Nooks for Checkout?

Exciting news, everyone!  In the next couple of weeks here at Northwest, we will be launching a pilot program in which we will begin circulating Nook Simple Touches to interested patrons. 

In total we will have six Nooks in circulation - three of which will be YA-oriented, preloaded with popular YA titles and most of the titles from the 2013 Lone Star Reading List, and three of which will be adult-oriented, preloaded with highly requested and other popular adult fiction and non-fiction titles.

The Nooks will check out for two weeks at a time, with one renewal allowed if there are no other patrons on the waitlist to check one out.  To check out a Nook, you must present us with your library card at the desk, have had the card for at least 30 days, be at least 12 years of age, be in good standing, and fill out a form in which you agree to abide by the Nook Circulation Policy.

It may be a couple of weeks before the program starts up, but in the meantime feel free to stop by and reserve one.  We'll have a sign-up sheet at the front desk.  We're looking forward to it, and we hope that you are as well!

Let The Games Begin

It’s almost time for Game Day Frenzy and we are starting things a bit early this year. We will have Game Day Frenzy on a biweekly basis starting March 13th and continuing through May 22nd. The program will be held in the meeting room from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  All are encouraged to stop by and play some games.  If you have any suggestions for ipad or ps2 games, leave a comment below.

Spring Cleaning 101

 

March 20, 2013 marks the beginning of spring, and with it many spring things. It's the time when you can bring out your swimming suits again, sport those spectacular sun glasses, wiggle your toes in the sand at the beach, and start your spring cleaning! Ok, that last one didn't sound very appealing but there is really no point in avoiding it. I know spring cleaning is just not one of those fun things you wish to do but do not fret because your local library is here to help. Below is a list of books that can give you great tips on de-cluttering and decorating. Give your home a fresh start this spring and stop by the library and check out these helpful books.

501 Decorating Ideas Under $100

The Clutter-Busting Handbook 

House Works 

1000 Sensational Makeovers 

301 Decorating Projects & Ideas 

 

Perspectives on African American History

We are about to come to the end of the month of February. As we all know this is Black History Month. Looking into Black History, I ran into a resource called Perspectives on African American History. This resource features accounts and descriptions of Important, but little known events in African American History. These events are recalled often by those who were witnesses, participants, or have viewpoints about historical developments shaping the contemporary black world. It was such a delight I thought I would share it with northwest patrons.

 

Current Issues

Did you know that the library maintains an up-to-date selection of magazines and periodicals?  Whether you are looking for fashion advice, sports news, or celebrity gossip, chances are, we have something for you.  Newspapers and current magazine issues may be read in the library but cannot be checked out.  For those patrons who are interested in local news, we carry bulletins and newspapers from our surrounding community.  You can also enjoy digital editions of some periodicals on one of our three ipads.  If you haven't used an ipad before, swing by the circulation desk and check one out.