Make Reading “Mo” Fun and more

Celebrate March is Reading Month with stories featuring Piggie and Gerald, Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny and Cat the Cat by favorite children’s author Mo Willems. We are offering a “Bird On Your Head” Breakfast: we will provide breakfast and beverage(ages 3 thru 5 with adult, Tuesday, March 6, 9:30-10:30 am), “Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog” Lunch: you bring a bag lunch and we will provide beverage and dessert (ages 3 thru 5 with adult, Tuesday, March 13, 11:30-12:30) and An Evening Out With “Elephant and Piggie”: we will provide a lite snack and drink(family program, Tuesday, March 20, 7:00-8:00 pm). Reading logs will also be available during the month with small prizes. Registration is required for these free programs and opens on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

“Sense”sational Lapsit Storytime

This program is offered for babies 12 to 24 months with adult participation. We will enjoy age appropriate stories, music and creative movement that explore our senses. Friday morning sessions: February 17th to March 23rd, 10-10:30 am. Monday evening sessions: February 27th to March 26th, 6:30-7. Registration is required and begins Friday, January 20th.

Reminder: Late Fees

The Briggs Public Library is now charging fines on all overdue items.

The reason for late fees is to encourage patrons to return their materials on time so another individual can make use of the item.

Fines are $.10 a day for books, magazines, audiobooks and interlibrary loan items of the same nature with a cap of $5.00 an item. The fine on late videos (dvd 7 vhs) remains $1.00 a day and now includes interloaned videos and sound recordings with a cap of $18.00 an item.

Patrons are restricted from checking out any additional items when the amount of fines on their account exceeds $5.00.

There are ways to avoid accruing fines. Keep track of your due dates either by the due date stamped on the item, by accessing your patron account online via the Library catalog or by contacting library staff.

You can renew an item if no one else is waiting for it either by accessing your patron account online via the Library catalog or by contacting library staff.

Library Staff, if you have an email on file, can assist you in setting the system up to email you once a week. The email will include the titles you have out and the due dates.

There are also steps in place to help patrons determine if they have fines. Staff will notify you at checkout if you have fines.

You can access your record online through the Library catalog, login, go to My Account and select the Fines and Fees tab.

If you have an email on file, a notice will go out when the item(s) are five days overdue and ten days overdue. An overdue letter is sent through the postal service when an item(s) is four weeks overdue.

If you need assistance in accessing your patron account online, please let Library staff know and we would be happy to walk you through the process.

Library Closures

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 in observance of the President’s Day Holiday. The drop box on the Library porch will be available for returns during this closure.