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Reinbeck Public Library-By Janet Slessor

October 4, 2018
Reinbeck Courier
We have two pieces of news to share: 1. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) backpacks are now available for two week checkout at the library; and 2. Bridges (free service through the library that lets you borrow digital content) now offers magazine checkouts. The STEM backpacks are given to us by the IPTV education department in an effort to reach as many children as possible with STEM-based activities. We have three different backpacks. : CODING FUN includes a dvd: Cat in the Hat, a book, “Mistakes that Worked:40 Familiar Inventions and How they Came to Be”, and Code Master and ScratchJr. Cards. PATTERN PUZZLES includes the dvd Wild Kratts, book “The Greedy Triangle” and wooden pattern blocks and pattern block picture cards. BUILDING CHALLENGE has the dvd Sid the Science Kid, the book Dreaming Up: a Celebration of Building, and KEVA brain builders and Brain Builders Junior. The backpacks and their contents are provided free of charge thanks, in part, to the generous support of the Max and Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation. Bridges in excited to introduce magazine checkouts for patrons. The new feature will be available for a year; staff will gauge patron interest and usage to determine if it should become a permanent feature of the eLibrary. Magazines are currently available on Bridges as a special collection through both the Overdrive and Libby app, and on library websites in the browser (via Overdrive Read). They have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits, and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Readers can also download magazines on Libby for offline use. This pilot was made possible through federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Our annual firefighter story time will be on Tuesday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for a presentation from the fire dept.

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Ppresentation of Stem backpacks to the Reinbeck Library. Stacie Stevenson from IPTV and Janet Slessor.



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