Leon County Public Library Newsletter May-June 2021 Edition

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 

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May-June 2021 Edition

CurrentlyLeon County remains in Phase 2 of Reopening

The Library continues to protect the safety of our customers by limiting building capacity, offering curbside pick-up, quarantining dropped off materials, and offering even more online/digital programming. To learn more about the County Library's current COVID-19 plan, see the bottom of this newsletter. Thank you and stay well!

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RFID Checkout at the Library

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Watch our short video as Library Director Debra Sears teaches you about the new RFID system. 

The Library has finished converting to a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system. This change will provide a safe, fast and fun checkout experience. Check out a whole stack of books, movies and more in a single action, then grab and go! Many award-winning libraries across the country also use this easy system to check out and manage library items. Expect to see some exciting changes inside the library the next time you visit as we adjust for new self-checkout kiosks and other equipment. 

During your next in-person visit, you may notice changes in your Library that make checkout easier, quicker and safer. With the new RFID self-checkout kiosks, you can:

  • Check out items all at once in a stack
  • Have your checkout receipt printed, emailed, or no receipt created at all
  • Easily renew and manage items that you aren't finished with yet
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Did You Know...?

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Does your K-8th student need help working on a tough homework assignment or have questions about a lesson?

Homework Hub is a free program pairing students with tutors in a one-on-one environment. Our volunteer tutors are ready to help you with math, English, social studies and science!

Visit our website for more info and to make an appointment. 


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Explore coding and programming with Botley the Coding Robot! Use the simple remote programmer to transmit your commands and have the Botley do tricks. Perfect for Pre-K through 2nd graders.

For more information and to place a hold, click here.


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By filling out a short survey about how your seeds are growing, your responses will assist in creating a better seed library for next spring.

Take the survey here.  

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Digital Entertainment and Resources at Your Fingertips!

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Read e-magazines from anywhere with Libby!

In the Libby app: 

  • Use the magnifying glass to search the term 'magazine' or a specific magazine title
  • Narrow your results by using the Refine option 
  • Choose a title. The latest issue will be featured at the top, or scroll down for past issues.

In the OverDrive app: 

  • Choose the three-lined menu, then Collections
  • Scroll down and choose by subject, just added and more
  • Search for a specific magazine by using the search bar at the top
  • Choose a title. The latest issue will be featured at the top, or scroll down for past issues.

On the OverDrive Desktop:

  • Click on Collections then narrow by subject and more
  • Search for a specific magazine by using the search bar
  • Choose a title. The latest issue will be featured at the top, or scroll down for past issues.

We have even more e-magazine titles to choose from in Flipster! Download the app for easy-to-use access!

Visit our Online Library for more resources and entertainment. 


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Begin your research with newspaper databases through ProQuest, learning databases through Gale, and investment research through Morningstar and Value Line. 

Choose from more than 300 practice tests and courses, including GED, SAT, ACT and GRE with Learning Express. Use the Job & Career Accelerator to start your employment search journey. 

Visit our Learning and Research page to get started!


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The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library is committed to serving and supporting our diverse community.


Our Librarians have compiled a list of resources for all ages celebrating diversity, and supporting education on matters of social injustice and racial equality.

Visit our website to access these resources.


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Research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition. Search the US Federal Census as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic heritage records. Explore city directories, the Social Security Death Index, and more. Please note that the content in the Library Edition of this resource may differ from the personal subscription edition.

Due to COVID-19, this resource is available from home through June 30, 2021.

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