Thursday, November 02, 2006

Library News

What's new and news at the Aurora Public Library? 

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DISCONTINUE OR SCALE BACK LIBRARY TAX FORM DISTRIBUTION

The state of Minnesota has discontinued sending tax forms to libraries.  Individuals may download the forms from the state’s web site (http://www.revenue.state.mn.us) or call 1-800-652-9094 to request that a tax booklet be mailed to them.   

The federal government is also scaling back the library program.  They may send a limited number of forms and instructions, but will definitely NOT be sending anything beyond the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ.  Federal forms may be downloaded and printed from the federal tax site (www.irs.gov) or requested by phone at 1-800-829-3676.


LIBRARY KINDLES HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH NEWER MODELS


The Keyboard Kindles have been replaced with 3 newer models. One Kindle Touch is loaded with an assortment of current and classic fiction and mystery novels; another is loaded with an assortment of current and classic nonfiction, science fiction, westerns, and teen titles. You may use the Kindle Paperwhite to download titles of your choice at the library through OverDrive. All three Kindles may be checked out for four weeks.

DOWNLOADABLE MAGAZINES NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH OVERDRIVE

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:

http://arrowhead.lib.overdrive.com/AC22812B-4305-4098-9ADD-C4C95A92AD6A/10/50/en/Default.htm



SEVERAL NEW CIRCULATION POLICIESARE NOW IN EFFECT!



MOVIES



·        Limit of 7 movies per card at a time (regardless of format or genre)

·        7-day loan period on ALL movies (One 7-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        Holds on new movies will be restricted to Aurora patrons for the first three months.

·        Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item


MAGAZINES



·        14-day loan period (One 14-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item

     NEW BOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS



·        14-day loan period (One 14-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        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.



ALL OTHER ITEMS 


·        28-day loan period (One 28-day renewal if nobody else waiting)

·        Late fees of $.25 (25 cents) per day per item



Fees due on library card must be below $10 in order to check out. 



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.us/services/magazines/home and click on HelpNow or JobNow.  You will need to enter your library card number.

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--



The Aurora Public Library now has eleven circulating “Story Time in a Bag” kits.  Each bag has several books, along with puppets or other story telling aids, a music CD, a brochure about early literacy, and a tip sheet on how the contents of the bags can be used by parents and caregivers to read, write, sing, play, and talk with young children.  The bags may be checked out for 4 weeks, and are intended to be used by parents and caregivers to enjoy story times with their children.  Thanks are due to the Aurora Friends of the Library, who funded and/or made the bags and their contents.
 

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