The Circulation Policy contains specifics regarding who is eligible to check out materials, for how long, and how fines and damages are handled.
It also includes information about services available through the hometown libraries.
If you need a quick answer regarding library cards please see our other Policy FAQs
The Collection Development Policy contains information for library users seeking to understand the process of materials selection, maintenance, and the composition of the collection. Materials include books, magazines, movies, and online resources available for library patrons.
The Criteria for a Proposed Branch contains the criteria for continuous assessment of library services using a planning process that responds to community needs and expectations through role selection and long-range planning.
Rules of Conduct of customers to ensure the hometown libraries are a safe and comfortable place for patrons.
This document describes the responsibilities of PLS and hosting sites in providing library services through the Information Stations and Pioneer Library System Community Places.
Explains Pioneer Library System's Internet Access Guidelines. Includes rules regulating children and the Internet, limitations on internet access in the library and also legal and ethical issues with which the hometown libraries deal in providing internet access.
Explains the process of filing an Open Records request with the Pioneer Library System.
Policy regarding types of programs conducted by hometown libraries and Pioneer Library System. Also includes information regarding presenters fees, promotional material and selling of products.
Guidelines for the public to display information in hometown libraries' space.
Information regarding public attendance and participation in PLS Board Meetings.
Process surrounding purchases made by the Pioneer Library System and hometown library personnel.
Explanation of policy regarding use of library by unsupervised children.
Guidelines regarding the Pioneer Library System's handling of surplus or obsolete equipment.
This policy establishes rules, procedures and guidelines for the use of video surveillance systems in the public areas throughout the Pioneer Library System.
Franz Kafka's Birthday
Franz Kafka, a German-language writer, was born on July 3, 1883. His most popular work is The Metamorphosis, but he wrote many other pieces with the same kind of themes and archetypes. If you're interested in reading Kafka's works, explore the following book list:
"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis . It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the mosst widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man."
New Book Discussion Kits Available
There are 10 new Adult Book Discussion kits available for check out. You don't know what a Book Discussion Kit is?
Pioneer Library makes holding a book discussion easy. All you have to do is gather the friends and open the book. We do the rest for you. PLS maintains Book Discussion kits that have everything you need to have a successful group reading experience. Each kit contains 10 - 14 copies of the listed book, bookmarks, a manual containing discussion questions, reviews and articles and information about the book and information about the author all in a bag to carry them home. Each kit can be checked out for 6 weeks.
Popular Books for June 2013
Having a hard time finding a book this month? Take a look at some of the following titles to get a few ideas.
Entwined with You by Sylvia Day
The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires. "From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn't resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside, so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I'd been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become. Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession,"
Joyland by Stephen King
Set in a small town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
Anne Frank's Birth Anniversary
June 12th is the birth anniversary of Anne Frank. Anne's family moved to Amsterdam to escape the Nazis, but after Holland was invaded by Germany, they had to go into hiding. In 1942 Anne began to keep a diary. She died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Her father published her diary after the war, and it became one of the most famous pieces of literary work.
If you are interested in learning more about Anne Frank, check out some of the following titles:
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.