January in the Greeley County Library

January will keep the librarians busy! We have several school classes scheduled to come in to check out books. We also read a story to the elementary classes when they come in for books.

The librarians will be attending several training sessions throughout the month via Zoom. This helps us keep up-to-date on various technologies and tools we use as librarians.

We are also proud of our Director, Ronna Schmidt, who is 2nd Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of our consortium of libraries, the Southwest Kansas Library System. She will be attending the January meeting in Dodge City. Some meetings throughout the year will be via Zoom and some in person. Ronna is a great advocate for our library!

Listen to Audiobooks Free!

Do you like listening to audiobooks? The State Library of Kansas offers a free audiobook checkout service through the Cloud Library app. If you want to start a new account, we can help you right now! You need a State Library card, which we can set up for you (also free for Kansas residents). For more information click here: https://kslib.info/131/cloudLibrary or call or come into the library.

New Resource Offered by State Library of Kansas

The State Library of Kansas has added a new science resource, Today’s Science, to the Student Research page of their website. Free resources on this page work by verifying your Kansas internet provider address. Look for a link on our website to go directly to Today’s Science.

Hours & Current Services

The library is currently on Fall/Winter Hours. At this time adult computers are available for patron use. Video games will remain off for now, and toys will remain put away. We have a lot of new books and movies you and your family will enjoy. We are also able to borrow materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan. See you at the library!

Online Card Catalog

Want to see what books or authors we have in our library?

Our library has an online card catalog which you can use with handheld devices such as tablets and phones, as well as laptops and other computers. The URL is:

https://swkls.agverso.com/home?cid=swkls&lid=grco

Once you are at the site you can add an icon to your home screen on an Iphone or Android phone for future use.

You can search the catalog without your library card number, but for other functions such as seeing what you have checked out, making lists, etc. you will need to sign in with your library card number and last name. If you don’t remember your library card number, give us a call, we’ll be happy to help you out!

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Cloud Library App

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Cloud Library is a free ebook app available to patrons through the State Library of Kansas.  It gives you access to a wide variety of books for both adults and children. There are also  audiobook titles available on the site. If you don’t yet have the app, call or come into the library and we’ll be happy to help you get started!

 

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