Welcome to the Portage Public Library
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The HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) crew are continuing to work on the pipes and HVAC. We are upgrading the system to a better and more efficient system. The slab has been poured and the outer walls are up!
May 10th Moving out of our office space to a temporary location in our meeting room. The office area will be remodeled, recarpeted and painted. We will also be adding a drive-up bookdrop. Here's what the space looks like this morning.
Our temporary office space in the meeting room
May 8th- Its amazing what can happen in a week + 1 day!
Library Bulletin Boards
Since we have limited space on our bulletin boards, we are keeping them for posters for community and non-profit organizations. This means we will not allow merchandise or services for sale, rental announcements, lost pets, religious & political, or for profit posters. Please check with the circulation desk before you post any flyers.
Books Needed for Library Book Sale
The annual Friends of the Portage Library book sale
will be held July 25, 26 and 27, 2013.
We are currently seeking books, audio books, cds, dvds, comic books and videos in good, usable condition. Please do not include Reader's Digest or condensed books, encyclopedias, textbooks or magazines.
Donations can be dropped off at the Portage Library or call 742-6493 or 742-7783 to arrange for pickup.
Proceeds from the book sale are used to support youth and adult programming and services.
The work on the addition to the library began today, April 1. Pictures are posted on our photo gallery and on facebook.
There have been some changes at Overdrive, the e-book and audio book download site. These upgrades are designed to make it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you want. Take a look at this video that explains the changes: http://dbooks.wplc.info/AB28163F-0FFD-4B51-8C84-7A51AA9057B3/10/50/en/NextGen.htm
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Mystery Lovers Book Club
Do you love a good mystery? Do you wish you knew others who loved them too? Sign up for our MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB. This is a daytime book discussion group with books chosen by the members.
The club will meet in the library's Sanderson Room. Be prepared to discuss "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. New members are always welcome.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
City Weather Emergencies
When a city weather emergency is declared and/or cancelled, the information will be sent out via Nixle, and will be posted on Police Dept. Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PortagePD) and on Twitter. If you do not have a cell phone or access to the Internet, you can call the dedicated Snow Emergency hot line at 742-2176 Ext 335.
For people who know nothing about getting started on Facebook.
To protect your privacy, holds will only be checked out to you or to people you authorize. You must complete the Holds Pickup Authorization Form to authorize other people to check out your holds. To comply with Wisconsin State Statute §43.30 parents or guardians of children under 16 must complete the Holds Pickup Authorization Form as well, but you can sign for your children.
A link to our campaign for the library expansion
Feel free to browse this web site.
Library Expansion Pictures are in our "Photo Gallery" and on Facebook. Check them out there!
Computers.... For Cowards!
Due to such strong interest in basic computer instruction, the library now offers one-on-one computer classes for those who have difficulty learning about computers in a classroom setting, or have a hard time remembering what the "student" wants to know. A session can last as little as 10 minutes (great for the student who wants to learn one task only), to a maximum of 50 minutes. Limited sessions are available, and reservations with a "teacher" are required. Sessions book fast! Call 742-4959, ext 203, or stop at the front desk for more information. The sessions are FREE OF CHARGE.
NOW AVAILABLE: BOOK LOVER'S CORNER, a place where you can look up book reviews, bestsellers, information about book clubs & discussion guides, read-alikes, authors and much more. You can find the link on the left navigation bar.
We will not receive delivery (materials from other libraries) until around 11:00 a.m. Therefore, delivery will not be completely checked in until 2 or 3 p.m.. If you come in or call before that time, your item that you placed on hold might not have been checked in yet.
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