Free Music Download Service RenewedThe service that provides patrons with free downloadable and streaming music has been renewed by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the other libraries in the Cooperative Information Network.
Freegal is a free music service that allows patrons to download up to five songs per week using their library cards and to stream music from its collection of more than 9.5 million songs.
The collection offers more than 200 different genres from 80 different countries. More than 1 million songs were added in the last year alone. New music is available the same day it shows up in stores or on i-Tunes.
To use Freegal, patrons can go to the website for their home library. No special software is needed, but free Freegal apps are available for Apple and Android devices. The service is only available to library cardholders.
Winners Named for 2016 Writers CompetitionWinners in the 28th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library received recognition Saturday, May 14, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Cash prizes for the competition are made possible through grants provided by the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club and the Panhandle Kiwanis Club with additional support provided by the Friends of the Library.
Entries are judged by professional writers, editors, published authors, and educators.
The Writers Competition was created by former Library Director Julie Meier in 1988 to encourage excellence in writing and reveal authors in our community.
Winners receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. In the case of ties duplicate full prizes are awarded. In addition, all entries in the competition are included in professionally bound books added to the library’s reference collection.
Winners for 2016 and their entries included:
► Nonfiction 6-8: First, Maricela Nelson, Coeur d’Alene, “Abraham Lincoln” – Second, Kaelah Hoit, Hayden, “Echo’s Crazy Life.” (Only two entries in this category and age group.)
► Nonfiction 9-11: First, Grant Lupien, Coeur d’Alene, “My Favorite Hobbies” - Second, Ava Drafs, Coeur d’Alene, “The Saddest Day” - Third, Emily Dodd, Coeur d’Alene, “Titan and Jewell.”
► Nonfiction 12-14: First, Abigail Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene, “Leaving a Legacy” - Second, Ryland Hoit, Hayden, “All About That Bass” - Third, Noah Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene, “Mother of us All.”
► Nonfiction 15-18: First, Samuel Cuentas, Post Falls, “The Day I See You” - Second, Elizabeth Ryssel, Hayden, “It Was Love” - Third, Toby Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene, “Voting: Our Civic Duty.”
► Nonfiction 19-Plus: First, Marge Huntington, Spokane Valley, “You can Lead a Chicken to Freedom …” - Second, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d’Alene, “Ghost Cat” - Third, Victoria Collins, Coeur d’Alene, “She Has No Idea.”
► Fiction 6-8: First, Elizibeth Fields, Hayden, “Lucy The Brown Horse” - Second, Alyssa Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Princess and the Bear” - Third, Maren Larson, Coeur d’Alene, “A Timb Gets Back Home.”
► Fiction 9-11: First, Grant Lupien, Coeur d’Alene, “Lord of the Penguins” - Second, Grace Clark, Coeur d’Alene, Lost and Found” - Third, Payson Irwin, Coeur d’Alene, “The Quilt of Many Dreams.”
► Fiction 12-14: First, Isaac Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Completely, Absolutely, Most, Definitely True Story of Stone Hedge” - Second, Logan Graham, Hayden, “Treasure of Ohadi” - Third, Isaiah Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “Shadow of the Mountain.”
► Fiction 15-18: First, Jordan Lo, Hayden, “A Martian Connection” - Second (tie), Justin Gates, Hayden, “War Hunt” - Second (tie), Jackson Graham, Hayden, “Blinded by Conviction” - Third (tie), Elizabeth Hamilton, Hayden, “Metaline Falls” - Third (tie), Garrett Weller, Coeur d’Alene, “Opportunity.”
► Fiction 19-Plus: First, Angela Gates, Hayden, “Writers Block” - Second, Glenn Graham, Harrison, “The Cost of Inspiration” - Third, Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls, “Higgenpop’s.”
Remote, Wireless Printing Service OfferedNeed to print an airline boarding pass but your printer at home is out of toner? Are you at the library and have a document on your smart phone, laptop, or tablet that you would like to print?
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library has recently added a new capability – wireless and remote printing services.
“This is something patrons and visitors have been asking for since we opened the new building,” commented Christopher Brannon, Information Technology Coordinator for the library. “We are very pleased to finally provide that service.”
The new capability has been funded by The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
The service works in three ways:
From an Internet-equipped device in the library or any remote location access the library website – cdalibrary.org – and click the SERVICES link and the link for Printing or go directly to http://www.printeron.net/cdpl/frontave. The user will then be asked to provide an e-mail address and to select the document to be printed.
Documents can be e-mailed from any location to firstname.lastname@example.org for black and white or to cdpl-frontave-color @printspots.com for color printing by adding the documents as attachments.
From iOS or Android devices upload the PrinterOn app. Once installed, tap the QR button to scan the QR codes on the special bookmarks at the library to add its printers to your device then print as you normally would.
Printing can be picked up at the library during open hours the day it is sent. Black and white copies are 10 cents per page and color copies are 20 cents a page. The print-release station is located at the Research and Information Desk. Print jobs that are not picked up are automatically deleted from the system. Printing is limited to letter-size pages printed on one side and $10 of printing per project.