Pioneerland Library System has online magazines available for your use through the Overdrive e-book service. Access them here: https://pioneerland.overdrive.com/library/magazines
Feel like reading a magazine or newspaper? The Grove City Library has the following publications available for checkout (2 weeks for magazines, 3 days for newspapers):
Better Homes and Gardens
Ranger Rick Jr
Taste of Home
Litchfield Independent Review
Contact the library to request the issues you would like or pick them out when you’re in the library. All of these these publications can be checked out to you and delivered curbside.
This year’s Adult Winter Reading Program began January 15 at the Grove City Public Library and runs until March 15. Sign up any time in January or February.
As in previous years, participants read and rate books to earn prizes. Winter can be a good time to have a reading goal, and this year it’s true more than ever. Participants get one prize after reading three books, and another after a total of six.
It’s possible to participate in this year’s program without ever setting foot inside the library if you choose. Everything can be done either inside the library or through curbside service.
To participate in the program, ask to sign up when you call from outside to pick up your things curbside, or sign up when you’re in the library. Participants will get a reading log, a bookmark, and a small portable hand sanitizer container with a clip to attach to a bag. The hand sanitizer is this year’s sign-up incentive instead of the usual tote bag. Bags will be available as a prize choice.
Any type of book can be counted for the program: new or old, library book or your own, fiction or nonfiction, ebook, audiobook, or print. Write down your books on the reading log and rate them.
When you have read three and again when you have read three more, you can turn in your reading log inside the library and get your prizes immediately, or you can put your reading log in the book drop. Before dropping the sheet into the book drop, be sure to write down your prize choice. Library staff will be in contact if that prize is no longer available. Prizes can be delivered curbside, and if you turn in your sheet after three books, your reading log will be returned to you so that you can finish the program.
Prizes this year include a mug, a tote bag, a memo book, a large candy bar, and an insulated bottle cover. The mug is more golden than it appears in the photos.
The Grove City Public Library is open with capacity, time, and age limits.
The door is open for 15-minute drop-in visits during all library hours – no need to schedule Library Express visits. Maximum capacity for the space is 5 visitors plus 1 staff member; this total includes anyone using a computer or checking out materials.
Kids younger than 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.
We ask that you continue to call ahead to schedule computer appointments to avoid long waits. A maximum of 2 people can come together to a 1-hour computer appointment; 1 computer is available.
If 5 people are using the library when you arrive for Library Express, you will need to wait outside until some people leave.
Curbside pickup is still available during all library hours. You do not need to come into the library to check out library materials.
Per Minnesota Executive Order 20-81, face coverings are required in the library. For details, visit https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html.
Some important details:
- Types of face coverings can include a paper or disposable mask, a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna, or a religious face covering.
- A face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely. The covering should not be overly tight or restrictive and should feel comfortable to wear.
- Any mask that incorporates a valve that is designed to facilitate easy exhaling, mesh masks, or masks with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents are not sufficient face coverings because they allow droplets to be released from the mask.
If you do not wear a face covering and are age 5 or older, you will not be able to come into the library for an appointment, but we will be happy to accommodate you with curbside delivery, wifi, and/or assistance by phone or email.
Full face shields are allowed for patrons who have a disability or health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask. Per the mandate, face shields must extend from forehead to chin and from ear to ear with no gaps.
Want to order from the library’s online catalog but you haven’t set up a PIN before? Here’s some help on how to do it: https://iii.pioneerland.lib.mn.us/screens/help_pin.html
Call the library if you need assistance.
Digital library cards now available! Did you miss out on getting to the library for a card before everything closed? You can sign up on Overdrive/Libby for a temporary digital library card that will allow you to check out our ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. You’ll enter your cell phone number to demonstrate that you live within our regional library system.
Did you know that you can check out e-books and downloadable audiobooks at home if you have an active library card?