Here's why you should:
- It saves time — one-click search wherever you are
- It saves money — search CPL instead of Amazon
- It's cool — get suggestions as you type (with jacket images in IE8!)
- Want to know when we're open or how to get here? Press 2
- Need to talk to someone at Checkout about your account or to renew? Press 3
- Have a question for an Adult Department librarian or about an Adult Department program? Press 4
- Same thing, only for the Children's Department? Press 5
- Want to book the library's Community Room or get information from our Business Office? Press 6
- Need to get information about the Friends of the Library or their used book shop, Secondhand Prose? Press 7
- Want to speak to that certain someone whose extension you've forgotten? Press # for the staff directory
Earning the full badge includes selecting a game with a suitable rating, comparing two different systems, planning and participating in a family games tournament and teaching a friend or adult how to play a new game.
- Scan to email - get a file sent to your email address
- Scan to flash drive - plug in and go
Scan to Email
Scan to Flash Drive
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And these blog posts:
CNN recently did a writeup about how foursquare may be the Twitter of 2010; ubiquitous, social, and possibly overblown. However, where many people who visit twitter don't see the point, foursquare has concrete uses on top of being fun. For instance, here's a picture of me taunting my friend who was the 'mayor' of Tony's Coney & Grill at the time:
Now he'll have to go to Tony's to get mayorship back! Want to get started? Try to become mayor of Canton Public Library
Did you see this morning's Today Show feature about using energy meters to suss out the energy vampires lurking in your home?
If those energy meters seem like a pricey investment, consider checking out one of the library's Kill-a-Watt meters free of charge.