All Pioneerland Library System locations are closed until further notice due to the governors stay at home order. Pioneerland Library System is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. We will keep you informed of any additional changes in our operations as this situation continues.


Please do not return items to the libraries at this time. Due dates for all materials have been extended. You will not incur any fines.

Library Update

UPDATE:

The library will remain closed through April 10th following the governor’s directive.  All programming has been cancelled through May 31 st.  We hope to reschedule once we open again.
There will be no fines charged.  Due dates are being extended.  Do not try to return materials at this time.  The Dropbox is closed and no one is able to empty at this time.
if you have questions, please email me at vicki.bartz@pioneerland.lib.mn.us
Thank you for your patience during these trying times.

 

At the Board meeting last evening for Pioneerland Library System, the following was approved :

Exec/Finance Committee passed a motion stating PLS staff are not allowed to be in libraries working on other projects etc. at this time. Library administration will notify us when we are allowed to return to the library. This is based on concern for the health and safety of staff as well as concerns regarding liability.

Currently, the library will be closed through the end of March. However, this date is fluid and may be extended due to existing conditions.

The book drop. Do not attempt to return your materials to the library at this time. Due dates have been extended to April 8th and they will not incur any fines. When we do reopen all materials returned will be backdated to that date.

I will continue to share links that other librarians and companies are providing to us to help you keep your children educated and entertained.

These are trying times for all. Thank you for your understanding. Keep reading! Remember ebooks are available on Overdrive and Libby. All you need is your library card to get an account.

If you do have any serious questions, please email me at vicki.bartz@pioneerland.lib.mn.us

Stay safe!

Ready, Set, Bid!

ATTENTION!!!!
Wii Game Console and Games For Bid at the Library!
Barely used Wii, games, and accessories.
Wii games console, 11 games, 4 controllers, 2 steering wheels, a bat, golf club, and tennis racket. Bids are accepted now until 5 pm on April 17th. The winning bid will be contacted after April Friends of the Library meeting.
**Bids must be in a sealed envelope marked ‘Wii”. The Wii, games, and controllers will be set up at the library to view.**

GAMES INCLUDE…

Wii sports, Bigfoot Collision course, Mario Kart, Wii Play, Rec Room Games (20 Games Inside), Goosebumps Horrorland, Wonder World Amusement Park (35 Thrilling Rides & Games, Ultimate I Spy, Just Dance, Dora Sames the Crystal Kingdom, and SpongeBob Squarepants: Globs of Doom

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Graceville Library offers this great program. What is our goal? Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers. Please stop in and talk to one of the staff about enrolling your child in this free program today.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. that is 730 books in two years and 1095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think, so get started!
GETTING STARTED:
Go to your library to get your bag and folder with all the information that you need to help get you started. You will be given a log sheet to write all the books down that you read to your child. Return the completed log sheet to the library. There are incentives for the child for every 100 books read. Once they reach 1000 books, they will receive a big prize at the end and a medal of completion.

TAKE A PROCTORED EXAM!

If you are taking exams classes from a remote institution, you may need to take a proctored exam. Graceville Library offers a proctoring service to the public. This is a free service. For more information on what you need to do, please call the library at 320-748-7332. We believe in higher learning and support lifelong learning goals! One more of the many great things your library can do for you!

Come Play OSMO

STARTING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 OSMO WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PLAY AT THE LIBRARY!
8 Great Games Including The All New Coding Jam Will Be Available For The Kids To Play. I Encourage Parents To Come In And Play With Their Kids. It’s A Great Way To Spend Time Together Playing, Learning And Having Fun!
**You must have your library card to check out the iPad and/or OSMO. No exceptions. Thank you.**

We only have one iPad, but you can bring yours in to play the games. However, if you do, you have to download the games. They are of no cost and easy to download on your device. You will still need your library card to check out the games however. Thank you!

BE SURE TO COME CHECK IT OUT!

ITS HERE!!!
“Osmo has been adopted in over 22,000 schools in 42 countries around the world. Teachers are raving about how their students love experimenting, exploring, creating and collaborating with Osmo.” Now it will be available at the library and I am so excited to get it out for the kids to start using. We have to wait for the applications to be downloaded on our ipad, but once we are ready, we will let you know. We have most of the games that are on the site. Click below and take a look!!~Amy

https://www.playosmo.com/en/

 

 


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