March 20, 2020
by Maria Downer
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ABDO: Free digital content through June 2020.

Your Wellness Matters to ABDO

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, schools and libraries are closing across the country. ABDO wants to ensure that readers everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event.
ABDO digital products are available for free now through June 2020.

Click on the links below for access to these resources:

Elementary Digital Bookshelf
Secondary Digital Bookshelf
Abdo Zoom Online Databases

March 19, 2020
by Maria Downer
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New Computer Monitors for the Patron Computers

I am excited to announce that we received two Library Improvement Grants through the Nebraska Library Commission! One grant I applied for is for Media Stations. This grant has more to it but so far I have purchased four new computer monitors for the patron computers. They all turn on and off, are all the same size and look beautiful! I cannot wait for you all to be able to use them. There is much more to this grant and I will update you as those projects are completed.

For now, here they are:

This project is supported in part by the Institue of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

March 17, 2020
by Maria Downer
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Google’s Applied Digital Skills

As more teachers and students are advised to stay home and work remotely, Google wants to help you be as effective as possible setting up successful distance-learning solutions.
You’ll find three newly compiled collections on our website, stocked with video-based lessons to help you work, teach, or learn from anywhere.

See all lessons

Google Applied Digital Skills

March 17, 2020
by Maria Downer
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Free Tumble Books access – until August 31, 2020

We hope you’re all staying safe during this difficult time. Tumble Books has sent us links to their free resources.

Below are Direct Links for each account, which do not require library cards or authentication! The links will log users in with the click of a button.

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
Username: tumble735
Password: books

www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Our patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Your access will continue through until August 31, 2020.

Please share this wonderful resource from Tumble Books!

February 14, 2020
by Shane Horwart
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Stop by and stay a while

We have recently subscribed to some new magazines! Stop by, pick out a magazine or newspaper, grab a cup of coffee or tea and stay a while. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day from our Butler Memorial Library staff!

January 31, 2020
by Maria Downer
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Grow with Google Applied Digital Skills

Butler Memorial Library is partnering with Grow with Google to provide resources to our local teachers, students and business owners.

Applied Digital Skills: A Guide for Instructors
Applied Digital Skills: Quick Start Handout

Lessons – Google Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

Presentation available: 

Get Productive with Google’s Digital Tools (60 minutes)

Slides: Get Productive with Google Digital Tools

 

June 13, 2019
by schyler
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Story Hour

This week at story hour we will have the big kids making Galaxy Space Slime. They are also going to be sending their rockets to outer space! We will have the little kids decorating telescopes and playing planet match.

June 4, 2019
by Maria Downer
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Story Hour

We will be hosting another summer story hour program through the month of June. The theme this year is “A Universe of Stories”. Any child from preschool thru elementary age are welcome to attend. Story hour will be every Friday in June starting this Friday, June 7th, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. They will read a story, make fun crafts, do exciting activities, and eat tasty treats. We hope to see there!