Happy National Library Week


We wish we could celebrate in person, but that is still not possible. This year the slogan for National Library Week was going to be “Find your place at the library.” With the introduction of Covid-19 into our communities and the dramatic changes in how we are all currently living our lives, that slogan has been flipped around to “Find the library at your place.” Here are some of the ways you can do that right now!

Online Library Books for Adults and Kids  All patrons may set up an account with GMLC Overdrive and download ebooks and audiobooks with a valid card. If your card expired, please send us an email with your current contact information(name, address, phone, email)  and we can get it renewed. Overdrive comes with a very helpful app called Libby. We recommend downloading to whatever device you’re using.  (It’s not yet available on Kindles.) If you need some help navigating with Libby, this booklet should help. Help with Libby. Let us know if you need more help.

Online Storytimes  Please visit the Library’s Youth Services page. Here you will find a link to a short storytime that Ms. Wendy recorded at the library on April 17. We have also provided links to Tumblebooks, a read-aloud platform for all ages and to Storyline Online which offers some excellent picture books read by authors and celebrities.

Continuing Education  Are you or someone in the family home from school and needing help with various subjects or certification programs? LearningExpress is a highly acclaimed eLearning platform that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, tutorials, occupational exploration, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more. Patrons will create their own account where they can keep track of modules explored. Brush up on your math, science or writing skills, study for the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, a variety of Allied Health Certifications, Firefighting, Plumbing and more. Explore the possibilities at Learning Express. Go to our Online Resources page for more continuing education opportunities.

Internet Access  Our wifi will stay on and patrons can access the internet from outside the building.

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