Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. According to SAMHSA, 1 out of 5 American adults experienced some form of mental illness in 2010. This year, Mental Health America is encouraging people to share what mental illness feels like. You can learn more about mental illness with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

See these sites for more information:

And check out these infographics from Mental Health America:

 

 

 

 

Summer hours

The Library’s summer hours start tomorrow:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Friday: CLOSED

Whether you’re traveling, gardening, or looking for some good fiction to read this summer, we’ve got you covered. And don’t forget, our Online Resources are always open.

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:

 

Credo Reference includes 794 reference ebooks and more than 3.7 million full text entries. Take a look!

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a celebration of Jewish contributions to American history, culture, and society. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

ALS Awareness Month

May is ALS Awareness Month. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. You can learn more about ALS with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has added or updated the following nine titles since March:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 794 reference ebooks and more than 3.7 million full text entries. Take a look!
E183 Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History HN25 Society at a Glance HT109 Key Concepts in Urban Studies

KF156 Dictionary of Legal Terms QA99 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know RA781.15 Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

National Women’s Health Week

May 8-14 is National Women’s Health Week. According to the CDC, heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease are the leading causes of death among women. Learn how women can reduce their risk of these illnesses and stay healthy with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

Check out these sites for more information:

And check out these infographics from Womenshealth.gov:

 

 

 

 

Ebooks Minnesota

 

Have you heard about Ebooks Minnesota? This online ebook collection is available for free to anyone within Minnesota’s borders and includes about 2,500 titles. You can access the collection online at EbooksMN.org and through free apps for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire HD devices.

Most of the titles are from Minnesota’s independent presses but there are also books about Minnesota and public domain titles. The collection covers a variety of subjects for readers of all ages, including:

  • biography & autobiography
  • business & economics
  • comics & graphic novels
  • crafts & hobbies
  • education
  • fiction
  • foreign language
  • health & fitness
  • history
  • juvenile fiction
  • juvenile nonfiction
  • literary collections
  • mathematics
  • nature
  • poetry
  • political science
  • science
  • social science
  • sports & recreation
  • study aids
  • technology & engineering

You can access any ebook in the collection at any time, with no checkout limits or due dates. See this handy User Guide for tips on searching, browsing, and using Ebooks Minnesota. Please join me in thanking Minitex and the Minnesota Department of Education for giving us this amazing resource!

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!