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Thousands of library patrons around the world are participating in the first ever Big Library Read of an eBook, and you are invited to join in the fun. The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves?
This pilot program runs from May 15–June 1, 2013, and during that time every library user will be able to check The Four Corners of the Sky at the same time — no waiting lists! This book is available to enjoy on all major devices, including Kindle® (US only) and iPad®, as well as in the browser via OverDrive Read™. After June 1, the ebook will be available in the usual way, with holds if our copy is already checked out. Check out your book here.
Young people preschool age to 6th grade and older will explore underground this summer as Lake County Public Library presents “Dig Into Reading!” during their Summer Reading Program. Sign up on June 17 or the first day you attend. Enroll your child in the session that best suits their needs. The program ends with the children being in the Summer Reading Program float in the Boom Days Parade on August 3. This year, we will be miners in an ore cart heading to the Read-more Mine. The children will receive hard hats to wear in the parade and that they can keep.
Prizes, provided by local merchants, are awarded for reading. You may start reading, or being read to, for prizes on June 17. The last day to record hours is August 1 at 5:00 pm. Prizes are awarded to the Top Readers! The children may also participate in the Readopoly Game to earn a free book.
This year, thanks to the generosity of Friends of Lake County Public Library, we are able to take 50 children to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the program. view brochure here
Want to learn how to reduce your home’s energy use?
Check out Xcel Energy’s Power Check meter. Take it home, plug it in and see how much energy each of your appliances and electronic devices are using. The more you understand your own energy use the more you learn what you can do to save energy and money.
The meter will show you:
• Operating costs of various appliances and electronics such as refrigerators, TV’s, computers, etc.
• High energy-use appliances
• Potential savings from reducing appliance use
• Potential savings for replacing older appliances with energy-efficient models
• How much energy appliances use even when switched off
To check out a Power Check meter, ask the Circulation Desk. For a whole-home approach to energy efficiency, consider a Home Energy Audit. Find more about Xcel Energy’s efficiency programs at xcelenergy.com/PowerCheck.
Lake County Public Library is continually looking for ways to improve and give the best possible service to our patrons. Please take a moment to fill out our survey and help us to better serve you. You can find our survey here.
Would you or someone you know like to participate in Lake County Public Library's Oral History Project, "Portal to the Past?" We are looking for people to share their stories of growing up and living in Lake County. Oral Histories may be videotaped or we can just record audio for those who are too shy. Contact Janice Fox or Holly Henning at the Library for more information, 719-486-0569. Please share your stories with us.
The Lake County Public Library's "Shoot for the Stars Afterschool Program" will begin on Thursday, October 11. The free weekly program is open to children in grades 1 through 5. Children may come to the Amax Room in the Library directly after school is dismissed to participate in the program. more...
Lake County Public Library is proud to provide Overdrive to our patrons. Overdrive media includes downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music for all ages. If you need assistance please click on the ereaders link, overdrive help or contact us.