We did it. Yesterday was the GO LIVE DAY for the Library. Our patrons were wonderful. Laughing along with us as we stumbled through the start of the new program that is connecting 475 libraries in Illinois. One of our patrons brought us brownies (she knows the way to a girl's heart) and we added them to our cookie and candy tray that was our "thank you" to our patrons. The staff at Illinois Heartland Library System is to be thanked for all their hard work over the last couple of years. They can all breath deep now. Applause to them. MAMY THANKS from Millstadt.
April 9, 2013 is the day the new program, that will connect all libraries in Southern Illinois, will start. It is a great undertaking and has been in the works for more than 2 years. While we plan for it to work we all know how computers are. So if you have any trouble have patience with us and we promise we will continue to do our best to get books or whatever items you are looking for to you. Best wishes to all of us and especially those at the system who have worked so hard at setting this up.
Today is the start of the process of converting the Library System over to the new software that will make us the largest Library System in the state. Remember to bring your Library Card with you because we will have to have that to check out any materials. If you have your "numbers" memorized that will also work. We are sorry for any inconvience but it will be worth it.
Our Summer Reading Program for children Kindergarten through 8th Grade has started and will run through July 21, 2012. While baskets for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade - 5th Grade and 6th Grade- 8th Grade can be won by reading the most books in each division. The GRAND PRIZE will be won by a drawing compiled of all the names from all the divisions. A chance is put in the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE for every book the child has read. A log is kept by the child or parent and for every log completed ( 5 books per sheet) and turned into the Library a small gift is given to the child. The books read must be age and level appropriate and read during the time of the program. It's easy and fun. So stop by the Library and enter the program.
There are Cardinal Baseball Ticket Vouchers, Grizzlies Tickets, Edge Laser Tag passes, games, candy, books and many more surprises.
Our e-book service is active and is very popular with our patrons. Our Kindle people are having a little more trouble setting it up then our Nook people (just another click or so). But it is worth it. Marilyn and I just added another bunch of books on Saturday the 21st of April. So look around in the database and enjoy. If everyone in our group of contributors adds just 10 books a month that adds up to 270 books a month. In the 2 months we have been part of this we have added 30 books. I'm sure you will find something you will enjoy reading.
Sue can't wait to read or listen to (in March):
- Fall From Grace by Richard North Patterson
- Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
- Litigators by John Grisham
Get them while they're fresh!
E-Books are HERE
The library2go.info link on our web page to see how to use the service or call us at 476-1887 and we will help you.
There are 2 steps to activate the service.
1. Authorizing your computer and device to accept the service by downloading free software. A one time only step.
2. Searching the site to pick out your books. Then following the easy steps to get your choice downloaded.