Wednesday, August 7, 2013

We Bid a Fond Farewell

Bonnie Reed retires

I came to Marshall Public Library on August 1, 2000. I worked at the Circulation Desk for the first five years. I enjoyed working with the patrons. I have been upstairs in Technical Services for eight years. I love unpacking and processing the new books. I also do mending, catalog magazines, clean discs, etc., and help with ordering the supplies we need.

I have loved working here! I plan to spend more time with my family and friends when I retire. I enjoy playing the piano, reading, doing embroidery, and crocheting. I have many other projects in my house that I might now have time to do.

I will continue to collect lighthouses. I’m thinking about a trip to the Oregon Coast next year. I’ve enjoyed my time here at Marshall Public Library. I will miss my coworkers, especially Tammie and Sheri.

Caralee Workman moves to a new career

What a fun five years I’ve had! Although I am excited to move on in my chosen career of education, I am very sad to be leaving the library staff. I have met many great people and have built lasting friendships.

The library is a wonderful place with amazing patrons and it’s a great environment you can bring the whole family to. I loved teaching the various community education classes, and I especially loved helping patrons one on one with their various tablets and e-readers while promoting our e-books. I will miss this place and the people I associated with on a daily basis. Thank you, everyone, for the great memories.

Katlynn Marchant enters ISU program

A familiar face will be leaving the Circulation Desk at the end of this month. Starting this fall, Katlynn Marchant, one of Marshall Public Library’s Circulation Librarians, will be attending Idaho State University’s Dental Hygiene Program.

Katlynn tells us, “I have enjoyed my time working here at the Marshall Public Library. I will miss working with and serving the wonderful community of Pocatello. I have loved getting to know the wonderful people that come here and I have learned much from interacting with them during my time here. I am sad to be leaving such a wonderful place, but I am excited for the challenges and the opportunities that await me in furthering my education and completing my degree program.”

World Book Goes Digital

World Book has burst out of its binding, gained an electronic edge, and Marshall Public Library wants to plug you in. Now more than just a set of books, World Book is a dynamic, multi-faceted online study aid and reference tool for kids of all ages.

On Wednesday, August 21, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m., Marshall Public Library hosts World Book representative John Ybarra, in hourlong seminars that showcase the dizzying array of online features designed to give any student an edge in life, both inside and outside the classroom. From tips on writing a paper and citing sources to managing money and finding a job, World Book has all the answers.

These seminars are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 232-1263 ext. 106.

Trent Clegg, Reference Librarian

Library Card Sign-up in the Community

As summer winds down, the library is shifting gears in preparation for National Library Card Sign-up Month in September.

Through the end of August, librarians will be out and about registering new library card patrons! Keep an eye out for your friendly neighborhood librarians at Back to School nights for elementary school students and at Idaho State University’s annual community event Welcome Back Orange and Black on August 26!

All that is needed to start an account with the library is a valid photo ID with your current address. The library’s booth at Welcome Back Orange and Black will also feature a fun game of trivia, information on our library, and prizes!

Jamie Bair, Circulation Supervisor