Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happenings at Otis Library

Sorry that it has been so long since I posted. The reference area has been extremely busy lately and we are trying to wrap things up for the furlough (August 16th-August 30th). This furlough is one way we hope to save a bit of money so that we can provide as many services as we can throughout the fiscal year without losing any more employees.

Some things to keep in mind for the next couple of months for the adults around the area...

1. We will have a resume writing workshop on Friday August 6th from 10:30 to 12:30. You must register for this free program @ 1(860) 889-2365 x100.

2. Starting up again in the fall we will be holding some more basic computer courses. These classes are aimed at the very beginner...we learn things like turning it on/off, keyboard and mouse basics, and much of the terminology that can be so overwhelming. Call me at the reference desk to check on the times. More than likely we will have classes Saturday afternoons (that's when the best parking is available).

3. We are having a very cool program featuring Barry Clifford, the National Geographic explorer who found the pirate ship Whydah. The program will be on September 11th, at 7:30 It is sure to be an incredible event and will help the library raise funds that it really needs.

4. If you are looking for an obituary from the Norwich Bulletin or a quick article search, we can help you with that. We have historical Norwich Bulletins on microfilm or in bound volumes. If you know the name and date we can show you how to use the microfilm readers or show you how to use our scanner so that you may have a copy. If you require us to perform the search for you, we do ask that you send $10.00 and all the information you have so that we may get it to you as quickly as possible.

A few other notes:

~We offer free Wi-Fi throughout the library. If you have a laptop you may sit anywhere and pick up the Wi-Fi. We ask that if you are bringing food that you keep it in the Media Room.

~The Library has been experimenting with cell phone policies. Currently we ask that you keep your cell phone conversations short and quiet. Better yet, you may bring that conversation outside or again into the Media Room (with the DVD's).

~We also have 16 public computers for your use. We do need a valid CT public library card to log you on with. Yes, we can log you in as a guest if you are here on vacation or just visiting.

~We have lists for the kids summer reading, elementary through high school (or we can find them if it is posted online). Many of these books are currently checked out, but you can always put them on hold or we can request to get them from another library. Call us at (860)889-2365 x108 or x109.

Hope you are enjoying your summer and we hope to see you visit the library soon!


Nancy said...

looks nice!

Paper Mom said...

A full service library! looks great!