Reardan Memorial Library serves as a public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.

Have you completed your census?

Open Until 4:00 Saturday: Come in and complete your census!

Reardan Memorial Library

will be open extra hours in July to help with the census. We have computers and tablets that you can use to get online. We can also help you get to the correct site.

Extra Hours in July:

Tues July 7             1:00- 6:00

Sat July 11             10 am to 4 pm

 

Tues July 14           1:00- 6:00

Sat July 18             10 am to 4 pm

Did you know:

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

It's in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading at the Reardan Memorial Library

Summer reading will be done a little differently this year. Come in and pick up your reading logs any time. Read for 5 hours. Then, show the log to the librarian and pick a prize from the prize box. Children may read from now until school starts (or the end of August, whichever comes first).

During the month of July there will be a new activity packet weekly for anyone who wants to take one home. There will be no group programs this summer.

Welcome Back to the Library!

We are happy to be helping you again!

We are open during our regular hours.

 

Guidelines for library use

Masks covering nose and mouth are required.

We have masks inside.

My mask protects you, your mask protects me. Thank you for helping keep everyone healthy!

 

  Use hand sanitizer upon entering.

 

Time in library is currently limited to 30 minutes.

Only 5 patrons at one time (exception given to larger families).

Please remember to stay six feet away from others.

  If you are sneezing, coughing, sniffling, or feel ill, please do not enter the library. We look forward to being here when you are feeling better.

 

 

Have you explored our

Online Catalog?

You can now go online to look at our catalog. Please go to catalog on the horizontal menu bar of the website. You will leave the website page and be taken directly to the catalog.

To Log On the first time:

firstname.lastname for log in. (No capital letters.)

your password is your Last name. (Capitalize the first letter.) 

Go to "change your password" on the left side, and change your password.

 

 

 

Now you can:

  • place holds
  • renew items
  • see what you have checked out
  • update your personal information
  • suggest books for the library to buy
  • receive notices of overdue books

all on line!

Please also enter your email address. This will enable you to get notices about when books are due, overdue books or holds that are available.

When you change your password in our system, that will change the password with Overdrive and Lynda.com also.

The above login procedure also works for our new Lynda.com online training. 

 

 

What do you want to learn?

 

 

Take Classes from home via the

library!

At lynda.com online software training you can explore topics, learn a software program that you have been wanting to learn, or discover new interests. A few of the topics include

  • Computer Literacy for Windows 10
  • Time Management
  • Communicating with Confidence
  • Graphic Design Tips and Tricks
  • Photoshop Essentials

 

Explore all the possibilities online at lynda.com. The Washington State Library Division of the Secretary of State helps make this service available to patrons of Reardan Library by partnering with us in the cost. 

Proquest is another resource that is available to library patrons. Proquest is an online database. See "Research Databases" on the left side of the menu to access Proquest. 

You can access these resources at home with your library card, or you can come in and use one of our three desktop computers, one of our many tablets, or our laptop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you reading this year?

Challenge yourself to read:

Non-fiction books

Different genres

Young Adult Books

Children's Fiction

Graphic Novels

Classics

This month's recommendations are a challenge to know what is happening in our world today:

 

Forbidden Fruit by Betty DeRamus

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and  Ronald Cotton

We Gon' Be Alright by Jeff Chang

Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson

 

 

 

 

 

Happening in Reardan

Food Bank Open:

 

July 8    1:30 - 3:00

 

 June 23      5:30 -7:00

 

During this time, only one person will be allowed in the food bank at a time.

 

If you have an emergency need, please call

509.818.0146. This is not limited to food. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wondering What to Read Next?

Have you read all the books by your favorite author? Did you just finish a book that you really loved? Do you want to read another book just like it, but you don't know what to try? The following sites can help you find a book that you will enjoy!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com Get recommendations from what you've read or what your friends are reading, rate books that you've read. Also, find the Choice Awards. These are books that have been voted on by readers like you. Goodreads has a yearly reading challenge. You determine how many books you would like to read for the year. Then as you finish your books, record them on Goodreads. An easy way to keep track of the books you read!

LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com Get recommendations based on what you've read.

What Should I Read Next:https://whatshouldireadnext.com One of the best things about What Should I Read Next is that you don’t need an account to sign in. You just type in a book you like or that you’ve read, and it populates a list of similar books. 

 

ABCmouse.com has more than

3,500 learning activities across all major subject areas

and 450 lessons for ages 2-7.

Help your child build a strong foundation for future academic success.

Come into the library and play and learn.

The free lessons are only available at the library.

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Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.