Digital Services Department
& Customer Resource Services (CRS) eNewsletter
August 19, 2020
WE WANT YOU TO SUMMER WITH US!
Yes, you read that correctly, we want you to SUMMER WITH US! Summer is nearly over, but you can still sign up to SUMMER WITH US! Participants are entered into weekly drawings for prizes!
TIME TRAVEL WITH HOOPLA
This week you will be able to travel through time with Hoopla Digital, where you will have access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, tv shows, movies and music!
COME ONE, COME ALL
Before there was Disneyland, there was Coney Island. By the turn of the century, this tiny piece of New York real estate was internationally famous. On summer Sundays, three great pleasure domes--Steeplechase, Luna Park and Dreamland--competed for the patronage of a half-million people. By day it was the world's most amazing amusement park, by night, an electric "Eden".
REMIX
By Ibi Zoboi
17-year-old Zuri Benitez is filled with pride for her family, culture and neighborhood in Bushwick, Brooklyn. But will all that pride be enough to save Zuri’s neighborhood from being gentrified and unrecognizable? Give a listen to the retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as written by Ibi Zoboi.  
CONCERT GOERS REJOICE
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME
Little readers can learn about America’s favorite pastime with our hometown teams, the Mets and the Yankees
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New York Mets by K. C. Kelley

New York Yankees by K. C. Kelley
THE LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN
If you missed the library, then look no more...the building is now open for you to browse our shelves and checkout at the front desk, or at a self-checkout. Before you visit, please read the guidelines for your safety, as well as the safety of your fellow community members and library staff.

Curbside Pickup Now Available

Do you miss the feel of a library book? You'll be happy to hear that curbside pickup is now available! Request items here or by calling us at 631-399-1511. When your items are ready, you’ll be able to schedule a pickup. We have walk-up and drive-up spots for your convenience, and you will be sure to leave a happy camper!
OUR BOOK DROPS ARE OPEN 24/7

Our outdoor book drops are open and waiting for your items. Simply place them inside the drop where they will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned. No need to worry about overdue fees, they will be waived!  
WANT TO JOIN LEX AND CHARLIE IN THE NEXT
"CHECK IT OUT!" VIDEO?

We want to feature you, our amazing patrons, in our CHECK IT OUT! episodes. Follow the form below and submit your videos to checkitout@communitylibrary.org.

Videos should include:
  1. Your name.
  2. One piece of info (e.g., where you're from or are currently, how long you've been a patron, your favorite thing about the library, what summer activity you are currently participating in, etc.)
  3. Our famous signoff-CHECK! IT! OUT!
Example: "My name is Lex, I'm currently soaking up the sun at Smith Point Beach, and I'm reminding you to Check! It! Out!"
Have a question about your library card?
Call us: 631-399-1511 x2 (if we don’t answer, please leave a voicemail, we’ll call you back within 1 business day) 
Or
STAFF PICKS from the Digital Services Department


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (R)

An uncle's quest to find out what really happened to his niece who disappeared at a family party forty years ago leads him to hire a disgraced journalist and a computer hacker to investigate. What they discover is a family with a dark and appalling history--one they are willing to go to every length to keep secret.

Based on the novels by the same name and not to be confused with the 2011 adaptation, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy is a Swedish production starring Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace. The story is compelling with a talented cast making for an ultimately enjoyable 9 hours of cinema. The films more than earn their R-rating so viewer discretion is advised.


Watch Here
THE DIGITAL LIBRARY
Available 24/7 from anywhere with your MMSCL Card
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, Full Music Albums

Collection of thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks

Over 100 titles of popular magazines to download from

Stream from millions of songs & download 5 free songs per week

Kanopy features award-winning films, & documentaries

(formally OneClick Digital) collection of eAudiobooks from Recorded Books

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

library entrance
Library Card Access
If you want to access the Community Library’s online resources, you need a Library barcode number – found on the back of your library card. But if you don’t know your number – or if you’ve never had a card – you can still sign up for a card online.  
Fill out the form here: and follow the directions for a temporary ecard, good for Overdrive through Livebrary.
In 24 hours or less, you’ll receive an email from circulation@communitylibrary.org
asking if you want to upgrade to an MMSCL ecard. Reply YES and we’ll get you started with a full-service ecard. 
This ecard can be used for all online services via www.communitylibrary.org 
407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967 |  (631) 399-1511