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December 2021

@ Your Library

Take a look at the fun and interesting events happening at the
Rampart Library District.
For more information, please go to 
https://rampart.colibraries.org/programs/
Rampart Library District Updates

 

The Rampart Library District will be closed on December 24th and 25th.We will also be closed
December 31st and January 1st, 2022.
Patrons who have received the Covid-19 Vaccination may use library facilities without a mask. Patrons who have not received the vaccine are encouraged to continue to wear a mask, especially when interacting with with people outside your household. Your safety is important to us. 
 
Curbside Delivery Service
Continuing Until Further Notice

 
Woodland Park Public Library
Florissant Public Library

 
Curbside delivery for at-risk patrons will continue to be available when our buildings are open to the public. Curbside services will end if local, state, or federal government agencies issue health-related orders that require us to stop for safety purposes.
 
Quick Facts:
  • Our buildings are open to the public as of July 1, 2020.
  • Curbside Delivery is available during *regular business hours by appointment only.
*No Saturday appointments at Florissant location. Note new hours at Woodland Park location: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun-Mon Closed.
  • We are receiving materials from other Colorado libraries.
  • Continue returning library materials to the outdoor drop boxes at either library. 
Basic Steps for RLD Curbside Delivery Service
 
1.Place items on hold
Log in to your account at https://rampart.marmot.org and select your items, or call for assistance:
  1. Florissant Public Library: 719-748-3939
  2. Woodland Park Public Library: 719-687-9281
2. Receive hold pickup notices by email, text or phone.
Our system will send hold pickup notices. You may come into the library without an appointment during regular business hours to pick up your holds or call to schedule a Curbside pickup appointment.
 
3. Pick up your items during your scheduled Curbside pickup window.
Follow staff instructions for pickup times and location.
SPRINT WI-FI HOTSPOTS
eMAGAZINES ARE HERE!
We are excited to announce that our patrons now have access to over 2,400 magazine titles electronically!

Magazines now have their own page on the Marmot Overdrive site. You can access the magazines by selecting the "Magazine" tab on the Marmot Overdrive Homepage.

Patrons can also access the magazines through the Libby App on their devices in several different ways:

1. Click on the "Read A Magazine! graphic halfway down the Libby Homepage.
2. Click on the Explore link. It will bring the Guide: Magazines that will lead to the magazine page.
3. Under Preferences set the Format to Magazines.
 
To enlarge the text on the Libbly App visit: Help Libby App.

*Magazines have unlimited checkouts and simultaneous use!
*Magazine checkouts do not count towards your 5 maximum checkouts with Marmot/Overdrive eBooks or eAudiobooks!
*Currently magazines can be set for a 7, 14, and 21 day lending period.
*Magazines will have 3 years of back issues (when available)!
*Once the lending period is over, just like eBooks and eAudiobooks, magazines will remove themselves from the patron's device and bookshelf.
PROSPECTOR
The Rampart Library District is now part of Prospector, which consists of over 50 academic, public and special libraries throughout Colorado. Prospector is another resource for our patrons to use to find books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials. Click on the link below to watch a video on how to place a hold through Prospector. 

 
 
 
STORYTIME
Book Clubs at Rampart Library District
Woodland Park Book Club
The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
Tuesday, December 7 at 10:30 am
Woodland Park Public Library: Large Meeting Room
For adult readers
For details call 719-687-9281.
 
Not So Young Adult Book Club
For adults who love (or want to discover) Young Adult fiction. 

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
Wednesday, December 1 at 11:00 am
Woodland Park Public Library: Young Adult Room
or Join us on ZOOM 

Call Jane at 719-687-9281 x 151 for details

 
Senior Circle Book Club
The Weight of Blood  by Laura McHugh 
Thursday, December 9 at 10:30 am
Woodland Park Public Library: Large Meeting Room 

Call Jennie at 719-687-9281 x 103 for details
Let's Read Amok! Reading Club
For adults who love to read and tell. 
Bring a wrapped book to exchange and finger foods to share.
Monday, December 13 at 11:00
Florissant Public Library: Large Meeting Room

Call 719-748-3939 for details. 
Florissant Bookworms Book Club
Will not be meeting this month!  

 


 
Friends at the Table Cookbook Club
Will not be meeting this month!  

 


 
Virtual Services and Resources
The Rampart Library District’s digital resources are available from our website, patrons need a library card to access our digital resources. If patrons do not have a library card, they can get a temporary library card. Temporary library cards are valid for three months and give patrons immediate access to digital resources. To obtain a temporary library card visit the Rampart Library District catalog and select “Library Card" from the left side menu. From the drop down menu select “Get A Library Card.”
 
Patrons can use Overdrive and the Libby by Overdrive to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks. Patrons access Overdrive with the Libby by Overdrive app on their personal devices or through our website. If patrons do not have the Libby, by Overdrive app on their personal devices, the instructions to download the app are available under the “e-Content” tab on the Rampart Library District website. 

The TumbleBook Library is also available for use by our patrons. TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books for elementary school children K-6. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books with animation, music, narration and sound added. There is a wide selection of stories including French and Spanish language books. The TumbleBook Library collection, as well as a tutorial, can be accessed under the "e-Content" tab on the Rampart Library District website. 
The Rampart Library District has an Explora database for each student grade level, elementary, middle, and high school. Explora is a research database for students and teachers. Each database features:
  • topic overviews to use as a starting point for research
  • simple search function
  • subject categories for easy browsing
  • articles, essays, primary source documents
  • age appropriate resources for each database

Access the Explora databases using your library card through the Research Tab on the Rampart Library District's homepage: https://rampart.colibraries.org/
December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
December is the biggest gift-giving month of the year. As you shop for little ones, remember to keep their safety in mind. 
Read more here:
https://nationaldaycalendar.com/safe-toys-and-gifts-month-december/

 
UPCOMING DECEMBER OBSERVANCES

December 1 Rosa Parks Day
December 4 National Sock Day
December 7 Pearl Harbor Day 
December 10 Dewey Decimal System Day
December 13 National Day of the Horse
December 21 Winter Solstice 
December 24 and 25 Rampart Library District Closed for Christmas
December 26  Boxing Day (Canada)
December 26 First Day of Kwanzaa
December 31 and January 1 Rampart Library District Closed for New Year's Celebration 
ON THE SHELF

New Books
      
    
   
 
               

Non-Fiction
     
      
    
       

 YA Fiction
     
      
   

Movies
       
      
                     

Put items on hold here.
Support Friends of the Rampart Library District when you shop on Smile.Amazon.com. Did you know? Amazon will donate a small percentage of qualifying purchases to an organization of your choice when you make your purchases through the smile.amazon.com website. You can click HERE, login to your Amazon account, and start supporting the Friends of the Rampart Library District. We appreciate you!
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