NORTH WEBSTER — After a long hiatus during the moving process into a new facility, public internet access is once again available at North Webster Community Public Library. Faxing and printing services are also offered for a small fee.
Patrons can use the library’s public computers to access the internet or bring their own devices to link on to Wi-Fi. To protect the health and safety of patrons, social distancing will be maintained with protective barriers between computers. Keyboards are covered with disposable plastic coverings that are replaced after each use. Computer stations are also sanitized after each use.
For patrons using Wi-Fi on their own devices, socially distanced work areas and private study rooms are available for use. A library card is not needed to use the public computers or access Wi-Fi; however, patrons will need to request a password from the circulation desk.
A new adult reading contest started Sept. 1. Patrons can play “Hooked on a Series” throughout the month by reading the first book in any book series found in the adult fiction section. They can continue reading that series or try another one. For every book they read, they can enter their name, phone number and book title in a drawing for a chance to win a prize. The drawing will be held at the end of September and the winner will be notified by phone.
September is also Library Card Sign-Up Month, sponsored by the American Library Association. The library encourages adults and youth to sign up for a library card. A library card is a first step to lifelong learning and provides access to technology, media resources and educational and social programs for people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. A North Webster Library card is free to all residents of Tippecanoe Township. Because North Webster Library is part of the statewide Evergreen Library System, a North Webster Community Public Library card can also be sued at over 100 Evergreen libraries throughout the state, including several in Kosciusko and neighboring counties. A library card application is available at the circulation desk or online at www.nweb.lib.in.us.