Library Closed Until March 30th

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the library will remain closed until Monday, March 30th. The due dates for all materials has been extended, so you will not be charged any late fees. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as things change.

We apologize for the sudden closure. Libraries are a vital part of the communities which they serve. Everyday we see patrons from all walks of life and from every demographic imaginable. The risk of spreading this virus into our community is too great to overlook. We want everyone to remain healthy and be back to visit us once it is safe to do so.

If you have not tried our electronic resources, now would be a great time to try them out.

OverDrive offers Ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and some streaming movies and TV shows. You can use the link (OverDrive) on computers or laptops, or download one of their apps from your app store. Libby is their newer app which is slightly easier to use, but it does not all you to stream videos at this time. Their older app “OverDrive” can handles all content formats, but it does take an extra step to check things out.

RBDigital offers audiobooks and magazines. Their collection isn’t as big, but all of their items are always available. You can use the link (RBDigital) on computers or laptops, or download their RBDigital app from your app store.

Freegal Music gives you access to over 11 million songs from many of the biggest artists today and yesterday. You can stream 3 hours of music every day and also download 5 songs per week that are yours to keep. You can use the link (Freegal Music) on computers and laptops or download their Freegal Music app from your app store.

Pipe Cleaner Snakes : Monday Night Crafts

Fun things to do after school every Monday. Always a new craft.
This Monday (February 17th), we will be making cute pipe cleaner snakes you are sure to love.

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RBDigital Downtime 2/19 @ 3am

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If you are a regular user of our RBDigital app for audiobooks and magazines, they will be upgrading the server on February 19th at 3am until 6am. Any items that are already checked out and downloaded to your device should still work during that time.

Netflix Movie Adaptation for Valentine’s Day

Are you a fan of Netflix’s original movies? They’ve adapted a lot of novels into movies as of late. One of their newest films (which is just in time for Valentine’s Day) is based on Steve Bloom’s YA novel The Stand-In.

This rom-com is a YA novel for grades 10-12 and above.

When Brooks volunteers to be a stand-in date for someone who was stood up for Homecoming, he seizes the opportunity to earn some cash to hire a tutor to help him get into college.

So what if along the way he goes along with a few minor deceptions and cuts a few moral corners? What could be the harm?

Check out the audiobook on RBdigital: whitleyky.rbdigital.com

Or the ebook on OverDrive: kyunbound.overdrive.com

Also available on their apps.

Kristin Buck Booksigning “Bella Goes to Egypt”

On February 1st from 11am-2pm, local children’s author Kristin Buck will visit the library to sign copies of her second book “Bella Goes to Egypt”. Drop by and say hello!

https://www.facebook.com/events/637234730413737

Zooming in on Magazines in OverDrive’s Libby App

Have you ever checked out a magazine through OverDrive and wondered how to zoom in on the page to read the article more easily? Here’s a short video clip from OverDrive showing how it’s done in their Libby app.

RBDigital Combines Magazines and Audiobook Collections

Starting today, RecordedBooks has combined their magazine collection and audiobook collections together under their RBDigtal app to provide better accessibility.

Top 10 New Fiction Titles: Jan 1st – Aug 1st

With new books arriving on our shelves almost daily, sometimes it is hard to decide on a book to read. Here’s a list of the top 10 titles that have been circulating out of our New Books section over the past few months.

Top 10 New Fiction

The 18th abduction by James Patterson.
Never Tell by Lisa Gardner.
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles.
Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher.
His Promise: an Amish Christmas in Hart County by Shelley Shepard Gray.
The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter.
Return to Whispering Pines by Scarlett Dunn.
All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson.
The Sisters by Rosalind Noonan.
The Chef by James Patterson.

Video Games as Literacy Tools?

Librarians have promoted the virtues of reading since the dawn of libraries, but researchers have been studying literacy skills developed from other sources than just books. Many modern video games require the player to read large blocks of text to advance the storyline of the game, and researchers are finding that these reading requirements translate over to real reading skills. For more on this research, check out the article at Perspectives In Reading.

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December Book Giveaway

We will be hosting a free book giveaway in the Community Room on December 18th and 19th.  Drop in and restock your library with some new titles, or find a gift to give the reader in your life for Christmas. Lots of books for readers young and old!

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