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- The HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) crew are continuing to work on the pipes and HVAC. We are upgrading the system to work more efficiently. Still a work in progress, especially with the return of warm weather.
- The staff have moved back into the office area even though the space is not done. The carpet still needs to go in and new furniture installed.
- A new drive-up bookdrop is being added to the back of the building. It will eventually replace the current book drop.
A temporary wall is going up in front of the glass windows to block the view of the new addition and so that a door can be added. We have to have some surprises!!
Your last view of the addition until it's opened as the new children's area.
Library Bulletin Boards
Due to limited space on our public bulletin boards, the Library asks that the space be used for posters for community and non-profit organizations only. This means we can not allow merchandise or services for sale, rental announcements, lost pets, religious & political, or for-profit posters. Please check with the circulation desk before you post any flyers.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
The annual Friends of the Portage Library book sale
will be held July 25, 26 and 27, 2013.
OverDrive released an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 29.
To help you with reauthorizing please read the links below.
There have been some changes at Overdrive, the e-book and audio book download site. These upgrades are designed to make it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you want. Take a look at this video that explains the changes: http://dbooks.wplc.info/AB28163F-0FFD-4B51-8C84-7A51AA9057B3/10/50/en/NextGen.htm
Be ready for emergencies, including bad weather.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
Do you love a good mystery? Do you wish you knew others who loved them too? Sign up for our MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB. This is a daytime book discussion group with books chosen by the members.
The club will meet in the library's Sanderson Room. Be prepared to discuss Serious Intent by Margaret Yorke. New members are always welcome.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
City Weather Emergencies
When a city weather emergency is declared and/or cancelled, the information will be sent out via Nixle, and will be posted on Police Dept. Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PortagePD) and on Twitter. If you do not have a cell phone or access to the Internet, you can call the dedicated Snow Emergency hot line at 742-2176 Ext 335.
For people who know nothing about getting started on Facebook.
To protect your privacy, holds will only be checked out to you or to people you authorize. You must complete the Holds Pickup Authorization Form to authorize other people to check out your holds. To comply with Wisconsin State Statute §43.30 parents or guardians of children under 16 must complete the Holds Pickup Authorization Form as well, but you can sign for your children.
A link to our campaign for the library expansion
Feel free to browse this web site.
Library Expansion Pictures are in our "Photo Gallery" and on Facebook. Check them out there!
Computers.... For Cowards!
Due to such strong interest in basic computer instruction, the library now offers one-on-one computer classes for those who have difficulty learning about computers in a classroom setting, or have a hard time remembering what the "student" wants to know. A session can last as little as 10 minutes (great for the student who wants to learn one task only), to a maximum of 50 minutes. Limited sessions are available, and reservations with a "teacher" are required. Sessions book fast! Call 742-4959, ext 203, or stop at the front desk for more information. The sessions are FREE OF CHARGE. NO SESSIONS UNTIL FALL.
NOW AVAILABLE: BOOK LOVER'S CORNER, a place where you can look up book reviews, bestsellers, information about book clubs & discussion guides, read-alikes, authors and much more. You can find the link on the left navigation bar.
We will not receive delivery (materials from other libraries) until around 11:00 a.m. Therefore, delivery will not be completely checked in until 2 or 3 p.m.. If you come in or call before that time, your item that you placed on hold might not have been checked in yet.
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