Special Library Hours: August 8 - September 7

August 4, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library’s hours change for the period of time after summer session ends and before the start of the fall semester – Saturday, August 8th through Monday, September 7th (Labor Day). During this time, the library is closed nights and weekends.

Library Hours:
Saturday, August 8 – Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)

Sunday:
CLOSED

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(note: open until 4:30 p.m. on 8/21, 8/28 and 9/4)

Saturday:
CLOSED

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Monday, September 7:
Labor Day Holiday – CLOSED

The library will resume regular hours with the start of the fall semester on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. For more information please check the online hours calendar.

July Acquisitions: New Books, DVDs, Audiobooks & Downloadable Books

August 3, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

Check out the library’s new acquisitions! Go to the New Books & DVDs page to view the books, popular reading, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and downloadable books added to library’s collection in July. Browse the lists by subject or format, and when you see something you want click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

To browse for new eBooks and audiobooks to read on a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPod, laptop or smartphone, visit the library’s OverDrive downloadable books collection. If you’d like help using OverDrive please view OverDrive’s Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to view and download eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

Click to view and download eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

On Display: Summer Reading

July 9, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

Summertime and the reading is easy…

Click to view the books and audiobooks on the Summer Reading display.

Click to view the books and audiobooks on the Summer Reading display.

I equate summer with reading. I’m sure this stems back to years of summer vacation from school. Wonderfully long stretches of time to spend reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, Judy Blume, Madeleine L’Engle, S.E. Hinton and Stephen King. Yes, there were lots of fun summer activities that kept me busy, but there was plenty of time to read the books I wanted to read, not just those assigned by my teachers.

As an adult it still feels like summertime is meant for reading. My summer vacations are shorter now, but the stack of books to read is just as high.

Now on display in the library’s lobby is a selection of summer reading books and audiobooks. Everyone’s idea of the perfect summer read is different, but hopefully something here will grab you. Maybe you’ll find a new release from one the ubiquitous bestseller or “best beach books” lists, or rediscover an old favorite to re-read. Don’t forget to check out the downloadable ebooks and audiobooks available from OverDrive.  OverDrive is getting even easier to use – if you have an internet connection you can read most eBooks online and stream most audiobooks through your browser without using the OverDrive app.

If you don’t find something on the display, ask any one of us here at the library for a recommendation. We’ll be happy to tell you about the books we are enjoying this summer.*  We would also love to hear about what you’ve been reading.

Have a great summer, and happy reading!

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*So far this summer I have enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (copy being purchased for the library soon), Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng and The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion’s follow-up to The Rosie Project. I’m currently halfway through Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, which I selected for book club this month. When I hit the beach later this summer I plan to bring Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and I Refuse by Per Petterson.  I’m also trying to decide between two series – Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series and the Queen of the Tearling books by Erika Johansen. If you’ve read either, and have a recommendation, let me know! ~Lisa