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Dec 28

eReader Device Show and Tell

Posted by heather in Events

The Columbia County Rural Library District is sponsoring a “Show and Tell” for eReader Devices.  Thanks to the Washington State Library, who received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an eReader lab is being sent to various libraries around the state.  The Washington State Library purchased a Kindle, Nook, iPad, and iPhone.  The eReader lab is coming to the Columbia County Rural Library District in January.

Anyone interested in purchasing an eReader device, wants to learn how to use one, or wants to bring his/her own device to learn how to download an eBook is welcome to attend one of the free “Show and Tell” sessions.  Staff will be available to help people download an eBook.  The Columbia County Rural Library District now offers eBooks through their Web site,, which can be downloaded for free to a Kindle, Nook, Ipad, Iphone, PC, and some other devices.  Downloading an eBook to the Washington State Library’s devices will not be allowed.  Those devices from the State Library are just for viewing and seeing how they operate.  A few books have already been downloaded to the State Library’s devices.

Come and see what these devices look like or bring you own device and learn how to download an eBook.  Dates for the “Show and Tell” are:

  • January 17th 10 to 11 a.m.
  • January 18th 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • January 19th 11 to noon

Direct any questions to the staff at the Dayton Memorial Library 382-4131 or email

Dec 22

Holiday Closure Reminders

Posted by heather in Events

Just a quick reminder:

  • There will be no Preschool storytime Dec. 26th and January 2nd.
  • There will be no Toddler storytime Dec. 27th and January 3rd.
  • There will be no baby storytime Dec. 27 and January 3rd.
  • And, there will be no Computer class on Dec. 6th.

Questions? Please give us a call (382-4131) or send us an email ( Otherwise, have a great holiday season!

Dec 22

New Circulation System and Online Catalog coming in February!

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District will be updating their circulation, cataloging and public access catalog software, known as an Integrated Library System (ILS), in February.  The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees approved the new open source system “Koha integrated library system”with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions provides ongoing support and will host the system.

Training for the staff on the new system will be January 23rd through January 25th.  The Library District will go live with their new system on February 21st.

Closure dates and time in January for staff training are as follows:

  • Closed all day Monday, January 23rd
  • Closed Tuesday, January 24th from noon to 5 p.m. – OPEN 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesday, January 25th from 10 to 1 p.m. – OPEN 1 to 5 p.m.
Dec 14

Adult books for 14 Dec 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Red Mist (Cornwell)
  • The Winding Road (Eagles)
  • The Right Guard (Hamlet)
  • Last Snow (Lustbader)
  • The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love (Medlicott)
  • A Covington Christmas (Medlicott)
  • Promises of Change (Medlicott)


  • Capitol Punishment
  • Dark Horses and Underdogs
  • I Never Thought I'd See the Day

Large Print:

  • Red Mist (Cornwell)
  • Devil's Gate (Cussler)
  • V is for Vengeance (Grafton)
Dec 14

Children's books for 14 Dec 2011

Posted by heather in New Books

Picture books:

  • Bedtime Classics
  • Classic Tales
  • Curious George
  • Princess Classics
  • The Great Monster Hunt
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • There's No Such Thing as Monsters
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dec 13

Library now has eBooks and eAudiobooks!

Posted by heather in Library News

Columbia County Rural Library District has expanded its services with eAudiobooks and eBooks. Best-selling and classic titles are available anytime, anywhere.  Anyone with a library card who lives in Columbia County can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s Web site

(Click on eBooks/eAudiobooks at the top)  Choose from two different sources: OneClickdigital with Recorded Books or OverDrive with the Washington Digital Library Consortium.

Users may browse the library’s Web site, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, MAC, and many mobile devices.  Users will need to install free software to download eAudiobooks. 

With OverDrive, you download OverDrive Media Console software.

With OneClickdigital, you download OneClickdigital Media Manager.

Both are available for our patron’s use.

Currently eBooks are only available through OverDrive.

Whether you are reading an eBook or listening to an eAudiobooks, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.  There are no late fees!  Lending periods differ between the two vendors.


Check out and download eBooks for Kindle or Adobe-enabled eReader devices (such as Nook, Sony Reader, iPad).  Check out eAudiobooks and download to your MP3 device or iPod.


Again, be aware that eBooks are only available through OverDrive at this time.  Recorded Books will be adding eBooks in the near future.


Direct questions about our new services to the staff at 382-4131 or email  Begin now to ENJOY eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Dec 08

Adult books for 8 Dec 2011

Posted by heather in New Books


  • Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause (Ballard)
  • The Drop (Connelly)
  • Micro (Crichton and Preston)
  • The Alpine Winter (Daheim)
  • The Scottish Prisoner (Gabaldon)
  • Desert Steel (Holmes)
  • Stealing Shadows (Hooper)
  • Hiding in the Shadows (Hooper)
  • Longing (Kingsbury)
  • The Tiger's Wife (Obreht)


  • Being George Washington
  • Boom Towns and Relic Hunters
  • Core of Conviction
  • Takin Care of Business
  • The Histories
  • Throw Them All Out
Dec 07

Zamzar File Converter

Posted by heather in Link of the Month

A very handy tool for that moment when you realize you need your presentation converted into a different format for the strange computer system you happen to be using... Or when you just want to convert a file to a different format but don't want to download new software.

A Free file converter; You simply select the file you want converted, tell Zamzar what you want it converted to, and give Zamzar your email so they can send you the converted file when they're done.

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