This budget season has been fraught with unwanted excitement, but it is finally over. Library advocates are already beginning to prepare for next year, though, because the town and the library will probably be in the same situation. You can join them tonight at the municipal center at 7:00pm if you want to get involved.
Enough on that front, though. What else is going on? We're getting ready for an exciting summer reading program. One of the things we will be doing this year is offering a library passport. If you pick up a passport here and visit six other libraries in the Blackstone Valley--collecting their stamps--you'll be entered into a drawing for prizes. We'll have separate prize groups for children, teens, and adults. We'll also be pulling out the super reader lawn signs for our most voracious literati who want to tout their bookishness.
I've gotten a lot of feedback about Overdrive, and the desire for clearer, more accessible instructions. We now have updated pamphlets at the circ desk that have instructions and tips for using the software. Make sure to get the pamphlet that matches your device, though. We have one for Android, one for generic e-readers, one for Amazon kindles, and one for I-pads/phones/pods/whatevers.
Come check out Ancestry.com sometime, too. It's neat.
Thanks for Reading,