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(June 8, 2012) Miss the Transit of Venus on Tuesday?  Check out the spectacular video and image sequence from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory,  We salute Ray Bradbury, friend of readers and libraries everywhere who died last week at age 91.  Watch an entertaining and informative 1963 interview with the author.   And it's time to Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library with this summer's baseball trivia contest from from the American Library Association and the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Enter each week for a chance to win a trip for two to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

New Catalog Installed

(June 8, 2012)  As of this afternoon the new SEO library catalog is up and running.  There will be the occasional hiccup over the next few days as consortium staff adjust settings and fix surprise problems, but we are back to checking library materials in and out, placing holds, sending and receiving items in delivery, and searching the catalog.  Please take a look at the new library catalog and give it a try.  Your account is again available to you, and we hope that you'll enjoy the new catalog search features.  Thank you for your patience during the switch.

New Catalog Under Construction

(May 31, 2012) The library is moving to a new online catalog over the next week along with the other 78 libraries that are members of the SEO library consortium.   It's a big project to move the records for over 6.7 million items and over 700,000 library patrons from one system to another, and there will be some limits to our services during the next few days.

  • The library will be open its usual hours, and we will be able to check out library materials to you.  Internet access in the library will not be affected by this project.
  • However, we can not check in things you might return between June 3 and June 7.  Nothing is due from June 3-10 so we ask that you give the library materials an extended vacation at your house and not return them until they are due.
  • The online catalog will not be available from June 1-7 either at home or in the library.  During this time, you will not be able to place holds on library materials.
  • However, library staff will be able to look up items for you and we will keep a list of holds on paper to enter in the catalog as soon as we can. 

Thanks for your patience during  this transition. 


This Week on the Web

(May 29, 2012) The Golden Gate Bridge turned 75 on Sunday.  See a photo essay about the bridge and read about some of the first people who crossed it.  The New York Times is posting photos and images from its massive archives every day on The Lively Morgue.  Newsweek is doing something similar with its »

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