December 05, 2017
December: Sale - Songs - Solstice
December 9th: 10-2 Special sale for local library supporters. New children's books and some exceptional adult books. Next door in the community center.
December 16th: 3 pm Sing-a-Long in the children's room.
December 21st: 6:30 Solstice celebration with Bill Jenkins and his drums, followed by the Foggy Bottom Morris Men. Mostly in the children's room.
After that we will be closed: Dec. 22 through the 25th.
And a note on the sale: the number of books purchased per customer may be limited. These are lovely books.
November 30, 2017
Checking Your Check-outs
Want to check your library account? You should - just to see if you have anything checked out that you have forgotten and to double-check your privacy settings. Privacy? If you go to "your privacy" you can chose to keep a record of your check-outs, searchable in all sorts of ways (though only by you), or for total security you can chose to have your checkout history periodically wiped.
Note: items that are not returned on time are not erased.
Where do you log in? Right on the main catalog screen.
Forgotten or lost your library card? You will need to come in pay $2 for a replacement. We don't give out library card numbers.
Forgotten your PIN? We can reset that over the phone if you call us at 301.891.7259
The JPL image? a checkerboard pattern left by logging in Idaho and Montana.
November 28, 2017
We are experimenting with auto-renewal
We are not certain this will work, but if it does ....
If, and only if, an item can be renewed, this will be done for you automatically. You don't need to call or do it online.
BUT renewal only works for certain items. The following do not renew:
--items on which holds have been placed
--items which have been renewed previously
Renewal also doesn't work if
--your library card has expired
--more than $10 is owed
So you still need to keep track of your account to see if you have items that need to be returned to us immediately. Remember - the fines are 10 cents per day for children's books, 25 cents per day for adult books and all CD sets.
We have a big book drop outside that is open when we are closed - for books and magazines only. Please do not use it for CDs.
E-books downloaded from Freading can always be renewed, but you need to do this yourself. Renewal is not automatic.
November 14, 2017
Closed Nov 23th, 24th, 25th, and the 26th (4 days!)
The library and the computer rooms will be closed.