick up your print jobs at the Library!
- Regular printing fees apply.
- Download our printable one-page instruction sheet for complete details.
We've Added Another Way to Keep Up with Some of Your Favorite Library Programs
Check us out on Meetup.com! We post all our recurring adult programs there , so join up (it's FREE! and easy) and follow us for all the information and reminders you need. We are also considering posting single programs as well, so let us know what works for you.
Where We're From -- Immigrants in Your Community
We invite you to celebrate the rich melting pot of our community with this short, powerful video. Then, stop by the Library's second floor and let us know where your family originated by participating in our interactive display.
Video produced by Patricio Illanes, in conjunction with One Action 2016.