Sunday, 27 May, 2018



By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


Happy Mother’s Day! To all the Mothers, have a great day!

When I was growing up there were only books on cassette tape to listen to. (I grew up in the era of film strips that had to be manually forwarded with the beep on the cassette tape. Remember those filmstrips?) It’s amazing how far audio formats have come. The library has 3 different audio formats to choose from: books on CD, Playaways, and Overdrive.  Books on CD come in cases with anywhere from 1-30 discs depending on the book. When you reach the end of a disc you swap it out of the CD player for the next disc. Books on CD check out for 4 weeks. Playaways are a small device in which you put a AAA battery and plug in standard earbuds/headphones to be able to hear the book. There is one book per player and they check out for 4 weeks. There are no discs to change out and you can adjust the volume and the speed of the narrator. Overdrive is the company that produces audiobooks for mobile devices. If you have a tablet or Smartphone you can get an app called Libby. The sweet thing about this format is you can decide the length of checkout. If you have a car with Bluetooth capability you can connect your device via Bluetooth to listen while in the car.  If you want to know more about these formats stop and see me at the reference desk and I can help you.


Fishing Poles

With fishing opener this weekend you might have fishing on the brain! The library has fishing poles and PFDs available for checkout. The checkout period is 3 days and the items can be taken anywhere you are going fishing or boating. Adult and children’s sizes of poles and PFDs are available. 



Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, May 15, 3:30 p.m. Lego Club:Are you a kid who likes to build? Join us for our next Lego Club! Lego Club is open to everybody! Lego creations are displayed in the Children’s Library between programs.  We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination!


Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. Staging Your Home to LOVE Living In It! Presenter: Kathy Fauth.

Home staging can completely refresh your space. Learn from an experienced stager how to downsize, declutter, organize and rearrange to bring out the beauty of your home. Kathy offers ideas for color, texture, and use of space. You don’t need a new home to get the look you love!


Thursday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.  The Gardens of Glensheen. Presenter: Emily Ford.

Glensheen’s head gardener takes a tour of the estate’s gardens, past and present, including the large kitchen garden and formal French and English gardens. She offers tips for how to keep your gardens healthy and diverse year-round in northern Minnesota’s changing climate.

Saturday, May 19, Saturday Story Time. At 10:15 and 11:15 it’s time for Saturday Story Time! Join ECFE teachers in the Story Circle for books and songs, then move to the Community Room for a snack, a craft, and a time to play and visit. Families may earn one Baby Steps coupon for attending this Story Time.

Saturday, May 19, 12:30 p.m. Summer Reading Kick-off: Time to kick-off Summer Reading! Join the artists from the Creativity Tank to make a map of your summer activities! Pick up your Reading Takes You Everywhere book log on the very first day! Call the Children’s Desk at 327-8823 to register.