Read to the Rhythm!!!

Summer Reading Program begins with a week of registration from June 1-6. (Although children may register at any time through June.) Activities begin the following week and will continue through July 24th. The theme for the program this year is "Read to the Rhythm", so most activities will incorporate music. In addition to the traditional story time for younger children, there will be singing and playing rhythms with Ms. Sheridan & Mr. Eckardt, a drum circle, a guitar and banjo program, dancing with Alana & Alexis, a Battle of the Banned Books for older kids, and other fun activities.

The Man Behind the Freedom Bell

Each year we celebrate the 4th of July with the Let Freedom Ring Festival and the annual bell ringing ceremony. Jerry Griffin will share memories and stories of the man who helped organize the festival and promote nationwide bell ringing on the Fourth. Join us on Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m.,for a fascinating look at Clarence Sandstrom, the man who brought the Freedom Bell to Mt. Morris.
Registration is requested, but not required. Call 815-734-4927 or sign up at the library.

More E-Books/Audiobooks Available!

The Mt. Morris Library has joined the OMNI eBook consortium (OverDrive) and eRead Illinois. Mt. Morris Library card holders are now able to access thousands of eBooks--and audiobooks (through OverDrive only)--free of charge through this library website. You must have a valid library card (either resident or non-resident) in order to access these collections. The eBooks are downloadable to your computer and laptop, and are supported by popular reader devices such as the iPad, Kindle,Sony Reader, Nook, and Apple and Android devices.

Fines and Fees Increase

Beginning May 1, 2015, fines and fees will increase. The cost for most photocopies will go up five cents per page. This includes computer print-outs. Overdue fees will be fifteen cents per item per day, except for DVDs which will be $1.00 per day. There is a one-day grace period on all items. Every patron should be receiving multiple notices (either by phone or email) from PrairieCat as reminders that their items are due. If you are not getting these messages, please let us know.

More DVDs--Just for You!

The limit on the number of DVDs that may be borrowed from the Mt. Morris Library has increased from two to three. Each person with a valid library card may now have a total of three DVDs from our collection at any given time. DVDs may also be borrowed from any other library that is a member of PrairieCat. The total number of DVDs that may be borrowed from libraries within the PrairieCat system (including Mt. Morris) is five.

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