Archive: Aug 2020
Teen Subscription Box!Leave a Comment
You have just one week to register for the library’s first-ever Teen Subscription Box! This is a pilot month so we are keeping registration to just 10 lucky teens ages 12-18.
- Receive curated library books (each registrant will receive a different set of library books that will need to be returned),
- Turn in your opinions about those books for a chance to win prizes, and
- Join us at the end of the month for a book discussion.
For the month of September, each registrant will receive a box with:
- At least 2 young adult books related to the month’s theme, “Fast Times at YA High,”
- 2 creative materials to keep you inspired (watercolor set, letter board, notebook, etc.),
- 1 snack bag, and a craft activity with supplies.
Registration closes Tuesday, September 8 at 5:00 PM: https://forms.gle/Pbhp2CWZyZzhxitx6
Questions? Feel free to reach out to Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery ServiceLeave a Comment
The library is excited to announce a trial of our first-ever Homebound Library Delivery Service! If you are unable to visit the library due to certain limitations we have a service just for you. We will be selecting 20 participants so not everyone will be guaranteed this service.
While following social distancing recommendations and supporting families learning from home, we are committed to providing safe access to library materials to everyone through this no-contact delivery service.
Response deadline: September 3rd at 12:00pm
All current Morgantown Public Library System card holders are eligible.
What You Can Borrow
Any of the library’s circulating materials including books, large print books, audiobooks, magazines, music CDs and DVDs may be requested. You can request specific materials or staff can select materials for you based on your preferences.
On September 9th, a library staff member will deliver your materials to your residence. Your materials will be placed in a box and set in front of your door, after which you will be notified by phone about the delivery.
Pickups will be arranged by telephone and email so that you can remain safely at home.
Feel free to email John at email@example.com with any questions.
Graphic Novel Writing Workshop for TeensLeave a Comment
Announcing a Graphic Novel Writing Workshop for teens on August 31st from 4:00pm – 6:00pm! Kids aged 12-18 are welcome to sign up for this introductory workshop, which will be virtually conducted on Zoom. John, reference desk tech, at the Morgantown Public Library will be leading the session. Only rule? No adults!
Expect a *brief!* lecture on coloring, lettering, panel composition, and story building. All artistic levels are welcome! Your instructor will be doodling so don’t be shy.
Register today: https://forms.gle/Sbw3MEY6c6uYWwLv9
John is a Reference Desk Tech at the Morgantown Public Library. When he’s not writing fan fiction or working on his short story collection, he can usually be found buried in some horror and sci-fi book. He graduated from WVU with degrees in History and English.
Are MP3’s Dead?Leave a Comment
Are MP3’s Dead?
One blogger doesn’t think so. Here is why you should be using our Freegal Music App! In a new special arrangement, with your library card, you can download up to 5 songs each week that you can keep for yourself. Plus there is 24/hour FREE streaming!
Join Us On a New Book Trail!Leave a Comment
Sick of the indoors? Well we have another book trail for you this time at the Arnettsville Public Library, a branch of the Morgantown Public Library System. Read through an entire story as you stroll! Just start at the flag and look out for the next pages of the book in front of you. This trail’s book is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff.
We have more Book Trails planned for you throughout the county. We’ll keep you posted as soon as they are ready.
Thank you to Direct Results – Morgantown for your sponsorship.
Browse the Library’s Largest Magazine CollectionLeave a Comment
Did you know the library has a digital collection with 180 food, drink, and cooking magazines?! (https://morgantownwv.rbdigital.com/search/emagazine?fbclid=IwAR2wQd3X7QScr3ih77MtPxBsVegn2zFpj6XjfSEVCfdjJGbURgP-qupUrmY&genre=food-cooking&page-index=0&page-size=60)
RB Digital, an application in our 24/7 Digital Library, has increased the library’s access to more magazines, from 80 to now 3,768 titles, and in 18 languages!
All library card holders have access to RB digital materials.