Best Choice Labels

Best Choice Labels

That time of year again to make a final 2016 shipment of Best Choice ‘Labels for Cash’ to benefit Silver Lake best-choice-labelLibrary Building Fund. If you have a stash of labels please deposit at Wehners or the Library by December 15.  Jill Burton, project coordinator, would love to ship enough to add an additional $60 to the $60 we have already received this year.

Please share this post with your Silver Lake friends. And thanks to all who have supported this project.

2016 Holiday Basket Raffle

2016 Holiday Basket Raffle

Fundraiser for the Library Building Fundfoundation

Donated baskets are ready for display at the Library.  You may purchase raffle tickets and choose the basket or baskets you wish to win by dropping tickets in the appropriate container.  The winners will be announced on December 5 during the Silver Lake Tree Lighting at the Community Center.

$1 = 1 ticket     $5 = 6 tickets     $10 = 15 tickets

Tickets will also be available on December 5 during the Silver Lake Tree Lighting at the Community Center, 404 Lake St, 6:30 pm.

Click on the image to the right to view all the donated baskets.

Digital Magazines Available

Digital Magazines Available

Library patrons can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is aFINAL_logo next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines.

Users have access through Flipster for magazines such Fortune, Time, People, Scientific American, Sports Illustrated, Us Weekly and more so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Any current NExpress patron can use the service by going to NExpress in their browser (on their computer or mobile device) and logging into the catalog with their library user name and PIN. From there, you will find “Access Flipster” under the Digital Resources links on the left side of the screen. That one click will get you directly to the magazines available through NExpress.

Need help with your user name and PIN?  Call or come by – we are here to assist.

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Cathy Newland, Library Director, came to work for the Silver Lake Public Library in December 2010. She lives with husband JerryCathy and doggie pal Lucy. They all love small-town living and the sense of community they share with folks in Silver Lake.

“She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain.” (Louisa May Alcott) This has been said of Cathy too. She does love to read and when asked about her favorite book, she usually says, “The one I am reading right now.”

Reading and books is not the only reason Cathy likes working in the Library. The Library is so much more and she is so pleased to be a part of the fine services offered.

Fall is her favorite time of the year. “And Thanksgiving – I am so thankful for the wonderful group of people I work with. I hope you have enjoyed seeing them in the Spotlight.”

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Nikki Womack is the newest member of the Silver Lake Public Library team – she started working here May 2015.  Nikki likes Nikkiworking @ the Library because she enjoys meeting people in the community.

Nikki’s favorite book is Jellicoe Road.  “I could read this book over and over and never get tired of it.”  Her favorite TV show is Doctor Who.

Nikki has four siblings – 1 sister and 3 younger brothers.  Her favorite place to travel is Maine and hopes “to travel the country more later on in life.”