E-Newsletter Update

HAL April 2013 Newsletter excerptThe library publishes a monthly e-newsletter. Some have asked, “Where are the old ones?” Unlike traditional newsletters we can’t point them to a shelf and say, “You can find them here.” But, now we have a digital archive here on the library website.

Visit the E-Newsletter Archive

You can find the archive via the dropdown menu under “About” or click here

SIGN UP FOR THE E-NEWSLETTER

If you aren’t receiving the E-Newsletter, sign up using the little form “SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER” down the right hand side of this web screen.

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Your Smart Phone Friendly Library

Hudson Area Library website home page on an IPhoneLibrary Website Upgrades for Mobile Devices

If you have a smart phone, Android, iPhone or Blackberry, you will find the library website more useful than ever. Pictures and text are perfectly sized to be viewed and read on your phone. Two menus, “Menu” and “New & News” allow you to navigate easily to any of the pages or posts on the site. Continue reading

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SAT, Regents, and AP…Oh My!

No matter what tests you need to prepare for, there is a website to help you do it!

  • For Elementary/Intermediate Tests, the Office of State Assessments is the place to go for real examples of subject tests, scoring, and teacher directions from past years. The subjects provided are English Language Arts (ELA), Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies for grades 3-8.
  • For High School Regents Exams, the Office of State Assessments is also the place to go for examples of past exams and scoring keys. In addition to the subjects listed above, there are also examples of past exams for six foreign languages. You may also find the current testing schedule for the high school exams here.
  • For AP exams, College Board gives you information about AP courses, including what subjects are available, what careers are available per subject, and what to expect from the course and final exam. You may also find this year’s list of exam dates , including how to register for exams, information on fees, and more.
  • For SAT and SAT subject exams, CollegeBoard also can be used to practice for the test with free sample questions, full length exams, and official study guides. This site may also be used to register for the SAT and look up your scores after you take the test.

And don’t forget about the Testing and Education Reference Center that is available through the Reference page of the Hudson Area Library website. You can find practice tests and review for these exams, as well as many other exams, on this site. All you need is a library card to log in!

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Submit and read reviews on our new Reviews site!

The Hudson Area Library is launching a new feature on the library’s website – Reviews. Reviews is a special section of the Hudson Area Library website dedicated to reviews written by library patrons about literature, the arts, and media that matter to them. Adults, young adults, and kids are all encouraged to submit reviews of books, movies, or music that they’ve recently read, seen, or heard.

To find out more about Reviews, click here or on “Reviews” in the navigation bar above. You will find a number of reviews already posted, written by library staff and members of the Board of Trustees. There is also detailed information about how to submit your own review.

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Did You Know?: Mobile Access to Library Services

Users of iPhones, Blackberries, and Android Smart Phones

The new Hudson Area Library website has offered a smart phone friendly format from the very beginning. Users who click through to the Mid-Hudson Library System’s resources for the catalog, or to check their own patron record, will find that Mid-Hudson also provides a smart phone friendly format too. This makes your whole experience of using the library practical and enjoyable whether you are accessing it from your desktop, laptop, or smart phone.

Mid-Hudson Library System provides a smart phone friendly format too.

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Welcome to the New Website

After several months of work by library staff, Board members, and volunteers, the new website is up and running.

Please look around.

All of the old features of the earlier website are here and many new ones added. A key feature of this new site is that we will be able to make changes to the site very readily. This means that the website will be up to date and filled with current information about what is going on at the Library.

Watch this space on the Home page of the website for future announcements of how you can become involved in writing about and photographing library events and programs for inclusion on the website.

Ready for Mobile Devices Continue reading

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