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November 2017

Help Us Reach Our Checkout Goal

As we approach the end of 2017, St. Lawrence County Libraries are looking to increase eBook circulation as part of the Overdrive Digital Dash incentive program. If we can reach our check out goal of 59,670 books by the end of the year, we are eligible to win Overdrive content credit – which means free eBooks for our community! Overdrive is a service that allows library users to download and read digital books and audiobooks to a computer, tablet, eReader, or smartphone. EMedia may be borrowed for free with your library card and downloaded to your device from the internet. … Read More »Help Us Reach Our Checkout Goal

Library Users Have More Online Options

The North Country Library System (NCLS) Digital Catalog has recently added new features that allow users to manage their library account more efficiently. As of November, users may update their email address and phone number online, reset a lost or forgotten PIN, and pay outstanding bills with a credit card.  Library card holders have long since been able to search for items in our catalog, place items on hold, request items from other libraries, view a list of items checked out, and renew eligible items for an additional loan period. To access your library account from a computer’s browser window,… Read More »Library Users Have More Online Options

Libraries Celebrate Picture Book Month in November

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates print picture books during the month of November. Our St. Lawrence County libraries have over 48,000 picture books on the shelves, with over 89,000 more available through interlibrary loan from other libraries in the North Country Library System. Not surprisingly, our larger libraries have the largest picture book collections: the Massena Public Library has the largest collection in St. Lawrence County with over 7,600 picture books; the Potsdam Public Library is a close second with just under 7,000. The Ogdensburg Public Library and the Canton Free Library have 4,700 picture… Read More »Libraries Celebrate Picture Book Month in November