Wellington Public Library update for July, 2012

Libraries are not just for print books anymore and, like the world around us, libraries are keeping up with changes in technology. A new collection of 3M ebooks, in addition to the Overdrive collection, is now available at the Wellington Public Library! With one in five adults owning an e-book reader or tablets and smart phones, libraries are responding with downloadable ebooks. These ebooks are now available through the library’s catalog, http://wellington.aspencat.info

Gene Ann Trant, Director

Popular authors include Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and Stieg Larsson as well as Colorado authors like Connie Willis and Diane Mott Davidson. Children’s and young adult ebooks are also available. Readers can access the new ebooks with their library card. Ebooks can be found in the AspenCat catalog or at this link – http://ebook.3m.com/library/en/AspenCat/

The e-books can be checked out and downloaded without making a visit to the library. Once these books have been checked out, they can be downloaded to your computers and other reading devices. Ebooks eliminate concerns such as damaging or losing books. Since ebooks are returned electronically, there are no late fees. Information on downloading is available on the library’s website or by talking to a library staff member.

These ebooks are brought to you by the Colorado Library Consortium with a LSTA grant from the Colorado State Library. For more information, visit http://wellington.aspencat.info

It is not too late to join the 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big-Read.” Any child preschool through high school age is eligible to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Approximately 500 children and young adults have signed up. Registration for the reading program can be done at the library, from our website at http://wellington.colibraries.org or at https://well.readingrecord.org/.

Readers can choose from a variety of prizes for their first five hours of summer reading time. On July 9 the prizes for the second five hours of reading time will be available. Some of the prizes we are giving away include swimming, bowling, or miniature golf passes and food coupons. There will be drawings for those readers that read beyond ten hours. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that read three books and write a short book review on these books receives a First Choice Locker Pass, which gives the students the first choice of lockers on locker day at Wellington Middle School.

On July 17 at 10:30 a.m. Ann Lincoln’s Around the World Magic and Juggling show will be at the library. Ann has performed across Colorado and on television. She has performed at Taste of Colorado and Elitch Gardens. Her show includes expert juggling and circus skills, magic involving birds, bunnies and special guest, Ronald the Pomeranian puppy.

July 31 is our last summer reading program. At 10:30 a.m. we will have the Wellington Olympics, games and activities at Library Park. Back by popular demand are bubble games and the bubble pool.

The Friends of the Wellington Library are looking for new members. They meet on the first Monday of the month. For more information on membership contact MaryAnne Martell at 970-568-3401.

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers: Bring your preschoolers to the July preschool story and craft times. The dates in July are Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 24 at 11 a.m. Kids and adults always have a great time.

The library will be closed July 4 for the 4th of July holiday.

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