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New Service: FREE Interlibrary Loan

At its January 19 meeting the Board voted to offer free interlibrary loan as a basic service of the library  -  so that you can borrow a book from any other Maine library without having to pay postage costs.  This is made possible by the community's generous response to our annual appeal, and we thank you!  (Remember that you can request an interlibrary loan from this website  -  go to the Using the Library tab, choose Interlibrary Loan Request, and fill in the blanks.)

Tech 101 for Technophobes

Get an iPad for Xmas? A Kindle? A Nook?

JML will sponsor a clinic on operating new mobile technology for patrons who could use guidance.  

Devin Burritt, our in-house technology guru will help you learn all about it.

Join us on Thursday, January 27th at noon. Bring your laptop too if you have it!

Downloadable E-Books Available through JML

Lots of patrons woke up Christmas morning with new e-reading devices ready to load them up with e-books.

More than 2000 books spanning best-selling fiction, non-fiction, young adult, and children’s content are available through Maine Infonet as downloadable e-books.

New Library Cards

The Jackson Memorial Library has purchased new library cards. There are different designs available for both adult and children. If you’d like to replace your old card with one of the new ones, ask at the front desk.

Library Book Group

The Library Book Group meets every third Monday of the month at 9:30 am at the Jackson Memorial Library. There are no assigned books, just come and be willing to share what you have been reading. It is a great way to get some fantastic recommendations.  Feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.

“Let’s Talk About It” Book Group Coming To JML In January

The Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer the reading and discussion group.  The series Invisible New England: the Real New England?, begins on Monday, January 24th at 1:00 and continues for five sessions.

Holiday Storytime

On Saturday, December 11thfrom 3-4PM the Jackson Memorial Library will be having a special holiday storytime. Come on over for some stories, crafts, and snacks!

Ocean View Grange Fuel Assistance

The Ocean View Grange sponsors a fuel assistance program to help St George residents having difficulty paying for winter heating fuel. The program covers those residents who do not qualify for official government assistance but are still in need. Requests for assistance are submitted to the Town office which reviews each application and submits an invoice to the Grange to pay for fuel delivery. Applicants remain anonymous.

Great Library Resource

Interested in American women writers? Then this is the site for you.

Scribbling Women, a project of The Public Media Foundation, dramatizes stories by American women writers for national radio broadcast. This site has the original stories, the audio files of them being read, and even some great tools for leading a discussion on the material.

New Books from the Libri Grant

The Jackson Memorial Library recently received eighty-four new books for children and young adults thanks to a Libri Foundation grant. Included in this stellar collection are nineteen math and science books, two easy readers, one YA novel, twelve older juvenile, nine non-fiction, and forty-one picture books!
 
Some highlights from this collection to be on the lookout for are Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid, from his new series the Kane Chronicles, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, City Dog, Country Frog, a collaborative effort by Mo Willems and Jon Muth, How Dinosaurs Go to School by Jane Yolen, and Prehistoric Actual size by Steve Jenkins.
 

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