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Book lockers now available at four branches

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The Main, Rooker, McMath, and Terry branches now have book lockers available as a hold pick-up location.  These lockers give you a chance to check out your holds at your convenience, even if the best time for you is when the branch is closed. You’ll need to choose a locker as your pick-up location when you place your hold(s). 

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

Update- beginning May 26, all books will be $1. (this excludes rare books). Open Friday May 26, Saturday May 27, Tuesday May 30, and Wednesday May 31.

We’ve been saying that the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square would close soon and it’s finally happening. We’re in the last month and while we’re all sad to see it go,

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Take Action for Libraries Day

Libraries make communities better because it's the nature of the library to help, to want others to succeed and have access to information and resources. We take action when we see barriers and inequities that others refuse to acknowledge. So today, we’re asking library supporters everywhere to Take Action for Libraries.  

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Overdrive is now Libby

If you download ebooks or audiobooks, you’re probably already familiar with Overdrive and Libby. Overdrive is the parent company for Libby. The OverDrive app for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/10 will be sunset on May 1, 2023. After that date, users who try to access the CALS collection in the app will receive a message informing them they need to upgrade to Libby.

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May is AAPI Heritage Month

May is AAPI Heritage Month, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The reason May was chosen comes back to two important dates; May 7 and May 10. May 7, 1843, marks the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States.

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National Library Outreach Day

Because the work of librarianship often extends beyond the stacks of books and the walls of the library building, outreach is an important part of what we do.

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National Library Workers Day

Happy National Library Workers Day! Today we honor and recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers of all kinds. You might think library workers just read all day. Most library workers do love to read, but there’s definitely more to the story!

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