Daily Links and Deals: 6 reasons a library card is more useful than you think

daily_links_1Today, an article about how a library card is can still enrich your child’s life. Also, two stories about New York City broadband problems, HBO and Cinemax are still expanding their apps’ reach and the EU promises free WiFi for everyone. In deals, a Cuisinart 5-in-i griddler (that also makes pannini – yum!).

Daily Links for day, September 15 2016:

6 reasons a library card is more useful than you think (BabyCenter) This article asks the question “Can your local public library still enrich your kid’s life?”

New York City Threatens To Sue Verizon For Failure To Meet Fiber Deployment Promises (Techdirt) This happens over and over and it is one of the reasons we need municipal broadband as an option.

New York kiosks offering public web browsing are being used for porn (Mashable) That free wi-fi is causing a bit of a stir because of how it is being used.

Cable continues to crumble: HBO, Cinemax coming to Sony’s PlayStation Vue service (PC World) The former cord-cutting holdouts are continuing to explore new outlets for their apps.

European Union pledges free Wi-Fi for all citizens by 2020 (The Next Web) Bold premise, I haope they are watching New York City….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley and The Golden Barbarian (Sedikhan Book 1) by Iris Johansen.

In Today’s Deals, the Cuisinart GR-4NR 5-in-1 Griddler, Silver, Red Dials.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Changing Season by Steven Manchester. The Romance Daily Find is All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue: The Debutante Files by Sophie Jordan.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dishing the Dirt: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton. The Extra Daily Deal is Love Hawaiian Style, Aloha Series, Books 1-3 by Chris Keniston.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until September 23, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Labyrinth by Kate Mosse.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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