Well we had bugs in the library and bugs in starting our participation in the 3M Cloud Library.
The bugs in the library are gone and we are working through the bugs in the eBook 3M library. Polaris and the teck. team from 3M are working together. One main concern is that when a eBook is returned it stills shows on the Polaris account. Have no fear the eBook has been returned.
Maintenance on the 3M library will beginning on Tuesday July 26th and will last about 12 hours. After the downtime, over the following days, you will also get new apps. The older apps will still work, but the changes in the new apps will allow you to use our new domain.
Another reminder, those patrons using Kindle Fires will need to update by downloading the new app from yourcloudlibrary.com.
Have patience. On August 1 you will have access to over 35,000 titles in the bug free, I hope, 3M Cloud Library.
The 3M Cloud Library for eBooks is now available to our patrons. When first told of the new option for eBooks the "date available" was July 1, 2016. But we have found out that the migration of our Overview titles to the 3M Cloud Library has gone better then expected.
Come to the Library to get the literature that will walk you through the changes. Or give us a call.
As of July 1, 2016 we will not be supported by Overview. Your eBooks will automatically be deleted from your reader.
We will leave our Overdrive link on our webpage till then and we will put up a new link to 3M as soon as possible.
We are excided to offer this bigger, easier and better option to our eBook and eAudiobook readers and listeners.
Just in time for the 4th of July.
We are delighted to announce the we have a new source for eBooke. It is the 3M Cloud Library that you can access through the Polaris website and logging in with your Millstadt Library card and pin. This is the same way you order any other format of titles you want. This will be available starting July 1,2016.
We are going from a collection of 12,000 titles to a collection of 25,000 titles. They will also be able to be checked out for 21 days instead of the 14 days through Overdrive.
However there is always a cloud over any change. And the cloud here is that the only Kindle the platform will support is the Kindle Fire. Basic Kindles do not work. It does support any other devise, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop. or desktop computer.
Have patience with the glitches, we are afraid there will be some, but we think you will be very happy with this new source.
Happy reading and listening.
Our March Pre-School Reading Program is over and fun was had by all. We averaged 45 children a session and 7 adults. Everyone is surprised that we can manage that many children but they are wonderful and so interested in the stories that they are no problem at all. Even the adults get caught up in the stories. The crafts always bring smiles. The St. Pats Hats are done, the Easter Baskets are filled with eggs, and Gilbert the goldfish all have a new home. All in all it was a great success.
The Library Staff is in full swing getting ready for the Spring Pre-School Reading Program. Every Wednesday in March the children are invited to the Library for a low key fun time. The program starts and 10:00 and last about 45 minutes.
Stories are read projects are made and a good time is had by all.
This year we are going to make trees decorated with cereal. Fish decorated with poofs, St. Pat's Hats, Easter Cones Baskets and Porcupines decorated with colorful quails.
The child must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free and there is no pre-registration.
Give the Library a call if you have any questions.
It may be cold outside but the Library is warm and full of good books to help keep you warm and inside during the winter months.
Thanks to all our wonderful patrons who brought us candy, popcorn and cookies. Christmas went well for all the librarians and we are ready to start the new year.
The 2 year old magazines are being pulled off the shelf and will be available for purchase next week for $.10 each. We are also going to clean out our cookbook section starting next week and they will be available for $.25 each.
You never know what treasures you will find.
The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving but open the day after. We will be putting up the Christmas Tree. Every year for as long as I have been working here the tree is decorated by ornaments made by the Girl Scouts organization of the Village. Come see out beautiful tree.
The date of the November Millstadt Library Board Meeting has been changed from Wednesday the 11th to Thursday the 12th of November. The time and location are still the same.
We are ready to start our October Pre-School Reading Program with fun books, songs and easy craft projects. Because we are part of Cardinal Nation and the Library is closed during the program, we always sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame.
All pre-school children ages 2-5 are invited to come and be part of the program. It is held every Wednesday in October at 10:00 at the Library. The program last about 45 minutes and is a welcoming experience that introduces the young child to a library and what it has to offer.
Our Reading program has a little time to go. So if you have not come into the Library to pick up your log be sure to do so. The program ends on July 18th and there are still weekly prizes to be given out and the prize baskets for the grade levels and the GRAND PRIZE are here.
The program is easy. Come in and check it out.