The Twin Cities Metro eLibrary, a library shared by the eight Twin Cities metropolitan public library systems, hosted by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency), reached a record seven million cases of digital books in 2021.
This milestone illustrates the continued growth and importance of library eBook and audiobook lending, especially during the global pandemic.
MELSA, made up of more than 100 library branches in the Twin Cities metro, is among the top four in the world (only Toronto Public Library, Singapore National Library Board, and Los Angeles Public Library have retrieved more than digital titles in 2021) and is the best consortium library.
A Carver County parent shares, “My son recently got his own tablet and was very happy to have the Libby app after seeing me use it so often. He was so ridiculously happy to have free rein to download books and audiobooks on his own. He does it constantly!
EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Women’s History Month: March 10-21. The 2022 theme for Women’s History Month in March, “Women Who Heal and Promote Hope”, is both a tribute to caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also an acknowledgment of the countless ways in which women have met these basic needs throughout history. The Carver County Library celebrates by highlighting the stories of local women. For more information and to contribute stories, contact Linnéa Fonnest, Adult Services Librarian at Chanhassen Library: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic image editing: 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 15. Online, registration required. Website and password will be sent closer to the program date. This class explains the different image formats and when to use them. Use free image editing software like GIMP, Pixler, and/or VSCO to manipulate images and save them for print and the web. Funded by MELSA.
Stuck on the special Science Storytime in Victoria: From 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, March 14. Join us for a special preschool STEM storytime. After the stories and the songs, we are going to have fun with magnets. Rotate to different stations to build with magnetic tiles, find a “stuck truck” to drive through town and more!
Funday Monday on Facebook Live: From 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, March 14. We will read books, tell stories, sing songs and more. Carver County Library Youth Services Librarians and special guests will lead the way!
No registration is required for the story hours.
Family story time: 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For all ages, with a focus on children 2 and up. Children, parents and educators are invited to come and share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing and talking.
Family story time: 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. For all ages, with a focus on children 2 and up. Children, parents and caregivers are invited to share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing and talking.
Story time for toddlers: 10:30 a.m., Monday. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, finger plays and musical moves for this age group. For 18-36 months.
Family story time: 10:30 a.m., Monday. For all ages, with a focus on children 2 and up. Children, parents and educators are invited to come and share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing and talking.
Storytime for toddlers: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. Toddlers and caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, finger plays and musical moves for this busy age group. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.