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May 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
Reminder: Masks are required for patrons ages 11 and up while in the Rampart Library District buildings.
 
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.
Get texts from your library!

Renew books
Receive overdue notices

Easy to sign up. Convenient to use.

To get started, sign up at:

SHOUTBOMB
 
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 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Rader
Tuesday, May 4 at 10:30 am
Virtual Meeting
For further details call Brenda at 719-687-9281 x169
For adult readers. 
Let's Read Amok! Readers Club
For adults who love to read and tell, we have a different theme each time so be prepared to show and tell, ooh and ahh, and laugh!

May Theme: Color
Authors, book covers, subjects, artwork… as always, you may interpret the theme as creatively as you like. Bring up to 5 items to show or talk about.
 
Monday, May 10  at 11:00 am
Florissant Public Library: Large Meeting Room

Masks and social distancing required to participate.
For further details call Leslie at 719-687-9281 x 116
Not So Young Adult Book Club
For adults who love (or want to discover) Young Adult fiction. 

Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell
Wednesday, May 5 at 11:00 am
Teen Room at Woodland Park Public Library
Masks and social distancing required to participate in person.

For details call Leslie at 719-687-9281 x 116

 
Senior Circle Book Club
For Senior Circle members and seniors.
The lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
Thursday, May 13 at 10:30 am
Large Meeting Room Woodland Park Public Library 
Masks and social distancing required to participate in person.
For details call Jennie at 719-687-9281 x 103
Florissant Bookworms Book Club
For Adults.
 
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Wednesday, May 19 at 10:30 am
Florissant Public Library: Large Meeting Room
Masks and social distancing required to participate in person.

 
Have we got a Book Club for you?
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/
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Learn more at The National Allaince for Mental Health
https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month
UPCOMING MAY OBSERVANCES

May 1-31  National Get Caught Reading Month
May 1-31 National Hamburger Month
May 4 National Star Wars Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 9 Mother's Day
May 15 Armed Forces Day
May 20 Rescue Dog Day
May 26 Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 31 Memorial Day-District Closed


 
ON THE SHELF

New Books
     
                 
     

Non-Fiction
      
     

 YA Fiction
      
     

Movies
       
        
               

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