STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DISCONTINUE OR SCALE BACK LIBRARY TAX FORM DISTRIBUTION
LIBRARY KINDLES HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH NEWER MODELS
Local library card-holders now have access to 103 downloadable magazines through OverDrive! From news to crafts to kids to science and travel, check out available issues at the Arrowhead Library System's OverDrive page:
· Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item
Holds on new books/audiobooks will be restricted to Aurora patrons for the first three months.
BRAINFUSE HELPNOW AND JOBNOW NOW AVAILABLE
The Arrowhead Library System now subscribes to Brainfuse's HelpNow and JobNow services.
HelpNow connects students (elementary through adult) online with live tutors to provide homework help and skills-building tutoring sessions. It also offers a writing lab where students can submit a paper and receive a one-business-day analysis giving suggestions for improvement, practice standardized tests with results that provide not only the correct answer but also an analysis of how that answer was derived, a Spanish-learning language lab, flashcards (which can be used, created, and played with through various games), and more. Tutors will not provide answers to homework, but will help students learn what they need to know to effectively complete the homework.
JobNow provides job seekers with resources for career assessment, resume-writing, interviewing, and job-searching, and additionally connects job-seekers online with live job coaches to assist with each step of a job search. It also provides a resume lab where job-seekers can submit their resume and receive, within one business day, an analysis and suggestions for any needed improvements.
Tutors and job coaches are available daily from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
For remote use outside of a public library, go to http://www.arrowhead.lib.mn.
LIBRARY NOW HAS 7 "QUICK PICK" BAGS FOR BUSY PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS
Is it sometimes hard to find time to pick out books for your active preschoolers? The library has put together 7 "Quick Pick" bags. Each bag contains 10 picture books chosen around a particular theme. The themes of the bags are "Board Books for Babies," "All Early Readers," "Animals," "Dinosaurs," "The Pink Bag" (princesses and fairies and Fancy Nancy and more), "Trucks and Boys and More" (books with boys as the main characters, or about trucks or bugs and more), and "Bible Stories for Children."
ELEVEN "STORY TIME IN A BAG" KITS AVAILABLE TO CHECK OUT--