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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...and Putnam In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1127 am EDT Mon Jun 18 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...and Putnam In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1021 am EDT Mon Jun 18 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...and Putnam In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1021 am EDT Mon Jun 18 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...and Putnam In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1103 PM EDT sun Jun 17 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Monday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...Putnam Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young and those with pre existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 1103 PM EDT sun Jun 17 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Monday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...Putnam Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young and those with pre existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Monday Jun.18 18,03:04 PM

2011 YEAR-END STATS SHOW LIBRARY PATRONS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY USING DIGITAL BRANCH IN RECORD NUMBERS

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Live-brary.com sees 200% surge in checkouts The Help is #1 on Top 10 List of borrowed eBooks. Live Study Help usage doubles.

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Live-brary.com, the digital branch of the 56 public libraries of Suffolk County, New York, experienced a surge in use by the county's 1 million library patrons over the course of 2011. Launched in the fall of 2010, the one-stop Internet portal allows county cardholders to access all of the free online resources available to them, including checkout of downloadable books, music and movies; live tutoring assistance K-12; newspapers, magazines, and genealogy archives; Live-brary for kids; language programs and more.

A year ago we averaged 620 checkouts a day from Live-brary.com and now the average is 1,000 a day, said Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS) Director Kevin Verbesey. In the aftermath of the holidays when many received iPads, Kindles and Nooks as gifts, we saw an incredible spike - more than 1,860 Live-brary.com checkouts per day over a nine-day period.

Of the 2011 top 10 downloads, The Help was the most popular eBook and The Hunger Games was the most popular audiobook. Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the second most popular title to be borrowed in both downloadable modes, with the other titles in his three-book series also making the top 10 list of eBooks borrowed.

According to SCLS Administrator for Member Services Diane Eidelman, "Live-brary.com is popular with young adult cardholders ages 9-16 and sci-fi / fantasy fans. Suzanne Collin's trilogy - Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay - all appeared on the 2011 top ten list of downloads.

On the top 10 list of audiobooks were personal memoirs and reminiscences, including Betty White's If You Ask Me, Todd Burpo's Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, and Tina Fey's Bossypants.

Downloading from Live-brary.com is highly popular with book groups as many readers of a single title can be accommodated since multiple copies are available, observed Verbesey. On the 2011 top 10 list of book group favorites were Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult and "Cutting for Stone, the epic by Ethiopian born medical doctor and author Abraham Verghese.

Popular suspense writers James Patterson and Dean Koontz also had titles in the 2011 top 10 list for audiobooks checked out at Live-brary.com.

Suffolk County public libraries are in the vanguard of making preparations to adjust and deliver services keyed to new technologies, added Verbesey. However, in light of publisher constraints on available titles for download and that library systems are faced with the prospect of state budget cuts, we're struggling to keep up with the public's demand for new content accessible through Live-brary.com.

Year-end stats also reveal that the public's usage of Live Study Help has doubled since the library program was introduced in 2009. In 2011, 40,762 users availed themselves of the service via Live-bray.com, attracted, in part, by a public awareness campaign and a 2011 upgrade to the program's delivery system. Real time tutors provide academic, writing, and test preparation assistance Monday through Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m., excluding some holidays. Tutors also offer assistance in prepping for PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. A 24-hour Writing Lab allows students to submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback in as little as one day.

ABOUT LIVE-BRARY.COM: In 2010, the local public libraries of Suffolk County, NY came together to launch the digital branch, Live-brary.com, providing the county's one million patrons a selection of free online resources, including live homework help and downloadable eBooks, audio books, movies and music. In 2011, Live-brary For Kids (to age 10) was added.