Friday, October 23, 2015

Read Magazines for Free

Do you know that you can read magazines for free on your computer, laptop, smartphone, ipad, or Kindle? All you need is a library card from the Candor Free Library. This will then allow you connect to the Finger Lakes Library System online.  Once connected, you will go to the Zinio e-magazine site to proceed to get your digital copy.

There are currently 103 different magazine titles available, and more may be added.  You will find several choices for men, women, teens, and children in genres such as art, computers, finance, fitness, food, music, nature, news, travel, and many more. You can read the magazines online or download them for later reading. There is no limit to the number of magazines you can download at one time and you may keep them forever. If you are looking for a past issue of a magazine, you can find that there, also.

Here is how you connect to Zinio:
  1. If you don’t already have one, get a library card at the Candor Free Library.
  2. Use your library card number and the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to obtain your library card to connect online to the Finger Lakes Library System at
  3. Click on Zinio e-magazines on the left side of the screen.
  4. Once on the Zinio site, if you want to check out a magazine, you will need to create an account with Zinio. You register with your email address and create a password. This password is different from your library password.
Devices compatible with Zinio: (For the first 4 you need to download the magazine in order to read it; #5 allows you to instantly read the magazine by streaming) 
  1. iPad – get the Zinio for Libraries app at the iTunes store.
  2. iPhone - get the Zinio for Libraries app at the iTunes store.
  3. Android – get the Zinio for Libraries app at the Google Play store.
  4. Kindle Fire HD/HDX - get the Zinio for Libraries app at the Amazon store.
  5. Some PC and Mac laptops and computers may work with Zinio, but others may not. According to the Zinio website, “Depending upon your geographic location, the equipment that you are using to access the Site, the bandwidth available to you and other factors, you may not have access to streaming and/or downloadable Site Content.”
Browse and Check Out:
  1. Browse magazines to add to your personal Zinio for Libraries viewer account.
  2. Search by genre, title, alphabet, or keyword.
  3. Click on the current cover to view magazine details for current or back issues (as available)
      • Check out the newest issue or back issues.
      •  Enjoy unlimited checkouts.
      • Opt-in to be notified by email when new issues are added to your magazine collection.
  4. Check out and log in – Click the Checkout button and either Create New Account or LogIn.
  5. If you want to select additional magazines to add to your personal reading collection, click on the Keep Browsing button. 
Manage Checked-Out Magazines:
  1. My Collection - Read magazines from within your reading collection.
  2. Select the My Collection link at the top right corner of the Zinio page to access all previously checked-out magazines.
  3. Click on the cover of the magazine you wish to read or the Read Now icon.
  4. Remove unwanted issues by selecting the trash icon.
Reading with Mobile Devices:

  1. Enhance your reading experience with mobile device apps, including those for iPad and iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire HD/HDX (The Kindle Fire app requires enabling your device to accept apps from “other” non-Kindle Store sources).
  2.  Access your app store directly or from the links provided on the Zinio library collection page.
  3. Mobile apps require a downloaded edition of the magazine
  4. To check out additional magazines from our library, you will need to go back in your browser to your library collection page. All checkouts are completed in the browser. The apps are for Reading Only.

Help  - Click on the word "help" on the bottom right of the Zinio page.
  1. Check Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Look at the User Guide for your device
  3. Watch a Tutorial about using your device to access magazines

Monday, October 12, 2015

Dolls on Display

Next time you visit the library, wander over by the kid's section. There, next to the bulletin board, is a nice glass display case, and inside it are dolls. They're from Rose Bish's doll collection. She loves to collect storybook dolls, characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, and even a few fashion dolls. If she counted them all, there would probably be more than 100 in her collection... but not too many more, she says.

Every now and then she brings new dolls to display. Who knows what might show up before Halloween!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Book Sale Oct 8 - 10

The annual Fall Book Sale starts next Thursday, as part of the Candor Fall Festival -  and the shelves are overflowing with books. If you are looking to stock up on winter reading at basement-level prices, you won't want to miss the fall book sale. The Friends of Candor Free Library have been busy sorting and stacking all summer, and in a few days it will be your turn... to fill your book bags.

There are histories and mysteries, romances and science fiction, books for kids and books for teens, fiction and nonfiction, books about cooking and books about hooking (both crochet and fishing). You'll find detective stories, hardcover novels, paperback classics, poetry, picture books, DVDs, CDs, maps, travel guides, political commentary and plenty more.

  Fall Book Sale hours are: 

  •     Thursday, October 8 - from 10 am - 8 pm
  •     Friday, October 9 - from 10 am - 8 pm
  •     Saturday, October 10 - from 10 am - 4 pm

There's a Bake Sale on Saturday starting at 10 am and ending when everything is gone. Come early because people line up for the pies...

And Saturday afternoon there's a Bag Sale from 2 - 4 pm: all you can put in a brown paper grocery bag for just a couple bucks ($2.00).