Monday, December 1, 2014

Shortened Hours in December

The library will have shortened hours throughout December and will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m Monday through Saturday. The shortened hours will allow library staff to complete projects and attend  trainings. The library will also be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1.

We will resume our regular hours of 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday on Friday, January 2, 2015.

Closed for Inventory December 8-13

The library will close December 8-13 for inventory. During this time, the librarians will check the items on library shelves against what the catalog records show the library owns. You may still return items in the outside drop box, but no items will be due during this week.

Due to the upcoming inventory, no new interlibrary loan requests will be accepted through December 13. The library will open again at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 15, and new interlibrary loans may be
submitted at that time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

New December Displays

The holidays are a time for sharing, and the staff of Marshall will be sharing their favorite Christmas decorations with the public during the month of December. Each staff member will contribute a piece for the display with a write-up sharing why that particular decoration is meaningful to them. This special holiday treat will be housed in the display cases on the Reference floor near the elevator. Come share some holiday cheer with your friends here at Marshall Public Library.

After learning a little more about your librarians, step over to our other display and find out how well you know Idaho. To increase awareness of just how great a state Idaho is, Marshall Public Library is launching Idaho Counties, a display highlighting a different county in Idaho each month. This state is famous for its potatoes and great natural resources, but did you know it also has castles, has hosted major movie premieres, and has played a significant part in many historic events? This fascinating display launches in December and will begin by featuring wonderful Washington County.

  Trent Clegg, Reference Librarian

Learn a New Language with Pronunciator

If you are studying a language in school or if you simply enjoy the challenge of learning a language on your own, check out Pronunciator on Marshall Public Library’s website.

This online language-learning system is free for all library patrons. With 80
of the world’s most popular languages and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a combination of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.

Designed to meet the language-learning needs of our entire community, Pronunciator offers five possible levels of instruction for each language covering vocabulary, verbs, simple sentences, and conversation; one level is designed specifically for tourists and business travelers. Each course also has up to 350 hours of audio lessons which patrons can download to a portable device or burn to a CD. Appropriate for children as well as adults, teachers and parents can feel confident referring students to Pronunciator for supplemental instruction.

“Pronunciator is one of our most popular databases,” said Gaila Butikofer, Reference Department Supervisor. “There are many reasons a person learns a language—for work, travel, school, or just for fun—and Pronunciator truly has something for everyone.”

Stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor for an introduction to Pronunciator, or access the program through the library website at www.marshallpl.org. For more information or assistance, please contact the library’s Reference Department at 232-1263 ext. 106.

 Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Food for Fines November 17-22

Bring canned goods to the Circulation Desk November 17-22 in exchange for waiving your fines!

1 can = $1 in overdue fines waived. Be sure to bring your library card. No outside drop-offs, please. No repackaged, perishable, or expired food.

All donations will go to the Idaho Food Bank.

* Food for Fines does NOT include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, collection agency fees, card replacement fees, or future overdue fines.

*If you have replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, please ask about setting up a payment plan at the Circulation Desk.

Shortened Hours in December

The library will have shortened hours throughout December and will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m Monday through Saturday. The shortened hours will allow library staff to complete projects and attend trainings. The library will also be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1.

We will resume our regular hours of 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday on Friday, January 2, 2015.

Closed for Inventory December 8-13

The library will close December 8-13 for inventory.

During this time, the librarians will check the items on library shelves against what the catalog records show the library owns. You may still return items in the outside drop box, but no items will be due during this week.

Due to the upcoming inventory, no new interlibrary loan requests will be accepted November 22-December 13. The library will open again at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 15, and new interlibrary loans may be submitted at that time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!