Multicopy Nonfiction – September 2011

Multiple copies of the following have been ordered from the September edition of the Advance:

Entreleadership – Dave Ramsey (3)
The Black Banners – Ali Soufan (4)
That Used to be Us – Thomas Friedman (4)
Killing Lincoln – Bill O’Reilly (3)


Thanks to the New Market Rebels!

The New Market Rebels participated in the annual “Reading with the Rebels” program at the New Market Area Library, and hosted Shenandoah County Library night at the ballpark yesterday. Thanks to the Rebels players and managers, and a thanks to all who came out!


Multicopy Adult Nonfiction – August 2011

Multiple copies of the following have been ordered from the August edition of the Advance:

In My Time – Dick Cheney (4)
A Stolen Life – Jaycee Dugard (4)
Puppy Diaries – Jill Abramson [October release] (4)


Nook Winner

Congratulations to Sally Domen, winner of our E-Book Week grand prize, a Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. Thanks to all who participated and don’t forget to check out our downloadable e-books and audiobooks at:

Automatic Borrower Type Update

* UPDATE 6/2/2011 – We have temporarily disabled this feature due to several unforseen workflow issues. We will publish a new post when/if these issues get resolved. Please continue to manually update patron types as you encounter them *

In the past, when a patron’s age determined that they be changed to a new borrower type, this change would have to be done manually.

(e.g. – a MC patron (normally age 12 to 14) turns 15 and thus should be changed to a YA patron)

Now this change will happen automatically.  When a status change takes place, a patron’s record will display a status message concerning the change.

If the patron is now an Adult (AD), it is important that the responsible party be removed and we get a updated record including signature and state photo ID.  Note, if there are fines on the record, the responsibility lies with the responsible party.   Any amount under $10 may be waived.  Anything in excess of $10 should be referred to Zoe at County to handle collection.

If you have any questions, please call Zoe at the County Library at 984-8200.

Overdrive Training

A big thank you to everyone that attended the Overdrive training session on Thursday. We know that the presentation covered a lot of information and appreciate your time. Below are links to the recorded presentation, training materials, as well as other informative links.

To view the recorded training session again:

Overdrive Training

Training Materials (including a copy of the presentation slides) are available at:

Training Materials

To see if a device is supported:

Device Support Page

The location of our Overdrive library:

Email Support for Overdrive:

Community Helpers – Buzzy’s Truck

Kenneth “Buzzy” Dawson, a VDOT Transportation Operator, brought a three-ton dump truck, snowplow and salt spreader to County Library for a special “Community Helpers” story time this week. Everyone enjoyed learning more about the big truck and getting a tour inside the cab. Ms. Diane even jumped aboard!


Issuing New Cards and Renewals

Anytime a library card is issued or renewed we will require patrons to sign a paper copy of the library cardholder responsibilities agreement:

Library cardholder responsibilities

I agree to:

  • Present my library card each time I check out materials
  • Return materials promptly and in good condition
  • Be responsible for all costs, fines and/or fees associated with my use or misuse of materials
  • Give immediate notice of any change of address, including telephone number
  • Report the loss of my library card immediately
  • Abide by the rules set forth in the Library System’s Acceptable Use Policy for computers and Internet use.

This signature will be kept on file at the issuing location as proof that the card was issued to the person signing the document. Additional agreement sheets may be downloaded using the link below:

Library Cardholder Responsibilities Agreement (signature sheet) [PDF]

Quarterly Meeting – Library Board of Trustees

The Shenandoah County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6 PM on Wednesday May 11 in the Activity Room of the Shenandoah County Library. This is the regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.

Agenda – 05-11-2011

Multi-Copy Orders for YA: May 2011

The following items have been ordered in multiple copies:

Ruby Red,” by Kerstin Gier (4)
Divergent,” by Veronica Roth (6)
Fame: Justin Bieber: The Graphic Novel” (6)