Did you know that some of the library’s most faithful borrowers never set foot in the library building? Health issues keep them from being able to visit the library, so they take advantage of the Homebound Service that makes regular deliveries of books and audiobooks to their homes. Mini-library collections are delivered to some area nursing and assisted living facilities too. Applications for Homebound Service are available at the library, at the library’s website or may be requested by mail.
We’ve discovered there are other library users who can get out and about, but have difficulty browsing through the stacks of books, or reaching the highest or lowest shelves, or walking the length of the library to gather the materials they need. What’s the solution? Try the library’s new Desk-side Service so items can be gathered in advance to be ready and waiting for pick-up right up front at the circulation desk.
Once you sign up, there are two ways to use the Desk-side Service:
"I know now I couldn’t have done this if I hadn’t come to the library.”
So said a computer user when a library staff person helped her solve a problem with a document. After the right words were printed in the needed format ready for the next step in her project, she said she was glad she’d come to the library to do the work.
Whether it’s a question of equipment, software or just a little help dealing with the quirks of technology,
The November 15th deadline for Fall in Love with Books for adult readers is fast approaching!
Help reach the shared goal of reading and rating 1,200 library books. Make sure you pick up enough Read It— Rate It forms to share about the books you’ve been reading and turn them in by the 15th.
Read or listen to books of all types from the library, whether print, ebook or audiobook. Use the rating form to let us know which ones you liked, which ones you loved, and which ones wouldn’t make either of those lists.
The Portland Foundation has announced its second annual Match Day. Gifts totaling $100 to $10,000 made through the “Donate Now” button at www.portlandfoundation.org will be matched at 20% (for restricted endowments) or 40% (for unrestricted endowments) on November 12th beginning at 9:00 am and continuing until 9:00 pm OR until the $10,000 in matching funds are exhausted.
The library’s endowment is among the many local organization and scholarship funds you can contribute to.
On Match Day you can increase the impact of your gift and improve the quality of life in Jay County.
Cookbook Club - November 10th, 6:15 p.m.
Theme: Share a fish or seafood dish
JayCPL Book Club
November 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Hook & Needles Club
Tuesday, November 25th, drop in 5:30—7:00 p.m.
Bring your own projects and supplies. Share ideas and craft time with other stitchers.
Friends are the icing on the cake for the library.
They raise money providing resources for additional programming, extra equipment and special events throughout the year. The Friends’ gift of their time and commitment to the library sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community.
Next regular Friends meeting and newsletter folding party: Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30 pm
My son placed that brand new driver’s license in his wallet alongside his library card, and it occurred to me that these two documents have much in common. Both support America’s free and independent way of life.
The driver’s license allows my son, and all of our sons and daughters, the individual freedom of personal mobility.
The library card gives him, and all of our sons and daughters, the freedom of thought and speech so essential for members of a democratic society.” Edsel B. Ford II
Many thanks to those who have made gifts to the library in honor or in memory of loved ones. Gift books are marked with a special book plate.
Given in memory of Phil Lutz
Arsenal of Democracy / A. J. Baime
Given in memory of Leo Eads
The Captain / Derek Jeter
Make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special. Gifts are acknowledged by letter and by publication in this newsletter, both print and online versions. Gift books are marked with a special bookplate.
Donation forms are available at the library or our website. For more details call the library at 260-726-7890.
Gifts can also be made to the library’s endowment at The Portland Foundation. Contact the Foundation at 260-726-4260 for details.
Do you need an introduction to the Internet or help with basic computer skills? Make an appointment for a 30-minute individual tutoring session with Cheryl or Cindy.
Do you need an introduction to the Internet or help with basic computer skills?
Make an appointment for a 30-minute individual tutoring session with Cheryl or Cindy.