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So you’re thinking about donating to the library.   We certainly appreciate your interest! Please bear in mind our guidelines for donation when you’re boxing them up.   If your books or other materials don’t meet our guidelines, we have a list of other charitable organizations that can take the items we can’t.

We will gladly accept donations of your new or gently used books, CDs, DVDs and BluRays.

  • You must bring books you are donating to the Circulation Desk during normal business hours.
  • Out of consideration for others, we request that you do not drop donations in the book returns or leave them in bags and boxes outside the library.
  • A form letter for tax purposes is available upon request; however the estimated valuation of the donation is the responsibility of the donor.

Unfortunately, the library is unable to use donations of textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines (including National Geographic) or materials that are musty, dirty, strained, yellowed, or worn. Please, no VHS tapes, cassette tapes, games or puzzles.

“New or Gently Used” Means:

  1. Materials must be in good physical condition (no water damage, mildew, underlining or highlighting).
  2. Paperback books must have covers intact.
  3. No scratches or marks on DVDs, CDs, BluRays.

The library will not accept materials that are mildewed, moldy, dirty, dried out, damp or musty smelling

If your items do not meet our guidelines, check our list of charitable organiztions that need book, CD, DVD, BluRay, etc. donations.

Remember, books that cannot be donated can be recycled along with your household recycling.  Recycling old books helps the environment, however you should do this from home.  The Library is not responsible for recycling unacceptable donations and it will be the patron’s responsibility to remove these donations from the Library.

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July 29,  7 – 8:30 PM

The Philly Ringtones are the latest edition to the area’s acappella doo wop music scene, but that doesn’t mean they are new to singing.  The members came together about a year and a half ago with diverse individual backgrounds to create one of the more exciting vocal groups around.

Lisa Parks has sung with the Sweet Adelines barbershop group and also toured for eight years with Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.  Bill Keith has been singing doo wop since the late 1950’s with recording groups like the Blendtones, A Moments Pleasure, the Students and others.  Bass singer, Charlie Carson, has sung with numerous Philadelphia acappella groups for more than 30 years.  Gabe Mairone is the youngest member of the group but he grew up in a family of doo wop fanatics.  Finally, Jim Bakay has sung with the Street Corner Five, the Copians and Nitelight over the past 20 years.  During that time, Jim also hosted a popular doo wop and R&B radio on WRDV-FM.  He brings a depth of knowledge and understanding of the music to the group.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Come see Sonido Costeno on August 5, 7 – 8:30 PM
Sonido Costeño is a modern day Latin New York City band with a repertoire that goes beyond ‘salsa’. Together they create a fusion of Cuban son, Dominican merengue and bachata, Jamaican reggae, and Guaracha. This unique style resonates with American modern jazz influences. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it transforms their restaurant and club audiences into dance hall performances, while packing houses at museums, libraries, and community festivals across the New York area.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

Check out the other great bands coming this summer!

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Have a smartphone? A tablet? Some other cool device that downloads apps?  If the answer is yes, you should download one of our fantastic apps – Bookmyne, Zinio, 3M and OneClickDigital.

Bookmyne:

For checking your library account and placing holds, use Bookmyne.  Bookmyne is a mobile app that allows catalog searching, placing holds, barcode scanning and more!  You can learn more about it here.  We like it because the new version is easy to use and simple.  You will need your Library Card Number and PIN to register.

Below are the QR codes that you can scan and download with a QR scanner.  Or you can click on “Android” or “Apple” and it will take you to the respective app store, where you can also download it.

Bookmyne ANDROID:

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Bookmyne APPLE:

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Zinio:

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We also now have digital magazines with Zinio for Libraries!   This new service is available to resident library card holders.

We have subscriptions to 46 different magazines!   These magazines are available electronically, and are identical to the print version, including ads.  To access our digital magazines, you must visit Zinio’s website (you can also visit the Zinio link under the eReading tab on the Library’s website), and create an account.  This is a very simple process.   You will need your library barcode number and a working email address.

It is important to remember your login information after you’ve created an account, since you will also use it to utilize the Zinio for Libraries app (smartphones, tablets, etc.).  Your email address is your username.

If you have any questions or need any help, look at Zinio’s Help Page, which is very thorough.  They have user guides and video tutorials for PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, and more.  It also has an online support form and email addresses for technical assistance.  Please reach out to them with any technical issues.  The Library cannot help retrieve forgotten username (your email address) or password information.

You can read magazines online, via your internet browser, or via an app.  All magazine selections must be made online through your internet browser.  The app only allows you to read titles you have already checked out.

When downloading the app, you must download the Zinio for Libraries app, not just “Zinio”.  Your login information will not work with the Zinio app.  When opening the app for the first time, you will have to login.  The app uses this logo:

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3M and One Click Digital

We have two apps for ebooks and eaudiobooks. Visit our eBooks page for details on how to get the app for your device. Set up is easy: just select the library, then enter your barcode and PIN. Start browsing our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks today! Click on Categories, or search by title etc. to view our complete collection.

3M has more ebooks, and One Click Digital is primarily eaudiobooks at this time.

 

You can see our ebook services anytime on our ebook webpage.

P.S. – Don’t forget we have 4 kindles with pre-loaded titles available for checkout.  These have great titles like The Girl on the Train, The Boston Girl, Leaving Time, Gray Mountain and more!  Please note that if it says it is “being repaired” it is probably available for checkout.  We evaluate their condition every time they are returned.

 

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We now offer a limited number of passes to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ!  Grounds for Sculpture features 42 landscaped acres with a constantly evolving collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures.

Passes are available on a first-come, first-served bases at the Adult Reference Desk at the Demott Lane location (main library). Passes cannot be reserved in advance. We recommend calling ahead to see if any are available.  Passes must be checked out from and returned to the Adult Reference Desk.  They cannot be dropped off in the overnight book drop.

You may check out 1 pass, which will let up to 4 people enter Grounds for Sculpture.  You can only check out a pass once every 30 days.

The checkout period is 4 days, and passes cannot be renewed.

The museum passes are free to borrow (unless returned late or lost). The overdue fine for museum passes is $10.00 per day, up to the full replacement cost ($405.00 as of 3/17/2015). If not returned within 14 days after the due date, the museum pass will be presumed lost and borrowers will be charged the full replacement cost ($405.00 as of 3/17/2015).

Please visit the Services section of the Library’s website or stop by the Adult Reference Desk during business hours for additional program details.

We are working on procuring passes for other museums, but we currently only have passes for Grounds for Sculpture.

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We have big news! You asked, and we listened.  Last week we launched our new digital magazine initiative: Zinio for Libraries!   This new service is available to resident library card holders.

Franklin Township Public Library now offers several magazines through an online service.  The service we’re using is called Zinio, and we have subscriptions to 46 different magazines!   These include titles like Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Car and Driver, and Better Homes and Gardens.  These magazines are available electronically, and are identical to the print version, including ads.  A full list of available titles is at the end of this post.
To access our digital magazines, you must visit Zinio’s website (you can also visit the Zinio link under the eReading tab on the Library’s website), and create an account.  This is a very simple process.   You will need your library barcode number and a working email address.

How to create an account/Getting Started:

  • After going to their webpage, you will see our logo in the upper left hand corner.
  • In the upper right hand corner, you will see “Login” or “Create New Account”.  Click “Create New Account”
  • It will ask for your library card barcode. Type this in.
  • Then type in your first and last name, email address, and create a password for the website
  • That’s it!

Start browsing our titles.  It is very easy to check out titles, simply click the small plus-book sign next to the magazine title (below the magazine cover).  This will add the title to your check outs.  A pop-up window will appear, letting you know you’ve checked out the title.  This pop-up also offers you the option to receive an email when a new copy of the magazine is released.

It is important to remember your login information, since you will also use it to utilize the Zinio for Libraries app (smartphones, tablets, etc.).  Your email address is your username.

If you have any questions or need any HELP, look at Zinio’s Help Page, which is very thorough.  They have user guides and video tutorials for PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, and more.  It also has an online support form and email addresses for technical assistance.  Please reach out to them with any technical issues.  The Library cannot help retrieve forgotten username (your email address) or password information.

You can read magazines online, via your internet browser, or via an app.  All magazine selections must be made online through your internet browser.  The app only allows you to read titles you have already checked out.

When downloading the app, you must download the Zinio for Libraries app, not just “Zinio”.  Your login information will not work with the Zinio app.  The app uses this logo:

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When opening the app for the first time, you will have to login.

  • Select your country: United States
  • Select your state: New Jersey
  • Select Library: Franklin Twp Public Library
  • Username: [enter your email address]
  • Password: [enter your password]

The app will show you what titles you have checked out already.  If you are on your smartphone or tablet and would like to check out additional titles, minimize the app and open your internet browser.  Go to Zinio’s website, login, and checkout more magazines!   Then re-sync the app.

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Our Magazines (Names do not link to titles – please visit Zinio to access content):

American Girl
Better Homes & Gardens
Car & Driver
Cricket
Discover
Do It Yourself
Eating Well
ESPN
Every Day with Rachael Ray
Family Fun
Family Handyman
Fast Company
Food Network Magazine
Good Housekeeping
HGTV Magazine
House Beautiful
India Today
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Marie Claire
Martha Stewart Living
Men’s Health
Nat Geo Traveler Interactive
National Geographic Interactive
Newsweek
O, The Oprah Magazine
Organic Life
Parents Magazine
Popular Mechanics
Popular Photography
Popular Science
Prevention
Runner’s World
Seventeen
Smithsonian
Taste of Home
The Advocate
The Atlantic
Vanity Fair
Vegetarian Times
Vogue
Weight Watchers
Wired
Woman’s Day
Women’s Health
Working Mother
Yoga Journal

 

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