The Library building will be closed until further notice but our digital library is open 24/7.
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Virtual Book Club

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

Discussion on April 30, 7 PM

We invite you to read the book Writers and Lovers by Lily King and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla. We will meet virtually through zoom. Registration required to receive zoom info.

Don’t have a library card?

You can get a temporary card that will give you online access to e-books, movies, music, and more. Complete the application and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours with a library card number and confirm your PIN. It will be valid until July 4th, 2020. Questions? Email We’re here for you!

Kanopy is now available

We are thrilled to bring you Kanopy, a new streaming service with more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, educational videos, and TV shows with no holds, no waiting. Get started at the Kanopy site or download the app. Here’s what’s included:

12 monthly downloads
Unlimited plays on Kanopy Kids.
Unlimited checkouts of the Great Courses

Stream and Download Your Entertainment

Get all the entertainment you need at home through our free streaming services. Find hundreds of eBoooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, educational resources, and music on hoopla, kanopy, and libby.  Checkout dozens of popular magazines through Flipster. See all of our digital offerings.


Unlimited Access to TumbleBooks

Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device you want with TumbleBooks through August 31. You don’t need to check anything out, place any holds, or take up space on your device with bulky downloads. Expanded offerings are available for all ages.

TumbleBooks for kids: Animated talking picture books
AudioBookCloud: Digital audiobooks for all ages
RomanceBookCloud: Steamy romance novels for adults
TeenBookCloud: eBooks for students in grades 7-12
TumbleMath: Math eBooks for students in grades K-6

Learn a new language with Mango

Mango Languages offers over 60 interactive foreign-language courses and 17 English as a Second Language courses for ESL students. Great for beginners and those wanting to learn a new language for traveling purposes. Each Mango lesson incorporates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Get started today.


Your Virtual Library

We can’t wait for the day we open our doors and welcome you back to our building. In the meantime, we are working to bring you as much as we possibly can virtually. Questions? We are here for you! Email  and we’ll get back to you. Don’t have a library card? Apply online now  […]

Looking for a good book? We’ve got a Librarian for that.

Don’t know what to read next? Let us help you with personalized title recommendations.


Saturday, April 11, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mini Story Time
Sunday, April 12, 12 AM - 12 AM
Closed for Easter
Sunday, April 12, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mini Story Time
Monday, April 13, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mini Story Time

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