Archive for August, 2012

Labor Day

30 Aug

Back when I was a kid, school started the day after Labor Day. Now I know they start early. Many teachers assign summer reading but for those who are getting ready to start dring to colleges and applying for colleges, we will have a large display of classics to jumpstart the college planning.


Annual Report

28 Aug

The anual report will soon be posted on the website but I want to share one number with you.
The door count has jumped — in 5 years– from 205,597 to 320,822. Amazing.


Welcome Students

21 Aug

We are already seeing an upsurge in new card registration as NIU gets back in session. Everyone who lives within the city limits is enetitled to a free library card. A library card gives you access to books, magazines, DVDs, CDs as wll as Internet access, professional librarian help with searching and a lovely building. This morning, when I came to work, I noticed someone reading at one of our new picnic tables in the “grove” as we call it. Enjoy!


Summer Reading

03 Aug

Almost 200 adults and over 1,000 children signed up for summer reading. The adult program is over and prizes will soon be distributed. The children’s prize store opens next week. Congratulations to all of those folks who made literacy and reading part of their summer plans.


New Software

02 Aug

Have you tried the new catalog? Some great new features. I like the uncluttered look. I was uncertain about placing a hold– where to put my whole barcode. Would that little box take all of the numbers. Of course it did. Let us know how you like it. Dee