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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Attention Library on the Go users

Two “eReading Rooms” have been added to Library on the Go, the library’s digital book catalog. One is for juvenile readers, and one is for young adults. All Library on the Go content is still available from the main page, but in these special “rooms,” only juvenile or young adult content is accessible. The links for these rooms can be found midway down Library on the Go’s main page, labeled “Kids Collection” and “Teen Collection.”

Library Services

The Forsyth Public Library has access to more than 10 million items from 525 public, school, special and academic libraries through the Illinois Heartland Library System. These items include books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs and more. It’s possible for patrons to place a request on any item in person or online and have that item delivered to the Forsyth Public Library, ready to be checked out and enjoyed.

There are two services available for people using electronic reading devices. The 3M Cloud service has almost 7,000 eBooks that can be checked out, and the Library on the Go service features both eBooks and eAudiobooks.

The library is a member of Zinio, an electronic magazine consortium, which means that patrons can check out an unlimited number of magazines to their computer or electronic reading device. The magazine remains on your computer or electronic reading device until you choose to delete it. You can access Zinio from the “Materials Search” tab on the Forsyth Public Library homepage.

The library also subscribes to Freegal, a free legal music service. All you need is your library card number and password to access almost 7 million songs. There is no software to download, just click and play. A link to Freegal can be found under “Materials Search” on the library’s homepage.

If you have any questions or would like a demonstration of any of these services, please feel free to call or come in to the library.

VolunTeens

VolunTeens, the teens and ’tweens who provided assistance with the library’s summer activities, were given a big thank you with a pizza party and game day on July 31. There were 16 VolunTeens who assisted with the 2014 summer reading program, and they volunteered a total of 316 hours.

Stories, Rhymes and Crafts

Storytime returns on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. and continues each Thursday through Nov. 20. This fun series for ages 3 to 5 includes stories, rhymes, crafts and other activities. No registration is necessary.

Baby TALK and Kids Talk

Baby TALK sessions will continue every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. For the month of August, the library is also offering Kids Talk on Wednesdays during Baby TALK. This is intended to help families with older children who want to attend Baby TALK, but families without Baby TALK youngsters are also invited to attend. Families with children ages 4 to 8 are welcome to bring their children in for reading and parachute play. No registration is necessary. 

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