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Pick up books for fall reading

International Falls Public Library

International Falls Public Library

Change is definitely in the air.  The mornings have been crisp and we are beginning to see leaves change color.  Make sure to stop by the library and get books for fall reading.  Our Saturday hours from 10am – 3pm are back for the school year. 

Do you have some home improvement projects you want to get done before the weather gets too much colder? Be sure and take a look at our online resource, the “Home Improvement Reference Center.”  Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects, Home Improvement Reference Center provides step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

Before you make that big purchase, take a look at Consumer Reports online for the latest reviews, information about product safety and more.  The online version of Consumer Reports contains more models and information not included in the paper editions.

Are you or your children working on learning a foreign language?  If so, be sure and check out our online language resource “Powerspeak.”  This online tool takes language instruction to new levels of engagement and effectiveness, diminishing the fear and angst of learning a language by empowering users with a friendly, functional and contextual learning experience. You can learn Spanish, French, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese as well as English for Spanish speakers.

We’ve added a couple of other links to our resource page as well, take a look at http://internationalfallslibrary.us/resources and look at reputation management for important information about managing your online presence and what future employers might see.  Look at ValueLine Expanded survey for investing data and DMV Practice tests to see if you are ready for the permit test. Overall, we have lots of links to valuable resources to help you whenever you need information. 

Let us know via email or stop in and talk to us if there is information you’d like to see included on our website that isn’t available today.  We want the library website to be the place you go when you are looking for up-to-date, accurate information on whatever you geek!

Read a book today!  We want all young children in this community ready to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.  Being read to is a very important part of reading readiness, so we encourage everyone to find a preschool child and read to them.  The library has started a new program called “Reading Ready” that will provide children with free books every time they are read 250 books, or even the same book 250 times if that is what they want. Stop by the library and ask for a “Reading Ready” booklet for the pre-Kindergarten children in your life. Start reading at birth and don’t stop. You will be giving the children in your life a valuable start to their life.

Pictures and Pens

"Pictures and Pens – Year 3!" The library’s program to encourage both photographers and writers in their craft.  Each month we will post a theme for writers and photographers to work with. Writings of less than 1,000 words and 8x10 photographs will be accepted up to the last day of each month the library is open. A winning writing and photograph that best capture the theme will be selected with each winning entry receiving a $50 prize. After we have selected twelve photos and stories we will print them together in a small book.  Everyone is eligible to enter these contests (although if you win one month, you are not eligible the next month).  For more information, visit the library blog, or contact Diane at the library.

The September theme is "School."

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Hours

Winter (Sept. 6 - May 22)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday: closed
Summer (May 24 - Sept. 5)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
 
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Reading Ready

International Falls Public Library has launched a new program for children from birth until Kindergarten and their parents. Reading Ready seeks to help parents prepare their children to read by reading to them. The library has booklets for any interested families to pick up and fill out with the titles of books they read to their child. Every time they read 250 books to their child, the child can pick out a free book to keep and read. Your child can fill out as many of these books as they (and you) can read before they enter Kindergarten.

Reading books to your child is one of the very best preparations for them to learn to read. Studies have shown that hearing books read helps increase your child's vocabulary, ability to describe things and events, letter and print awareness and is just fun.

 
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We Recommend

Ask MN LogoAskMN - The Librarian is in!
Do you have a question and can't find an answer? Is the local library closed? Pull out your library card and ask a professional librarian your question anytime you need an answer. Go to http://www.askmn.org. This is an online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.

 
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Electronic Media

The library is now able to offer you access to a variety of online magazines. Click the image for Zinio digital magazines!  For help with Zinio, click here, or call 888-946-4666.  The library also has a printed guide of directions available in the library.

Zinio for Libraries Overview Video (8 minutes)

Zinio for Libraries Account Set Up and Navigation Guide

Download an audiobook or e-book and put it on a portable device to enjoy your favorite titles while traveling or any other time when you want the convenience of a portable electronic device.

Browse Audiobook Selection

 
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