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When it comes to eBooks, there’s NOT eNOUGH!

Ever wonder why many of your favorite authors aren’t available in an eBook or eAudiobook format from New Jersey libraries? The answer might surprise you.  The policies of the major publishers concerning selling eBooks to libraries are all different. Your library has to deal with policies like:• Publishers who refuse to sell eBooks and/or eAudiobooks to libraries;• Publishers who charge libraries as much as 5 times more than consumers for the same digital content;• Publishers who embargo their content and will not sell to libraries any newly published digital content;• Publishers who make digital content available in only some formats (ePub but not Kindle for example). For years libraries have worked hand in hand with publishers. That relationship has now changed drastically and libraries, including ours, find themselves unable to deliver the digital … Read entire article »

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Phillipsburg Public Library Offers Free Photography Class

You don’t need an expensive camera to capture life’s beauty.  Award winning local photographer, Mr. Ajay Kathuria of GreenwichPhotoGrafx, will demonstrate some simple and easy techniques to capture beautiful images with any camera, cell phone or device at the Phillipsburg Public Library. Free and open to the public.  Sat 6/16 and Sat 6/23 from 11:00AM – 12:30PM Registration is recommended.  Sign up at the library, call us at 908-454-3712, or email us at info@FPFPL.org Sponsored by Friends of PFPL, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers and library advocates. Phillipsburg Free Public Library is located at 200 Frost Avenue, corner of Corliss St in Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 or call (908) 454-3712 for directions. … Read entire article »

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Technology 101 in June

Students from Greenwich Township Middle School’s Interactive Club will present “Technology 101” on Thursday, June 7 at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library. The students hope to bridge the generation gap across the digital divide with the cooperation of the Steiner Learning Series, an educational and lifestyle enhancement program for adults and senior citizens. “Many senior citizens don’t know the difference between an iPad and an iPod,” explained Sue Flad, Steiner Learning Series coordinator, “but now we can learn from the experts.” Free and open to the public.  Thu 6/7 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM Registration is recommended.  Register at the library or call us at 908-454-3712, or email us at info@fpfpl.org Sponsored by Friends of PFPL, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers and library advocates who work tirelessly to enhance your library experience. Phillipsburg Free Public Library … Read entire article »

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