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Warm welcomes to our new Librarian Assistant, Abbie LaFountaine!
Abbie is a graduate of Martin High School and is currently finishing her Associates degree in Business. Abbie says she is so thankful and very excited to begin her job here at the library. In her spare time she spends time with her family and her dog, manages Abbie LaFountaine Photography and enjoys playing music on her guitar and mandolin. Stop in and welcome Abbie to our library family!
The library is hiring a Librarian Assistant!
You can find out the job description on our website HERE.
Denise posted her reason for leaving on https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FMartinJCWheelerLibrary%2Fposts%2F10213088317955330&width=500” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>facebook. Did you get a chance to see it?
While we are sad to see Miss Denise leave we are happy for her family and for her on the new change.
It does, however, mean we need someone new to come work at the library!
If you are at all interested, please stop in to the library to talk with Alicia or email us at love my library at live dot com. It’s a fun place to work, very flexible schedule and is offering $10 an hour for 20 hours a week of work.
Tuesday 10-5 (Toddler Time day!0
You would be required to work two or three Saturdays a month and in the summer our Saturdays and Mondays are very busy days with the Summer Reading Program and Teen Council.
Stop in and find out more about this great job in our wonderful community!
It’s the new year and it may be that reading is on your New Years Resolution list. Well, we are here to help.
A great time to get to know Goodreads is NOW. You can make yourself a reading goal for the year and it will keep track of the books you have read when you update your goodreads reading log. Check out your yearly reading goal on goodreads HERE.
Goodreads is such a great way to keep track of the books you have read! I know, the handy and ever with you notebook is helpful…but let me stress again how great and helpful Goodreads is! We use it constantly at the library and it’s probably the number one reason you think we are so knowledgeable on books…because we look on goodreads.
Well, except for Alicia. She really IS that knowledgeable about books! (and Denise is saying that, just so you know. Alicia would never pridefully say that but the truth is, Alicia knows her books! )
December is the slowest month EVER in book publishing. I have no idea why. My guess is that no one wants to go around promoting their book at the holidays. I think that’s why so many books come out in October…they promote them and then go home to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years with their families.
But then comes January. And man do we have a lot of new books for you!
Here at the library, we also began the very tedious makes a huge mess to make a big impact rearranging of the adult library books. Now they are ALL alphabetical (exception being Westerns and Science Fiction, where you can find them where they always have been located.).
When we are done, it would be a great time to stop in and browse the shelves. You’ll find all the authors all together and maybe you’ll discover a brand new favorite. How fun that would be!
But at the moment it’s just a mess and we are in need of coffee, motrin and a nap.
However, our new cart is still our new cart and you can find all these books in the new cart or on the top shelves of our children and Young Adult sections so stop in and read up!
(Click any book and you will be taken to our online catalog system where you can reserve these.)
What are you excited to read???
We have stacks of new books. Our new book cart is overflowing. Over over flowing. It REALLY needs you to come in and check out lots of books! On top of our great new selection we received a very generous donation of Christian Fiction books as well, a LOT of Amish and there are many complete series. Come check out stacks of books!
December is usually a pretty slow month for new books so it’s a great time to catch up on all the new fall releases.
For Christmas we will be showcasing a lot of Christmas books in the middle display but very soon we will be doing Staff Favorites and that is going to be so difficult because there have been SO MANY good new books out!
In other library news, we want to let you know that we have a new someone here at the library to help you with all your library needs! Soon we will be introducing Tamie to you all. We still have Alicia and Denise here, Regina had a chance to stay home with her family and we are so happy for her!
Our Online Library Catalog has been totally updated. I am going to attempt to now link all books to our website. Goodreads, how we still love it!, updated so sharing the books on our website to link you to goodreads to learn more about the book isn’t working anymore. Now you can link right to the Library catalog where you can reserve the book that’s here right from the site! You can also rate books, leave a review and BRAND NEW, register for upcoming library events so that you are emailed when the event is coming up!
Click any book cover to take you to the book on our website, click reserve and it will be at the front desk for you!
Check it all out here!