Did you know that SEPTEMBER is Library Card Month Sign up? Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.
Do you or your children need a library card? Visit us or your closest library this September and get yours! Bring your current driver license and or state ID together with a proof of address and get yours in few minutes. Cannot make it to the library? See about getting a Virtual Library Card here: http://www.oscargradylibrary.org/?page_id=11587 (Some restrictions may apply).
Check it out! These newly released titles joined our collection between August 31 and September 7.Click or tap on the following link for access to this virtual bookshelf created by Miss Julie:
Check out these book trailers for titles that are new or coming soon to our shelves. Click below to access this bookshelf built by Miss Julie.
We can’t wait to share with you some big changes coming to the
Oscar Grady Public Library MAGAZINE/PERIODICAL COLLECTION!
Why are we making a change?
Over the last few years, the magazines that the Oscar Grady Public Library has subscribed to have continued to go up in cost and down in content, publishing fewer and fewer issues, or in some cases, discontinuing print editions all together. After much consideration, these factors and others have prompted us to change the direction of our periodical collection.
Don’t worry! We will continue to subscribe to our top 5 circulating “popular” magazines, and our staff will happily help with your requests for other magazines from within the Monarch Library System.
And now for something totally new!
Calling all Library patrons!
Are you a writer or poet? A maker or doer?
We know you’re a reader!
AVAILABLE NOW… Our all new ADVISORY COLLECTION!
What do we mean by Advisory Collection?
The staff of the Oscar Grady Public Library takes a lot of pride in providing our patrons with advice on what to read (watch, listen to, make) next, and our goal in changing our subscriptions from traditional magazines to advisory periodicals is to provide the best possible advice on these topics.
We have chosen a selection of periodicals from around the country, and world, which will highlight new and different authors, poets, artists, and projects which we hope will pique our patrons’ interests and fuel their creativity.
Some of the new subscriptions that will be available to you include:
American Book Review
The American Book Review is an award-winning, internationally distributed publication that appears six times a year. It specializes in reviews of frequently neglected published works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional, university, ethnic, avant-garde, and women’s presses. (http://americanbookreview.org/aboutus.asp )
New York Review of Books
Every two weeks… writers publish essays and reviews of books and the arts, including music, theater, dance, and film… What has made The New York Review successful, according to The New York Times, is its “stubborn refusal to treat books, or the theatre and movies, for that matter, as categories of entertainment to be indulged in when the working day is done.” (https://www.nybooks.com/about/)
The Times Literary Supplement
Every week, we publish book reviews, book extracts, essays and poems from leading writers from around the world. We cover far more than just literature, featuring major articles on subjects from anthropology to zoology, philosophy to politics, comedy to psychology. We are the only major English-language publication to review books published in other languages, including French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian. Each week, we also review the latest in fiction, film, opera, theatre, dance, radio and television. (https://www.the-tls.co.uk/about-the-tls/)
London Review of Books
Published twice a month, it provides a space for some of the world’s best writers to explore a wide variety of subjects in exhilarating detail – from art and politics to science and technology via history and philosophy, not to mention fiction and poetry. As well as book reviews, memoir and reportage, each issue also contains poems, reviews of exhibitions and movies, ‘short cuts’, letters and a diary… (https://www.lrb.co.uk/about )
New York Times Book Review
The Sewanee Review
Poets & Writers Magazine
Communication Arts… and more!
We sincerely hope that the new Advisory Collection will provide a unique service to the patrons in our community, and will assist the staff of the Oscar Grady Public Library to help answer the question, “What should I read next?”, and so much more!
The ADVISORY COLLECTION…
Available NOW at your Oscar Grady Public Library.
We miss you! Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean an end to storytime! Miss Julie is taking our storytime to YouTube! Enjoy stories, dance along and sing songs at your home.
Click/tap on each episode below to access each past storytime:
The latest edition of our newsletter, The Librarians’ Bedside Table, is out! Check it out to see what your friendly librarians are reading and much more!
To access all the issues of this publication, please CLICK HERE!
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Sign up for a virtual library card today to access the amazing digital libraries of Monarch.
If you already have a library card you don’t need this one. This access is for people who do not have a library card.
This library card will allow you access to digital content on the following:
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