Chess club is back!

chess_set_on_boardThe first fall Chess Club will meet Thursday, September 4 at 3:30-4:15pm in the Plainview Public Library’s children’s room. Test your wits against your peers! All children who know how to play chess independently are invited.

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Library to Close for Carpet Replacement

The Plainview Library will be closed from Wednesday, August 20th through Sunday, August 24th for carpet replacement on the adult side of the building.

During this time:

*Item renewals and requests can be done via our online catalog using your 13-digit library card number and PIN (typically the last 4 digits of your phone number)

*Online services such as OverDrive and Mango will be available

*Items can be returned through the book drop on the back of our building

The Library will re-open on Monday, August 25th with its regularly scheduled hours.

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2nd annual birthday party for Harry Potter

You’re invited to Harry Potter’s birthday party on July 30th from 8-10pm at the Plainview Public Library. Please dress as your favorite character (or creature) and join us for food and activities to celebrate our favorite kid wizard. This is an exclusive event for students entering 4th-8th grades.24312_204107389749859_1535506133_n

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Fizz Boom Read! Summer Reading Program

Wholegroup Summer Reading signup has begun! Children may register for science based programs, book clubs, and the hands-on MakerSpace sessions. This summer we have programming and reading challenges for readers birth-12 grade. Parents are asked to register children ages birth-6th grade. Readers 7th grade and up may register themselves. If you have questions, please call the library (534-3425) or email Meg Curtiss (mcurtiss@selco.info).

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New Library Catalog

catalog-plaWe 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 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 and pay any outstanding fines right online! Our search capabilities have been beefed up and now allow you to be very detailed about 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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Library IMPACT Survey

The Plainview Public Library is using a new tool called the IMPACT Survey to access how our community uses the technology services offered by the library.  The survey asks patrons how they use library technology services like public computers, wireless networks, online resources, and digital literacy training, and helps gather information about how to improve those services.  Getting a better sense of how our patrons are using library resources can be a powerful tool in determining what kind of services the library might need to offer and improving their outcomes. The library can provide better service with better knowledge of community needs.  It only takes 10-15 minutes and is completely anonymous.

Edited on 3/10/14.  This survey has closed and all links have been removed from the library website.

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Used Book Sale

Monday, February 24 – Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Used Book Sale has begun!  Check out 1000′s of gently used books and DVDs.  Proceeds from this sale will be put towards a meeting table and chairs for the children’s room.

DVDs & Adult Hardcovers: $1.00
Paperbacks, Children’s Books, Audiobooks, CDs, cassettes: $.25

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Mango Languages

We are pleased to announce that we now offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system. Mango is free for all library patrons, and can be done online or via apps (Apple or Droid). There are more than 57 foreign language courses available (including Pirate!) and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Click on the Mango graphic on the right to see what the program has to offer.

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Alison McGhee author visit

littleboybMinnesota author Alison McGhee will visit the Plainview Public Library on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30pm. McGhee will read from her children’s books and discuss her creative process. Her books will be available for purchase and autographing.

 

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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