As you go through your day there may come a moment when you need to jot something down but lack a paper and pen. Now with our smart phones ever-present there are note-taking apps that can help you out. Unlike phone only note apps, these save your note to be accessed across multiple devices. All apps are available for free from Apple and Android app stores.
Evernote (available on iOS & Android) – In addition to note-taking, this app lets you clip web pages and images; search for text inside images; share and discuss notes with others; and add a passcode for security. You get up to 60MB of uploads per month.
Google Keep (available on iOS & Android) – This tool lets you record audio notes, take screen grabs, and translate image to text in addition to writing notes. Pin important notes to the top and organize by changing the color of notes. Add others to your note for easy collaboration.
Microsoft OneNote (available on iOS & Android) – This app is more than just lists. It can act as a true notebook. It has excellent organizational options – functioning on a colorful tab system. Notes can include audio and photos.
Simplenote (available on iOS & Android) – Changes to notes are saved instantly and synced across devices. Finding notes is easy with simple search, and organization is made simple with tags. This also allows collaboration with multiple people. Want to go back before changes? You can – all notes are backed up.
WorkFlowy (available on iOS & Android) – Highly regarded for its simple interface, this app makes collaboration easy with clean lists that include drop down menus, indentation, focus points, and tags.
Thanks to the funds raised by the Running Man 8K in May, along with donations from the Weber family, we were able to add a variety of new books and classical music CDs to the collection to remember Philip Weber III and help others learn more about subjects he enjoyed. These are the titles added so far:
Titles will continue to be added to the library. All titles will have a memorial book plate in the front to indicate they are part of this special collection. Our thanks, again, to everyone who helped make this a possibility.
This week, October 16-22, has been dubbed National Friends of the Library Week by the American Library Association in order to celebrate Friends organizations across the nation who support our local libraries. If you’ve never heard of the Friends of the Library, now is the perfect time to learn more about them.
Who are the Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library?
They are your neighbors, local volunteers and community leaders who support the library in order to maintain and expand its educational services. They are dedicated to the promotion of literacy and the betterment of the community. Anyone can become a member of the Friends of the Library by paying dues and/or making a donation. All donations are tax deductible because the Friends are a 501c(3) organization.
How do the Friends help the library?
Money raised by the Friends funds many different aspects of the library, including: early literacy programs for children, free classes, events and workshops for all ages, and enhancement of the collection and many other library services.
How do the Friends raise money for the library?
The majority of funds raised by the Friends comes from the annual spring and fall book sales held at Gordon Avenue Library, where the Friends’ office is also located. The sales consist of books, CDs, games, and other items donated by the community.
What rewards come with being a Friend of JMRL?
Being a “Friend” entitles you to voting privileges, subscription to the Among Friends newsletter, participation in special members-only events, and early access to the spring and fall book sales. It also comes with the satisfaction of knowing that you’re supporting the local library system’s educational efforts.
How can I learn more?
Visit the Friends of JMRL website at jmrlfriends.org to find out more about how you can become a member, volunteer, or donate gently-used books for the next sale.