JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
August 2, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JPL OFFERS DIGITAL EXPO AT NORTH KENNER LIBRARY
TO EXPLAIN THE LIBRARY'S VAST DIGITAL COLLECTION
METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Parish Library will host a digital expo from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the North Kenner Library, 630 W. Esplanade, Kenner.
This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required.
The digital expo is designed to explain how to enjoy the library’s free digital content. The library’s digital content is a growing, internet-based multimedia collection of items that complement the library’s physical collection. Content includes eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines, and comics delivered directly to a patron’s device – smartphones, laptops, smart TVs, tablets, etc. With free apps, patrons can take the library with them wherever they go.
JPL staff members and experts from the Library IT department will be on site to teach patrons about the library’s digital collection and help solve any technical issues. Patrons are encouraged to bring their mobile devices. All of the following resources are free of charge to library card holders.
The digital collection includes the following.
eBooks –Cloud Library, Hoopla and Libby. Patrons can choose from thousands of eBooks, including popular and best-selling titles for all ages.
Magazines, Comic Books and Graphic Novels – Flipster, Hoopla and OverDrive Magazines. Content is available for instant viewing on a digital device and borrowed items will return automatically.
Music – Freegal Music and Hoopla. Patrons can borrow and enjoy music immediately.
TV and Movies – Hoopla and Kanopy. Hoopla offers classics, children’s films, Acorn TV, independent cinema, and more. Kanopy offers popular indie flicks, documentaries, foreign films and the critically acclaimed Criterion Collection.
Research and Reference – Ancestry.com, Auto Repair Source, Consumer Health Complete, Reference Solutions by Data Axle, Newspapers.com, ConsumerReports.org, and many others.
Adult Learning – LinkedIn Learning, JobNow, VetNow, Mango Languages, CreativeBug, Learning Express, and many more.
Resources for Kids and Teens – Homework LA from Tutor.com, Scholastic Go!, National Geographic Kids, Learning Express, World Book Encyclopedia Online, and many more.
Genealogy Resources - Ancestry, Heritage Quest Online, Fold3, and others.
For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. Library patrons that require auxiliary aids or devices or other reasonable accommodation under the ADA should submit requests to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance or as soon as possible. A 72-hour notice is needed to request Certified ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator / Office of Citizens with Disabilities, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 210 Jefferson, LA 70123; (504) 736-6086, ADA@jeffparish.net.
The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.jeffparish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO