Watt The . . . Watt Is That?

picture of a kill-a-watt meter

Oh, just a handy, portable, money-saving KILL-A-WATT Meter from Jo-Carroll Energy.
Schmaling has 4 of these nifty gadgets available to loan to our patrons for a standard 2-week check-out: FREE of charge.
These guys can help you determine the cost-effectiveness of your current appliances, assess the need to unplug a space heater, detect a phantom load, or determine the amount of savings possible by switching from an old appliance to a new one.

New Teen Reads

Looking for something good to read?

Look no further than Schmaling’s YA shelves!

The new titles we have added in January include:
What Light, by Asher Jay
King’s Cage, by Victoria Aveyard
Moon Chosen, by P.C. Cast
The Reader, by Traci Chee
The Price of Creation (The Historian Tales: Book 1), by Lance Conrad
The Edge of Everything, by Jeff Giles
Girl In Pieces, by Kathleen Glasgow
Ask Me How I Got Here, by Christine Heppermann
The Great Hunt, by Wendy Higgins
Freeks, by Amanda Hocking
I am Number Four, The Power of Six, and The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacy series), by Pittacus Lore
The Midnight Star, by Marie Lu
Replica, by Lauren Oliver
Last Seen Leaving, by Caleb Roehrig
Carve The Mark, by Veronica Roth
The Sun Is Also A Star, by Nicola Yoon

New Automation System

Schmaling began participation in a new automation system in October.  We upgraded from a Union List member of the library consortium, PrairieCat, to a Basic Online member. This move creates increased patron autonomy.  Patrons now have 24 – 7 online access to their patron accounts; allowing them to place holds, order materials via inter-library loan, renew materials (until renewal limits are reached), pay library fees and fines with a credit or debit card, make reading lists, and more!

For complete instructions on searching, placing holds, and utilizing all the benefits of your personal account in PrairieCat: please see our PrairieCat Catalog page, or pick up a printed brochure at the library.

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