Minneota Library News

Summer has been fun at the library

It has been a great summer at the Library. Kudos to all families and individuals that have been coming to the library, getting books to read, and attending the story hours. We had a variety of presenters and crafts, and great participation.
Our summer reading program continues through Aug. 31 with the grand prize drawing held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The goal to read at least 40 hours over the summer has been surpassed by many of the young readers signed up for our program. With each reading log that they have turned in, they have been able to enter their name for the drawing.
Thank you to those who attended our first reading in our “Minneota Connections” series. It was fun to see such a good turnout. Thanks to Sara Dovre Wudali and Michael Kleber-Diggs for sharing their poetry with us.
Please join us on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. to hear Dave Pichaske discuss his book, “Secret Places of Southwest Minnesota.” Dave will share with us his latest poetry as well.
What’s new at the library? We continue to add new and popular books in both the adult and juvenile departments. Minneota Library also offers digital resources provided through the Plum Creek Library System. The following databases have just been added: Auto Repair Source, Consumer Reports, Legal Information Reference Center, and Novelist Plus. If you visit the Minneota Public Library’s home page on the internet, you will find links to these online resources. Are you a crafter? Creative Bug is also available. These services are free to those with a library card.
Scholastic has added more digital resources. For the past year, we have had access (with a library card) to BookFlix, ScienceFlix and Watch and Learn. Now, we can use TrueFlix, FreedomFlix, and Teachables. Visit the webpage to read descriptions of these offerings. If you homeschool, you will find a great resource in Teachables.
More and more, libraries are offering electronic books to check out. Electronic books and audiobooks can be checked out on the Libby App that is available on the web page. Libby allows one to borrow e-books and audiobooks.
Lyon County patrons also have access to Hoopla, and we’ve been informed that Hoopla is now available on Roku. In addition to the movies and TV shows already viewable, hoopla’s Roku app now makes audiobooks available through a patron’s television. Patrons can access more content throughout the comfort of their home.

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