Celebrate World Book Night – April 23rd

 

world book night

LaCrescent Public Library will be celebrating World Book Night April 23, 2014 from 6-7pm at the library.  World Book Night occurs on Shakespeare’s birthday and is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free paperbacks to light or non-readers.  Kris Paul, is LaCrescent’s volunteer book giver and she will be handing out free copies of the book The ZooKeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.  World Book Night is in its third year in the U.S. More information about WBN can be found on their website:www.us.worldbooknight.org

zookeepers wife

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Pint Size Polkas to Perform Saturday April 5th

Pint Size Polkas will be performing at 10:30am, Saturday at the Annual Family Fair and Business Expo.

pint size polkas

The event is hosted by La Crescent-Hokah Early Childhood and the La Crescent Area Chamber of Commerce.  The event goes from 9:30 – noon in the La Crescent-Hokah Middle School Gym.  Bring the whole family for fun activities and to meet our local businesses and organizations, as well as the Pint Size Polka performance at 10:30.

 

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New Library Catalog launches on April 1st – No foolin’

SELCO Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new library catalog on April 1, 2014!

After conducting usability tests with the public and applying two months worth of staff feedback, we believe that the new catalog will offer you, our patrons, greater features both functional and fun. You now have the option to view your account right within the same web page where you still are able to see what items you have requested and checked out, but now you can also pay any outstanding fines right online! Our search capabilities have been beefed up and now allow you to get very specific in what you might be looking for.

Enhanced features such as book cover art similar to the previous catalog get an extra boost with imbedded reviews from trusted sources and a new Home Room feature on the main page has already been set up with different Rooms to help you find all your favorites in a particular area. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your library staff.

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Update on library hours

Until further notice the library hours will be:spring thaw

10:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday

10:00am – 2:00pm Saturday

After 5:00pm during the week and all day on Saturday there will be NO water at the library.  NO water = NO bathrooms.  Please plan your library trip accordingly.

Tuesday morning Coffee & Conversation from 8:30am – 10:00am will continue to meet.

Chapter Club with Mr. Petersilie 4:00 – 5:00 will continue to meet

Thursday afternoon craft time and Saturday morning story & craft time will NOT meet until we have water.

The library igloo has found a new home.  Thanks to all who inquired.

 

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Want an Igloo?

Free to a good home!  If you would like to be the proud owner of the libraries igloo stop in.   We will help you unassemble it and load it up!  What a deal.  Hurry – this will go fast.finished-igloo.jpg

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Good news ~~ Bad news

Good News:

Spring officially begins on Thursday, March 20th!  Warmer weather is coming!!!

Bad News:

The library still is depending on water via a garden hose from City Hall.  The water main coming into the library is still frozen.  With no water after 5pm the library will continue to operate on reduced hours.  We will be open on Saturday but there will be no bathroom facilities available, therefore no story & craft time for children.

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Water Problems Persist!

The library will continue with the following open hours until the frozen pipes are resolved:

Monday 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 10am – 5pm

Wednesday 10am – 5pm

Thursday 10am – 5pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 2pm

NOTE:  There will be NO bathrooms on Saturdays so please plan your visit to the library accordingly.

Thursday craft time and Saturday morning Story and Craft are cancelled.  Chapter Club with Mr. Petersilie WILL meet.

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UPDATED HOURS FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!

frozen pipesBecause of the frozen water pipes at the library, the schedule for this week will be:

Monday 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 10am – 5pm

Wednesday 10am – 5pm

Thursday 10am – 5pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 2pm (No Bathroom Facilities available)

Tuesday morning Coffee & Conversation will meet.  Wednesday Chapter Club with Mr. Petersilie WILL meet.  All other activities will be canceled for the week.

Dr. Seuss PJ Night is cancelled.  Please watch for further information on this event.

 Warmer weather is coming….maybe

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Dr. Seuss Pj Night @ the Library

sleepy seuss

Thursday February 27th @ 6:30pm plan to attend the libaries annual Dr. Seuss Pajama Night.  Snacks, swag bags and lots of fun.  New activities planned this year!  Don’t miss it.

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iPad Classes Offered Free @ the Library

ipad books

 

Do you have an iPad?  Did you know that the library offers free downloadable ebooks and audio books?  Have you wanted to learn more about reading e-books on your iPad but were afraid to ask?  Here is your opportunity to take a free class on using this feature on your iPad.  The library has two upcoming classes: Saturday, February 22nd from 8:30am till 10:30am and again on Saturday, March 1st from 8:30am till 10:30am.  Stop at the circulation desk or call the library at (507)895-4047 to register.

P.S.  Did we mention that downloading e-books and audio books is offered 24/7 365 days a year if you have internet service?  Never be without reading material again!

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