Adults Only Reading Challenge

2015 reading challenge logoJoin us for the 2015 Reading Challenge!

When was the last time you reread a book from your childhood?  Looked for a book with a bad review, only to find you really enjoyed it?  Or even just read a book based totally on its cover?  These are just a few challenges found on the 2015 Reading Challenge list.

Are you intrigued?  ( I know I sure am).  Come in to the East Morgan County Library to pick up a challenge list and a reading card from our friendly staff.  On the reading card, keep track of the books you read by listing the titles and challenges.  After completing 5 books, turn in the card for a $5.00 gift card and have your name put in the drawing for the the GRAND PRIZE.  Every time you complete 5 different books (one reading card) you will receive a $5.00 gift card and have your name put in for the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING.  Yes, that is correct.  If you complete the challenge (50 books in all) you could have 10 chances to win!

The GRAND PRIZE drawing will take place on December 30th from the reading cards completed and turned in prior to that date.

Need not be present to win–so make sure you add your name and phone number on your reading cards.
Grand prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

(Staff members, board members and their families are not eligible to win.)

So, come on in and join us for the Reading challenge that was developed by popsugar.com.  It will be alot of fun.

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.

Coupons

Coupon pictureThe 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.

Adult Only Programs @ EMCL

Ruffled scarves 1Adults 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.

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.

 

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