For better or worse, mobile phones are an integral part of our lives. For those old enough to remember life prior to mobile phones, it’s hard to imagine how we got along without them. They help us keep in touch with family and friends, manage our lives and careers, and stay connected with the world. Now you can even use your mobile phone to connect to your North Webster Public Library through a new service called New Book Alerts.
Effective Dec. 1, the library is offering a new Book Alert service that notifies you via your mobile phone, email, or Facebook of new books, movies, and CDs that are available at the library. Book Alerts links directly to the library’s online catalog and sends you weekly updates of new arrivals. Book Alerts information will also be available on the library’s website at www.nweb.lib.in.us.
Another new service is the online Book News that showcases new titles published each month. There are 47 different online newsletters you can subscribe to, each one focusing on a specific genre such as science fiction, romance, history, biographies, and many, many more categories. Subscribe to the ones that interest you and start receiving the latest news on published works.
Both Book Alerts and Book News include jacket cover images, book descriptions, and author information. These mobile and online services become available Dec. 1. To sign up, go to www.nweb.lib.in.us and click on the Book Alert or Book News icon and start receiving the latest book news.
Have an unpaid library fine? Now is the chance to redeem that fine and help out the North Webster Food Pantry at the same time. From Dec. 3 through Dec. 15, the library is sponsoring Food for Fines. For every non-perishable food item you donate, $1 will be taken off of your fine. Expired food items, dented cans or damaged packages cannot be accepted, so be sure to check your donated items carefully before bringing them to the Library.
The Food for Fines policy applies only for North Webster Community Public Library patrons for materials borrowed from the library and does not count toward lost, damaged, or unreturned items. The Food for Fines program runs for only two weeks.
If you missed Black Friday, don’t despair. The Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale on Dec. 6, 7, and 8 will offer outstanding bargains on gently used books, movies, CDs, games, and puzzles. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 in the North Webster Community Center Banquet Hall. All proceeds go to support the Library.