Library News and Announcements
The latest news from your local library
Recent donations have been made to the library in memory of Marilyn Faust, Don Hoggatt, Betty Martin and Avis Miller.
On April 9, Newman Regional Library District will become one of 427 libraries in central and southern Illinois to share their automated catalog. This will bring a few minor changes to our library users.
Read all summer long for rewards and work your way from Private Eye to Super Spy. For every book (or 30 pages in a chapter book) you read you get one book buck to spend in our “Spy Shop” or you can purchase Lottery Tickets for a chance at a bigger prize. Get a bonus Lottery Ticket for every 25 books you read. We will have three lottery drawings: on June 11, July 9, and at the End of Summer Party in August. 837-2412 for more info or to register. (If you are in second grade or older you must read books within your AR range.)
Tackle the mysteries with Anna Williamson on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m. starting June 4.
Join your friends for a class full of discoveries and mysteries with Marylee McGee on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. starting June 4.
4th -6th graders under the guidance of Kelli Maxwell will try to solve a variety of mysteries using various CSI type activities.
Three classes are offered this month: a continuation of our Introduction to Computers, a class in MS Word, and a couple of sessions to get you started on Ancestry.com.
Newman Regional Library District Receives “Business and Libraries Working Together” Grant from Illinois State Library to Help Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Need help writing a resume? Want advice on what jobs you might be qualified for? Would a practice interview help you be better prepared? Newman Regional Library District now offers JobNow, a subscription service that will do all that and more for you from a library computer or your home.
Readers now have a choice of a new selection of books that the library has purchased for the E-Reader. When you check out the reader you automatically get the books. Or you can still select your own from MyMediaMall and we will put it on the reader for you.
If you have wanted to use our subscription databases from home, but didn't have the password, your troubles are now over!
NRLD patrons now have free access to this new resource about all things related to your health. All patrons can access the site with the library's password for free. Contact the library to get the password.
As of 9/24/09, we changed the passwords for Ancestry.com, ConsumerReports and NoveList. Contact library by calling, emailing, or use the meebo screen on the right of this page to get the new passwords.
Friends and family members of local residents have donated money to purchase items for the library in memory of their loved ones. This list covers items for 2008.