Monday, 23 September, 2019


Back to School @yourlibrary

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


The Library is closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

This week a new school year begins for K-12 students while ICC students have already been hitting the books hard. More than likely, at some point during the academic year, students will need to write papers, do research, and maybe even prepare for a speech. Well, students are in luck as the library has resources to help them succeed at these tasks! All students need are a library card to access the online databases or to check out materials from the library. Check out some of these resources!

Electronic Library for Minnesota-This is a rich site with over 60 databases to choose from. Listed below are a few of the databases:

Britannica School Middle and High-Encyclopedia content for middle school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.

Gale In Context: Middle School/High School (Research In Context). A middle school/high school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.

Points of View Reference Center. Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues

Science Reference Center. Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Explora Teens and Explora Library databases.

Gale In Context: High School (Student Resources In Context). Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database.

Explora Teens. Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia. Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source - Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.

MasterFILE Premier. Popular magazines and more covering all subject areas. Includes Consumer Reports, Parenting, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, People, and thousands of other titles. Included in EBSCO MegaFILE and Explora Library databases.

LearningExpress Library. Skills building tests and tutorials for grades 9-12 plus College Admissions Test Prep for ACT, SAT, and PSAT.

Academic Search Premier. Thousands of scholarly publications across all academic disciplines. 


Upcoming Programs @yourlibrary

Saturday, September 7, 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.

Thursday, September 12, 6:00 p.m.: Vintage Valuables. Do you have vintage items around the house and wonder what they’re worth? Would you like to learn how to sell unique items? Join Pat Vann and Colleen Olson as they share distinctive items in their collections, how to identify special characteristics, and how to resell items.


Friday, September 13, 3:30 p.m. Teen Anime Club. Watch anime, eat snacks.