Video Gaming at the library!

Our XBox One will be fired up for the first time on Tuesday September 2nd. Please see a condensed version of our gaming policy and rules of conduct below.

Game times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:30 and Saturdays 9-12:30. The system will be shut down 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Ages 9+ are welcome to use the gaming system. Children under age 9 must play with a parent or legal guardian.
The library’s full gaming policy and rules of conduct must be read before initial use of the system and a form must be signed. If the user is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must come to the library and sign the form. Parents or legal guardians will be financially responsible for any loss or damage caused by the minor.

A more detailed version of the gaming policy and rules of conduct will be at the library circulation desk.

We are so excited for this new activity!!

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Labor Day

The library will be closed MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST for Labor Day.

 

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LibraryAnywhere App

New Mobile Interface for the NExpress Catalog

By now, you may have noticed that the NExpress catalog look has changed. Those changes are not just skin deep, however! This new look provides a lot of new functionality, including the ability to work seamlessly on any mobile device. This means that the Library Anywhere application that we’ve been using to provide mobile access to our catalog is going to go away. You can still have one-click access to the catalog from your mobile device, though!

For people with an Android tablet or phone:

Navigate to the http://catalog.nexpresslibrary.org page in your browser
Press the menu button and select “Bookmarks”
Select “Add”
Customize (call it whatever you want) and click OK
Press and hold the bookmark you just created, select “Add Shortcut To Home”
From CNET – http://www.cnet.com/how-to/adding-one-touch-bookmarks-to-your-androids-home-screen/

For people with iPhone or iPad:

Open Safari, navigate to http://catalog.nexpresslibrary.org
Tap the “share” button on the bottom menu bar (an icon of a box with an arrow sticking out the top
Tap on “add to home screen”
Give the new shortcut a name, confirm the URL is correct
Tap “add” to add to your home screen
From GottaBeMobile – http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/11/23/use-safaris-reader-mode-ios-7/

From the mobile browser on your device, you can check your account, place and check on holds and search the catalog – just like you do from your desktop browser.

Princess Party!

princesspartyUPDATE:  THERE ARE NO OPEN SPOTS LEFT FOR THE PRINCESS PARTY BUT DON’T WORRY!  WE HAVE MANY MORE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS COMING SOON!

The Eudora Public Library invites you to our first annual Princess Party on Saturday, September the sixth at promptly one o’clock p.m.

A royal lunch will be served followed by crafts and a special dessert.

Admission for the Princess Party is $5.00 per person. There is a limited number of spaces. If you would like to attend, please fill out an attendance card and turn it into the front desk (payment due at that time).

We hope to see you there!

Your hostess,
Miss Lindsey Sanchez

Librarian of the Month: August

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Name: Mindy Frehe
Department/Title: Teen/YA Services
Book you’ve always meant to read but haven’t: I keep thinking one day I will read War and Peace, but always seem to have something else I want to read first.
Book you’ve read too many times to count: Discounting the books I read a thousand times to my girls when they were little, I would have to say Little Women.  I have read it multiple times, and each time I take something new from it.
Favorite genre: I like and enjoy a wide variety of books from different genres, but most often it is romances that I turn to.  What can I say, I am a romantic at heart!
Do you currently have any overdue items or fines? Not that I am aware of, but I will plead the fifth as to whether I have EVER had fines and/or overdues!
Your favorite book from childhood? When I was a wee lass, my favorite was The Elves and the Shoemaker.  I love the illustrations and the happy ending. I remember my first chapter book, because it was also the first book that made me cry.  It was called The Five Little Peppers, and it has been lent to me by some friend of my parents.  I think that finding an emotional connection with that book was the true beginning of my love affair with books.
What superpower would you like to have? Wow, that’s tough to decide. I would want a power that would allow me to have the time, energy, and good health to do all the things I still dream of doing!
What is your favorite place to eat/shop/hang out? My favorite pace to eat?  That wold probably be Panera.  I love soup and a sandwich.  My favorite place to shop? I guess that would be the Plaza, I love stores with house and home goods.  My favorite place to hangout?  I was happiest in my home, surrounded by my family either watching movies or playing games.
Interesting bonus fact(s) (special skill? volunteer experience? Etc: I enjoy traveling.  I have been to Bogata, Columbia; Bangor, Wales; and Dublin, Ireland.  I am currently saving up for a trip to Paris, France.