Monroe Library Blog

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Year's Reading

Check it out (as we say in the library biz):

New magazine subscriptions for 2010 at the Monroe Library

Cloth, Paper, Scissors
Gold Prospector
Hobby Farms Home
Knit Simple
Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade
Shop Smart
Sports Northwest
and, for kids:

Something to inspire everyone.
Come take your pick.
At the library.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's COLD Out There

When the mercury takes a dive, hop on in to your local library.

We've got DVDs you can share with your snuggle bunny,
dance-music on CDs to wiggle & warm your toes by,
recipe books for making the perfect eggnog
and dictionaries you can use to look up "nog".
(What DOES it mean?)

We've got warm-weather armchair travel adventures.
(Fiji in February, anyone?)
How about a hot bestseller?
Or maybe you need to research a good electric blanket
and want to see the safety ratings.

Come on down
....................and slosh on in.
It's w-a-a-a-a-arm in here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Without Libraries....

> A self-described illiterate person needing to apply online for unemployment benefits.

> An older adult, new to computers, needing to set up an email account before she could apply for a job.

> A local employer who receives resumes from jobseekers who don’t have the computer (or, often, the computer experience) needed to use his company’s online application system.

> A retired gentleman, subsisting on the declining value of his fixed income, wanting to turn his hobby into a business.

> A homemaker, in the midst of a job search, interested in volunteering here as a way to bolster her resume.

Without libraries, where would these people have gotten assistance?

These are all real people who came to us for help, just in the last month.

Real people.

................................... Like you.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Like me.


So much more than just books.