Teens/TAG

Clue Game Day

Come play Clue at the library! Those of you who do not know how to play may find this event helpful for future events we have planned (hint, hint). Join us and learn one of the greatest murder/mystery games of all time! 

When: May 6th at 1:30 pm

Book Trailers

What makes you want to watch a movie? Maybe you know about it beforehand. Maybe it was based on a book you’ve read. Most of the time, you watch a movie because you’ve seen the trailer and it piqued your interest. What about with books? What makes you read a book? Wouldn’t it be nice if there were movie trailers for books? Join us on April 22nd at 1:30 pm to make a book trailer of your favorite book. Maybe you can inspire someone else to read a new book!

Ten Things to Know About Money

As part of our Common Cents for Colorado program, TAG team will get to learn about good money managing skills. As always, there will be food and fun (even though we are talking about money management). Be sure to join us on April 8th at 1:30 pm!

TAG: Allegiant

Book/Movie Club and TAG Team will be going to see Allegiant in theaters on March 18th at 1:30 pm. All members of both groups are welcome to attend. Permission slips must be signed and returned prior to boarding the bus. You can get permission forms from your teacher (if you are in Book/Movie Club) or at the library (if you are in TAG or lost your first form). We always have lots of fun on these trips so don’t miss out!

Author Visit at EMCLD

We are proud to host Michael Anthony Steele on January 26, 2016 at 6 pm. He is an author and screenwriter who writes for multiple entertainment properties. Mr. Steele has penned over 100 licensed books about characters you know and love. He will be here to answer questions about his writing process, sign copies of his books, and put on a presentation for people of all ages. We encourage you and your family to join us for this wonderful event!

TAG Team Game Day

Friday, January 22nd, the TAG team (grades 6-12) will be having a game day in the Activity Room of the library. We will have all of your favorite games including a surprise game that is sure to be a mess (in a good way). Come have some popcorn, play some games, and see your favorite librarians! We can’t wait to see you here!

New Teen Librarian

Welcome our new Teen Librarian

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Tammy Bass, Christy Bellis, Julie Vannoy

As some of you may know, we have currently employed a new Teen Librarian: Tammy Bass. Tammy was born and raised on a farm north of Snyder for her 30 some years. She started her schooling at Prairie School in New Raymer, CO, but completed most of her secondary schooling and graduated from Brush High School. She worked as a CNA at Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center and helped provide care for some of the elderly around Morgan County. Some of her hobbies include reading her favorite genre of inspiration/suspense, youth group activities, and hanging out with her dog Sasha.

Tammy enjoyed taking care of the elderly, but wanted to do something else with her life as well and so she moved to Bolivar, MO to attend Southwest Baptist University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in youth. She moved back to the Brush area and began working here at the East Morgan County Library in May of 2014.

During her time here at the library, Tammy learned how to shelve, work the front desk and perform many other tasks important to our “library world”. However, recently in April she became our new Teen Librarian. Laura McConnell was formerly our Children’s/Teen Librarian, but Tammy has bravely stepped into those shoes and has done a great job. Tammy has helped with the Summer Reading Program and has planned the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) activities this summer (which by the way, have been fun). The next TAG event will be in August. If you are interested in participating in TAG we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

So, when you come in, say “hi” to our new Teen Librarian.

TumbleBook Library

tumble booksHave you ever heard of the TumbleBook Library?  Not tumbleweeds, but Tumblebooks.  The TumbleBook Library has books that are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic book.  On the Tumblebook Library there are over 540 titles with additional books being added continuously.

There are different categories of items:

Story Books which are animated talking picture books which allows the pages to be turned automatically or manually.

Chapter Books/Read-Alongs are narrated early chapter books for older elementary readers.

Videos from National Geographic! range from 2-7 minutes on various topics.

The Featured tab is where a book can be recommended.

Puzzles & Games accompany each book and reinforce concepts from the books.

Language learning is an easy way to access our French and Spanish titles.

Non-Fiction contains a growing collection of non-fiction titles.

Playlist lets you access a pre-loaded playlist.

If you are a parent, a grandparent, a child, a teacher, a librarian or any patron, click on the browse online tab on our website and scroll down until you find TumbleBook Library for eKids and sign in with emcl as the username and libra as the password.

Start enjoying your electronic picture books today.

Still Moving Around

002We have done some more moving around in the library. (I know, I know, enough already) We are getting to the end of our rearranging. Yeah! The Young Adult section is very similar, except for a change that I am excited about. We have put the audio books next to the book on the shelf. For example the audio version of 39 clues Beyond the Grave is next to the book on the shelf. So, whether you are looking for the book or the audio they are together.

The juvenile section has changed slightly as well. The Juvenile non-fiction begins on the shelves under the windows and continues along the back wall. The Juvenile series are located on the new shelves in the Juvenile section. The audio books are located next to the books in that section as well. (Cool, huh?)

As always, if you need help, we are willing to help you find those items you need or want.

 

Change is a good thing

 You know how you get cabin fever and just have to move things around?  Well, if you have been to East Morgan County Library lately, you will see that we have moved things around.   Starting in February of this year we began putting “tags” in all of our items in preparation for our self-checkout machine.   We ordered shelving in anticipation of moving the young adult section and the juvenile section around to make more room for the books, audio books, movies and games.

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Finally, we have completed our job of tagging, our shelving has arrived and our self-checkout machine is installed (we did have some issues with the shelving and the shipping care, so it isn’t completely done yet).  So, things have changed and I wanted to tell you about them.  First, the young adult items are in the same general location.  The book bins have been placed in a “u” shape with the board books with the LEGOS inside the “u”.  The roost and puppets have been moved back toward the windows and the level reader books and puzzles are back by the window as well.  Juvenile non-fiction is now on the back wall in the juvenile section and the juvenile series are on the spinning shelves.  (They might not stay there.)  All new items, except for movies and games, are at the beginning of their location.  Science fiction has moved to the other side of the library and genealogy, Colorado collection and reference have moved to the beginning of the adult non-fiction area.  If you need any help, we are always happy to help you find what you are looking for.

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The self-checkout machine is now here as well.  All you need is your library card and your 4 digit pin number.  Don’t know your 4 digit pin number?  Well no fear, we librarians are here.  We can set that up easily for you.  If you still like the old way of checking out, we are more than happy to check out your items for you.
Stop by and have checking out the new changes.

 

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