Summer @ the Library!

Summer Reading at JML begins June 1!
Cardholders will be receiving an email with details about the program and events we have planned. Also watch the Minden Courier and Facebook for updates.

Our Reading Challenge can be done online through ReaderZone or on paper. Our challenge is to read 1000 minutes between June 1 and July 31! Earn a FREE book when you reach 500 minutes and be entered for drawing prizes when you reach 1000 minutes.
Unfortunately we can’t have in-person programs but there will be recorded Storytime with take-home bags, Activity Packs, Take and Make Crafts for kids & teens, and Adult Crafts – all of which you will be able to “order” to take home! We’ll also have virtual Minecraft, a virtual performance by Crane River Theater, Online Trivia, and other live virtual events!

Golden Sower Winners and Honor Books 2020

Picture Book:Baby Monkey, Private Eye” by Brian Selznick & David Serlin

Chapter Book:The Magic Misfits” by Neil Patrick Harris

Novel:Restart” by Gordon Korman

Picture books:The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt; “Can I be Your Dog?” by Troy Cummings
Chapter books:Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate; “The Doughnut Fix” by Jessie Janowitz
Novels:Not If I Save You First” by Ally Carter; “Refugee” by Alan Gratz

Audiobooks from AudioFile Sync

Enjoy a variety of audiobooks this summer made available by SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ (but anyone can sign up!). For 13 weeks beginning April 30th, SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks a week. The full schedule of titles is below.
Go to to register and follow the instructions to access the titles! This will require downloading the Sora app.

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:
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 ( 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 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 ( The following guides are available about using Overdrive:
If you have any further questions, please contact the library at 308-832-2648 or