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Play Libraryopoly and Discover the Invisible Library!

By walking into the Library and exploring our collections, you might think you have a good idea of what the library has to offer. That’s partially true, however what you see is only a portion of the Library’s resources. How much do you know about the invisible Library collections?

The digital age is nothing new. Since the turn of the century, technology has rapidly evolved. Our digital resources do not occupy any physical space inside the Library, they are invisible.

Take a moment and think about how much you know about our digital resources. What digital services can you think of? An easy answer is eBooks. You may have also thought about online databases. If so, great! Now for the follow up question, what kind of databases do we offer? Maybe you can think of a few and maybe not. You may have thought, “if I need to find something, I’ll just Google it.” Google is a great tool, however the information you find there is not always credible information. Our online databases provide credible information on various topics.

Libraryopoly

Digital resources can sometimes be forgotten about. So, as part of this year’s Adult Summer Reading Club, we’re offering an optional activity called Libraryopoly. Included in your reading club folder, you will find a Libraryopoly board, instructions, and an online database information sheet. The board is filled with online database and social media activities to be completed. These are short and simple. By completing the activities you’ll earn raffle tickets and gain knowledge of various digital resources provided by the Library. If you take the time to go through these short activities, you will be surprised and hopefully impressed by our digital resources.

Feel free to leave a comment about your experiences using our online databases. We would love to hear from you.

Oh, right! I mentioned something about raffle tickets. Well, if discovering excellent resources and information you were previously unaware of isn’t enough motivation, we’ve added an additional incentive.

Libraryopoly raffle tickets will be entered into a separate summer reading club prize drawing for one lucky winner to win a basket of gifts. The drawing will be held at the Adult Summer Reading Club Party!

Gregory Klein

Gregory Klein

Gregory Klein, Adult Reference Librarian and one of our Computer Instructors, enjoys books filled with alien invasions, zombie hordes, and tracking down psychotic killers – real page turners! Some of his favorite movies are Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes, The Martian, Ace Ventura, and Batman. Greg’s other interests include Earth Science, video games, and discovering new technology. Click here to subscribe to Gregory Klein's blog posts!

Michelle Turner - June 22, 2016

I am so glad that you guys thought of this idea. I am learning so much about all the resources that are at the library. Although I have not completed the Libraryopoly board yet, I really enjoyed sifting through the Suffolk Historical newspapers as well as finding new books with the Novelist Plus.

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