Your Library Card is your Smartest Card

September is Library Card month – Your Library Card is your Smartest Card

Your Library Card is your “smartest card”. It can get you books, DVDs, audiocassettes, help with school work, databases and computer and WiFi access.

Let us help you at school.

As school is again starting up, do not forget the Library for help with many items. From books for assignments and reading programs, to parenting tips. We have it there for you. Watch for the Electric Company programs being planned at our branches this fall.

September 8 is International Literacy Day.

Libraries are the people’s university and are the best help a literacy-seeker can find. Did you know we have a free, confidential service to help adults who want to read and write better in English? We also offer assistance with writing tips, grammar, vocabulary expansion, reading for children and pre-reading activities for the very young.

Published in: on September 1, 2009 at 9:54 am  Leave a Comment  

Volunteer

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity with the library? Check us out on Volunteer Match to see what is available.

Published in: on May 19, 2009 at 11:06 am  Leave a Comment  
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Cool Find – Dracula

If you have ever read Dracula, you know it’s written as a series of diary entries and letters. Dracula also happens to be in the public domain. Since it’s no longer protected by copyright, you can do things with it. Now combine that with concept of blogging. A lady by the name of Whitney Sorrow had the brilliant idea to create a blog and release Dracula in real time. Each entry in the book will be posted on the day it was written in the book. The first entry in Dracula is on May 3rd, so that entry was posted to the blog on May 3rd. You can subscribe either by RSS or email to get each new post automatically, and if you subscribe now, you won’t have too much catching up to do. Whether you have read Dracula before or not, this looks like it’s going to be a great way to read it, and I recommend giving it a try.

A bit of trivia: Did you know that Dracula is not the only book written by Bram Stoker? He also wrote The Jewel of the Seven Stars, and Lair of the White Worm, plus some short stories.

The blog address: http://dracula-feed.blogspot.com/

Published in: on May 12, 2009 at 10:02 am  Leave a Comment  
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Swine Flu Information

If you are looking for information on the swine flu, try the following links.

MedlinePlus

Imperial County Public Health Dept.

CDC

Published in: on April 28, 2009 at 10:37 am  Leave a Comment  
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New Books for April and May

Check out our newest books, including the latest by James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark and Jim Butcher.

Published in: on April 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Fun with Google Maps

You can do lots of nifty things with Google.  One of those things is the ability to create your own Google Maps.  And yes, you do need to have a Google Account to do this.  Having just recently discovered this ability, I had to try it it out.  So, I present to you our new map showing all of the local libraries.  If I’m missing any, let me know so I can add them.  Besides here, you can find the link on our homepage and under local libraries in the resources section.

Published in: on October 27, 2008 at 4:15 pm  Leave a Comment  
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