Posted by eileen on May 20, 2010
Did you notice the new Book News tab on our Facebook page? Click it for recommended/new books (by genre), music, or movies, access to library newsletters, and much more. You can even join an online book club and receive pages of new books in your email!
Are you on Facebook and aren’t a fan of WPL??? Go to http://www.facebook.com/wheatonlibrary and click Like at the top of the page!
Posted by eileen on January 26, 2010
Join us this Wednesday evening for two great classes.
6:30-7:30pm Introduction to Craigslist – Learn how to stay safe, buy, sell, and find a job on this popular website.
7:45-9pm Introduction to Facebook – Learn the basics of Facebook, how it started, and how to use its privacy features.
To register for either or both of the classes, please call 630-868-7510.
Posted by eileen on July 17, 2009
Check out all kinds of great Summer Reading Program photos on our Flickr page. Want to see more pictures from library events? Leave a comment and let us know what you’d like to see!
This picture is from the Lewis and Clark program by Face to Face Productions. There are many more great Children’s events coming up! See all the events on the Wheaton Public Library Facebook Page!
Posted by eileen on September 19, 2008
This blog focuses on finding information, but what about sharing information with others? The Web now has loads of free sites (as you probably know) where you can share things with others: photo-sharing (Flickr, Webshots, Photobucket, Snapfish), blogging (WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, Windows Live Spaces), social networking (MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn), and much much more!
The idea of all of this might seem a little intimidating, but it’s easier than you think. A great way to start (that hardly requires any computer skills) is Tumblr. Tumblr is a way of sharing/posting photos, links to favorite websites, music, videos, quotes, or anything else! And you can do this with just a couple mouse clicks. There is no coding or Web design experience needed. I created my own Tumblr page the other day and had a lot of fun! All you need to start is an email address.
Check out the Tumblr page (or Tumblelog, as they call it) I made and then get started on your own! Would you like more information about any of this stuff? Leave a comment, by clicking on Comment now (above) and I’ll get back to you!
Posted by eileen on August 25, 2008
The library has created a Delicious page, full of links to librarian-approved websites. Looking for info. on a specific topic? Check out our tags (we have almost 70) on the right side of the screen. Need to know more about financial-aid for school? We have fourteen links tagged with financial-aid. Maybe you’re just looking for book reviews and recommendations… Just click on whichever tag meets your needs and start browsing.
What is Delicious? No, I’m not talking about tasty food, I’m talking about “the tastiest bookmarks on the web.” Instead of adding bookmarks to your Internet browser, you add them to your Delicious page. Then, all you have to do is log-in to access your bookmarks from any computer anywhere. Delicious isn’t just bookmarking, it’s social bookmarking. That means you can share your bookmarks with other people, you can find what the most popular sites are on any topic, and much more!
Not ready to make your own page? That’s okay. Check out WPL’s and see what you think!
Already have your own Delicious page? Add some of WPL’s sites to it! Wouldn’t it be great to find our catalog in one click?
Want more info.? Check out Delicious’ blog!