Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Renew your items* online!

You can now renew your items* online! It's easy!

  1. Visit our website.http://www.lansing.lib.il.us
  2. Click on the link to our catalog.
  3. Log in to your borrower account.
  4. Click on “Checked Out”
  5. Check the box in front of the item(s) you wish to renew, then click the renew button. The updated due dates will display on the screen. A message will appear if an item was not eligible for renewal.
  6. You are responsible for any overdue fines or charges incurred if an item was not eligible for renewal, or if the item was overdue when it was renewed.

Of course, you still may renew items* by phone by calling 474-2447.

*Items not eligible for phone or online renewal are:
Items which have been requested by other patrons (no renewals.)
or Items that were InterLibrary Loaned (ILL) for you (in person renewal with the item ONLY.)

Computer Class Sign-Up Relocated

Sign-up for hands-on computer classes has been moved to the Adult Services/Readers Advisory Desk (near the fiction books).

Monday, August 29, 2005

E-Books Discontinued

We are discontinuing our subscription to the e-book service due to low circulation.

Our vendor, Baker & Taylor, said that although our subscription is now expired, the e-books will still be available for a limited time, but they did not give us a definite date. In the meantime, you may continue to access the e-books via our website http://www.lansing.lib.il.us

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Firefox Toolbar Available

Lansing Public Library Toolbar is now available for Firefox!

Download it now!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Fortnight of Exciting OPAL programs - LJ Tech Blog - Blog on LibraryJournal.com - 670000067

OPAL (Online Programs for All Libraries) announces upcoming programs.

There is no need to pre-register, and no cost to attend.

All you need to participate is a computer with an Internet connection. The software used for OPAL programs--tcConference version 4--works for computers running MS OS (Win98 and higher), Mac OS X, and Linux. All participants can communicate via text-chatting.

Upcoming topics include aging parents & book discussions

A Fortnight of Exciting OPAL programs - LJ Tech Blog - Blog on LibraryJournal.com - 670000067

USATODAY.com - Authors let eBay bidders name characters

Stephen King, Lemony Snicket, Michael Chabon, Amy Tan, Nora Roberts and more...auction the chance to name a character (or place, etc.) in their next novel! Auctions begin Sept. 1st.

Read the complete USA Today article.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

September Computer Classes

Registration for the September hands-on computer classes has begun!

If you're new to the mouse, sign up for:
Intro to Library Computers and the Mouse

If you're already pretty good at using a mouse, sign up for the individual classes that interest you! (Classes do not need to be taken in a particular order.)

Library Catalog
Yahoo E-Mail for Beginners
Beginning Internet
Getting Started with Microsoft Word
Mom & Me Library Catalog
Finding Your Next Great Read with NoveList
Finding Your Child's Next Great Read with NoveList
Ebsco (finding magazine & journal articles)

For descriptions of the classes, and dates & times for September... click here.

P.S. There is still room in some of our August classes!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Be an Informed Parent!

Attend the computer lecture this Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 10:30 a.m.

Surfing Safe! Children & Their Parents on the World Wide Web will examine the benefits of children using the Web and includes safe surfing tips from experts.

Attendees will gain:

  1. An understanding of the basics of the Internet and the World Wide Web as an educational tool and source of entertainment for young people.
  2. An examination of safe surfing guidelines for children and parents.
  3. An opportunity to explore the Web for more information with suggested URLs.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Printing Available-Youth

The problem with the public printer on the Youth level of the library has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Spaces Still Available in the Week's Classes

We still have room in the comptuer classes on Thursday, August 11.

Yahoo! E-Mail for Beginners is at 9:30 a.m.

Getting Started with Microsoft Word is at 1:30 p.m.

Register at the Adult Circulation Desk. Walk-ins will be accepted if there are seats left.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

SWAN access unavailable Tuesday

SWAN will be unavailable on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Printing Available

The problem with the public printer on the Adult level of the library has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

August Hands-On Computer Classes

It's hot outside, but it's cool in our Community Room!

Join us for hands-on computer classes this month.

There is still room in many of our August classes, so stop by the Adult Circulation Desk to sign up!