Library Column for April 15, 2020

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Hope everyone is staying healthy in all ways during this very different and in some ways difficult time. The library continues to remain committed to providing the community with as much access to materials as we can. Be sure and use your card to access digital items through RB Digital, Libby and Hoopla. Students may find a variety of useful digital tools on our website including Braindfuse HelpNow!, Mango Languages (which is also an app), eLibraryMN and LinkedInLearning. Please give us a call or drop us an email if you are having issues with any of the digital resources and we will do our best to get you connected.

Don’t have a library card? We can help with that as well (actually, we are relying on the Arrowhead Library System to create cards) by visiting for an online application form. Arrowhead library system staff confirmed that they are usually able to create a card and get the number back to you in about an hour during the day. Once you have a card number you can create accounts to borrow digital materials as needed or wanted.

The library also continues to offer pickup service. Call, email or connect with us on LiveChat as found on our website and ask for materials to be pulled off the shelves, checked out to you and then you meet us at the parking lot doors and pick it up. We can also provide you with tax forms, and assist with printing if you need something printed.

New books are still coming in and being processed for circulation. If we have your name already on a list for new books by a certain author we are calling you to arrange a pickup time as books become available. But lots of books don’t have anyone waiting for them. Here are two lists, the first is books that released early this year and are available for checkout if you contact us. The second list is titles that have been processed since we closed our doors to the public and don’t have anyone in International Falls waiting to read them (that we know of.)

In alphabetical order by author The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr, No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez, Penny for Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber, Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra, The Missing American by Kwei Quartey, Thin Ice by Paige Shelton and Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson.

In alphabetical order by title A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, The Good Killer by Harry Dolan, In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel Rosenberg, The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica, What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon and Writers and Lovers by Lily King.

We’ll end today’s lists with three new non-fiction titles that may appeal Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases by Alexis Chesney, A Bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frenkel and Love & Life by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Contact us to borrow any of these.

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