Axis 360 App Update

An interim update for the Axis 360 app rolled out earlier this week. May 20, 2015.
Updated versions of the Axis 360 apps for iOS and Android are now available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Added Features:
•Filtering to your Preferred Digital Format:
◦Users can now filter search and browse results lists to display only titles that are available in their preferred reading format
◦For returning users, your format filter settings are retained in the app
•Filtering by Availability:

Register Now for Summer Reading.

Registration for Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Program will be held May 18- May 30 at the library.
Who: (Pre-k- 4th Grade) & (5th-8th Grade)
The Edward Chipman Public Library launches its Read to the Rhythm! Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2015. During the next few weeks, the library will host a range of free activities to encourage and support a love of reading. We've planned a wonderful program for kids to make the library a great place to read, learn and discover what’s available for their enjoyment.

Book Club

The library's monthly Tuesday Night Book Group always welcomes new members. Join us for monthly discussions or sit and listen to what others have to say about what they‘ve read. It is a great way to branch out and find new authors, new titles or simply enjoy other viewpoints on reading the same book.
•When: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM.-7:30 PM.
Join us for every session or any session, even if you haven't read our monthly book pick.

Read to the Rhythm!

The Edward Chipman Public Library launches its Read to the Rhythm! Summer Reading Program Registration on May 18-30. During the summer reading weeks, the library will host a range of free activities for children and Jr. High students, that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.
Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.

Online Catalog Convenience

Did you know....our collection is available online through our Library Catalog? Anyone may browse the catalog to see what items we have. Items may be searched by title, series, author or subject. It shows if the item is available or checked out. Hardcover, paperback, VHS, DVD, Audio Cassette, magazine, Axis360 ebook and Acoustik audio are clearly identified. If you are looking for a specific type and don't want all the titles to scroll through, go to the WHAT'S NEW tab. Here you may choose the type, as well as, a time frame, up to 2 months.

Searching for Early Library History

We are seeking information on the history of the library to preserve for historical purposes. In particular, we are hoping to verify that the library was used as a hospital during the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic. It seems to have been referred to as the Momence Red Cross Hospital.

If anyone has any photographs or newspaper articles pertaining to the early years of the library, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to scan or photocopy them to add to the library files. Originals will be returned to the owner.

New Books

New books may now be viewed in the library's online catalog by clicking the Catalog Tab on this page. Scroll to the "What's New" selection. Select a date range to review a week, a month, etc.
The feature allows members to see recent additions or replacement titles in the library collection.
The results are color-coded: if the title is currently available for checkout, the background color is green.
Otherwise, the background color is red/pink.
When logged-in, members may easily place their own reserves from the Reserves Tab.

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