Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Wildfires information
Here are some helpful websites that deal with wildfire information:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.fema.gov/
For those who lost their property in the wildfire. Find out how to apply for disaster assistance.

San Diego Red Cross
http://www.sdarc.org/
Find out how to contribute time or money to disaster relief efforts.

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/diseases/wildfires.html
Find out how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad.

2003 National Book Award Finalists announced
The National Book Foundation has announced the five finalists for its 2003 award:
http://www.nationalbook.org/

Amazon's "Search Inside the Book"
Now you can search the entire text of a book from the Amazon.com web site. See their press release announcing this new service:
http://www.amazon.com

Cell phone manners
A new report shows Californians are most likely to turn off their cell phone ringers in libraries. Even though libraries are not the quiet places they used to be, please remember that there are people in the library that are trying to read. Hospitals are also places where cell phones should absolutely be turned off, as they interfere with heart monitors. Read more in the Santa Cruz Sentinel article:
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com