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Life on the Road

Ready to get away? Here are 6 magazines to inspire you

  • May 14, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
After 14 months confined to our homes, we are starting to see a very tiny glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I don’t know about you, but there are many things I am looking forward to once we return to normal; hugs from family, dinners with friends, seeing the smiles of strangers […]

Four (mostly) instrumental albums your reading playlist is missing

  • Apr 23, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
With Spring sprung, it has been beautiful enough in Cleveland to take my reading away from the fireplace and out to the patio. I love reading outdoors, but city soundscapes aren’t exactly the perfect soundtrack to enjoy a book. So, I set out to curate a reading playlist that will allow me to enjoy the […]

Libby 9.0 makes tagging titles even better

  • Apr 02, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
Libby’s 9.0 release came with so many exciting new changes, including a UI revamp to the footer, and giving users the ability to switch between libraries easily during a search. The most notable change that came with this release was to Libby’s tagging feature. Any patron that has met me out on the Digital Bookmobile […]

50 signs that you are a book nerd

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
You never leave the house without your library card. You have read a book in one sitting, likely finishing it in the wee hours of the morning. You have ignored a loved one for a book. You have a designated reading chair, nook, corner, or nest. You organize your books a very specific way and […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these great reads

  • Mar 05, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
I often get weird looks when I tell people that some of my favorite books are non-fiction. I know that some people find non-fiction boring, but I love diving deep into the sea with marine biologists and exploring the stock market with economists. I wasn’t always a fan of non-fiction. In fact, there was a […]

Libby app myths and misconceptions debunked

  • Feb 19, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
Between chatting with patrons on the Digital Bookmobile, assisting our technical support team while off the road, and being active in many online book communities, I spend a lot of time clarifying some common misconceptions about the Libby app. Although Libby is designed to have an easy-to-use interface, some of the intricacies of digital lending […]