Jun 22

It’s Animal Week !!

Pets and animals can be heroes too!!!    This week Wildlife Encounters will be held at the City Chambers at 10:30.  These folks bring the coolest animals!

Our Wednesday movie will have 101 dogs with spots …. :)    and our 2nd Annual PET EXPO will be held Friday in the front parking lot starting at 10:30 am.

Come join ALL the fun this week … Lego Club, Board Game Club, story times …….   and keep those reading journals and bingos coming in!!!!!


Jun 17

Unusual Activity – Please Note!

We have recently been contacted by patrons who have received telephone solicitations from the library.  The person(s) initiating the phone call claim they are from the library, are working from a report which shows “your account has expired” and that you must pay the $25.00 fee to update your account.

Please note — the library does not contact you by phone regarding your account expiration.  You do receive an email from us if we have your email address.  PLEASE do not give your information to this person.  If you are contacted, please ask for one of the librarians (Gayle, Wendy, Connie or Celeste).  By no means pay with a credit card or bank withdrawal.  The city/library does not accept credit cards.

We would appreciate your calling the library and letting us know if you receive a phone call like this.  If you have the caller’s phone number or name, that would be useful.   Our databases have NOT been compromised.  We believe these are random calls.

Thank you!  We at the library take confidentiality seriously.   We appreciate your help in this matter.  —- Miss Gayle


Jun 12

Gateway News

Gateway to the West days are here!    For those who were helping with this year’s library float, we are sorry to announce that the library has pulled their float from the parade.  The upcoming weather report indicates a high probability of thunderstorms right at parade time.  Thank you to all who were willing to join in the fun, but your safety means a lot to us!

Jun 01

Summer Reading Sign Up Is Underway !!!

Summer reading registration is underway !   Truthfully, you have until July 6th to sign up, but come on in and get an early start.  Programming begins June 8, 2015, with craft day and teen book club!   This summer, there are 105 programs to fill your days and lots of books to enjoy during the evening.   Check out our summer calendar and watch our online calendar for daily events.  So much to do, so much fun!   EVERY Hero has a story!


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May 18

Overdrive Changes!!! Audio Fans – Please Read!

Great News from OverDrive – and some sad news from Overdrive!

 We are excited to announce a new listening option for audiobooks that’s coming on Tuesday, May 19, called OverDrive Listen. Similar to OverDrive Read for eBooks, OverDrive Listen offers the same ease of use; simply browse, borrow, and listen right in your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser.

Using OverDrive Listen, you can add bookmarks, take notes, or make highlights. On May 19, this additional listening option will be automatically added to MP3 audiobooks in your digital collection (where publisher permits) at no additional cost. There is no action required on your part.

We look forward to offering this new listening option for your users. If you have any questions, please contact your OverDrive Account Specialist.

Along with that change, however, is the loss of WMA formatted audios.  Please read:

To summarize, OverDrive has been working toward the goal of eliminating the WMA audiobook format for some time now, and they’ve convinced many publishers to provide OverDrive with MP3 versions of their titles. This is important because MP3 format is easier to download and works on devices that couldn’t handle WMA audiobooks. (Reminder: WMA audiobooks always had to be downloaded to a Windows computer first, and then transferred to a device. They couldn’t be downloaded to a Mac, and often couldn’t be transferred to Apple iPods, iPads, or iPhones due to publisher restrictions.

MP3 audiobooks, on the other hand, can be downloaded to Mac or Windows computers, transferred to MP3 players, or, using the OverDrive app, they can be directly downloaded to most smart phones and tablets.)

 Unfortunately, not all publishers have agreed to provide their content in MP3 format. This means that some audiobook titles that are only available in WMA format will be removed from the OverDrive service beginning tomorrow morning (Tuesday, May 19). Because of this, we will be losing approximately 1,100 titles from out collection, including all or most audiobooks by the following popular authors: Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb, Lee Child, Greg Iles, Dean Koontz (25 of 47), John Lescroart, Jennifer Crusie, John Green, Kristin Hannah, Debbie Macomber, Sandra Brown, Fern Michaels, Iris Johansen, Mary Balogh, Linda Howard, Karen Robards, and Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick. Note that we still own over 7,000 audiobook titles that are available in MP3 format.


May 14


Come One, Come All —- the Friends of the Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale event, now until Saturday here at the library!   The sale runs during normal library hours!    There’s lots to choose from, and the price is right.   $3 a bag, $5 a small box, or $10 for a large box.   You can also purchase single books for a quarter a piece!

Come choose from our wide selection, and bargain shop to your heart’s content!!!

May 05

What’s Hot???? Take a Peek …..

LiarWhat’s HOT on our shelves right now?     LIAR — by Nora Roberts! If you’re a fan, this book will not disappoint you  (according to our patrons who have read it! )   New this April …. check it out!

FANTASTIC FICTION (one of your library staff’s favorite websites) summarizes:

When her husband Richard dies in a freak accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But his death reveals a horrible truth – Richard was a liar and a cheat. Now Shelby is left with the consequences – huge, terrifying debts and mounting proof that her late husband betrayed her in every conceivable way. Heart-broken but unbowed, Shelby is determined to fix her problems – if only for the sake of her gorgeous little daughter Callie. Returning home to Tennessee and the family she thought she’d lost for ever, she discovers a new sense of strength and freedom. And hope, too, in the handsome form of carpenter Griffin Lott – a straight-dealing man who couldn’t lie to her if he tried. But not everyone is thrilled to see Shelby Pomeroy back in town. And when a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard’s shady business, it becomes clear that she is not safe from him, even in death. With her life in danger, Shelby must face the lies of the past – or lose everything.


Amazon.com summarizes next:

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …



Apr 21

Spring Speaker Series ….. TONIGHT !!

The last of our speaker series is tonight!   Dean Knudsen, from the Desoto Wildlife Refuge will be presenting the “Bertrand Exhibit.”   The presentation begins at 7:00 in the Library’s community room.  We’re looking forward to learning about the steamboat Bertrand.  This is an interactive presentation with artifacts and question/answer session.  Plan to attend!!!

Apr 16

National Library Week!!!

Stop in and grab a cookie, a cup a coffee, or a glass of lemonade and enjoy the library!  As we recognize National Library Week, we want to THANK YOU for your support and patronage!!!   Come “Visit Your Library” and help us celebrate our library, our right to read and right to information!

We thank the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.   Without our Friends, and our patrons, we’d be a lonely building filled with paper.  YOU make it our library!!!     We’ll see YOU @ the library!  :)

Apr 13

Children’s Programming

Summer reading sign up will begin May 26, 2016The Scholastic Bookfair will run the first week of sign upSummer activities start June 8, 2016.

All Library Story times and children’s outreach programs will end May 1st as we prepare for summer reading.  We’ll see everyone during school visits and summer sign up!

Library story times on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will continue at 10:30 until May 1st!   Come in and see us!!

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