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This section contains specifics as to special services to readers that the Pioneer Library System provides through the hometown libraries.

Also includes regular articles highlighting the collections as well as book reviews written by staff and patrons.


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How do I have a children's book discussion?

The Pioneer Library System makes holding a book discussion as easy as checking out a kit! All you have to do is gather the friends and open the book. We do the all the rest for you!

PLS maintains multiple Discussion Kits for children that include at least 8 copies of the book, discussion questions, bookmarks, information about the author/actors, and fun activities to get children involved in the story and theme.  We even have discussion kits with movies!

So, if you or your children are interested in reading an great book with friends, Pioneer Library System has a kit that will bring the story alive.

To reserve a kit please place a hold in the catalog.


Book and Movie Discussion Kits

Each kit contains: Multiples Copies of the Books, One Copy of the Movie, Bookmarks, Discussion Questions on the Book, Author Information, Author’s Others Works, Information on the Movie, Actor/Actresses Information, Theme-Related Games/Activities.

book jacket for Because of Winn Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

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Delivered with love: the PSC

Book pages as heartHave you ever wondered how all of those great titles appear on the shelves of your library? It's all through the diligent work of the individuals at the Pioneer Service Center (PSC).

Sometimes the process begins when patrons suggest purchases that they would like the library to include in the collection. These requests are considered daily by the Pioneer Library System Material Selectors and are purchased if possible, because there is nothing that makes librarians happier than acquiring new material. The Selectors tirelessly review multiple book review publications and popular title listings and lovingly create a library collection that is eclectic and represents the diverse interests of the hometown library communities.

The orders are received by our approved list of book sellers and they begin the process of locating the books in warehouses across the world. Sometimes the process of locating a title to fill our requests may seem to take a while, but that time is necessary to insure a copy that will withstand the heavy use by many library patrons is delivered to the library shelves. As the orders are filled they are shipped to the PSC.

Read more: Delivered with love: the PSC

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