How to prevent e.mail address book hijacking

This summer, we have heard of several patrons and friends whose e.mail address books have been hijacked. This happens if the password you are using on your e.mail is too simple and easily deduced. The following is an article by Steve of He has a great tip about this. Good luck protecting your accounts everyone!

We all know that simple passwords are dangerous. If you're using any of the following for passwords (or forms thereof), you probably aren't as secure as you think:

  • Names Of Pets
  • Birth date
  • Last 4 digits of your SS#
  • Kid's Names
  • Grandkid's Names
  • Parent's Names
  • Addresses
  • Phone Numbers

Did I catch you? Well, it gets even worse!

Even if you're not using any of the above, but are still using simple words (like car, bike, etc) for your passwords, you’re accounts are still pretty easy to break into.

Now, a better password looks more like this:

ks86jw03ts92ctb02 Read more »

Corel Quest for the Best contest now closed!

Colette's entry was number 41
Today her final slot was 27 out of 373 (very very respectable!)
She received 2849 votes for her piece.
For the duration of the contest that comes to an overall average of 50 votes a day.
We love everyone whose imagination was captured by "Uncle Roger's New Pet"!
The results are pending....
Many thanks for every single vote

Project Colette: Rock the library vote!

The last day of voting for Colette in the Corel Art Contest is Tuesday, August 31. We need one massive final PUSH to have Colette in the finals.

Please vote yourself and encourage others. We don't have proof of this but it is literally possible that Colette is the ONLY librarian entered in the contest.

Thanks for putting Seymour, the Muehl Public Library and Colette on the map! Click on the picture:

Uncle Roger's Pet

When the "like" button turns blue and the number goes up by 1 success!

The final official two weeks of "Make a Splash"

Here are some pictures from weeks 9 and 10 of "Make a Splash".  Thank you everyone for such a happy and successful summer of reading and learning!

Don't give up on Colette--we still need your daily vote through August 31! THANK YOU!

Hey everybody! Colette made a youtube video about HOW to vote for her art and HOW she created the piece. If you want to go STRAIGHT to the link to VOTE click here.

colette's picture

You can view the youtube video below: