Thursday, August 20, 2015

August and September 2015 Blog Post Roundup

Click any of the links below to read more about what's happening at the Wayne Public Library!

Friends of the Wayne Public Library Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Friends of the Wayne Public Library Annual Book Sale

Fall Story Times

Thanksgiving Craft

Love Our Library from The Junior Library Guild

SCORE Small Business Mentors at the Library

The Library Network brings more eBooks and eAudiobooks to Michigan libraries

Wayne Public Library’s new partnership with Unique Management Services, Inc.

PC Partners

Engaging a Young Adult during Summer Months

Odilo eBooks FAQ

Friends of the Wayne Public Library Annual Book Sale

It’s that time of year again!  The Friends of the Wayne Public Library will be holding their annual book sale starting Wednesday, September 30, and running until the 3rd of October.  The front doors will open at 10 AM on Wednesday for the book sale only, and run until 8 PM . The library will open at its usual time.  The sale will then be 12-5 on Thursday-Saturday.  It has been a good year for collecting used books, so expect a huge selection.  In addition to boxes and boxes of adult fiction and nonfiction, there will also be plenty of books for kids and teens.  So feel free to drop by September 30-October 3 and stock up on some used books.  All proceeds go to support the Friends of the Wayne Public Library.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Odilo eBooks FAQ

OdiloTK Digital Library - Easy & Engaging

Patron FAQs
Powered by ODILO and accessed with your library card/account, Wayne Public Library offers free, 24/7, one-click lending for eBooks. Browse titles to enjoy on any device, whether via the Nubereader browser app, the ODILO app for tablets and mobile devices or downloaded directly to your PC or MAC.

Q:  What is Nubereader?

A: Nubereader is ODILO's powerful HTML5 cloud-based app that allows you to enjoy digital reading like never before, with capabilities such as notes taking, highlighting, notes sharing, device synchronization, in addition to many other features.

Q: What devices can I read from?

A: You can enjoy digital content from a variety of devices including Chromebook, PC and Mac® computers, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch, Android™, as well as many other eBook readers such as Sony® Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK™, Kobo eReader, and Amazon® Kindle eReaders.

Q: Is there a mobile reading app?

A: There are several mobile reading apps including Android, iOS and Windows 8.X.  EPUB and PDF eBooks can be also be enjoyed using the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software. ODILO's browser app allows you to read from any device.

Q: Do I need an Adobe ID to register the Odilo reading app?

A: No Adobe ID is required. Simply fill in your state and choose your library (The Library Network if you are using the app) from a drop-down menu, then enter your library card barcode and PIN.

Q: How can I read from a Kindle?

A: Reading from Android powered Kindles is available using the ODILO App or Nubereader. The ODILO Cloud Reader also works for Kindle e-ink devices with a browser and Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.

Q: Can I make the eBook more like a large print book?

A: Yes. You can control several aspects of your reading experience, including font size, brightness, spacing, making notes, and adding bookmarks.

Q: How many titles can I check out at a time?

A: You may check out six titles at a time.

Q: How long do I have each title for?

A: You will retain each title for 14 days.

Q: How do I return my materials?

A: At the end of the lending period, titles automatically ‘expire’ and return to the library collection.

Q: Can I renew a title I already have checked out?

A: No. But if there is not a hold on the title, you can check it right back out again.

Q: Can I choose my own lending period?

A:  No, currently the only lending period is 14 days.

Q: Can I return eBooks early?

A: Yes, but the titles are automatically checked in when the lending period expires so you don't need to manually return the materials.

Q: How will I know that my hold on an eBook is ready?

A: If you place a hold on an eBook, you will be emailed when it is ready for pickup. You have 72 hours from the time the email is sent to check-out the title before your hold is cancelled.

Q: Are there any late fees on eBooks?

A: Never!

Q: Can I read the same book from multiple devices?
A: Yes. The ODILOTK digital library automatically syncs to up to six of your devices that have the ODILOApp. For example, you can check-out and start reading an eBook on your iPad, and continue later on your PC. You can then pick up right where you have left off again on your Android device or phone.

Q: Can I print pages from the eBooks or print my bookmarks?

A: No, at this time there is no option to print content from e Books.

Q: Can I customize my reading experience and change my reading options?

A: Yes, you can change your font size, line spacing, background color, font style, add bookmarks, make notes, highlight text and more.

Q: Can I search for Odilo eBooks in my library’s online catalog?

A: Yes, you can search your library’s online catalog for Odilo eBooks at or at

Q: Do I need to create a user name and password?

A: No.  When using the app, the screen prompts you to log in with a user name and password, however, your user name is your library card number and your password is your library PIN.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Friends of the Wayne Public Library Beer Tasting Fundraiser

The Friends of the Library are proud to present an evening of beer tasting and snacks, featuring craft beers from Liberty Street Brewing in Plymouth, MI.  Various types of beer will be made available for tasting while Liberty Street's brewing expert provides a discussion of the craft brewing process, as well as how the different types of beer are produced.  Guests of this event will be enjoying “Steamy Windows,” a crisp, fruity beer similar to a pale ale; “Red Glare,” a popular and well-balanced amber ale; and “Starkweather Stout,” a rich and chocolaty dark beer.  After the presentation there will be a Q & A session, as well as an opportunity for you to enjoy more of your favorite Liberty Street beers. This event will be held Friday, August 21, 6 PM at the Wayne Public Library.  Tickets are $15, and are available at the library for purchase as well as through the Friends of the Wayne Public Library. 

Love Our Library from The Junior Library Guild

As you may be aware, the Wayne Public Library is facing a difficult financial situation.  Once again the library has budgeted $0 for books and other materials.  Any new items will be due to support from grants and generous donations.  With these facts in mind, the Wayne Public Library has partnered with the Junior Library Guild’s “Love Our Library” fundraising program.  This program works similar to online crowdfunding ventures, in which anyone can securely donate any amount of money they see fit to Wayne Public Library’s account with the Junior Library Guild.  Any money raised can be used to purchase quality and award winning children’s books from the Junior Library Guild.  To make a donation, please click here.

The Library Network brings more eBooks and eAudiobooks to Michigan libraries

Starting back in June, more than 40 libraries throughout the state of Michigan began to offer even more eBooks and eAudiobooks to their communities. Using their library account credentials, patrons can quickly browse, click, and enjoy thousands of new titles at The eBook management platform, powered by Odilo, will feature bestselling and popular titles from all of the large leading publishers, midlist publishers, emerging small and independent publishers, self-publishers, along with locally-created content.

The Library Network (TLN) and its member libraries will be able to better manage emerging content and integrate a mix of content sources. In return, patrons will reap the benefit of easily accessing a variety of digital content (or eContent), such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, etc. Library patrons will also appreciate the ability to enjoy the new digital content on any device, whether a Chromebook; eBook reader (Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Kobo eReader, and Amazon Kindle eReaders); iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; PC or Mac computer; or anything AndroidTM. Readers can choose their own lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days, and there are never any late fees - as titles automatically expire and return to the library collection. Please feel free to speak to a librarian for more information about Odilo.

Odilo is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, Odilo offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, Odilo defines and designs efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. Odilo is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

Wayne Public Library’s new partnership with Unique Management Services, Inc.

Beginning August 1, billed delinquent library accounts will no longer be handled by the Wayne police department.  The Wayne Public Library board of trustees has approved an agreement with Unique Management Services, Inc., an overdue fines/fees collection agency that specializes in libraries.  If a library account has overdue fees and does not respond to initial notices, the account information will be sent to this agency for collection.  The process begins with several gently worded letters and phone calls.  If the account in question has not been settled after 120 days from the beginning of the collections process and the account fees are $50 or greater, at that point the fees will appear on the credit report of whomever owns the account.  This is a standard means of collecting long overdue fines and fees.  Unique Management Services, Inc. is a well-known and trustworthy company used by several libraries in southeast Michigan.   

PC Partners

Need help learning to use computers? Makia, a student volunteer from our neighbor Dorsey Schools, will be providing free one-on-one computer tutoring in the library. Sessions are 45 minutes long and are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00pm until 7:00pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00pm until 4:00pm, and Saturdays from 12:00pm until 4:00pm. You can come back for more instruction as needed. Sign up today by visiting the Adult Reference Desk, or by calling us at (734)721-7832, ex. 630.

Engaging a Young Adult during Summer Months

Adrianne M. Schinkai

It’s hard to believe, but soon all the advertising for back to school will begin (if it hasn’t already). As this was my first summer as a mother (of an adopted 11-year-old girl), all I can say is I can’t wait. Like many parents of children of all ages, I absolutely love and adore my child, but I am ready for that break where classes take over their daily agenda while I am busy taking care of my own business during the hours of 9 to 5. I think the biggest issue that made this summer more exhausting is that my daughter and I are opposites when it comes to keeping busy. She loves video games. I love reading. She’s an extrovert. I am quite introverted. She gets bored easily. I can always find something to catch my interest.

This was my biggest battle over the summer as she expected me to fill her schedule with things to do. I told her multiple times during errands and events to “bring a book just in case.” The result of such a statement was always an eye roll. An hour or two later, I would hear the statement “I’m bored” in return. My ultimate resolve was to tell her that it wasn’t my problem, she was old enough to come prepared, and eventually, she would get the message.

While there is a good part of me that thinks that my daughter is just not open-minded and stubborn about trying new things, there is another part of me that thinks that the things she lies are just very different from what I like. Maybe she really isn’t a fan of reading. Well, how do I keep her brain engaged over the summer? She was overly dramatic when I mentioned the words “summer reading program,” and I certainly was not about to let her play video games on the Play Station and her tablet for seven hours a day! Instead, I tried engaging her in other interests to keep the gears in her brain turning.

I sat down with her to see what different things she liked. What were her interests? Well, she loves to swim like a fish, so we’ve gone to the beach a few times. She likes to paint and draw, so we’ve pulled out the art supplies and gotten creative, which we’ve topped off with a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts to get inspired. She loves to build and create things, as she’s shown me with all her buildings in Minecraft. As soon as she heard that I knew how to crochet, she asked me if she could get her own pink yarn and hook and teach her some stitches. When she saw her father using the program DuoLingo to learn how to speak Spanish, she pulled out her notes from her language class the previous year of school and held basic conversations with him. She’s pulled out games like Sorry and Jenga on multiple occasions and got us all to play after dinner.

The other thing I had to realize was that my daughter’s curiosity may come out naturally after a while without me doing anything to stoke it. I lay on the couch the other night watching the first episode of the revamped series, “Cosmos.” I could see her eyes dancing towards the images of the stars and planets as she asked me who Neil DeGrasse Tyson was and what was so special about the Big Bang Theory. Instead of answering, I scooted over on the couch and she cuddled up as we learned about the beginning of the universe. I’d have to pay attention and look for her eyes dancing again. She may not say that she has an interest, but if I offer it to her, maybe she’ll engage with me.

This afternoon I’m searching the library catalog to see if there are a couple books, DVDs, and other items that will get her excited to explore beyond what the internet offers. I know I’m going to have to put my foot down daily in that respect. But if I let her be and only push slightly (as opposed to all the time), maybe her own sense of curiosity will get the better of her and engage her brain all on her own. It may be my only hope until school starts up again next month.

Monday, August 3, 2015

SCORE Small Business Mentors at the Library


Are you a small business owner, or interested in starting a small business?  The Wayne Public Library is looking into brining mentors from SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals.  If you would like have the SCORE mentors visit the library for a Q&A session, please send an email expressing your interest to Carola Fisher,