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Announcement

Marshall no longer participates in the Plum Creek Regional Library System or the statewide resource sharing system.

If you live in Lyon County but outside the city limits of Marshall, you can pick up a new Plum Creek card free of charge at the Minneota Public Library, Tracy Public Library, or any other Plum Creek member library.

If you live in the city limits of Marshall and wish to use a Plum Creek Library System member library, you will need to pay the $25 annual non-resident fee for a new Plum Creek card.

We are sorry for this inconvenience brought on by the Marshall withdrawal from PCLS. You may contact the Marshall library staff or your Lyon County Commissioner for more information.

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Storytimes for Everyone

Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children

(based on Every Child Ready to Read 2)

Saroj Ghoting
Presented by: Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant

Date: Monday, September 8 2014

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (lunch 12 PM to 1 PM)

Location: Redwood Falls Public Library

For librarians and educators (space is limited to 50 participants)

Register

Enhance your storytimes by incorporating information for parents/caregivers into them. Includes overview of early literacy components including examples of the development from newborn to five-year-olds, the five practices (sing, talk, read, write, play), and techniques for planning storytimes that reach adults and children and specific ideas for doing so.

How does addressing caregivers change your storytimes?

How can your early literacy enhanced storytimes become a catalyst for change in your community?

Hands-on practice developing a literacy-enhanced storytime by building on what they already do in storytimes.

This training is made possible in part by the Institute of Library Services [LS 00-13-0024-13] and the Minnesota Department of Education.


Cypress Resume is here!

Cypress Resume

The Plum Creek Library System has acquired Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.

With Cypress Resume, there is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder.

Create a fantastic new resume today. Cypress Resume is available at your local public library or online here.


Zinio for Your Library is here!

Zinio is here

The Plum Creek Library System, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.

Plum Creek patrons now have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on any Internet-enabled device.

Instructions for setting up a Zinio account


Disney Digital Books Have Arrived!

Plum Creek has expanded its digital collection with the addition of Disney Digital Books. This new collection features nearly 700 Disney Online Books and downloadable EPUB and PDF eBooks.

Disney Digital Books The Disney Online Books are browser based and can be enjoyed on a Windows or Mac computer. Titles offer interactive features to enhance the user experience such as a ‘magic pen’ that pronounces words with just one click, and the ability to look up word definitions. Users will recognize familiar Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princesses, Hanna Montana, and more.

Users can browse, check out, and enjoy titles on their computer. Disney EPUB eBooks, along with the rest of the eBook collection, can be downloaded to a computer, plus transferred to a compatible eBook reader such as the Barnes & Noble Nook or Sony Reader. To check out both types of Disney Digital Books, users need a valid library card, computer, and Internet connection. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection.

The Plum Creek Library System partners with OverDrive, Inc. (www.overdrive.com), a global leader in digital media services, to offer this digital service.


Explore authors' entire works on Project Gutenberg.

Project Gutenberg

Want to have the entire works of William Shakespeare or Mark Twain in one file, and completely free?

One of the biggest benefits of ebooks is that they are convenient. One file can contain 5 thousand or 500 thousand words. Instead of downloading 50 separate books from one author, you can get most of their publications by clicking on a download button just once.

Our favorite source of free ebooks, Project Gutenberg, has on offer several files that include complete electronic publications of selected classic authors.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of Mark Twain

More Information via eBook Friendly.


Help support Plum Creek's ebook collection!

A portion of each sale of digital content or other items, purchased from OverDrive WIN Affiliated Retailers using the “Buy it Now” link from Plum Creek’s ebook website, is credited back to Plum Creek.

The funds Plum Creek earns from the OverDrive WIN Affiliate Program will be a credit for the system to add digital content to its virtual branch. The titles and materials the library selects are at the system's discretion.

Libraries Strengthen Minnesota

Plum Creek Library System
290 South Lake St.
P.O. Box 697
Worthington, MN 56187-0697
Phone: 507-376-5803
1-800-439-3492
fax: 507-376-9244

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Monday thru Friday
8 AM to 5 PM

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Mark Ranum

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Chris Lang
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Cleo Wicks
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Joel Sasse
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Barb Kruse
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Anne Ouellette
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Jim Kill

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