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Pottawatomie wabaunsee regional library

fall 2018 newsletter

 

For Immediate Release: September 02, 2018

FALL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

The 2018 Spring Preschool Storytime at the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library will begin regular sessions in September. Children ages 3 - 5 years old are encouraged to enroll. 

Storytime is a great time to visit the library. Every 30 minute storytime session offers participating children a program of storytelling, book reading, finger plays, games, and songs. Each week, parents and caregivers who bring their children to the program have the chance to network with each other and they can take a little time to browse our stacks for new books they want to check out.

Younger children attending storytime will be introduced to group participation, new books and stories, and the magic of storytelling. Older children will enjoy hearing old and new favorite stories and participating in group activities.

Class size is limited. Sign up now at the nearest Library location or call 785-437-2778 for St. Marys or the Mini locations; 785-765-3647 for Alma; 785-449-2296 for Eskridge or 785-889-4531 for Onaga to register your child.

A list of all current regular programing opportunities held at each of PWRL’s eight locations is listed below. Please plan to come join in these activities at the library soon, and feel free to bring your friends!!

PWRL Branches

Weekly Program

Days

Times

St. Marys, Alma, Eskridge, Onaga

Pre-School Storytime

Tuesdays

10:00 a.m.

Alma

Adult Craft – Yak & Yarn

Mondays

10:00 a.m.

Onaga

Grade School After School Activities

Wednesdays

3:30 p.m.

Onaga

Chess for All Ages!!

Wednesdays

5:00 p.m.

St. Marys

Children’s Movie

1st Thursday of  each month

4:30 p.m.

St. Marys

Escape Room Challenge for teams

Individually Scheduled

2 hour sessions

PWRL Minis

 

 

 

Westmoreland

Pre-School Storytime

Mondays

11:30 a.m. and

2:00 p.m.

Westmoreland

Teen Book Club

Saturdays

10:00 a.m.

Harveyville

 

Pre-School Storytime

Tuesdays

 

11:30 a.m. and

2:00 p.m.

Harveyville

Pre-School Storytime

Saturdays

10:30 a.m.

Alta Vista

Pre-School Storytime

Wednesdays

11:30 a.m. and

2:00 p.m.

Alta Vista

Adult Craft – Yak & Yarn

Wednesdays

1:30 p.m.

Olsburg

Pre-School Storytime

Thursdays

11:00 a.m. and

2:00 p.m.

 

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Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library Offers Digital eBooks and Audiobooks

Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere 

Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library has expanded its services to include digital eBooks and audiobooks. Library card holders can borrow and enjoy digital media anytime, anywhere by clicking the link on the library’s website at www.pottwab.org or visiting the Sunflower eLibrary site directly at www.sunflowerelibrary.org.

If you have a device that you can use to read digital content and want to try eBooks, or would like to have some new audiobooks you could listen to on your MP3 player or other device, then Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library has a great new service for you!

Users may browse the library’s digital content website, borrow titles with a valid library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets. The Sunflower eLibrary service is also compatible with Amazon Kindle devices. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! If desired item is already checked out, users can place a hold. They will be notified by email when the item becomes available. Library staff can always help you if you need assistance!

PWRL has contracted with OverDrive to provide patrons with this new access to digital content through the Sunflower eLibrary. This service is available in addition to statewide access provided by Kansas Library Card digital resources, such as the 3M Digital Library for eBooks and One Click Digital Library for digital audiobooks. Using Sunflower eLibrary patrons can easily browse and check out digital audiobooks and eBooks online. Best of all the service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so users are free to use it whenever their schedule allows!

The Sunflower eLibrary service is free for PWRL users with a library card. To get started enjoying digital eBooks and audiobooks visit www.sunflowerelibrary.org. Click the link at the top of the page labeled “Discover the Next Generation experience” for an overview, including a how-to video. Additional information, including a link to free software downloads, can be found by clicking the Help button on any page of this website. The OverDrive Media Console App is also available for free download from various app providers including the apple app store and the Google Play store. This app can be installed on many mobile devices and allows users to download content directly from the Sunflower eLibrary site to their device without the need of a computer to complete the transaction.

All PWRL locations, including libraries in Alma, Alta Vista, Eskridge, Harveyville, Olsburg, Onaga, St. Marys, and Westmoreland, have computers with high speed internet that patrons can use for free! If you’re ready to give digital eBooks and audiobooks a try but don’t have a computer or internet access you can do it all at the Library! Patrons may read or listen to eBooks or audiobooks at the Library, or bring their mobile devices and transfer checked out items to it.

This new service will allow PWRL to add thousands of popular digital items to the Library’s collection. Sunflower eLibrary also gives easy access to a huge collection of free public domain titles and don’t count against patron checkout limits. We are very excited to be able to offer this new option to our patrons!

If you don’t already have one, come get your Library card today! Your card is the key to gaining access to the over 100,000 physical items the Library has available to borrow through PWRL’s online library catalog, as well as around the clock Internet access to the new digital collection!

To explore this new resource, visit the Library website at www.pottwab.org and click the link for the service or visit the Sunflower eLibrary directly at www.sunflowerelibrary.org. For more information about the digital eBooks and audiobooks, or any aspect of library service, call the St. Marys Headquarters Library at 785-437-2778 or go to the Library website address listed above.                

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