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Would you like to keep a list of the books that you have checked out from the Lincoln County Library? Now, you can. To activate the checkout history option, log-in to your account in wildcat by entering your library card number and PIN. (The default PIN is WYLD.) Choose “My Account” at the top of the screen.
Go to “Account Information” and select both boxes: Show my checkout history and Record my checkout history. Click on “Update.”
From this point on, the wildcat system will keep a list of books that you have checked out. To view the list, go to “Checkouts,” and click on “My Checkout History.” If you need assistance, call the library at 877-6961 or drop by the circ desk.
The Lincoln County Library Foundation (LCLF) board is sending a letter to every postal patron in the county to request continued support for the LCLF Endowment Fund. Donations to the Endowment Fund are matched 2 to 1 by the state–e.g., a $20 gift is matched with $40, and a total of $60 goes to the endowment.
The “Endowment Challenge” began six years ago, and in that time, incredibly generous Lincoln County library supporters have contributed $235,341. Add to that the matching dollars of $470,682 and the $100,000 bonus received when libraries statewide fundraised $2.3 million, and the LCLF Endowment Fund stands today at just over $806,000. Thank you! We are immensely grateful.
The Lincoln County Library Foundation is eligible to receive the 2 to 1 match on an additional $113,000, and we have until June, 2017 to meet that goal. When we are finished, we could have a fund of over $1 million that will generate income in perpetuity for the enhancement and expansion of library programs and services.
Earnings from the Endowment Fund, invested through the Wyoming Community Foundation, have been used in the Kemmerer library to purchase additional eAudiobooks, DVDs, and CD books, to replace the laminator, and to provide books to newborns and their parents through the Born to Read program.
You can mail your tax deductible donations to the Lincoln County Library Endowment Fund, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, WY 83101 or donate online by choosing “Foundation” at the top of this page.
Lincoln County Library Foundation Board
The Wyoming State Library is bringing Digital Magazines to Lincoln County libraries. Zinio Digital Magazines are available to anyone with a Wyoming library card and offers unlimited, simultaneous use. It is the same high quality service used by many consumers to access magazines in digital format. There are 50 magazine titles from which to choose. Digital magazines are full-color and full-print–exactly like print magazines except with some bonus interactive elements. Readers can view Zinio Digital Magazines on a variety of devices. Free apps are available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook devices. To get started, follow the link on this website.
The Wyoming State Library (WSL) will soon provide another source for eBook checkouts to library patrons. Beginning July 2, the 3M Cloud Library will join the current provider, Freading, in making eBooks available to library card holders. Some key points for users are
- Books can be checked out by only one person at a time.
- Users can check out 3 books at a time for 14 days each.
- Users can place up to 3 holds at a time.
- You have 5 days to claim a title on hold before it moves on to the next person.
- Books cannot be renewed, but they can be checked out again, if available.
Apple devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch), Android-based tablets and smartphones, Nooks, Sony eReaders, and many more devices not specifically listed are compatible with the Cloud Library. The Cloud Library does not work with standard Kindles at this time. Although there is an Android app, it is not available for the Kindle Fire. It is possible to transfer content onto the Kindle Fire if you have another reading app installed such as Freading.
Online instructions, accessed from a link on this page, will be available for using the 3M Cloud Library.
Not surprisingly, we are receiving a number of inquiries about the availability of e-books–downloadable books for e-readers and other devices–through the library. At the present time, Lincoln County libraries do not offer e-books, but we are exploring the possibility.
In the meantime, however, there are some Internet sites that offer free e-books. Project Gutenberg, http://www.gutenberg.org/, offers more than 33,000 free books that work well with any e-reader platform. You’ll find mostly classics and public domain works.
Baen Books, http://www.bean.com/, publisher of science fiction and fantasy offers a number of their titles as free downloads. Authors including Eric Lint, Lois McMaster Bujold, Mercedes Lackey, and David Weber can be found here. There are currently 120 titles available with new titles added every month.
Now that Kindle and Nook are open to file sharing, eBookFling, http://ebookfling.com/, offers users the chance to swap e-books for free with other readers nationwide while still retaining ownership. For every five books listed to loan out, users get one “credit” toward borrowing.
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (UWSW) launched its Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Southwest Wyoming in 2010. Since then over 1,600 children have signed up to participate. Parents in Lincoln, as well as Sublette, Sweetwater, and Uinta, counties can enroll their children ages to birth to five years. Through this program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails one book a month, for free, to every enrolled child’s home.
To enroll your child, go to http://www.swunitedway.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library.