Starting Monday the 25h, the Mskingum County Library System is going to have a floating DVD collection.
The basic idea for the floating system is that whatever branch a DVD is returned, that is where it will stay. Assistant director, Blair Tom told us that currently a DVD can be returned to any of the six locations, but, then it's transported back to its home branch. This new system leaves the DVDs at the branch they are returned to until it is requested by another location.
Kids can now read their favorite books at the library without ever having to turn a page.
The Muskingum County Library System launched their "Kindles for Kids" program Wednesday. For now, the Kindles are only available at John McIntire Library, but if all goes well, the program could be expanded soon.
"We have three Kindles--one with easy readers, one with picture books, and one with chapter books," said Library Assistant Director Blair Tom. ...
For the last couple of months area kids have read their way through summer vacation.
Nearly 3,000 young people have registered for the Muskingum County Library System's summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read." The library system is still short of their goal of over 100,000 books read. So, in this last week, they encourage kids to meet their individual goals.
"It's such an important partnership with area educators, families and businesses to make sure we...
Friday is the 13th and while some may see the day as unlucky, if you have fines on your library card it's your lucky day.
The library is holding an amnesty day. If you have overdue fines on your record you can choose one to be removed, as long as the item has been returned. The amnesty doesn't extend to items that have been lost or damaged.
"The bulk of our overdue fines are in relation to materials that slid under the backseat or got under a bookbag at home or something...
It's more of a debate today in this electronic age of e-readers and downloadable music whether libraries are relevant.
The Muskingum County Library System argues that in our area these structures are important to the access of information, education and enrichment. Even though how they get that information has changed.
In April, the library system found that where WI-FI is concerned the John McIntire Library, Roseville and Dresden branches all saw greater connectivity.
The Muskingum County library system is bringing you instant movies, music and books on demand.
The library system announced the availability of thousands of television shows, albums, audio books and movies to the public through their new partnership with Hoopla Digital.
Hoopla allows you to download music albums, movies, tv shows and audio books, all free of charge. There are unlimitied numbers of copies so customers never have to place a hold and can download it to...
Assistant Director of the John McIntire Library, Blair Tom, says in 2013, for every dollar invested in the general revenue fund, the library provided $5.15 in services, resources and materials to the community.
"Every year we try to grow that," said Tom. "We think it's important. Certainly we're pleased with the figure, but we always want to do better. So we're not satisfied, but we feel that $5.15 is a good return on investment for every dollar."
If you're feeling trapped by the winter weather and are looking to escape a good book may cure the season's blues.
The Muskingum County Library System is getting set to launch its "Book bags to Go" for adults. The bags contain three books. All adults have to do is pick a bag, borrow the books, return the books when finished and the bag is yours to keep.
The staff uses their creativity in choosing the books for each bag.