John Green's Birthday
John Green, a popular writer and YouTube sensation, was born on August 24, 1977. He has been awarded the Michael L. Printz Award and the Stonewall Honor Book in Children & Young Adult Literature award. He has also been recognized as a #1 best selling author of the New York Times Bestseller list. If you're interested in reading his heart wrenching tales, check out the following list of some of his books:
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Back to School Services 2013
It's that time of year again! School is about to start, and the library offers several great resources for kids and teens while they start the upcoming academic year. Check out the information below about some of our databases and tutoring opportunities that are available from your hometown library.
Brainfuse is an excellent database with help for students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Students are able to access a 24-hour online writing lab where they can submit their papers for proof reading. They can also receive live homework assistance from online tutors.
To learn how to use Braifuse, feel free to attend the Brainfuse computer class in Shawnee on September 10th at 6:30 PM. Registration is required in advance to attend.
The Learning Express database provides access to a multitude of practice tests and skill strengthening for students from elementary school to grad school. Whether you're there to learn how to read or prepare for a graduate school entrace exams, Learning Express has something helpful to offer.
For additional information, high school students can attend a computer class in Shawnee on August 29th, September 3rd, October 1st, October 5th, and November 21st at 4:30 PM. This class will will teach attendees how to prepare for the ACT with Learning Express. Registration is required ahead of time.
Tutoring at the Library
Tutoring will be offered at some of the libraries once students get settled into their school routines. Take a look at the list below to see the schedule for a library near you.
Noble Homework Helpers - Students in 1st to 12th grade can receive free tutoring at the Noble Public Library from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM every Tuesday and Thursday while school is in session.
Renewing Items and Placing Holds
Requesting an item ensures that you will be able to borrow the item when it is next available. In order to request an item, you have a few options: the catalog, telephone the library, or ask at the circulation desk. The following are directions for using the catalog to request an item. If you have trouble using the catalog to request an item, please contact your hometown library for help.
Please note: When using the catalog use Internet Explorer for the easiest searching experience.
There are several options for renewing an item. You can use the website, a telephone, or come to the library in person. If you have trouble renewing items, please contact your hometown library for help.
The rules for renewals are:
- You may renew items up to three times.
- Items requested by another borrower are not renewable.
- There are some special collections that are not renewable, such as High Demand and Sizzlers.
The Death Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe
On August 5, 1962, the classic Marilyn Monroe passed away tragically at the age of 36. The world fell in love with her unique combination of sensuality and approachability. She was the epitome of Hollywood glamour and had made 29 films during her movie career. Now, 51 years later, people are still talking about her success and personality. Let's take a moment to learn about her and review her accomplishments. You can do so by checking out the following titles:
Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming
Barbara Leaming's Marilyn Monroe is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will totally change the way we view the most enduring icon of American sexuality. To those who think they have heard all there is to hear about Marilyn Monroe, think again. Leaming's book tells a brand-new tale of sexual, psychological, and political intrigue of the highest order. Told for the first time in all its complexity, this is a compelling portrait of a woman at the center of a drama with immensely high stakes, a drama in which the other players are some of the most fascinating characters from the world's of movies, theater, and politics. It is a book that shines a bright light on one of the most tumultuous, frightening, and exciting periods in American culture.
Overdue Materials and Consequences
|Item Type||Maximum Check-out||Loan Period||Fine Per Day||Maximum Fine|
|Books||60 items*||21 days||10 ¢||
|High Demand Items/Special Collections||4 items||7 days||10¢||
|Book Sizzlers||4 items||21 days||10¢||
|Videos/DVDs||60 items*||7 days||10¢||$3|
|DVD Sizzlers||4 items||2 days||10¢||$3|
|Moviebox DVDs & Blu-rays||4 items||7 days||10¢||$3|
|Audio Books||60 items*||21 days||10¢||$3|
|Literacy Kits||2 kits||7 days||10¢||$3|
|Book Discussion Kits||2 kits||42 days||10¢||$3|
|Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks & movies||10 items||select 7, 14, or 21 days||No fines||No fines|
*60 items total of all items per customer
All Library Materials: 10¢ per day, maximum fine per each item $3.00
Customers with fines over $10 are restricted from checking out materials, but may use computers and online resources
Replacement costs for library materials are charged to the account when it is declared lost or unreturned.
After a customer has received an overdue notice, and the item has not been returned, a bill notice will be sent for the replacement cost of the lost item.
The fee paid for the replacement cost of a lost item is generally non-refundable even if the item is returned at a later date. Any refund of fees paid must be requested from the Pioneer Library System business office.
Partial payment of accumulated fines and bills will be accepted.
A customer who claims to have returned an item is not responsible for fines or lost charges on that item.
Will you remind me when my materials are due?
You can choose email, telephone, or printed notification. Just contact your hometown library to select your preferred method of notification
Email notification, borrowers are reminded 3 days before the due date to return materials, as well as the regular printed notification intervals after the due date.
Telephone notification, borrowers are reminded immediately after the due date and then are sent the final and billing notices if the materials are not returned.
Printed Reminder Notice is sent out 10 days after the initial due date.
A month after the initial due date, a Final Notice is sent if materials are not returned.
How are billing notices handled?
Customers who have not contacted the library or otherwise attempted to settle their accounts will be referred to UMS two weeks after the library’s billing notice is sent.
Unique Management Services (UMS) is a well-respected, professional agency specializing in material recovery services for libraries.
If items are not returned, and the amount owed is more than $50, the customer’s account information is sent electronically to UMS. A $10 charge is added to the customer’s account to cover the cost of the UMS service. Customers referred to UMS are not cleared of credit jeopardy until items are returned and/or all charges are paid to the library.
See the complete Circulation Policy for more detailed information