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!

New Magazines for 2015

Marshall Public Library subscribes to many print magazines and newspapers for the public to read. While the most current issue of magazines must stay in the library, all other issues are available for a two-week checkout. Print magazines and newspapers are available for browsing on the second floor.

Some of the new titles we have this year are American History, Bead & Button, Cat Fancy, Discover, Dog Fancy, HGTV, History, Tennis, Vegetarian, World Soccer, and Yoga. Magazines no longer available due to low usage or because the title is no longer being published are Advocate: Idaho State Bar Magazine, E:the Environmental Magazine, Jet, and Ladies Home Journal.

The library keeps microfilm copies of The Idaho State Journal from the present extending back to 1895. If you are interested in reading these older papers, come to the Reference Desk on the second floor and we will teach you how to use the microfilm reader. You may also digitally access more than 2000 magazine and newspaper titles through our Masterfile resource center. Ask a librarian today how to get started with this awesome resource!

Gaila Butikofer, Reference Supervisor

Meet Volunteer Becky

What do you like most about volunteering?

I like learning new things and seeing different areas of the library.

What brought you to the library to volunteer?

I work here and wanted to learn about different areas of the library from where I usually work. I wanted to understand more of the technical side of the library, in hopes that someday I will take some classes to certify in different areas of the library.

What are some of your favorite books, authors, or subjects? And why are they your favorites?

Some favorite books are: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, Cold Comfort Farm, and many more.

I like different genres. I like to read mysteries and some suspense; I like classics and old fashioned books. Some of my favorite authors are: Kate Douglas Wiggins, L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Alistair MacLean, Dorothy Gilman, Clive Cussler, Joanne Fluke, Nancy Atherton, and Alexander McCall-Smith.

What do you like to do when you are not Volunteering?

I love to cycle, play volleyball, play disc golf, read, spend time with my family and grandkids.

If you are interested in volunteering at the library like Becky, please visit our website and type your zip code into the widget, or call Kristy at 232-1263 ext. 100.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Book Sale

The Friends of Marshall Public Library (FOMPL) will hold their highly anticipated fall book sale in October! A wide variety of both paperback and hardback books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase. Paperback items will be sold for $1 each and hardbacks for $2. All remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday!

Hours for the sale are: Thursday, October 9 - 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday, October 10 - 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, October 11 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All sales are cash only; checks are not accepted. No barcode readers, please! All proceeds will be used to benefit the library. FOMPL is always looking for more friends so if you are interested in joining, ask at the checkout desk on the first floor.

Meet New Employee Laura

Laura Brink is a Michigander who graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in English Literature. Now, she enjoys her time in Pocatello with her husband and German Shorthaired Pointer, Ozzie (named after a Red Wings goalie, not Ozzy Osbourne-she gets that question a lot!). She loves outdoor activities, reading, writing, watching the Red Wings, and jogging with her pup. Her favorite book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Laura's ideal moment is drinking a cup of coffee while reading a suspenseful book or a book with a heartbreaking ending. She has a weakness for sugary treats and a tiny obsession with sloths.