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June 2018 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!
  3. Summer Reading Program: Kickoff Events
  4. Transparent Language Online
  5. Quickbyte: OfferUp & letgo

Welcome to the June Issue of
Books & Bytes!

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Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

The Summer Reading Program returns to the Palm Beach County Library System! From Mon, Jun 04 - Fri, Jul 27, library members of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate all things musical. Register at any Palm Beach County Library System location, Bookmobile stop, or online (starts Jun 04) to receive a point tracker and begin earning points. Once completed, return your point tracker and receive:
  • A rock and roll duck for ages 0-5, a globe backpack for ages 6-11, or a travel mug for ages 12 & up.
  • Two tickets to a Roger Dean Stadium baseball game.
  • An invitation to an all ages, end-of-summer ice cream social.
  • 1 Chipotle® coupon.

All giveaways are limited quantity, available while supplies last.

Completed point trackers also qualify you for one entry into a grand-prize drawing! Each Palm Beach County Library System location and the Bookmobile will be offering one of the following grand prizes:

  • Little Learners (Ages 0-5): a backpack full of musical instruments
  • Kids (Ages 6-11): a karaoke microphone
  • Teens (Ages 12-17): a set of Bose wireless headphones
  • Adults (Ages 18 & up): a Bose wireless speaker

Share the joy of reading and experience all of the services the Palm Beach County Library System has to offer - register for the Summer Reading Program today!

Summer Reading Program: Kickoff Events

Readers Rock with Brent Gregory!

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

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The Amazing Mr. A’s Summer Magic Spectacular!

It’s a variety-style magic show you don’t want to miss! With magic, comedy, ventriloquism and audience participation, Mr. A will leave you laughing. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

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Transparent Language Online.

Planning to travel somewhere far away this summer? Learn the language of the foreign lands you plan to visit with Transparent Language Online. This service is available to County Library cardholders.

The Learning Screen is the main area of the program where you can view and manage your learning path, refresh your learned vocabulary, and launch practice activities. Your learned vocabulary chart tells you how many words and phrases you have learned and when it is time to review. The program focuses on learning by building on four core skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice using these four skills with learning material from any lesson using over a dozen challenging activities. Optimized for touchscreen use on iPads and Android tablets, Transparent Language Online works on most internet-connected device or computer.

Head over to your local branch for more information and get started learning a new language today!

Quickbyte: OfferUp & letgo

If you are like me, you may be constantly changing your home décor and that isn’t easy to do on a budget. Not only do I save money buying used items, but apps like OfferUp and letgo allow me to sell my own items from home décor, clothes, electronics, and so much more.

Both are very easy to use. Simply set up an account, take photos of your junk - I mean treasured items - write a description, set a price and wait. Buyers contact you through the app and make an offer. It is easy to message back and forth until you settle on a price. It is highly recommended that you meet the buyer in a public location to make the exchange. Visit www.safetradestations.com for a list of safe places in your area to meet.

I have sold everything from a set of dishes to a complete bedroom set. With the success, I now look at items in my house and ask does this bring me joy or should I take photos and get rid of it today.

OfferUp is available for free online, for Android and Apple devices. Letgo is available for free online, for Android and Apple devices.

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