Library Happenings 12/13/2014

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Gifting an Electronic Device…
Chili Bowl…
Story Time…

Gifting-
This is the season for giving/receiving electronic devices such as e-readers, tablets, Kindles, mp3 players and smart phones. Since it is possible to borrow ebooks and audio books from MontanaLibrary2Go, we often see an increase in patrons needing assistance with their devices so they can use this service.

Please consider the following when giving a device: How might the recipient use the device – reading e-books or listening to audio books? Will the device be registered with the company in the recipient’s name? What kind of training/instruction might the individual need to operate the device? Does the recipient have an email address? If giving a simple e-reader, does the individual own a personal computer?

If you are a recipient of a new device and want to use MontanaLibrary2Go, please be prepared with the following before seeking a library staff person’s help: Have the device registered in your name and know any passwords needed for downloading apps. Have a functioning email address. Know how to navigate around on the device and be sure batteries are fully charged. If the device cannot download apps, you will need a personal computer with internet access to download software.

Hopefully this information will be useful as you enter the holiday season!

5th Annual Chili Bowl
Gather your team of no more than eight for a rousing evening of food, friends and fun, chili and trivia, that is. The Chili Bowl will be held at Jack’s Hangar on Friday, January 23, 2015. Please pre-register your team but you may purchase your tickets at the door. A $10.00 ticket includes a complete chili dinner and an entry fee for one person. This fundraiser benefits the Lewistown Public Library’s Summer Reading Program and has become a fun event to look forward to during those cold winter months. Get those thinking caps on!

Baby—Pre-school Story Time
Story Times for Babies & Toddlers, and Pre-school & Kindergarten-aged children will be held Friday December 19 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Babies and Toddlers meet with Nancy Bostrom in the upstairs meeting room. The older children meet with Lora Poser-Brown in the downstairs youth area. The next story time will be January 9, 2015.