In addition to filling out postcards to send to members of the Mississippi legislature as part of the Library Love Letters advocacy campaign, library patrons in Iuka are also currently signing a banner that will be sent to the state capitol detailing why they LOVE their library.
Despite January temperatures in the 60s, the Corinth Library staff remains optimistic that there’s still a chance for more white, fluffy stuff to fall. Teresa did a great job making her bulletin board ‘pop’ by incorporating three dimensional effects such as the cotton batting snow cover and the string of lights the snowman is holding. Great job!
Spring is almost here and the Easter Bunny has already popped up at the Tishomingo Public Library. Beverly hopes you hop on in for a visit really soon!
Soon you may notice some new “widgets” here on the blog, on our online catalog, and on our webpage. The Northeast Regional Library recently received a grant from the Mississippi Library Commission that will allow for the implementation of digital resources!
We will offer downloadable audiobooks through OneClickDigital eAudio, downloadable ebooks through OneClickDigital eBooks, and eMagazines through Zinio. Implementation will begin in late July and everything should be fully up and running by Labor Day.
To use these resources you will need: 1) to live in our four county service area, 2) have a valid Northeast Regional Library card, 3) have a current email address, 4) have an Android (including Kindle Fire) or iOS device (tablet or phone), and 5) have downloaded the three apps from either the Apple app store or the Google Play app store.
If you are a self-starting early adopter of technology, you may be able to begin using the resources as soon as they go live in August. If you need more structured help, stay tuned for more information about hands-on instruction beginning in September.
Happy reading everyone!
by Holly McIntyre, Collection Development Librarian
The Corinth Public library celebrated “Star Wars Day” on May 4th with a display of materials about the long running franchise.
The display centered around a clock counting down the days until the release of the new movie, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, on December 18. Book titles in the display included art books, best-selling spin-off novels and the set of Ian Doescher’s ground-breaking series that rewrites the films into the Elizabethan language of Shakespeare such as Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope and The Jedi Doth Return.
Iuka’s youngest patrons are now enjoying the bounty of new books given to the library through a grant awarded by the Libri Foundation. This gift was made possible with funds raised by the Friends of Iuka Library and included an unexpected bonus: $350 of additional math and science books from Libri Foundation patrons Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen. In early February, the Iuka Librarian interrupted patrons in the library with an actual squeal of delight when two cases of new children’s books arrived! Most of the new treasures are now back from being cataloged into the Northeast Regional Library System and can be viewed in a special display area around the Children’s section. You can check out the details, a copy of the annual report, and more information online at librifoundation.org.