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July 17, 2014

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iPads at the Newbury Library

The Newbury Town Library has announced that, through grants from the NAID Foundation and a private donor, it can now offer three iPads for in-house use along with a MacBook Pro. Each iPad has some pre-loaded apps for patrons to try out, including games and eBook platforms. Patrons can also suggest apps which will be considered by library staff for downloading. Library staff will be available, by appointment, to assist patrons and provide advice and resources about apps and more. One iPad is located in the Children’s Room, another in the Young Adult area. The third iPad, along with the MacBook is available at the circulation desk for in-house use only.

New App Share Club

Are you constantly seeking out the latest apps? Ask friends to recommend the perfect app for organizing your photos? Decorating your home? Making travel plans? Come to the first meeting of the App Share Club at the Newbury Town Library on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Coffee and snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

COA recruiting drivers for elder medical appointments

The Newbury Council on Aging is seeking new volunteers from the community to serve as drivers for medical transportation for local seniors. Through the Northern Essex Elder Transport Inc. (NEET) program, the COA provides rides to medical appointments. Volunteers drive seniors from their homes to medical appointments, providing door-to-door transportation. Drivers donate their time and use their own automobiles. A reimbursement of 43 cents per mile is given to the driver. Volunteers must have a good driving record. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver, please contact the Council on Aging at 978-462-8114.

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