Thursday, 17 August, 2017


Other Services @yourlibrary

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


If you’ve been to the library in the past few years you know there are books on the shelves, DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs available for checkout. This column will be dedicated to other services the library provides. Stop in to check them out!


Passport Acceptance Facility-The library is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to accept and verify the documents, applicant signature and identity for passport applications. It is a required step for ALL passport applicants for a new adult passport, child (minor) passport,  lost, stolen, or damaged passport applications. The library also has the necessary forms to apply for  passports.


2-person Study Rooms-There are three 2 –person study rooms with windows facing the river. The rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Keys are available at the reference desk to open the doors and there is no time limit. Lots of people studying for exams.


Small group study rooms-There are 2 rooms available for reserving for a nominal $5.00 fee. The rooms can accommodate between 8-12 people.


Fishing poles and PFDs-Maybe you have company visiting for the weekend and need a PFD or an extra fishing pole. Stop in to check them out. No library card is needed to check out; only contact information.


Audiobooks and ebooks for mobile devices-the library is part of the Arrowhead Library System. Through an app, Libby by Overdrive, there are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available for 7-21 day checkout.


Smart Play Spot- Using grant dollars the library was able to install a Smart Play Spot for children. There is a bait shop, fishing boat, farmers market, and more dedicated to helping children practice the five building blocks of literacy: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing.


Upcoming Programs @ the library

Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.: Independent Film: Sea Fog. Directed by Sung-bo Shim. Korean with English subtitles.111 min. Synopsis: Kang, a long time captain of the Junjin, is disheartened to learn that his ship has been sold by its owner, leaving Kang's entire crew in danger of losing their livelihood. Swallowing his pride, Kang pays a visit to Yeo, a human trafficking broker, and decides to take on the dangerous job of smuggling illegal migrants into South Korea. When the Junjin arrives at the pickup point, a violent storm forces the boat to stall in the open waters, inevitably pitting Kang's crew against the migrants. As tension and unrest spread throughout the Junjin, a dense sea fog envelops the boat, and tragedy unfolds in the mysterious depths of the fog.


Thursday, August 10, 1:00 p.m. Get Your Ducks in a Row: Lots to Know About Medicare. Presented by Marjori Bottila. Curious about Medicare; hospital, clinical, supplemental and Part D prescription coverage?  Learn about preventive services, how and when to enroll in Medicare and supplemental coverage, and income/asset guidelines for Medicare Savings Programs. Discussion includes Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap coverage, and highlights how other insurances and coverage figure into the picture. Pre-registration encouraged: Call Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433.


Saturday, August 12: Story Time. At 10:15 and 11:15 join us for stories, snacks, crafts, and a time to play and visit! Each family earns one Baby Steps coupon for attending Story Time.