Have you met Libby?

If you haven’t, you really should. She’s cute, helpful, and has a ton of free e-content, and looks a bit like the Wendy’s ™ logo. Don’t you think? Libby, Overdrive’s free app, is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. Libby is available for Android, iOS,… Continue reading Have you met Libby?

Getting a Technological Edge

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, I’m sure you know that the library offers so much more than books (not that the books are anything to sneeze at, you understand). For many years, we have tried to open access to the online world by teaching basic classes in computer use, social media, email,… Continue reading Getting a Technological Edge

Holiday Entertainment

Every year, starting somewhere around Thanksgiving, we notice that many of our holiday-themed movies and music have already been checked out. If the material you are looking for is not in the library, never fear—our digital collections have you covered! If you log into Hoopla, and search “Christmas”, there are over 7,000 results, including movies,… Continue reading Holiday Entertainment

A Brief History of Voting Rights

Do you know what percentage of Americans were eligible to vote for our first president? What year women were granted suffrage? When Asian immigrants were offered a path to citizenship and voting rights? Click here to explore our interactive timeline of American voting rights and restrictions, from colonial times to the present day. And don't… Continue reading A Brief History of Voting Rights

More Digital Magazines for Your Reading Pleasure

We are pleased to announce that the Watertown Free Public Library now offers digital magazines from two sources, RBdigital and OverDrive/Libby. Checkouts are unlimited (they do not count toward your monthly limit). The selection is better than ever, so pick the platform you prefer, or use both! RBDigital: The free RBDigital app is available for… Continue reading More Digital Magazines for Your Reading Pleasure

Indigenous People’s Day

This past Monday, October 8th, the Watertown Free Public Library was closed for a holiday. Millions of people across America call this holiday Columbus Day, in recognition of Christopher Columbus. But there is a growing movement to change both the name of the holiday and its focus to Indigenous People’s Day. Columbus Day, fixed originally… Continue reading Indigenous People’s Day