Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Catalog Interface!

As of August 26nd, you will notice a new look to the MORE catalog! It will be comparable to online-shopping on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. These are features that many have requested to make searching easier --but if you like the old version, don't worry because it's not going anywhere! You will simply want select the link"Classic Catalog" underneath the search bar.

Search results will now look something like this:

If you have any questions or would like a librarian to go through using the new catalog with you, stop into the library during regular open hours or give us a call.

Summer Reading Wrap Up

How much tape does it take to put up all of those decorations we have up during the summer?


And having made those big tape balls means one thing: Summer Reading is officually over for us here at AMPL. The walls look little bare and the whole library feels a little empty, but never fear! We will soon be back to feeling like our old selves!

Numbers felt a little low for programing this summer, but those who attended the weekly SRP programs in Tuesdays and the sporadic Teen programs had a lot of fun! Our weekly movies got a lot of attention, with over 20 people at our final movie of the season!

Everything wrapped up last Friday at Lake Eau Claire, we had a special guest presenter showing us various science experiments! Those who completed the required Reading Logs also received their free book, and attendees got their goodie bags for participating in the summer's events.

 Teens who returned reading logs also received a draw-string pack with items like a water bottle, candy, book marks, and a pen. Kelli H., for being our Top Reader received a free book and bookmarks for her reading endeavors.

And last but not least, adults who participated in the Carnival Cards weren't forgotten --everyone who turned in slips received either their choice of water bottle (which went quickly!) or a useable book bag.  Others also won their choice of puzzle book, and "grand prize" winners won a Gift Card to Gordy's!

All-in-all, we think it was a pretty successful summer! We're already really excited for next year's themes: Every Hero Has a Story (Children), Unmask! (Teens), and Escape the Ordinary (Adults). But don't wait that long to come in and see us! We'll be continuing our awesome programing this fall with our Reading Garden Open House on September 13th at 1 PM, and Curt Strutz of "Paranormal Generation" will be visiting us again soon! Check our Calendar (which, if you're seeing this on our webpage is slightly up and to the right) or ask at the front desk to see what programs we have coming up!