The idea of coupons started in 1887 when the Coca-Cola Company decided to try different advertising techniques. Asa Chandler, a partner, encouraged employees and sales representatives to give out coupons for free drinks. The coupons were also mailed to costumers and placed in magazines. Coupon use became more widespread in 1909 when C.W. Post distributed coupons to help sell breakfast cereals and other products. In September 1997, the U.S. celebrated the first National Coupon Month.
Today customers can get coupons from various sources, including newspapers, the internet, web sites. Mobile phone coupons are becoming more widely popular, especially since 2010 when Target became the first national chain to put out mobile coupons. But maybe some have missed one of the sources of coupons—East Morgan County Library.
At East Morgan County Library we subscribe to an assortment of newspapers and magazines. In the newspapers and magazines is usually a generous supply of coupons. Instead of throwing them away, we pull them out and put them by the front desk. Anyone can come in and take any of the coupons. You don’t have to wait for National Library Month in September, feel free to come check out our coupons anytime we are open.
Adults Only Programming is coming soon. Starting in January 2015, we will host programs every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 and the first Saturday of the month. This month’s program is “Making Ruffled Scarves” hosted by our very own librarian, Lori. This program is free, all the supplies are included. Reservations are encouraged. You can register by calling 970-842-4596, going to emcl.info, or stopping by the front desk. Karen is also hosting an applique class which you can register for. The class will be held Thursdays, January 15th & 22nd @1:00-4:00. You can pick up the supply list at the front desk. We look forward to seeing you this coming year.
We 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.
The staff at East Morgan County Library would like to start offering regularly scheduled adult programs. As we start planning for this change we would like patron input regarding best day of the week, best time of day and program ideas. Please let us know of any programs or events you would like to see @ your library. There is a survey to complete, either on our website , by clicking the survey icon, or at the front desk of the library. We look forward to seeing your ideas.