In addition to the many games, puzzles, and toys we already had, we’re happy that we’ve been able to add some new ones to encourage even more imaginative play and social interaction for our younger patrons. We used the profits from our concession stand at the Miss Greenfield Beauty Pageant to purchase these, so thanks to all who supported us that evening! We have a tool bench as well as a Lego table with Lego storage drawers. Our biggest purchase is a Melissa and Doug kitchen set. You can even fill your glass with ice cubes on the outside of the refrigerator! What’s a kitchen without food and cooking supplies? We have those too! Bev’s Baskets & Bows Carrollton Florist & Gifts had all Melissa and Doug items 30% off so that really helped us out, and they even delivered it to us! If you haven’t brought your kids to the library for awhile- they’re missing out!
THE BIG NEWS IS…..All the features of Illinois Heartland Library System’s SHARE Library can now be accessed easily on your phone with the SHARE Mobile Library app. Find it in the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. It’s easy to manage multiple accounts, search for just the right items, keep track of checkouts and due dates, and renew items from your mobile device using the SHARE Mobile Library. Search for books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks, e-books, and more.The Greenfield Public Library pays annual fees to be part of the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System, and we have access to this app at no extra cost! Check it out and let us know what you think!
We do pay for an annual subscription to the Cloud Library through SHARE, so if you’re an e-reader check out all the titles that are available! Call the library or stop in if you’re not sure how to get started.
Our new computers now have a folder on the desktop with children’s websites bookmarked. Plus a special desktop icon for ABC Mouse! That’s one parents have frequently asked about. Bring your kids in and let them investigate- there is something for all ages!
We’re excited to announce we’ve been able to purchase four new public access computers and one new monitor for the library! These replace our 10-15 year old Windows 7 models. They run Windows 10 and are very fast and efficient. This purchase was made possible by many generous donors and by applying for and receiving grants. In the near future we hope to complete this tech update with three additional new monitors.
The Greenfield Public Library will be a fine free library effective January 4, 2021. Because libraries exist to serve the community and are based on the concept of sharing resources this is a responsible position for a library to have. Becoming fine free for materials in the library guarantees that all people can access them regardless of their economic status.
The objective is always to get materials back so they are available for someone else to check out. For that reason everyone receives reminders about overdue items. It’s strongly suggested that patrons sign up for text or email notifications to help ensure they return items in a timely manner. Patrons can renew their own items online through the SHARE system 24 hours a day. When any items on an account are 14 days overdue that account will be blocked and the patron will not be able to check out any materials until the overdue items are returned. Although fines are waived, lost or damaged materials remain the responsibility of library cardholders who will be billed accordingly.
The library has fees for other services it provides. Black and white copying and printing fees are 15¢ per page up to a $5.00 maximum. If the pages are for a homework assignment the first ten pages are free. Color printing is $1.00 per page and there are no free pages. The fax fee is 15¢ per page for sending or receiving up to a $5.00 maximum.
There are several computers open for public use at no charge. Wi-Fi is available outside the building 24 hours a day.