Monday, February 25, 2013
Experts encourage parents to not only use the library to foster strong reading skills, but also to use the library as a community hub.
Looking to instill a love of learning and reading in your child? Start at the library. While you may have missed "Take Your Child To The Library Day" on Feb. 4, check out these story time hours at the Greendale Public Library. They have story time hours for newborns to five-year-olds. So how often should you take your older child to the library once they start reading on their own? According to BabyCenter.com, this should be based on how quickly your child reads. You should take your child to the library as often as he needs more books to read. I spent about a third of my professional educational career as a school librarian and my practice was to have students in kindergarten through 2nd grade visit the library almost every day. …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Greendale Public Library is easier to access than ever with the release of a new Milwaukee County Library phone application.
Using the Greendale Public Library just got easier than ever with the release of the CountyCat Mobile app. Renewing books, placing a book on hold, looking up library hours and locations, downloading e-books and more can now be done from from any mobile device. The app allows people to instantly tap into library resources anytime, anywhere. "Many people live on their mobile devices these days, so it's important for the library to be easily accessible whenever and wherever people need access to our rich resources," said Jim Gingery, director of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System. "The CountyCat Mobile app puts library information just one click away with much faster access than going through a browser. We encourage everyone to …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Winter Story Time will finally begin after a delay held up the sessions.
Winter Story Time is finally beginning this season at the Greendale Public Library. Story Time was delayed this season because library staff believed that the space was going to be used for construction of the Greendale Community Learning Center. The construction was delayed. Sign ups began January 2. Winter Story Time sessions run February 3 through March 10: Library Babies Birth-2 years old Thursdays, 9:15-10:00 a.m. Greendale Public Library Youth Area Babies and their parents will have fun with lap bouncing songs, stories, flannel board activities, and songs. Storytime will be followed by open playtime. Lapsitters 2 and 3 year olds Tuesdays, 1:30-2:00 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30-10:00 a.m. Village Education Center Toddlers will have fun …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Village Board put off approving the ordinance outlining governance of the learning center to let other entities involved take a look at some changes in wording.
Approval for the Community Learning Center took a brief setback Tuesday after the Greendale Village Board tabled a resolution to establish governance of the new facility. Village Manager Todd Michaels recommended trustees table the resolution Tuesday because there were some wording changes made by the Greendale School Board. Although Michaels said the wording changes were fairly minor, he said they were significant enough to have them go back to consideration to the other governing bodies involved in the project. Greendale Schools, the Village of Greendale and the Greendale Public Library announced a partnership over the summer for the construction of a new, mixed-use facility to be called Greendale Community Learning Center (CLC). Under …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Check out DVD releases of movies and television shows that include 'The Hunger Games', 'The Dictator', 'Five-Year Engagement', 'Spartacus', 'Modern Family' and much more.
Click on the links for each month a for a list of DVD releases that you can check out at the Greendale Public Library. Here's how to sign up for a library card: Any Milwaukee County resident of any age can get a library card. Applicants must provide two forms of ID, both showing name and one showing name and current address. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, with proper identification, in order to receive a Library card. Apply today at the library, or start the application process online by clicking here. If you had a card at one time but can't find it, Greendale Public Library can offer a replacement cards for $1. The Greendale Public Library new hours are from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Get message alerts about book pickups, renewals, and overdue books.
Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library's new Shoutbomb text messaging service. All Milwaukee County libraries offer this service, including Greendale Public Library. With this new service, you can: • Receive text notices regarding your holds available for pickup, renewals, and overdue items. • Renew items right on your phone. • Find out if a book is available at a nearby library To use this service, you will need to be able to send and receive text messages on your phone and have a messaging plan with your mobile service provider (your text messaging rates may apply). You will also need your library card number and PIN. That's it! To sign up for this text messaging service and to get more details…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
NoveList is an online resources that is paid for by the library and freely available to Milwaukee County residents.
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- Viviana Buzo
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Looking for your next read? NoveList can help make it easier for you to find your next book at the Greendale Public Library. NoveList is a comprehensive online fiction readers' resource. Users can search for a specific title, author, or series, as well as browse reading lists, author read-alikes, discussion guides and more. NoveList is a free online resource available to all Wisconsin residents as part of the Badgerlink project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. NoveList is one of many online resources that are paid for by the library and freely available to Milwaukee County residents. To find a complete list of resources for your municipality click here. …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The American Library Association is promoting September as National Library Card Sign-up Month. If you don't have a card, what are you waiting for?
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- Lyssa Beyer
Friday, September 14, 2012
When was the last time you visited your local library to check out a free book, DVD or use any other of the organization's services? Can't remember? Well, September is the perfect time to get into the habit as part of the American Library Association's National Library Card Sign-up Month. Even better, the Greendale Public Library also offers 75th Anniversary commerative cards in a wallet-size and a key tag for $1. Any Milwaukee County resident of any age can get a library card. Applicants must provide two forms of ID, both showing name and one showing name and current address. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, with proper identification, in order to receive a Library card. Apply today at …
Monday, August 27, 2012
See what programs are scheduled at the library.
Check out the newest offerings from the Greendale Public Library. See more on the library website.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The Village Board approved its part of $50,000 for the creation of the $150,000 community learning center.
The Village of Greendale has joined the Greendale Library Board in approving funding for a proposed Community Learning Center. The Greendale Village Board approved $50,000 towards the $150,000 creation of the CLC in collaboration with the library board and the Greendale School District. The library board approved its part of the funding of $50,000 on June 12. Now it’s left to the school district to also approve its part of $50,000. Shared services between the Park and Recreation Department, the school district and the library will bring operating costs down, while providing the opportunity for new programming and expanded hours. As part of it’s approval the village board also agreed to lend $90,000 to the library to go towards the purchase…