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Consumer Reports September 2019: Cable TV vs. Streaming Services

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

Cover of September 2019 issue of Consumer ReportsMore and more Americans are cancelling their cable or satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming services. Although there are many streaming options – each with different packages and channels – it might not be possible to get all the programming you want from just one service.  According to a recent survey done by Ampere Analysis, 70 percent of U.S. households that use streaming services subscribe to more than one; around 20 percent subscribe to four or more services. Cable Wants You Back has information on streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Netflix. It also includes reviews of streaming media devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick. (more…)

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Making Summer Memories

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Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean that the fun – and memory-making activities – have to end too.  Fauquier County Public Library has plenty of tantalizing titles to inspire fun times and make warm summer memories. (more…)

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Catalog Tip: MyLibrary! app

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Looking for a mobile-friendly way to use the library’s online catalog? Want to store your library account information in your phone? Wish you could to see your OverDrive checkouts and holds and your checkouts/holds from the library all in one place? There’s an app for that!

The MyLibrary! app allows library patrons to:

  • Quickly search the library catalog, request materials
  • Scan any book’s ISBN barcode with the device camera. A search for the title is automatically launched in the library catalog and, if the title is available, the patron can immediately place a hold on it.
  • Place holds, check out and check in digital content from OverDrive directly from the app, without going to a third-party app or website.
  • View your account information, including profile information, checked-out items, holds, and current fines/fees owed.
  • Renew eligible checked-out items, cancel holds, and change hold pickup locations.
  • Scan/store your library card barcode number in the app – if you forget your card (but not your phone) – you can quickly check out!
  • Get one-click access to the library’s calendar of events.
  • Connect with the library via Facebook (default feed), Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc.

To download/install the app:

Once installed, you will be prompted once to select your library and provide/store your account login-in information (library barcode and PIN).

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