It has been a tremendously busy summer at the Clear Lake Public Library. We checked out nearly 30,000 books, magazines and media items during June and July.
More than 450 young people, toddlers through teens, participated in the Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Another 500 persons of all ages attended workshops and enjoyed performances at the library’s 24th Annual Iowa Storytelling Festival.
Although summer is always our busiest season (as it is for all of Clear Lake) there are many popular services and resources that the library offers throughout the year including:
• A website www.cllibrary.org that is accessible 24/7 for library users to reserve and renew materials, search the library catalog, access popular online resources such as Learning Express Library (test preparation and subject tutorials), Transparent Languages (lessons available for more than 80 languages) and DearReader.com (on-line book club), and to check the library calendar for upcoming programs and special events. Find us on Facebook, too.
• All Clear Lake Library card holders can access for free NEIBORS downloadable eBooks and audio books and FREEGAL music with its selection of more than 500,000 tunes.
• There are Internet computers available for public use as well as wireless Internet access.
• A great collection of contemporary and classic fiction as well as current nonfiction in such popular subject areas as health and wellness, personal finance, travel, religion, history, gardening, crafts and biography.
• Meeting rooms available for use by community groups and study rooms for individual and small groups.
• Friendly and helpful staff are always ready to assist you.
It is hard to believe that Clear Lake schools will be back in session by mid-August. The library will once again be offering after-school programs for first through fifth graders. Contact the youth department at 357-0315 for more information and registration.
Our story time for children, infants through age 5, continue weekly at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. These sessions are drop-in and no registration is required.
CCC program set for Sept. 10
Be sure to mark September 10 at 6:30 p.m. on your calendar. Author Bill Jamerson will be presenting his “Civilian Conservation Corps: Dollar-a-Day Boys” program at that time.