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May - 6 - 2014

Andrews County Library to offer downloadable music from their website

Freegal MusicAndrews,TX - 5/06/2014 - Andrews County Library has joined Library Ideas™ network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

The Freegal™ Music Service will allow the Andrews County Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Andrews County Library can download three (3) Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no direct cost via http://www.andrews.lib.tx.us. The library will underwrite the purchase of the music.

Libraries all over the world subscribe to the Freegal Music Service, including the Princeton (NJ) Public Library, Maricopa County Library District (AZ), The Edmonton Public Library (AB), Orange County Public Library (FL), The Biblioteche di Bologna (IT), Nashville Public Library (TN) and Fairfield Public Library (CT).

The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.

“We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Sarah Pando, Assistant Director of Andrews County Library.

“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas. “The participation of so many leading independent labels will also help the library reach as many patron groups as possible.”

About Library Ideas

Library Ideas is a global leader in providing digital content to all kinds of libraries, and is located in Fairfax, Virginia. The Company offers music, eBook and language learning solutions to libraries as part of its developing product suite. Library Ideas was named “One of the Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry for 2011-12” by EContent Magazine.

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music,Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 


January - 31 - 2013

Andrews County Library Brings Enhanced Digital Services to Patrons through Baker & Taylor’s Innovative Axis 360 Digital Media Library
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Andrews , TX – January 31, 2013 – Andrews County Library, your link to the world, today announced the availability of Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 digital media library for its patrons.

Axis 360 is a revolutionary digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating enhanced digital content and Blio, the ground-breaking ereading software.

Libraries using the Axis 360 service benefit from the latest Web technologies and cloud-based delivery to mobile devices. Patrons at Andrews County Library will enjoy the dynamic presentation of titles on the Axis 360 Magic Wall, the ease of locating books of interest via Browse by Subject pages, as well as guidance provided via book reviews and recommendations for further reading. Axis 360 also improves the user experience for borrowing digital content from the library. Cloud-based delivery greatly simplifies the process of downloading what patrons want to read onto the devices they prefer to use, including iOS, Android and Windows tablets and smartphones.

Axis 360 is available to patrons now.

May - 11th - 2011

Reading with Ringling

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The Andrews County Library is participating in Reading with Ringling Bros.! Read five (5) books from the Andrews County Library and earn a free ticket to the circus. To receive your free ticket present the five (5) books you've read to a clerk at the front desk. You will also get a free clown nose for your participation. This program is open to children from ages 2-12.

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
  • Ector County Coliseum
  • Odessa, Texas
  • May 26 - May 29

February - 12th - 2011

Tenth Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser

The Andrews County Library Friends of the Library held their 10th Annual Gala on February 5, 2011 at the Andrews Country Club.

This fun-filled evening consist of a murder mystery with a dinner incorporated in the plot, a raffle for either $2000 in cash or 2 airplane tickets, and a silent auction that included items such as trips, jewelry, electronics, art and much more. It is a wonderful opportunity for the citizens of Andrews to dress in their finest, have a great meal, be entertained, shop, and, most important, support their public library. This is the primary fund raiser for the Friends of the Library and, over the years, they have used the funds raised to fund the Summer Reading Program for the last 10 years, buy much needed equipment, support financially the library's web page, allow the library to become a WiFi hotspot, and much, much more.

Cast for the evenings events and entertainment are Liz Stottlemyre, Jerry Tochterman, Judy the Blowup Doll, Ronnie Johnson, Sherilyn Brown, Trae Porter, and Scott Lovato.

February - 12th - 2011

New Resource Announcement

Andrews County Library now offers Mango Languages for free, easy and fun foreign language learning.

Andrews County Library has added Mango Languages to its growing list of patron resources. Mango is free of charge to all (Library name) members and is the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Mango is available in two versions:

Mango Basic:

Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

You can view all the supported Mango Basic languages and ESL courses here: http://mangolanguages.com/mangobasic/languages/

Mango Complete:

Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.

To learn more about Mango and get a short preview of what the program has to offer, you can visit the company's website at www.mangolanguages.com. Even better, you can visit the library and get started on the courses themselves!

February - 12th - 2011

Promoting New Resource

Did you know we have a fun, fast and easy language learning program called Mango Languages? The best part it is free for (Library name) patrons and you can access it anywhere there is internet with you library card.

Mango is the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Mango is available in two versions:

Mango Basic:

Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

You can view all the supported Mango Basic languages and ESL courses here: http://mangolanguages.com/mangobasic/languages/

Mango Complete:

Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.

To learn more about Mango and get a short preview of what the program has to offer, you can visit the company's website at www.mangolanguages.com. Even better, you can visit (Library link to Mango) and get started on the courses themselves!