Do you love the Overdrive or the Libby app for reading eBooks? There have been some recent changes to Libby that will make sure you’re able to read the books you want to read, when you want to read them. Instead of a title being automatically checked out to you when you may not be ready for it, you’ll now have a few choices. You can of course, borrow the book and start reading. You’ll have a 3-day pickup period to open the Libby app and check out your title. Or, if you’re not ready to start reading, you can choose “Deliver Later” and select a set time period when you’d like the book de
Gov. Evers issued an Emergency Order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more. Due to this order we will be canceling all programs or classes until further notice. No story hour, bridge club, book club, Tai Chi, or any programs that have been scheduled until the order is lifted. Stay healthy!
Due to recent events all due dates have been pushed to April 6 for materials already checked out. If you have a book out and the original due date was tomorrow, the new due date is April 6th. This is being done for several reasons. If you have materials checked out you won’t accrue fines if you don’t want to come to the library to drop them off. Also, in a worst case scenario (the library would have to close) the due date will already be pushed out several weeks. Stay healthy!
Mill Pond Public Library Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Libraries provide essential services for many people. Often, libraries are the only source of public computers/internet and meeting places for social services in our communities. However, we are fully aware of the risk factors involved with being a public space.
We have a new display up at the library for our next fundraiser. “It’s For the Birds” is the theme, and we are hoping folks will make, decorate, or donate something for our silent auction. Bird feeders, bird houses, plant stakes, windchimes, garden decorations, benches, planters, etc. Need an idea? Check out a book form the new display. There are books on making bird houses, and books on decorating them for garden art. There are books on how to paint and draw birds, and books on scarecrows to keep them away. Anything to do with birds will work. Dave Pollesch, of Kingston, is making
Want to learn something new? Check out the programs held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10am. This past week we had RN Melanie Simpkins come and give a program on Better Brain Health. Our population is aging and as we get older the risk factors for dementia increase. There are things you can watch for. If you are talking with someone and can’t remember a word, that’s normal. But if you are having a hard time carrying on a conversation, that could be a sign of something wrong. If you misplace your keys occasionally, that’s normal. But if you can’t remember how to d
Feeling adventurous? Looking for your next favorite book? Stop in and go on a “Blind Date with a Book”. You can pick a hand-wrapped book, carefully curated from a wide range of popular genres, that is tagged with intriguing clues alluding to the book inside. Why you ask? You may find amazing authors this way, new stories, and fresh talent. Are you willing to take a risk? Not every blind date is going to work out but at least it’s worth a shot.
Come and learn how to keep your brain healthy and lower your dementia risk. On Wednesday, Feb. 5th at 10 a.m.