It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, well you know the rest

As we face yet another few days of rain, and yet more fears about flooding, there are some resources that can help you in the event of flooding.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided a variety of pamphlets to the library. These include Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Flood Insurance Claims Handbook, Avoiding Wind Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners, Avoiding Flood Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners, Help After a Disaster, and Repairing your Flooded Home. Some of these pamphlets are available in both English and Spanish. Here are a list of other sources that may help you in the event of a flood:

posted by Laura

MLN iPhone App

This iPhone app was created by one the network’s patrons. He created it to make his library life  more mobile, and it is available as a free download from the iTunes Store. Unfortunately, it only works with the iPhone and not the iPod Touch.

When I first heard about the app, my first concern was patron privacy, but the creator/owner of the app, guaranteed that he collects no data. The application only communicates with you (the user) and the Minuteman Library Network’s servers.

You can read about & download the app here:

Unfortunately, no patrons or librarians have made an application for Android or Palm, but, hopefully, one will appear sometime in the near future.