Informed Holiday Shopping - Free Access to Consumer Reports

Do you have lots of shopping left to do? Want to make an informed decision about electronics, household items or, even, automobiles? Why not check out the library's FREE access to Consumer Reports? You can read full-text reviews via our electronic database from the comfort of your own home. Remember, you can always call your local branch if you need any assistance navigating our Online Resources.

There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question

Many patrons walk around confused, unsure how to find what they want. They don’t know what all those orange envelopes hold or even where to put the books they decide they don’t want. Remember: there is no such thing as a stupid question! Even ‘Where is the bathroom?’ is a great question if it keeps you from vomiting on the floor or having some other kind of ‘accident’, if you know what I mean.

November Shipwrecks to Remember

“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they called "Gitche Gumee."
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
when the skies of November turn gloomy.” – Gordon Lightfoot

Well, as we prepare to move into December, I found myself reflecting on famous events that have happened in the month of November. One of the events that always comes to mind for me when I think of November is the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Although, I have to admit that my only attachments to the event are the Gordon Lightfoot song and also the mystery surrounding the ship’s sinking. The story is such a tra

Things I Am Thankful For

As we approach Thanksgiving celebrations, I want to share with the Northwest Library Community the things I am grateful for as the Branch Librarian. Firstly, the Friends of the Northwest Library. This group of dedicated and determined volunteers raise so much money for the library. They host three book sales per year, keep the ongoing book sale up and running, sort the volumes of donations, contribute to programming, share ideas and knowledge about local community contacts and are some of THE nicest people I know. Secondly, volunteers! The library currently has 14 on staff, but we have well OVER 400 volunteers of various ages and various levels of donated time. They help us with library services, help to keep us a clean and well-oiled library machine. We could not do it without them.