New DVDs Coming Soon

You can place holds on new DVDs that will be coming in this month by clicking on New Feature DVDs . To receive the list via email every month, click on Newsletter Signup , click a checkmark next to New Feature DVDs - Coming Soon, type your email in the box at the bottom of the screen, and click on the subscribe button. Concerned that there are a lot of people in line for a DVD that you'd like to borrow? We recommend that you place a hold anyway because the North Kingstown copy fills holds picked up in North Kingstown first. You may move up the list more quickly than you thought that you would!

Visit a Museum!

Here's a great and inexpensive way to enjoy school break -- borrow a museum pass from the library! We have discounted or FREE admission passes to many local musuems that can be checked out with your library card. Click here for a full listing and description of what's available: Museum Passes

May Newsletter

Take a look at our Among Friends newsletter to see what is coming up at the library. There is something for everyone---lectures, demonstrations, movies, book clubs and more! Would you like to receive the newsletter via email? If so, click on Subscribe and follow the instructions to automatically receive a new issue via email every month. To register for programs for adults, have your library card and PIN ready and click on NKFL Programs. If you don't have a library card call 294-3306. Call the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306 option 5 to register for children's programs. The Friends of the Library support library programs and much more. Consider becoming a member. Learn more about the Friends here or use the remittance form below to join. As a "Basic" member, you can receive the newsletter via postal service.

Tech Drop-in

Saturday, May 19 from 9:30-12:30 pm and Saturday, June 2 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Ask anything you want! Bring your devices, plugs and passwords. No registration.

Date: 
02/10/2018 - 9:30pm

North Kingstown High School Yearbooks

NKHS Yearbooks Are Online

We are happy to announce that our collection of North Kingstown High School yearbooks has been digitized and is now available online. We currently have the years 1929-1931, 1945-1946 and 1952-2011 available to view.

NKHS Yearbooks

Library Wish List! A different way to donate.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the North Kingstown Free Library during this holiday season, take a peek at our Amazon wish lists. We’ve carefully selected items that we’re hoping will add even more variety and appeal to our existing collections. We also take monetary donations, along with physical donations in the form of books and DVDs in great condition. Every donation, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated!

Click here to access our wish list: NKFL Amazon Wish List

Borrow Our Telescope!

The library now has an Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector telescope available for patrons aged 18 and older to borrow.
The telescope, which was generously donated to us by Skyscrapers, Inc., is available to be borrowed for a period of one week. The telescope may be checked out or reserved downstairs at the Reference Desk.

Shoutbomb

With the Library's Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to: •Receive text notices about holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues and fines •Send a text to renew an item. (Renewable items only) •Add family members’ cards to your Shoutbomb account with keyword ADDCARD The library does not charge a fee for this service. Your mobile plan’s standard text messaging rates apply. If you have signed up for SMS alerts in the past you will need to re-subscribe to continue receiving alerts. SIGNING UP 1.Text “SIGNUP” to 401-298-2013 2.Text your 14-digit library card barcode number, found on the back of your card 3.Text your 4-digit library PIN number For more information, please visit http://oslri.org/home/text-alerts or print out the attached pamphlet..

Mobile Printing comes to the North Kingstown Free Library

The Library has launched PrinterOn mobile printing. Patrons can print while at the library, or send a document for printing from home or wherever they may be, then pick it up at the library within 24 hours. Use your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Just use the webpage address www.printeron.net/osl/nkfl to go to an online webpage form. Fill out the form and click on the green printer in the lower right corner.

Interested in Installing an app?

Go to www.printeron.com/apps.html and select the app that fits your device.

TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Click Here to Access TumbleBookLibrary.
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
You may want to explore the site by checking out all the books, games and features. Our catalogue has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the ‘View Online” button or on the cover of the book. There are a number ways you can access a book:

1. The index page lists all the TumbleBooks. Click on the title (hyperlink) and you will be taken right to that TumbleBook.

2. Scroll through the collection in any of the sections to read the descriptions and view the reading levels.

Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.
TumbleSearch: Our online search allows you to search by title, author, publisher, language subject, and reading level.
Automatic/Manual Button: TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; in manual mode, the readers turn the pages at their own speed.
The Pause Button: Both the student and teacher can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.
Word Helper: This feature allows you to click on a book to hear a sentence repeated, or click on a vocabulary word in order to hear it pronounced.
Reading Levels: Each title has recommended reading levels: Grade, Lexile and Accelerated Reader information. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.
TumbleGames: The TumblePuzzles and TumbleGames are great educational tools.
Language Learning:Our Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French, to name a few.
Navigate en Español/ en Français:Our drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the site allows you to view the entire site in Spanish or French.
TumbleMailer and Record-a-Book Feature: Your students and staff members can now send TumbleCards and TumbleBooks to friends and family through our TumbleMailer feature. They can also narrate and record their own TumbleBooks!
TumblePlayer: The TumblePlayer allows students, teachers, librarians and parents to preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. Perfect for library story time. The TumblePlayer works just like an online music player.
We are sure that you will love your experience with the TumbleBookLibrary, and it will soon become an invaluable educational resource to you. We are constantly adding new books, puzzles and games as well as other teaching resources.
As always, we welcome your questions, comments and general feedback. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with your school.

Happy Tumbling from the TumbleBook Family!

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