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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.
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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
Library2Go has a Brand NEW Look!!
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!
...for providing FSPL Customers with Ebooks and Audiobooks!
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?
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:
- Story Books – entertaining and amusing picture story books to listen to, or read on your own.
- Tumble Readers – large print Read-On-Your-Own story, chapter and teen books.
- Life Learning – books that teach kids about important social and health issues in a fun, educational manner.
- Puzzles & Games – jigsaw puzzles, word fun, memory games and more to play after reading a book!
- Language Learning – read a growing collection of Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese original story books, or translations of English story books.
- Audio Books – listen to tales of Aesop’s, fairy tales, and classics such as Black Beauty, Winnie-the-Pooh, and more.
- Index – A-Z listing of the all story books in the TumbleBook Library.
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.
Online Book Clubs Available!
Not sure what you want to read next? Join the Fort Smith Public Library's Online Book Club for a daily dose of books in a variety of genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Business, Teen, Classic, Good News, Audio, and AuthorBuzz! Each day for five days, you will receive about a five minute read that lets you sample the first 3 chapters of books in a week.
Just sign up at Fort Smith Public Library's Online Book Club to get started today!
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