Back 2 School GIVEAWAY!

  Want to win a new laptop or tablet? Your local Monarch library and Monarch Library System have an exciting opportunity for you to do just that! Enter the ‘Let’s Go Back 2 School Giveaway’ for your chance to win.

Let’s Go Back 2 School Giveaway Now through September 21st, 2022, library users ages 12 and up that enroll for a free online course with a current library card will be entered in a drawing for 1 of 3 great prizes. The prizes include a Lenovo –IdeaPad 3, 15” Touch Screen Laptop (8GB Memory –256GB SSD), a Lenovo Windows Duet 3i – 10.3” Touch Screen Tablet with Keyboard (4GB Memory – 128GB eMMC), and a Samsung – Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7” (64 GB with Wi-Fi).  

Are you eligible to participate? Here’s our giveaway guidelines: Participants must be a current library card holder at a Monarch Library. If you do not have a Monarch library card, go to your local library or visit GetYourLibraryCard.orgParticipants must be age 12+ to enter. If you are one of our winners and are 12-17, we will need to verify that your parent/guardian gives you permission to collect your prize.Participants must have current contact information in your library account. Visit your local library to update your information.  

Here’s how to enter the giveaway: Enroll in a free course with your library card: a course start date of August 17, 2022, or September 14, 2022Within one week of the course start date, enter your classroom and show activity (minimum of 2 hours) in your ‘Learning Path’.Once you have completed these steps, you will be automatically entered in the giveaway!   If you are one of our lucky winners: A staff member from Monarch Library System will contact you using the contact information in your library account.1st winner will have a choice from the 3 prizes2nd winner will choose from the 2 prizes left3rd winner will receive the remaining prize. If we are unable to reach you, we will move on to the next winner.   What kind of classes are available and how does it work? The online classes are provided through Gale Courses and there are 365+ courses to choose from!
The class categories include:
Accounting and FinanceBusiness
Computer Applications
Design and Composition
Healthcare and Medical
Language and Arts
Law and Legal
Personal Development
Teaching and Education
Writing and Publishing

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits! Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. At the end of the course, you will have 2 weeks to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. If you are unable to complete the course, you can re-enroll to try again in an upcoming session! Search for a course to take and get entered into the giveaway:   

Enjoy heading ‘Back 2 School’ with these free online classes with your library card! Good luck at being one of our 3 lucky winners! Winners will be notified by September 30, 2022.    

Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, August 16th, 6:30PM

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone… Or does he?

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!


Have you tried the new MONARCH2GO app?

This new platform allows you to access all your favorite items and libraries from your device.

Our FREE app gives you quick 24/7 access to your library account.

Current users of our old app using iOS will have an update for the new version; Android users will need to delete the old and download the new app.

New users for each platform can find the app on the:

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Try Monarch2Go today!

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Magazines on Libby

The benefits of having a library card keep getting bigger and greater!

Now you can access over 3,000 magazine titles from your Libby app, including top titles like:

  • US Weekly
  • National Geographic
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Vanity Fair
  • Rolling Stones

For a full listing of all the magazines you can access now through the Libby App, please visit the following link:

All magazines are available as simultaneous use without circulation caps.

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. All you need is your library card barcode number and an e-mail address. This resource is offered by RBDigital users through Monarch Library System. Some terms and conditions apply.

Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

If you do have an account set through RB Digital, click HERE to access it!

or visit the following page to learn how to create an account, download the RBDigital app or simply how to use it:

Let us know if you do have any questions.

Storytime at Home Season 2

Episode 6 (2/16/2021) Author Spotlight: Mo Willems!

In this episode of Storytime at Home Miss Julie shares the books Nanette’s Baguette and Knuffle Bunny with permission from the author/ illustrator, Mo Willems. We also sing and dance along with Jim Gill’s “Silly Dance Contest” and “Five Little Pigeons Jumping on the Bed”. Special Appearance by Jodie Whittaker.

Episode 5 (2/9/2021)

In this yummy pizza-themed episode, Miss Julie reads Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubia/ Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri (with permission from Penguin Random House) and Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly and James Dean (with permission from Harper Collins Publishing). We also sing “If You Want to Eat Some Pizza”, dance along with Koo Koo Kangaroo’s music video, “All I Eat is Pizza” and recite the rhyme “Down Around the Corner.”Special appearances by Mr. Mike and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Thank you to Bryan and Neil of Koo Koo Kangaroo for permission to share their music video. For more of their videos, visit:

Episode 4 (2/2/2021) This episode is all about awesome activities to do when it is cold and snowy outside! Miss Julie shares a cool non-fiction book titled, The Snowy Day by Anna Milbourne/ Illustrated by Elena Temporin (with permission from Usborne Books) and plays along with the interactive picture book, Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda (with permission from Chronicle Books). We also get moving with a rousing rendition of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and dance to “Dance, Freeze, Met” by The Learning Groove. Special thanks to Usborne Books, Chronicle Books, and The Learning Groove (Eric Litwin and Michael Levine).

Episode 3 (1/26/2021) In this episode, Miss Julie and Mr. Mike sing “If You’re a Rock Star and You Know It” and dance with our stuffed animals to “Red Rock Rooster” by Daddy A Go-Go. Miss Julie shares two books about farm animal friends that are in a band; Punk Farm and Punk Farm on Tour written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (with permission from Penguin Random House). Special thanks to Daddy A Go-Go, Penguin Random House, and Mr. Mike.

Episode 2 (1/19/21) POP! POP! POP! This episode is all about POPCORN! Miss Julie shares the titles Popcorn (written by Alex Moran/Illustrated by Betsy Everitt with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books) and Bear Snores On written by Karma Wilson/

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Episode 1 (1/19/21) In our season two premiere episode, Miss Julie shares Hello, Snow written by Hope Vestergaard/Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott (with permission from MacMillan Publishing) and A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba/ Illustrated by Alea Marley (with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books) . We also do some moving and grooving to a rhyme about snowflakes, discuss colors, and have a Silly Dance Contest (with permission from Jim Gill).

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