Library Column for August 8, 2018

@ Your Library

    Storytime continues at the library on Thursday mornings at 10:30 for two more weeks before taking a break until September 13th. If the weather is nice (and it has been) meet outside for 30 – 45 minutes of stories, games, activities, crafts and more.

Heebie Jeebies, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, will be at the library on Tuesday, August 14 at 3:30 pm. Glen Everhart’s Heebie Jeebies Family Comedy Music Show is the perfect entertainment! Kids will laugh, move, and dance their way through Glen Everhart’s show of original kids’ comedy songs.

Taking a last trip this summer before fall? Then make sure to borrow audiobooks for the road and that is when I love to use digital books, they take up way less space than physical books. The library offers three different ways to borrow digital materials. As a member of the Arrowhead Library System we can offer over 27,000 ebooks and 11,000 audiobooks through Libby (the Overdrive app). Anyone in the Arrowhead Library System with a valid library card can borrow materials to read and listen through this app. You request to be notified when items are available for you to borrow and each patron can borrow up to ten items at a time. Ebooks Minnesota at provides access to an additional 10,000 ebooks with a Minnesota connection including Minnesota authors, publishers and books about the state. There are no limits on this collection, you can borrow anything of interest when needed or wanted for two weeks. Biblioboard also provides access to MNWrites MNReads a collection of self-published works by Minnesota authors available to anyone in Minnesota.

The library also provides access to digital books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV shows via the Hoopla app to anyone with a valid card in Koochiching County. This collection of over 610,000 items is always available but each card holder is limited to eight items a month. Stop by and see us if you are having difficulties or have further questions.

The library also provides access to the New York Times via our website. You can easily access it anytime you are in the library but we also provide remote access. To access remotely, visit our website, copy the access code, then click on the link and paste in the box as needed. Repeat every 24 hours. Once you have access via the website you can use the New York Times app for phones and tablets but will need to use our website every 24 hours to gain another day of use. Again, if you are having difficulties let us know and we will see if we can help.

But I am a librarian and love if you love the physical book too. Stop by and ask us to recommend a favorite, see what is on our new shelves, borrow a classic or something in between. Whatever your format, just READ!