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Outside the Stacks: A Citrus Libraries Blog

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How “Smart” is Your TV?

What You Need to Know + Some Helpful Hints Looking for something to watch? With Smart TV’s and streaming services, options are no longer limited to cable or the local video store. Let’s start by talking about what makes a TV “smart.” Smart TV’s are able to connect to your...

Hands holding Tablet with the Big Library Read for April 4-18 of "Music is History" by Questlove

Citrus Libraries Readers Join Global Digital Book Club to Enjoy Questlove’s “Music is History”

Citrus Libraries is exploring recent American history through a musical lens with a New York Times bestselling novel during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 4-18, booklovers can join over a hundred thousand others around the world in reading Questlove’s thought-provoking Music Is History...

iPhone Vs Android

iPhone Vs Android

Since 2008, there have been two main types of smartphones to choose from: The Apple iPhone that uses the iOS operating system, and smartphones manufactured by other major companies that use the Android operating system. The debate over which is better, iPhone or Android, can get rather heated.

Why Storytime is Important

Why Storytime is Important

Storytime teaches children important preliteracy skills when we read, sing, talk, and play together. Even something as seemingly simple as how pages turn and how we read from left to right, children learn from observations they make about their world.  Librarians in story time have the unique ability to...

Read it, Baby!

Read it, Baby!

0-3 months: Right now, babies are picking up the rhythms and sounds of language and absorbing so much! You don’t need to just read baby books at this age, as newborn babies are getting more from the rhythm and hearing you speak. Consider reading short books aloud or even...

Together We Read "The Five Wounds" Feb 7-21

Together We Read February 2022

Citrus Libraries Offers Award-Winning Novel During U.S.-wide Digital Book Club Citrus Libraries joins over 16,000 public libraries and colleges along with tens of thousands of readers across the United States in offering the latest award-winning Together We Read: US digital book club selection. From February 7 to 21, Citrus...

Author Max Schulman at the Central Ridge Library

Local Author Max Schulman to Discuss Citrus County Trilogy at Central Ridge Library

The Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills will host local author “Max" Schulman on Friday, January 14 at 10:30 AM. Schulman will be discussing his “Treasures of the Trails – Citrus County Trilogy.” In the trilogy, Max and graphic artist / lead photographer/ cartographer Tom Craig have created detailed...

LawDepot at the Library

Citrus Libraries Adds LawDepot to Libby App’s Digital Content

Citrus Libraries is pleased to announce that new categories of digital content are now available to enjoy on any device 24/7. Users with a library card can access a new resource, LawDepot, through the Libby app. LawDepot offers legal forms in minutes with high-quality, easy-to-use, and completely customizable legal documents...

Citrus Picks Dec 2021

Citrus Picks December 2021

Citrus Picks December 2021 are 5 hand-picked and curated book suggestions from our amazing team of library staff members. Scroll through this list to read about each selection. You can find these items in our catalog or on Libby. Island Infernos: The U.S. Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944 John G. McManus McManus...

Big Library Read November 2021

Citrus Libraries Joins Largest Global Digital Book Club in Offering New York Times Bestseller

Citrus Libraries is thrilling their patrons with a New York Times bestselling young adult title during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 1-15, booklovers can join over a hundred thousand others around the world in borrowing and reading Natalie D. Richards’s suspense thriller, Five...

Online dementia resource and support groups to be offered by Citrus Libraries and Coping with Dementia

Online dementia resource and support groups to be offered by Citrus Libraries and Coping with Dementia

The Citrus County Library System and Coping with Dementia LLC have teamed up to pilot a new program, providing a free support group and resource information to families and care partners who are living with dementia. The program, called the Citrus Libraries Coping Connection, is designed primarily for individuals...

CCLS From A-Z: Week 5 W-Z

Citrus Libraries A-Z: Week 5

For the Citrus Libraries A-Z: Week 5 we're featuring the letters W-Z! September is Library Card Sign-up Month! This year we're going "Beyond the Books" as we celebrate all of the services and resources that the libraries provide in addition to reading materials with our Citrus Libraries A-Z series! In...

Browser Basics

Browser Basics

If you’ve ever done a search on the internet, you’ve used something called a browser. Depending on how many types of devices you own, you may be familiar with several different browsers. Some of the most popular include Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. These browsers can do...