Thursday, September 18, 2014

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Have you received your Fall/Winter Parks & Rec flyer?  Be sure to look at the Windsor Locks Public Library pages for information on all of our upcoming events for September and October!  See our programs page for details the great events happening in the next few weeks.  You can register by call us at 860-627-1495.

Friday, 9/19 @ 7 PM:  History Group- Tracks in Time
Monday, 9/22 @ 6:30 PM:  Laughter Yoga
Monday, 9/29 @ 6:00 PM:  Tibetan Singing Bowls
Tuesday, 9/30 @ 6:30 PM: Bobcats
Saturday, 10/4 @ 10 AM:  Autumn Book Sale
Monday, 10/6 - Closed for construction
Tuesday, 10/7 - Closed for construction
Wednesday, 10/8 - Closed for construction
Monday, 10/13 - Closed for Columbus Day
Tuesday, 10/14 @ 6:30 PM - Ghostly Photographs
Wednesday, 10/18 @ 6:30 PM - Christie Capers Mystery Book Club
Monday, 10/20 @ 6:30 PM - Sitting Qi Gong with Meditation
Tuesday, 10/21 @ 6:30 PM - Around the World Book Club
Thursday, 10/30 @ 6:00 PM - Running a Successful Etsy Shop

In addition, we have story times and lots of great Fall events for kids.  Visit our Children's page for more information and to register your children for these programs.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

We will be closed Saturday, August 30 through Monday September 1 for Labor Day weekend.  Have a great holiday!

Please take care if you use the book drop over the long weekend.  Sometimes it gets overfilled and materials are left where they can easily be taken by anyone passing by.  The borrower is responsible for materials that are not secured, so if the drop appears to be full please do not leave your books or DVDs.  Call us on Tuesday if you have had a problem with the book drop and your materials are overdue as a result.

Remember, nothing is due over the holiday weekend, so why not wait until Tuesday and stop in and see us in person instead of using the book drop?

STATE PARKS PASS

Due to high demand, we have decided to limit borrowing of our State Parks pass to once per month per Windsor Locks family.  If you haven't borrowed the pass during a calendar month, you may call ahead to have us hold it for you for up to one hour.  If you have already borrowed the pass but it is still available just before closing on a Saturday we will allow you to take it a second time.

We apologize for having to restrict the pass this way, but we do feel that it will give every Windsor Locks Library card holder a better chance at borrowing it, especially since it is our most popular pass.

This policy does not apply to any of our other passes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

STATE PARKS ARE FREE THIS WEEKEND

Governor Malloy has announced that all state parks will be FREE this weekend, July 26 and 27.  Visit the DEEP web site at http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&Q=548366&deepNav_GID=1650 for more information!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

JOB SEARCH 101 CANCELLED

Job Search 101, a program designed to get those who have experienced a job loss back to work as soon as possible, has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.  The program was scheduled for Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room.  Anyone who is in need of help with job search techniques is invited to attend the Thursday Group, the sponsor of Job Search 101.  The Thursday Group meets every Thursday evening from 7-9 PM at the United Wesleyan Church at 55 North Main Street in Warehouse Point.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FOURTH OF JULY CLOSING INFORMATION

The library will be closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5, reopening on Monday, July 7 at 10 AM.  We encourage you to avoid using the book drop during the long weekend if possible since it gets full fast.  If you do find it full, please do NOT leave library materials where they can be stolen or damaged (they are your responsibility until they are actually IN the library).  Thanks you so much and have a wonderful and safe holiday with family and friends.

Our summer Saturday hours will begin on July 12.  We will be open 10-2 on Saturdays throughout July and August.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

OUR NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM

Our new computer system, which includes an exciting new online catalog, Encore, is finally in place.  Unfortunately, the glitches and changes that come along with installing any new computer application are still in high gear!  We want you to know how much we appreciate your patience as system problems are resolved at our central consortium office and our staff learns navigate this new system.  Some of the features that we enjoyed in our previous system are not working correctly yet, so please call us at 860-627-1495 or access your account to check due dates if you are not sure when your materials are due.

The following email and mail notices are still being set up and have not been sent out this week:

Courtesy (Almost Due) notices:  These are the email that remind you to return items.
Hold notices:  We will call you regardless, but email notices have not gone out so far.
Overdue notices:  Hopefully these will be produced soon, but in the meantime, check your due dates!

Encore has some great new features, including suggestions powered by Novelist, online articles related to your search, and advanced searching that includes choosing a library/department and format.  There is no need to check to see if Windsor Locks owns an item if you wish to place a hold because all holds are now consortium-wide.  You no longer need to wait for our copy to be returned!  If you designate Windsor Locks as your pick-up library the next available copy of the item will be sent to us and we will call you when it arrives.

If you plan to visit the library and want to find out if a particular book or DVD is here you can sort your search by location.

We will be publishing more tips, hints, and updates as time goes on.  Thank you for bearing with us!

Monday, May 12, 2014

PLEASE COMPLETE OUR NEW SURVEY!

We are conducting a new survey on your preferred reading formats! Do you find yourself using your eReader most of the time, or is good old print still your preference? Have you started listening to books? Has Large Print become more appealing? We want to know! Please complete our short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XNT72SK. You can also access the survey through a link on our home page. Thank you for helping us to serve you better!


 


Monday, May 5, 2014

MIKE COLANDRO ~ GOLF PROFESSIONAL & ENTERTAINER

We will be welcoming golf professional and entertainer Mike Colandro on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 PM.  Mr. Colandro will share stories of his unique experiences traveling and competing worldwide as well as talking about some of the tough times he has weathered, including personal loss and deteriorating health.  Copies of his book, Almost an Aussie, will be available for sale and signing at the program.  Please register by calling 860-627-1495.  Walk-ins will be welcomed if there are seats available. Join us!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

GOOD FRIDAY

Just a reminder that we will be closed tomorrow, Good Friday.  We will be open on Saturday from 10-5 as usual.

SALEM HEALTH: MAGILL'S MEDICAL GUIDE

The Windsor Locks Public Library is proud to offer Magill's Medical Guide: 7th Edition online and in our reference area.  This resource is available to anyone interested in researching health issues from abdominal disorders to zoonoses.  To access Magill's Medical Guide online, visit our homepage at www.windsorlockslibrary.org and click on the Salem Health: Magill's Medical Guide icon.  Try it here!

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When the Salem Health log in page appears, simply enter 22513 (the first 5 digits of your library card number if you are a Windsor Locks resident) to access up-to-date, accurate information on a variety of health topics.  Visit the library to browse through the print version if you prefer.

We have decided to make this resources available to all of our library users regardless of whether or not you live in Windsor Locks.  Be sure to visit Magill's Medical Guide and let us know what you think!

Friday, April 4, 2014

SEARCHING OUR WEB SITE

Did you know that you can actually search windsorlockslibrary.org using Findberry, our new site search engine?  If you are wondering about links to book reviews, clubs, cats, genealogy, or if "death" or "taxes" are ever mentioned on our site, just type a keyword into the Findberry search box at the bottom of our home page and find out!  Findberry doesn't search our PROGRAMS page because it is run by an external service, but you can find whatever you need on every other page on our site.  Check it out!