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The Fort Smith Public Library -- July 2, 2015
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All locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be CLOSED
Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th

to celebrate our Independence Day holiday.


Summer Reading Program Every Hero Has a Story!
KIDS: Every Hero Has a Story! It's time again for the 2015 Summer Reading Program for kids. Stop by any Fort Smith Public Library location to enjoy books, videos, magazines, computers, music, and special library programs of all kinds this summer. The summer reading program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure; it will help young people who are able to read independently retain the valuable reading skills they developed over this past school year. Preschool children too young to read may also participate and will receive credit for the books read to them. Small rewards such as book bags, super hero finger puppets, straws, cups, food coupons, and the opportunity to get their name in a book will be given to each child for reaching specific goals.

In addition to the Summer Reading Programs, don't miss our Wonderful Wednesday programs on Wednesdays @ 2:00p.m. as well as our Movie Matinees series on Thursdays @ 2:00p.m. in June and July. For more information, please call the Main Library at 479-783-0229.

Every Hero Has a Story!

TEENS: Area teens are invited to the Fort Smith Public Library to take part in the 2015 Summer Reading Program: Escape the Ordinary! Stop by any Fort Smith Public Library location to enjoy books, videos, computers, magazines, music, and special library programs of all kinds this summer. For every book read, teens will be eligible for weekly prize drawings for the chance to win great gift cards. Escape the Ordinary: the summer reading program for teens at the Fort Smith Public Library.

ADULTS: Join us at the Fort Smith Public Library for our 12th Annual Adult Summer Reading Celebration, Escape the Ordinary! Why should the kids have all the fun? Win prizes while reading your favorite books!

2015 Summer Reading Program for ALL ages!

Registration begins June 1st at all four Fort Smith Public Library locations. There's Summer Reading fun for everyone: kids, teens, and adults. All events are free and open to the public. A library card is not required. Stop by your neighborhood library to sign up for summer entertainment for all ages. Summer Reading runs June 1st - July 31st.

How do I get a library card? Anyone who lives inside the city limits of Fort Smith and is age 5 or older is eligible for a FREE library card. Bring ID showing your name (or the parent's name for children) and current street address (driver's license, state ID, or a bill). A parent or legal guardian must apply in person for children ages 5-15. Fort Smith real estate property owners and their families are also eligible for FREE Fort Smith Public Library cards. Ask for details at any library location. People who live outside the city limits of Fort Smith can get all the benefits of a Fort Smith Public Library card for only $35 a year. That's less than 10 cents a day.

For more information, please call (479)783-0229.

Escape the Ordinary!


The mission of the Fort Smith Public Library Endowment Trust is to promote and maintain the stability and the future growth of the Fort Smith Public Library through the receipt, administration, and distribution of Trust funds to the Library. Gifts to the Trust may be used to enhance the Library’s acquisitions and to fund special projects that are beyond the capacity of the Library’s normal operating budget.

The Fort Smith Public Library Endowment Trust
....Ensuring the future of our public library.

Learn a New Language Online @ the Fort Smith Public Library

Come to the Fort Smith Public Library website to access a NEW way to learn another language...the FUN WAY! With Mango, our new online service, you can learn to speak 40 different languages (and English from 15 languages) through conversation -- listening and speaking, with pronunciation assistance! Learn things you'll actually put to use in your new language...with insight into how things are said differently in other languages and with memory buiding exercises to retain new words and phrases. Better still...it's FUN!

For a list of available languages and ESL languages plus instructions on how to get started from your computer as well as mobile devices, click HERE.


FSPL Offers NEW FREE Magazine Service

Zinio is the newest service offered to FSPL library card-holders. Zinio for Libraries is an online service that allows you to checkout digital copies of popular magazines and view them on your computer, tablet, or mobile device using a web browser or via an app. Using the personal account you will create, you will have the opportunity to checkout the magazines you choose and read them instantly on your computer (both PC and Mac) or access the content on a portable media device. (Note: Viewing options, including the ability to download or view the content while online, may differ based on the device and/or magazine publisher.)

For list of available magazines and instructions on how to get started with Zinio for Libraries, click HERE (updated 10/25/2014).


FSPL Offers a NEW FREE Music Download Service: FREEGAL

So, WHAT is Freegal? Freegal (which stands for "free" + "legal") is a downloadable music service that works with your FSPL library card. Freegal offers hundreds of thousands of songs from over 100 genres of music and many record labels from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog -- all without any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with or any special software required! (If you prefer, however, you may download the Freegal App for your iPhone/iPod/iPad devices or Android phone.)

You are limited to 5 songs per week -- Freegal's download week begins at 11:00p.m. on Sunday night when your downloads available counter is reset. Access to Freegal from this website is limited to Fort Smith Public Library cardholders with accounts in good standing (current address with fines under $2.00 and no overdue materials).

For more information: Freegal General Information or Freegal Troubleshooting Information


New! Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks @ FSPL!

Library2Go has a Brand NEW Look!!
...for providing FSPL Customers with Ebooks and Audiobooks!

Library statistics indicate to us that you have been checking out the Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks that have been available from the Fort Smith Public Library and our growing number of consortial partners. Feedback from our customers indicate that you have been downloading, listening, reading, AND enjoying them!

Now OverDrive announces a NEW and much easier way to experience the eBooks and Audiobooks that you can check out from Library2Go! It will now be possible to select, checkout, and read or listen to your selected books by way of the browser on your PC or device. Look below for instructions for your device type. The new website has a cleaner look and feel. Try it out!

Don't forget, there are over 15,000 additional ebooks in the public domain that are available for download and do not count against your total check-outs. These ebooks, a part of Project Gutenberg, are well worth checking out.

To find out how to go about checking out downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, check out OverDrive Help. In addition, we have composed some helpful instructions for use with several different devices.

For more information, please call the Fort Smith Public Library at (479)783-0229. Also, the permanent links to Library2Go are available from our Online Databases page.



What is the TumbleBook Library?

New! TumbleBooks Library @ FSPL!
The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love!

Our TumbleBook Library is a collection of:

Check out our TumbleBooks today! The TumbleBooks Library at the Fort Smith Public Library are being funded by the Friends of the Library. For more information, please call the Main Library at 479-783-0229.


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