Carrollton Public Library
One North Folger St.
Carrollton, MO 64633
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein
The Carrollton Public Library's mission is to be the hub of information, education and recreation for the community* * * * * * * The Carrollton Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 12th in observance of Mother's Day. We will reopen for regular hours on Monday, May 13th at 9 am. Happy Mother's Day!* * * * * * *
ARE YOU READY TO DIG THIS SUMMER?
The library now has the Summer Reading registrations available along with the newsletter than includes the calendar of events! Join us this summer as we "DIG into READING" and go "BENEATH the SURFACE", our themes for this year's Summer Reading Program. Think gardening, fossils, dinosaurs, archealogy, construction, mining, spelunking and scavenger hunts as the library hosts story times, craft and activities this summer. Stop by the library today to preregister your children! Kickoff event is scheduled June 1st!* * * * * *
Library Staff Highlight
Carrollton Public Library welcomes the newly hired Children/Circulation Librarian, Corina Thorne. Corina is a native of Mexico and speaks both Spanish and English fluently. Corina and her husband have three children and reside in Carrollton. Corina is excited to learn more about the library, our programs and services the library offers as she excels in customer service and computer technology. Look for the library to have more story times with a bilingual twist. Welcome to the library, Corina! Recepción a la biblioteca, Corina!
Say “Hola” to Miss Nette. Lynnette Cowherd is the library’s Summer Reading Program Manager this year. Lynnette, along with her husband and two teenagers, reside in rural Carrollton. Lynnette will bring 21 years of experience working with children of elementary ages as a Speech Language Pathologist in surrounding school districts. “Miss Nette” is known for her work with children with autism, speech, learning and behavior disorders in young children. Look for your child to learn while having fun this summer with Miss Nette.* * * * * * *The Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27th. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28th at 9 am.* * * * * *
SOMETHING TO DO? TOMFOOLERY? What? Did I hear you right? The library is now hosting "Something to do" game nights for adults on the last Friday of every month. Gamers, X-boxers, Wii fanatatics, board games, card games, who name it, the library will have it just for your entertainment. Starts at 7 pm, last til the last gamer quits or gives up, whichever comes first. "Tomfoolery Friday Night Game Night" is in addition to the regularly scheduled Tuesday's Tabletops board game nights. The first Tuesday of every month is the Tabletop Tuesdays where the entire family can attend and learn chess and strategic board games. The third Tuesday of evey month is an adults only night for boardgamers over the age of 16. Learn new strategies, have fun and snacks are always provided at all Libary's game nights. * * * * * * * *Does someone you know have an e-reader that they don't get or know how to use? Or maybe you are in the market to purchase an e-reader for yourself? If so, stop by the library as we have diferent versions of eReading devices on display so one could look before you shop. Ask the library staff about scheduling your tutorial if you already have a device and need to know how to download books from www.molib2go.org, the library's website for e-books and downloadable audio books.* * * * * * * *CPL has these new offerings from the NYTimes Best Seller's List:Fiction: Six Years by Harlen CobenThe Burgess Boys by Elizabeth StroutThe Striker by Clive CusslerThe Storyteller by Jodi PiccoultAlex Cross Run by James PattersonA Week in Winter by Maeve BinchyGone Girl by Gillian FlynnDamascus Countdown by Joel C. RosenbergThe Chance by Karen KingsburyCalculated in Death by J.D. RobbA Memory of Light by Robert Jorday and Brandon SandersonA Dance with Dragons by George R.R. MartinBreaking Point by C.J. Box
NON Fiction: Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly & Martin DugardAmerican Sniper by Chris Kyle
Thomas Jefferson by Jon MeachamNo Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin MaurerKilling Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly & Martin DugardRoll me up and smoke me when I die by Willie NelsonWaging Heavy Peace by Neil YoungUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandWild by Cheryl StrayedAs these titles are popular, please ask the circulation desk librarian to place a hold for a title that you wish to read. The Library staff will call you when it is available. Or click on the card catalog above, enter your patron ID, search the title you are interested in reading and place a hold yourself at home or on your mobile phone at www.carrollton.missourievergreen.org! * * * * * * * * * * * *The Carrollton Public Library is now highlighting the new online card catalog with our new automation system vendor, Missouri Evergreen and the consortium that we now belong. Searching for books and materials is easy at missourievergreen.org in our online catalog and also easy lookups are available in the consortium's member libraries. Patrons will now have the capability to mark items for hold or reserve at their convenience whether you browse at work, home or on your mobile. First off, you will need to know you patron ID number if you want to use this feature. Please call or stop by the library and the staff will assist you or give you a tutorial. As this system to new to staff, please be patient as we try to work out the kinks to offer the best customer service to you. Find the link to the card catalog at the top of this page or click here: https://carrollton.missourievergreen.org* * * * * * *The Library just placed an order for more content for our patrons at molib2go.org! If you see the orange sunshine symbol next to an item as an Overdrive Advantage, this means that this e-book has been provided by the Carrollton Public Library just for our patrons' use. New e-book titles can be found at www.molib2go.org now!***************The library will hold "petting zoos" for the patrons that are interested in eReading devices. Through the Missouri State Library grant funds, the library now offers individual or group session training on the different types of eReader devices. The training sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 1 - 8 pm by appointment or walk in. "HANDS-ON" sessions on different models of devices that include:
AMAZON's Kindle with keyboard, Amazon's Kindle Touch, Kindle DX, Kindle Fire
BARNES & NOBLE's Nook Simple Touch, Nook Glow and Nook Tablet
One hour training session will include "hand-ons" with the different models, price points comparison, molib2go.org website, followed by a Q&A period. NO preregistrations required! FREE training and you can shop before you buy!
In addition, the library will be offering E-Reader Services through the consortium of Missouri Libraries 2 Go (www.molib2go.org) training for those who already have a eReader device. Library staff will hand out bookmarks with your library patron number. Patrons will need to have their patron number to start the process of downloading ebooks and audio books. The Library will hold classes for patron e-readers to learn how the process will work. Call 660.542.0183 to schedule your class today! Get excited about the newest technology that your local library offers! Check out www.molib2go.org now!* * * * * * *CPL now offers TableTop Tuesdays! What are TableTop Tuesdays? It's an exploration of Chess and other strategic board games. It's a chance to hone your skills, learn new ones and most importantly, have FUN! TableTop Tuesdays is scheduled from 6 - 9 pm and will meet in the lower level of the library on the first Tuesdays of the month for family night and third Tuesdays of the month for the adults only (16+). Anyone interested in showcasing their skills and talents on the board is invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. * * * * * * * * *