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.
So we were inspired by Teen Read Week to devote a separate page* to all things YA; well, not ALL things: book things. I hope to be adding to what is already there with some more recommended reading lists, links to relevant YA blogs, and anything else the hip folk want to see there. There are also a few questions in an attempt to feel out the crowd as far as activities go, like maybe having a YA book club, game night, etc….would love any feedback so if you know any teens or young adults – pass or share it along (please and thank-you)!
*As you can probably see, the page is accessible via the top menu or just click here.