Tuesday, August 25, 2009

September is Library Card Sign-up Month...

...or what's the most important card in your wallet?

Your library card opens doors...to books, online databases with reliable information, computers and contact with others...so many things.

September is the traditional start of a new school year. Parents and children are encouraged to sign-up for a library card. If you already have one, make sure it is up to date. Your library card is an important school supply.

Parents (or legal guardians) need to register for children. All you need is proof of current address.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Construction progress in Baker County

There is progress in construction at Emily Taber Public Library in Baker County.

The library will be closed on August 19-20-21-22 for construction. They will reopen on August 24.

Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


No, not Michael Jackson, but books that are ‘thrillers.’

This is a popular genre of fiction books (and movies and television) , whose plots include fast pacing, action and resourceful heroes who must thwart the bad guys.

The International Thrillwriters organization has awarded their 2009 best thriller award to Jeffrey Deaver for The Bodies Left Behind. In this book the detective and the witness to a murder learn that in order to survive and outwit the murderers as they are pursued through the Wisconsin woods, they must learn to trust each other. Readers of this genre will recognize that Jeffrey Deaver is well deserving of this award.

Other authors honored in previous years include Robert Harris, James Patterson, and Christopher Reich. You’ll find books by all of these authors in the library.

The thrillwriters have their own website, of course, and if you’d like more suggestions for books of this type, visit their website or ask library staff for recommendations.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


This month take a look at HeritageQuest and AncestryLibraryEdition. Both will assist you in developing and adding to the genealogy of your family. On line images of census records are available as well as immigration and passenger lists, family histories, military records and newspapers and periodicals. Both are a rich source for genealogy information.

HeritageQuest is available from library computers and from your home computer. You will need your library card barcode information to log in from home.

AncestryLibraryEdition is only available from library computers. Remote access is not sold to libraries.

These online databases supplement our print collection in areas of special interest. These databases are updated frequently and contain reliable information...something to look for in these days of thousands of hits in Google searches.

If you'd like books to go with the online databases check the nonfiction 929 section.