August 1st, 2016

Elkton Central Library’s Parking Lot is Closed, but all Libraries are Open for Business

hardhatYou may have heard that Elkton Central Library’s parking lot will be closed in August and September for necessary repairs and improvements. For the convenience of patrons who can’t walk to the library but don’t want to drive to another branch, we have partnered with the YMCA of Cecil County and placed our book drop near their main building entrance. The bookmobile will be on site for scheduled hours Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-8pm as well as Saturday from 10-4pm for Elkton patrons to pick up their holds. for more detailed information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

While the Elkton Central Library will be open Monday-Thursday from 10am-7 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am-5pm, our six other branch locations will remain open with their regularly scheduled operating hours. Staff are excited to greet and help any patrons who want to visit these branches.

CCPL is also open and available 24/7 on our website, with many digital products and materials to download or stream for your reading, listening and watching enjoyment. Check out our digital devices and downloads page for help connecting to these resources.

Need help? Look for the orange box on the right side of our webpages that says “Help with Digital Services” – there are numerous video tutorials to explain and demonstrate how to access CCPL’s digital content.

Our librarians and staff are here for you – contact us on Facebook or give us a call! We can place holds and have materials sent to the branch of your choice, answer questions and connect you to resources. We look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience!


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July 25th, 2016

Audiobooks

We here at the library love reading of all kinds, and listening to audiobooks definitely counts as reading. The library has a wide variety of audiobook resources. We have audiobooks on CD for all age ranges and on all topics. We even have Great Courses, which provide audio versions of college-level courses.

For those with smartphones or tablets, we have several ways to download audiobooks. You can do this using an iOS phone or tablet, an Android phone or tablet, or even a Kindle Fire. Regular users of the Elkton library may wish to give this a try during our parking lot project, while access to the Elkton library is a little more limited.

– Using OverDrive, you can download up to six titles at a time.
– Using OneClickDigital, you can download up to 15 titles at a time.
– Using Hoopla, you can download 8 audiobooks, movies, TV shows, or music albums per month. Unlike OneClickDigital and OverDrive, this is a monthly limit, rather than an “at a time” limit.
We have an unlimited number of Hoopla titles; if you see it in our Hoopla section, it is available!
– With OverDrive, OneClickDigital, and Hoopla, titles are returned automatically when the checkout period is over, so you never get a fine on our digital materials!

If you are participating in our summer reading program, you should know that audiobooks count toward your total of completed books. Listening to audiobooks can be a great way to engage a reluctant reader of any age.

If you’ve never tried an audiobook, sometimes listening to a celebrity reader makes it more fun. Here are some suggestions for entertaining audiobooks with celebrity readers that can be downloaded using OverDrive. To find our copies, click “Get Book” and then choose Maryland’s Digital Library from the In libraries nearby dropdown.

Looking for more inspiration? CCPL’s website has themed lists of suggestions and Hoopla also offers lists based on topics such as biography, comedy, adapted to film, history, audiobooks for the family and travel.

 

Read by David Tennant

Read by Tim Curry

Read by Chris Colfer

 

Read by Brendan Fraser

Read by Neil Gaiman

Read by Wil Wheaton

 

Read by Mariska Hargitay

Read by Tina Fey

Read by Aziz Ansari

 

Read by Ruby Dee

Read by Sissy Spacek

Read by James Marsters

 

Read by Edward Hermann

Read by Derek Jacobi

Read by Elliott Gould

 

Read by Louis Gossett Jr.

Read by Bronson Pinchot

Read by Alan Cumming