Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them. Most of these books are about medicine and dentistry.

Films On Demand update

Films On Demand added 88 new videos in April, bringing our streaming video collection up to 72,418 titles. Take a look!


AP Video Collection

We’ve just enabled the Associated Press Video Collection in EBSCOhost. The Associated Press (AP) is the world’s leading news agency, providing primary source footage as well as editorially produced videos. Topics include:

  • current and historical events (1930 through the present)
  • famous people (political leaders, celebrities, athletes, etc.)
  • art
  • music
  • literature
  • science
  • technology

Starting today, when you search our EBSCO databases, you’ll also see relevant results from the AP’s collection of more than 60,000 videos – and they’re adding 300 new videos every month. Try it out and let us know what you think!

New titles

Take a look at the new books we added to our collection in April. You can find these and everything else in our collection through our catalog, MnPALS Plus. Here are a few of the new titles on our shelves. Check them out!

JV6465 Immigration QA76.76 Sams Teach Yourself HTML QL59 Bee-friendly Garden

RC387.5 Traumatized Brain TL210 Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance TX324 Downsizing the Family Home

Accounting and tax law information

LexisNexis Academic now has special search forms to help you search their collection of accounting and tax law publications. You’ll find both forms in the Search by Subject or Topic menu. See this handy tip sheet for more information:

Accounting and Tax Law Sources

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content this month. The featured article for April is on water conservation and there are new and updated articles on:

New briefings include:

New videos and animations include:

And finally, there’s a new video biography of Shoucheng Zhang, winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics.


National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to the CDC, 1 out of 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Learn more about autism and Asperger’s syndrome with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:


Credo Reference includes 790 reference ebooks and more than 3.7 million full text entries. Take a look!

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and April 21 is Poem In Your Pocket Day. My favorite poem is “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll. You’ll find this and lots of other poetry in our collection.

Check out our Facebook page to hear poems read out loud and visit these sites for more poetry resources:

Week of the Young Child

April 10-16 is Week of the Young Child. Check out some of our children’s books and read to a child this week – and every week!