May 9th, 2012

There’s an App for That!

bookmyne-appSeveral years ago, I remember watching a commercial for the newest Apple product. They called it the “iPad” and it seemed so new and mysterious.  I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who are intrigued by technology and always crave the latest and greatest gadgets, but I usually don’t buy them.  But that Christmas, my husband gave me an iPad, and I’ve been totally hooked ever since. In fact, it seems that my iPad is within reach at any given moment!

Looking for new apps is always fun, so I was so excited to learn that the company that created our library catalog has developed an app called BookMyne – and it links to the Cecil County Public Library catalog.  With a few clicks, I can see my account info, place holds and renew my materials, all from my iPad. I can even set my account to remind me when my books are due! And this app isn’t just for iPads – it’s also available for use on iPhones and Droid tablets and phones.

I like to see what my friends are reading, and this app allows me to connect to my Good Reads account, and even suggests reading materials based on what’s being checked out and various award-winning books.   The app comes with an instruction guide that gives some basic info on navigation, but if you’re like me, you like to learn the features just by playing with it and tapping around.

Imagine: you’re out and about running errands, get a reminder that your books are due, and you don’t have time to get to the library. Just open up BookMyne and renew your materials! It’s that easy.

A final note to my fellow iPad, smart phone, and gadget users; if you haven’t tried the OverDrive Media Console app, check it out, too.   It’s another great resource to download eBooks and audiobooks from our library, all free, at the tap of the finger.

Happy reading and happy gadgeting! :)


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