Our new library catalog is on its way! The software will be installed on Monday, March 17, and we will be closed that day. Starting Thursday, March 13, you will no longer be able to place holds in our current catalog. If all goes well, you’ll be able to place holds in the new catalog shortly after March 17. We’ll keep you posted.
The library staff is very pleased with the new catalog, which will be called Encore. We think our patrons will see many benefits. These include easier searching with a clean, well-organized screen; the ability to add tags to library materials; the ability to receive your library notices as text messages; increased functionality with tablets and mobile devices; and more seamless access to eBooks. We hope to be closed Monday only, and to be up and running by our usual opening time of 2 pm on Tuesday, March 18. Watch this spot for updates.
Musical Patrons Concert to celebrate National Library Week! We are continuing to use our library as a makerspace, this time to make music! On Saturday, April 12, at 7pm, Wina will be the M. C. at a concert of musical patrons of the Galesville Public Library. If you, or someone you know, is a patron of our library with a musical talent that you’d/they’d like to share in front of an audience, please call the library and let Wina know! She would like a variety of styles, voices, and instruments showcased at our event. Each patron or group of patrons will perform one piece of their choosing. We’ll be in the Community Room, and the event is free. (Of course donations are always welcome.) It’ll be lots of fun!
Makers Fair! Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9am to noon at our library! Come and watch real artisans at work. See how they do it! Visit and ask questions! There will be rosemaling with Lois Hoff, beading with Sheila Burns-Farnsworth, woodcarving with Marc Te Ronde, and rug hooking with Lin Hampton and Kate Hardt. Our library is a makerspace—cool!