News from the Library Director

MORE System PIN # Tips

 As of October 15, 2019, his field must be present for patrons to access their accounts via the MORE online catalog. A PIN can be set via the online catalog. 

  • A PIN must be a 4-digit number
  • Any number of users can have the same PIN
  • “Trivial” PINs are not allowed, those with:
    • A character that repeats consecutively three or more times (for example, 1111, 0004, 8777)
    • A set of up to four characters that repeats consecutively two or more times (for example, 0101, 8484)

Hazel Mackin Community Library Events

for the week of January 20th, 2020

New changes for our MORE catalog are happening now.  The consortium voted to change to a new interface system because our previous agreement was nearing the end of our subscription.  After much research, it was agreed to switch instead of renew with the previous company. 

What does that mean to you?  Well, for starters we hope you will find the catalog more intuitive.  It is designed to search more like a google search.  It will have smarter searching that allows you to find the item you’re looking for in the format you want.  You will have a dashboard that puts all of your info into one place. You will be able to use it on all of your devices.  It has a personalization mechanism where you can review items, make comments and create and share reading lists. 

Our staff has been using this new interface to be prepared for the full-on change over which is happening in February.  With learning something new there is always a period of some frustration, but we all agree that in the end, you will love this new catalog interface!

Paws to Read: Tuesday, January 21st, 5-7 pm. Trained therapy dogs, Ole and Uffda are here to listen to your students practice reading aloud skills.  They are the perfect non-judging listeners to encourage your student in reading!

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am. January15th will be Sensory Stations, January 20th and 22nd will be Penguins and January 27th and 29th will be Snowmen, February 3rd and 5th will be Shapes. Story times include songs, sensory play, crafts and of course stories!

Traveling Book Club: Tuesday, January 21, 6 pm at the Pump House in Glenwood City.  This month the group will be discussing Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.  Please let the library staff know if you plan on attending so they can let the host library know for numbers and space.

STEAM: Monday, January 27th, 4:30-5:30 pm.  This program is for grades 4-8th, public and homeschooled.  This month students will be learning about the Science of Winter.  Please call the library to register so we have enough supplies.

Lego Club: Saturday, January 25th, 10:30 am.  For ages five and up-public and homeschool students. We provide the Legos so just bring your creativity and a friend! This program includes engineering concepts.

A Novel Idea Book Club: Monday, January 27th, 5:30 at Bobtown Brewhouse.  We will be discussing The Martian by Andy Weir.  Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book. 

Italian Cooking Class: Thursday, February 6th, 5:30 pm.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day-author and chef, Peter Kwong will be joining us to demonstrate Italian cooking.  He is a favorite for our library so if you are interested, please call the library right away because his classes fill up so fast.  This class is for adults.

Stitchers: this group meets every Friday 12:30-3 pm. 

Crocheters and Knitters:  This group meets every Thursday, 2:15-5 pm. If you can’t come during this time, feel free to bring in your projects and grab a friend to come in and work in the evening.  We have people always using the library for a variety of reasons and we have some great spots to enjoy conversations and get something done at the same time.

Strong Seniors: this group meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 pm.  Chair workouts are done with light hand weights.  In this cold season, come on in to get your body moving!

Coffee, Cookies & Games: every Friday, 10-12 pm.  This is a fantastic way to come together and enjoy conversations, play some games and find out about what is going on in our community.  We are seeing new faces every month so don’t let the fact that this program has been ongoing for so long prevent you from stopping by!

The parking lot fundraiser is ongoing and the Library Board is currently working toward raising $71,253 to pay off the extended lot and prepare the way for pavement. We are currently in the Double this Donation campaign and are excited to see that people are realizing the need to get this paid for and support our library and all of the programs and activities and we provide. Thank you!!!

Hazel Mackin Community Library Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10-6 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-7 pm

Saturdays 10AM-1PM (except holiday weekends)

311 West Warren Street, Roberts, WI 54023

Phone: (715) 749-3849

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