Book report

Wow, I’m impressed: Loudoun County’s new library services sound pretty cool. Good job, Loudoun County Public Library!

Loudouners will also want to check out Lovettsville Library’s new blog, where you can get up-to-date info on their special events, storytimes, book information and more. Thanks to Jessica Moore for sending that tip!

Here are the county library system’s new online services:

Video On Demand: Watch DVDs on your computer, courtesy of MyLibraryDV. They offer more than 500 videos, mostly skewed to “lifestyle programming” such as Antiques Roadshow, America’s Test Kitchen, Rick Steves’ Europe, Today’s Homeowner, etc. No kid movies, but they do have foreign films and “classics” such as The Little Shop of Horrors and Night of the Living Dead. All you need is a library card “in good standing” and high-speed Internet access.

Homework Help: The Web site says it’s for free tutoring for grades 4-12, but it’s really a great list of database of various library collections, including Auto Repair Center, Consumer’s Checkbook, Encyclopedia Americana and more. Available Sunday-Thursday 3 p.m.-Midnight. Must have a library card number to access.

Magazine Requests: Get individual issues of magazines online like you do with books; you pick it up at the library, not read it online.

Scholastic BookFlix: Kids can watch classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks; recommended for grades PreK-3.


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