Pioneer Library System
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:29
Recently Louisville, Kentucky has experienced flooding. Libraries in the area have experienced heavy water damage due to the flooding. Estimated damages to the Louisville Free Public Library are in the millions of dollars. According to the Courier Journal
...[Library Director Craig] Buthod said up to 4 feet of water poured into the basement of the Main Library, much of which is used for operations. Buthod said at least 10,000 books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs were damaged. Many of the items were new and awaiting distribution to the branches. Buthod said the average cost per item was conservatively $20.
All three Bookmobiles parked at the library were damaged by flooding, and water pressure blew out some basement windows...
Cash donations are appreciated in any amount. People wishing to help can send checks to: The Library Foundation, 301 York St., Louisville, KY 40203, Attn: Flood. This donation will qualify as a charitable contribution (501 (c) 3). An acknowledgment will be provided for your tax records.
Update: The recovery work is underway, with the drying out of computer equipment high on the list. Public internet service at the branches has been restored. Insurance adjusters, project managers, and cleanup contractors are on the job. The losses include all the new materials that were in the lower levels, three bookmobiles, the Library Director's car, and the library’s 100-year-old auditorium.Add a comment
Download the newest OverDrive console and have immediate access to 1,000 (and growing) IPod compatible audiobooks!
Whether you are a fan of fiction or nonfiction - your PLS Virtual Library is here to help you beat the heat with some great listens.
So be sure to login and check out some of these great titles! If you don't have internet access at home be sure to stop by and use one of the PLS OverDrive Download Stations.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:46
May 2, 2009 is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). FCBD is an organized effort to introduce readers of all ages to comic books and graphic novels. Your hometown libraries will be giving away a limited supply of free comics on May 2, to anyone who checks out a book from the teen collections.
In honor of FCBD the Virtual Library interviewed Dr. Buffy Edwards, adjunct instructor at the University of Oklahoma in the College of Education and School of Library and Information Studies, about her research in motivating reading in middle school students.
Dr. Edwards spoke with us about her research regarding motivation, middle school students, and comic books and graphic novels. She explains how the students' test scores improved while reading material presented in this particular literary format along with engaging in "free voluntary reading".Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:16
Have you ever wanted to share your favorite or least favorite books with fellow readers? Well now is your chance!
For the next 30 days the Pioneer Library System is testing a feature that allows readers the opportunity to share their book reviews with other libraries and library users, around the world, from within the library catalog!
So test out the feature and let us know what you think! You can see what other customers have already reviewed in the box below or you can visit our staff written book reviews, that we share each month.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2009 14:27
Have you ever found yourself searching YouTube for useful information - only to be disappointed or to be sidetracked by adorable kittens? Perhaps you were looking for something you could use for a class assignment? Or maybe just something educational to watch?
A lot of times you can find some really interesting educational videos on TeacherTube, the Internet Archives, TED and now you can add your PLS online collection to that list of sites with great free videos available to watch online.
We recently purchased access to over 300 PBS published videos, in wmv format.
In the comfort of your own home (or classroom), and with library card in hand, you can access everything from Ancient Egypt to Modern Medicine - and everything in between. Whether your interests are art, history, literature, politics, earth or life sciences, or technology and young or old you'll find something worth downloading.Add a comment
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