Our library’s mandate is to provide a life long learning experience for the community of Longview. To ensure this, we encourage our patrons to use the inter-library loan system. This inter-library loan system is provided by the Marigold Library System, situated in Strathmore, Alberta. Under it’s umbrella, individual libraries in the surrounding areas are organized in a network serving the residents of south-central Alberta. This system allows the user to order books not available at our library.
I hope, too, that you are all aware that we have several computer terminals in the library, which all card holders are encouraged to use.
Via Videoconference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, there will be an author talk with Sandra Joyce. She is the author of The Street Arab, which is the story of a British Home Child. Ranging in ages from 1-18 years, impoverished children came from all parts of Britain to Canada in hopes of a better life. Their stories are a huge part of Canadian history, which to this day remains largely unknown. This will be a fascinating evening, so mark your calendars and sign up at the library or the bulletin board.
Library cardholders can now access the 3M Cloud library, a new downloadable eBook service. You can choose from over 2,000 new titles, including fiction, non-fiction and titles for young adults and children. Browse the collection anytime at www.tracpac.ab.ca. 3M works on a variety of mobile devices, PCs and Mac. You can download up to 10 titles at a time.
One of our many fundraisers is the collection of bottles and cans. Please drop your used ones off in the bin at the foot of the stairs, just outside the library door. We would very much appreciate these donations.
New books to the library are Driving With The Top Down by Beth Harbison, That Summer by Lauren Willig, Canada in the Great War,1914-2014, by Gwynne Dyer, (NF) and Death of a Texas Ranger by Cynthia Lea Massey (NF). There are several more, so come in and check them out.
If you are looking for a guaranteed good read, try the author Jodi Picoult. She is a master of domestic/courtroom drama and her books are carefully researched.They are thought provoking, but best of all, they are page turners. They deal with both medical and legal matters and moral issues of our day.