Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Great Courses

Hoopla is one of our digital library services that brings movies, TV, entire music albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and graphic novels to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Did you know that The Great Courses lecture series are now available to borrow for free on Hoopla? The Great Courses are a video series presented by award-winning experts from respected institutions that are selected for their ability to teach. Lectures are available on a comprehensive variety of topics, including history, art, science, literature and more. The Great Courses take the best of university lectures on fascinating topics, but without the stress of having to do homework and take exams.
Simply visit our website at, and select Hoopla from the icons you will see under our Digital Collections. Log in with your library card, and you are good to go! Here are just a few of the many lecture series available through Hoopla: 
*        World's Greatest Geological Wonders 
*        The Everyday Gourmet 
*        Wonders of the National Parks 
*        History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach 
*        Practicing Mindfulness 
*        How to Draw 
*        How Great Science Fiction Works 
*        Fundamentals of Photography 
*        Secrets of Mental Math 
*        Learning Spanish 
*        The Surveillance State 
*        Our Night Sky 
*        Stress and Your Body 
*        How to Read and Understand Shakespeare 
*        Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity 
*        Turning Points in Modern History 
*        Lost Worlds of South America 
*        History of the Ancient World 
The library also has a large collection of Great Courses DVDs and CDs for you to borrow. Just ask one of the librarians to show you where they are located!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Apple Picking Time

There's nothing quite like biting into an apple that you've just picked. This is a great family activity, and will bring long-lasting memories to your children. There are so many wonderful picture books about apple trees, apple cider, apple pies, and everything apples! Check out some of these next time you visit the library, and check out more titles by visiting our Pinterest page!
  • From Apple Trees to Apple Cider Please by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
  • Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Wallace
  • Dragon's Apple Picking Day by Ivy Silver
  • An Apple Pie for Dinner by Susan VanHecke
  • Apple Seasons by Gail Gibbon
  • Apple Harvest by Calvin Harris
  •  Let's Go Apple Picking by Molly Kempf
  • Apples Away: A Lift the Flap Book by Megan Bryant
  • Max's Apples: A Max and Ruby Book
  • We All Fall for Apples by Emmi Herman
  • Apple Picking by Janet Craig
  • A is for Apple by Megan Bryant
  • Our Apple Tree by Gorel Naslund
  • Dumpy's Apple Shop by Julie Andrews
  • Max & Mo Go Apple Picking by Patricia Lakin
  • From Seed to Apple by Anita Ganeri
  • A Was Once an Apple Pie by Edward Lear
  • Applesauce Season by Eden Lipson
  • Apples by Josephine Farmer
  • Apples, Apples Everywhere by Robin Koontz
  • One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples by Matt Ringler
  • Picking Apples by Margaret McNamara
  • Apple Picking Day by Samantha Brooke
  • Apples A to Z by Margaret McNamara

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Now Available...Online Tutorials!

The Niche Academy platform includes a set of ready-to-use tutorials for common services like OverDrive, Zinio, Hoopla, Rocket Languages,, Freegal, and more. Simply visit our webpage at and click on the 'Tutorials' tab on the right side of the page, and learn how to download ebooks & audiobooks, stream videos. learn a langugage, learn tech skills and more!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

A month when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. This observance was launched in 1987 to meet the challenge of then Secretary of Education William J. Bennett who said, "Let's have a national campaign...Every child should obtain a library card - and use it." Since then, thousands of public and school libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child does just that. ~ Chases Calendar of Events

These delightful picture books will remind you of the many reasons why our libraries are so special.
  • Froggy Goes to the Library by Jonathan London
  • Library Day by Anne Rockwell
  • Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
  • Splat the Cat & the Late Library Book by Rob Scotton
  • Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman
  • Homer the Library Cat by Reeve Lindbergh
  • Max and Zoe at the Library by Shelley Sateren
  • Spot Goes to the Library by Eric Hill
  • Library Lily by Gillian Shields
  • B is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet by Anita Preito
  • When the Library Lights Go Out by Megan McDonald
  • Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins
  • I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric Kimmel
  • Sam's First Library Card by Gail Herman
  • Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
  • Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
  • The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris
  • Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
Find additional titles on this topic and many others by visiting our Pinterest boards. You may also place a hold on books by clicking here.