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Summer Reading Program Registration

Adventure Begins at the Library image

Are you ready to set out on our Schmaling Safari? Let us take you to new places and new sites this summer as your Adventure Begins at the Library! Registration for the Schmaling Summer Reading Program begins on May 28 and runs through June 1. The reading program itself begins June 3 and runs through July 13. We offer reading programs for all ages. We have the Toddler Program for ages 1-3 (If you’d like to start your less than 1-year-old in a reading program, we offer 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a year-round program from birth). Then we have the Pre-K through 5th Grade Program, the 6th – 12th Grade Young Adult Program, and the Adult program. Read for fun, read for knowledge, and read for prizes!

Are You Using the NEW PrairieCat Online Catalog Yet?

Screenshot of PrairieCat Catalog

Hey, everyone! We want to shoot out a reminder that our online PrairieCat catalog has a new look AND a new website! So, have you tried it yet? You can visit Schmaling’s custom site here: https://schmaling-prcat.na2.iiivega.com/ . Login with your library card to view your checkouts, place holds, make custom reading lists, pay fines, and MORE! If you have questions about the catalog, give us a call at 815-589-2045 or email fulpublib@mchsi.com.

Summer Reading Program

Find Your Voice Summer Reading Program June 5 thru July 15 Register Now at the Library REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SCHMALING’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM! WE OFFER A TODDLER READING PROGRAM FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES AGED 1-3, A CHILDREN’S READING PROGRAM FOR KIDS ENTERING PRE-K – 5TH GRADE, A YOUNG ADULT READING PROGRAM FOR TWEENS AND TEENS ENTERING 6TH-12TH GRADE, AND AN ADULT PROGRAM! PREVENT SUMMER SLIDE FOR READERS OF ALL AGES! SIGN UP AT THE LIBRARY TODAY!

New Circulating Devices

Circulating Devices Policy

Schmaling Memorial Public Library District

Hotspots

  • In order to check out a hotspot, you must be a Schmaling Memorial Public Library cardholder for a minimum of three months, age 18 or older, and in good standing (fines under $10.00, no overdue items, and no outstanding bills on lost or damaged items). A hotspot may be checked out by a cardholder under the age of 18 if ALL of the following criteria are met:
    • The cardholder has a student card issued through the Intergovernmental Agreement in place with the River Bend School District or through the CARDS FOR KIDS ACT.
    • The patron has been a Schmaling Memorial Public Library cardholder for a minimum of three months.
    • The patron is in good standing (fines of less than $10.00, no overdue items, and no outstanding bills on lost or damaged items)
    • A parent or legal guardian of the patron is present at the time of checkout to sign the statement of responsibility.
  • Cardholders who have been banned from use of the internet are not allowed to borrow hotspots.
  • One hotspot per household at a time. 
  • One week loan period 
  • Non-renewable
  • Holdable for period of 2 business days
  • User is responsible for charging the battery if needed.
  • Devices must be returned to a staff member on duty at the Circulation Desk at Schmaling Memorial Public Library. Devices may not be returned in the book drop or the return bins placed around the library. Devices may not be returned to another library. A $10.00 fine will be assessed for any tablet or accessory returned in the book drop or return bins.
  • Overdue fines are $5.00 per day up to $50.00.
  • Patron must sign a statement of responsibility at the time of checkout.
  • Patron must wait a period of 14 days after the return of a hotspot or tablet/hotspot combination before checking out another hotspot or tablet/hotspot combination.
  • The Wi-Fi hotspot will be turned off and wireless service will be terminated if the hotspot is not returned on the due date. 
  • If the device and/or any of its accessories is lost, damaged, or not returned, replacement fees are as follows:

Hotspot Replacement Fees

  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: $100
  • Case: $12
  • Power Supply: $5
  • Battery: $5

Tablets

  • In order to check out an adult tablet, you must be a Schmaling Memorial Public Library cardholder for a minimum of three months, age 18 or older, and in good standing (fines under $10.00, no overdue items, and no outstanding bills on lost or damaged items).
  • In order to check out a children’s tablet, you must be a Schmaling Memorial Public Library cardholder for a minimum of three months, age 18 or older, and in good standing (fines under $10.00, no overdue items, and no outstanding bills on lost or damaged items). A children’s tablet may be checked out by a cardholder under the age of 18 if ALL of the following criteria are met:
    • The cardholder has a student card issued through the Intergovernmental Agreement in place with the River Bend School District or through the CARDS FOR KIDS ACT.
    • The patron has been a Schmaling Memorial Public Library cardholder for a minimum of three months.
    • The patron is in good standing (fines of less than $10.00, no overdue items, and no outstanding bills on lost or damaged items)
    • A parent or legal guardian of the patron is present at the time of checkout to sign the statement of responsibility.
  • Cardholders who have been banned from use of the internet are not allowed to borrow tablets.
  • One tablet per household at a time. 
  • Because tablets are linked with the library’s hotspots for internet use, a hotspot must also be checked out with a tablet. Hotspot checkouts are subject to eligibility requirements.
  • One week loan. 
  • Non-renewable.
  • Holdable for period of 2 business days.
  • User is responsible for charging the battery if needed.
  • Devices must be returned to a staff member on duty at the Circulation Desk at Schmaling Memorial Public Library. Devices may not be returned in the book drop or the return bins placed around the library. Devices may not be returned to another library. A $10.00 fine will be assessed for any tablet or accessory returned in the book drop or return bins.
  • Overdue fines are $5.00 per day up $50.00.
  • Patrons must wait a period of 14 days after the return of a tablet/hotspot combination before checking out another tablet/hotpot combination or a standalone hotspot.
  • Patron must sign a statement of responsibility at the time of checkout.
  • The Wi-Fi hotspot will be turned off and wireless service will be terminated if the hotspot is not returned on the due date. 
  • Tablets will be locked if not returned on the due date.
  • If the device and/or any of its accessories is lost, damaged, or not returned, replacement fees are as follows:

Tablet Replacement Fees

  • Tablet: $200.00
  • Protective Case: $40.00
  • Charger: $15.00
  • Carrying Bag: $30.00

Approved by the Schmaling Memorial Public Library District Board of Trustees, March 15, 2022