New RBDigital App Coming Soon
OneClickdigital and Zinio for Libraries are combining into RBDigital, an app that will allow you to checkout, listen, and read all your titles from the same platform.
On June 27, RBDigital will be sent to your device via an update to your OneClickdigital app. If you have automatic updates, you will not need to do anything. If you have manual updates turned on, you will still be able to use OneClickdigital for the foreseeable future.
The Zinio for Libraries app will be updated on or around July 10.
However after September 8, emagazines will only be available via the RBDigital app.
Despite the different dates, you will be able to see both your emagazines and eaudiobooks in RBDigital on June 27, but you will have to re-download items you have checked out.
Questions? Call 452-6238 ext 730
New Year’s Resolutions: easy to make, tough to keep! Our collection of free, easy to download, always available Zinio magazines is ready to helpTuesday, January 3rd, 2017
New Year’s Resolutions: easy to make, tough to keep!
Our collection of free, easy to download, always available Zinio magazines is ready to inspire you to:
Remodel your home
Be more productive at work and home
Travel the world
Save money – our selection of over 80 Zinio magazine titles is FREE with your SMRLD card!
Questions? Call 452-6238
Kindle Fire users: the Cloud Library had maintenance yesterday. Customers using Kindle Fire need to uninstall the old 3M Cloud app and install the newest 3M Cloud app. The newest app can be found at http://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
100 years of Granite City High School yearbooks are now available free to the public, online, courtesy of the Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD). From the first yearbook in 1910 to the 2010 yearbook, with a few exceptions, those who attended high schools in Granite City can now find their yearbooks online at history.smrld.org/yearbooks. Hard copies of most yearbooks are available for in-house use at the downtown library, located at 2001 Delmar Avenue.
In 1910, the population of Granite City was 9,903 and 20 students had their senior class pictures in the Blue and Gold G. C. H. S. 1910 yearbook, which includes the following inscription. “The class of nineteen hundred and ten present herewith the first annual year book of the Granite City High School. The purpose of this volume is to record the progress of our High School, and to reflect its life and happenings. The year has been a worthy addition to the Granite City High School; it marks a new epoch of growth, in outward influence, in inner strength and unity, and above all in loyalty to Granite City.”
From 1911 through 1913, the yearbooks were titled The Sphinx. In 1914, the name changed to the Granois, “when this year’s class decided to publish an Annual one of the many obstacles met with was the selection of a suitable name for the book. It was the intention of the class to adopt a name that would be a little out of the ordinary. A name that could be remembered because of its oddity. A name that would possibly be accepted by future Annual-publishing classes as good enough for their book. Perhaps an explanation of the name would not be out of the way. “Granois” is a compound of the two words Granite and Illinois. The accent is on the last syllable. The pronunciation is ‘Gran-oy’.” And so, Granois it remained, in one form or another, through the 1930 yearbook. By 1954, the yearbook was titled Warrior, which it has remained through today.
In the fall of 1973, a second high school opened and we then had Granite City High School North and Granite City High School South. The yearbooks from “North” high school were titled Ingot, while the yearbooks from “South” remained Warrior (except for 1980 Granite City High South and 1981 Granite City High School South). There are a total of 3,262 senior photos from North High School during its ten-year lifespan in these yearbooks. All ten graduating classes’ yearbooks can be found at the website, history.smrld.org/yearbooks.
Over the years, Six Mile Regional Library District has collected the yearbooks of the Granite City High Schools, with only a few years missing. Physical yearbooks missing from the library’s collection include 1912, 1921-1924, 1926, 2005, 2006, and 2010. If you or someone you know has a copy of any missing yearbook, please consider donating it (or lending it for digitizing) to the Library.
As far as we can tell, yearbooks were not published from 1931 to 1953; if you have a yearbook for one of these years, we’d really like to see it. To assist those who graduated during the missing years, SMRLD has borrowed from the Granite City High School’s Media Librarian, Paul Macios, the Granite High World student newspapers from the school years 1937/38 through 1955/56 for digitizing. These will be added to the website as soon as they are available.
Six Mile Regional Library District (618) 452-6238
Tina Hubert, Executive Director, extension 301
Juliette Douglas, Deputy Director, extension 314
Tallin Curran, IT & Facilities Manager, extension 313
We are delighted to announce the consolidation of our eBook collections to one platform! The Cloud Library is now our exclusive platform for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
We are delighted to announce the consolidation of our eBook collections to one platform! The Cloud Library is now our exclusive platform for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.
If you are already using the Cloud Library, you know that it is very easy to use. For those of you who are new to the Cloud Library, please visit ebook.3m.com to get set up or grab our general how-to brochure. We think you’ll love it.
If you have been using the Lewis & Clark Digital Consortium (Overdrive) for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, please be aware that this service is migrating to the Cloud Library effective July 1, 2016; the links you use to access this collection will no longer work after that date. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause. But know that all the titles that were available in the Overdrive consortium remain available to you (with very few exceptions). Also be aware that the migration will take a few weeks for the titles formerly available through Overdrive to appear in the Cloud Library.
If you are a Kindle user, please be advised that the Kindle Fire works with the Cloud Library, but basic Kindles do not. You may have another device, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer that you can use to access the Cloud Library.
It’s very easy to sign up for and use the Cloud Library. If you find you need a little help, simply stop in or contact us for one-on-one assistance. We are also setting up “open office hours” to help with the transition – check our website for dates and times.
Another benefit of the Cloud Library is that you can identify eBook titles and check them out right from the library’s online catalog, making it unnecessary for you to look in two places for reading material. Through this migration and consolidation you can look forward to an expanded selection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks all in one easy-to-use place. Additionally, by doing this, SMRLD is saving money that can be used for other titles or services. Happy reading and listening!
Illinois public libraries migrating from the Lewis & Clark Digital Consortium to the Cloud Library include:
Auburn, Belleville, Bethalto, Breese, Brighton, Bunker Hill, Cahokia, Carrollton, Case-Halstead (Carlyle), Caseyville, Columbia, Daughtery (Dupo), Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Germantown, Glen Carbon, Grand Prairie of the West (Virden), Hayner (Alton), Jerseyville, Louis Latzer (Highland), Maryville, Millstadt, Mississippi Valley (Collinsville & Fairmount City), Morrison-Talbott (Waterloo), Six Mile (Granite City, Mitchell, & Pontoon Beach), Smithton, Tri-Township (Troy), Valmeyer, and Wood River.
For more information visit our eBooks and eAudiobooks page or call 452-6238 ext 4
Two of our most popular genealogy databases will be down this Saturday, February 13, 2016. Both Ancestry Library and HeritageQuest will be down during a planned outage scheduled by ProQuest, their parent company. We apologize for any inconvenience. During this time feel free to look through any of our other many databases.
OneClickdigital brings exclusive Recorded Books eAudio. Curated title lists feature the best literature in a wide variety of genres along with an outstanding collection of award-winning Children’s and Young Adult titles.
Visit our eBooks and eAudiobooks page to learn out about all of our eBook services.
From Saturday, January 18 at 6 p.m. to Tuesday, January 21 at 7 a.m., the library’s online catalog will be offline and unavailable while the library software is being upgraded. During this time holds cannot be placed. Thank you for your patience! If you have any questions, please call (618)452-6238.
Zinio for Libraries is an online service that allows you to download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. You can view Zinio magazines via a web browser or via an app.
Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no
checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can
To download the Zinio app select the icon to match your device and follow the directions.
Checking out e-books with 3M & Polaris couldn’t be easier!
Step One: Download the app for your device and log into your library account. You can find links to all of the apps at www.ebook.3M.com.
Step Two: Browse the collection, check out a book, or place a hold.
Step Three: Read!
To see if your device is compatible consult the Device Cheat Sheet
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Questions? Read the eReadIllinois 3M Cloud Library FAQ responses or call us 452-6238