Don't forget - Summer Reading isn't just for kids! Though MCPL has a very popular and excellent reading program for kids from birth to 12, we have opportunities for teens and adults as well.
Teens ages 13-20 are able to participate in our Dream It - Do It Summer Reading Program. Teens can earn points by a combination of books read, programs attended, computer questions answered and/or book reviews written. Ten points earn the choice of a paperback book starting July 1. All entries will be saved for a grand prize drawing for one of two Kindle eBook readers later in August. Pick up a Teen Summer Reading Program Game Board at the Main Library, Ellettsville, or Bookmobile Information desks to learn more and get started!
Adults are also encouraged to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program. There are 6 reading ideas for inspiration and winners will be selected weekly. Enter at the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, Bookmobile and/or online.Read more »
Tap into our library's resources by signing up for a 60 minute one-on-one computer assistance session. These sessions provide help with questions such as setting up an email account, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, Word and Excel basics, starting a job search, using a flash drive, sending an attachment, using our library catalog and finding information online.
To sign up, fill out this form or call the Adult Services Reference Desk at 349-3228.
You are welcome to bring your own device however librarians cannot troubleshoot or help with malfunctioning computers or devices.
Monroe County Public Library patrons tired of being on waiting lists for popular new titles, both books and DVDs, now have another option: they can get these materials into their hands faster through the library's Bestseller Express collections. These browsing collections make popular books and movies available to more people more quickly. Titles in the collections cannot be reserved or renewed. "We developed Bestseller Express to make more copies of high-demand titles available to our patrons," says Collection Services Manager, Pam Wasmer. "The Express collections are proving very popular. We want everyone to know about this new service option." Read more »
The library has recently purchased this large collection of eBooks from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing. Access thousands of pages in hundreds of eBooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Print, email and download articles.
Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages and ESL courses. It's fast, easy and available anywhere you get online. Best of all, it's FREE through your local library!
Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.
You will have the option to start learning right away as an anonymous user or to create a profile, which will allow you to track your progress and time spent learning each language. If you create a profile, you will receive an activation e-mail with an activation link. This link is to be used only once to activate your account. Every subsequent log in should be through the link on the library's website. After you complete these simple steps, you should be all set to start language learning with Mango!