Category Archives: Computers & Technology

Apps used by Librarians…

What apps do you use? 
eBook, game and news apps are among the many categories of apps available on mobile devices.  Which ones are most important to you?  Let us know- leave a comment below.

And, be sure to checkout this link "25 Most Popular Apps used by Librarians."  Click here.


Skyping with the Kids

Learn how to Skype with the kids on Tuesday, September 11th, 6pm, at
the Ford City Library. Skyipng is a new way to make free or
inexpensive calls to family and friends using the computer. Skype
allows for a range of calling options and lets you see your loved ones
while you speak. The prograrm is free and registration is suggested.
For more info, or to register by Sept. 7th, call 724763-3591.

Get Connected: Everyday Electronics

Does technology challenge your sanity?  Do there seem to be more new gadgets than you could ever get your head around? If your answer is “YES!”, you’re not alone! Your library staff and volunteers feel your pain. And, we’re here to help. 
Join us for this free public event on 14 April 2012.  The Armstrong County Library Collaboration and Lenape Technical School will host a public event to demystify technology. Get Connected: Everyday Electronics will provide various sessions on technology-related topics from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the technical school.

Sessions will include information on gadgets (like e-readers, smart phones and GPS) and online programs/services (like Facebook, Skype and Twitter). 

For more information, contact your local public library (Apollo, Ford City, Kittanning or Worthington).

Free & Bargain Kindle Books

Many folks have been asking about downloadable ebooks for your Kindle.  Rest assured that we (Kittanning, Ford City, Apollo, & Worthington-West Franklin Libraries) are working with the New Castle District Library Center to offer Kindle compatible ebooks.  In the mean time, if you are looking for FREE Kindle books, take a look at Pixel of Ink.  Every day free and bargain books are promoted through their site.  You can sign up for their daily email to get notifications of today's deals or "Like" them on Facebook.  Keep in mind that some of the books are bargain books with a fee (prices are usually .99).  Also, keep in mind that the free ebooks are mostly for a limited time.  So, if you don't get to it on the day the email comes out, the very next day it may be full price again.

Thank you, Barb M. for sharing this website with us.  We greatly appreciate input from our customers.  If you know of a great resource that we can share with others, please send us a message, call, or stop by.