LearningExpress available for FREE through June 30

EBSCO LearningExpress is giving FREE access to their complete line of learning products, for public, college, and school libraries through June 30, 2020.

LearningExpress products offer powerful resources including practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles, and flashcards to help students of all ages:

  • Improve core skills in English language arts, math and science, social studies and computers
  • Prepare for AP®, SAT®, ACT®, and other college entrance exams
  • Prepare for military entrance tests (ASVAB, CFAT)
  • Explore colleges and careers
  • Prepare for occupational certification tests (e.g., allied health, nursing, teaching, and many more)

Go to: http://lexpr.es/?AuthToken=2F5F98D1-31A2-4E2A-B1BC-7C06BF536DBF
You will need to register for an account using an email address and password to allow for saving of your progress.

Following this link takes you to the Welcome to LearningExpress page. Click on “Public Library” to browse the LearningExpress Library® modules; click on “College Library” to browse the PrepSTEP® modules.

LearningExpress Library modules include: Career Preparation  / High School Equivalency Center / College Admissions Test Preparation / School Center [Curriculum support for elementary, middle, and high school students] / College Students / Adult Core Skills / Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

PrepSTEP modules include: Core Math and Science Skills / Core English Skills / College Success Skills / Career Preparation / Basic Computer Skills / Grad School Admissions Preparation / Placement Test Preparation / Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

TumbleBooks available until August 30

Our database provider is collaborating with TumbleBooks to provide everyone with FREE use of all of TumbleBooks’ resources through August 30!
This resource provides full-text books and audiobooks for kids, teens, and adults along with educational worksheets and lessons.
Go to our catalog (https://jensen.biblionix.com/catalog) and scroll down under the “Resources” box (right hand side) to find these collections.

Library Closure

Jensen Memorial Library will be CLOSED to the public UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

During this time we will be offering a curbside pickup service. Call or email the library the information about the item(s) you may wish to check out, or place a hold through our online catalog https://jensen.biblionix.com/catalog/). Staff will process the check out and contact you to schedule a pick up time. All items currently checked out will have Due Dates extended until the closure period is over. No fines will be accrued while the library is closed.Staff will be in the building Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist via phone and email.
If you have further questions or need further assistance, please contact the library at 308-832-2648.
Remember that use of eBooks and eAudiobooks is always available through Overdrive (https://nebraska.overdrive.com). The following guides are available about using Overdrive:
If you have any further questions, please contact the library at 308-832-2648 or library@mindennebraska.org.

Books, Movies and more for your snow day!

Stay warm and cozy inside this winter with the help of a book, audiobook, movie, or magazines borrowed from the library!
We also have a variety of puzzles (100-1000 pieces) you can borrow and keep for as long as you need!

Open at 9 a.m. each day and close at  7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays,  5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 1 p.m. on Saturday!


Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason to visit JML

On Tuesday, November 12, Minden’s Jensen Memorial Library will welcome Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason. Mason will do a reading of some of his poetry and take part in a question and answer session with attendees. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located at 443 N. Kearney Avenue in Minden.
In January 2019, Mason was named the Nebraska State Poet by Governor Pete Ricketts. The selection was led by the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Library Commission, and a group of state agencies and organizations that presented finalists to the governor for consideration.
Based in Omaha, he is also the Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective and he runs poetry programming for the State Department, working in Nepal, Romania, Botswana and Belarus.
Mason is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for his poem “Notes For My Daughter Against Chasing Storms” and his work can be found in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. The author of Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know and The Baby That Ate Cincinnati.
More information about Mason, his works, and his adventures as the Nebraska State Poet is available at his website:  http://matt.midverse.com/.