A Youthful Frame of Mind

News from the Rod Library Youth Collection

September 2013

  • Displays... John F. Kennedy, 9/11, Apples
  • Hunger Games
  • Nook
  • Book Delivery

The Hunger Games are Coming! Are the Odds in Your Favor? Not Sure? Register!

With Catching Fire set to hit theatres this coming November, we at Rod Library and the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries are gearing up to put on another Hunger Games event! And this time we're upping the stakes to make the games better, tougher, and even more fun! Organize teams of up to four students and come prepared to fight to the death! More than one team per school may participate. Grades 6 and up welcome. Contact your librarian for more information or visit the link listed below.

Registration is now open!!! You may register online (link below) or registration forms can be turned into Rod Library Youth Department, Cedar Falls Public Library, and Waterloo Public Library. Teams can send their completed forms to: Rod Library Youth Collection, UNI 1227 W. 27th St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613. You may also fax your forms to 319-273-2913.

Volunteering: Want to be part of the blood bath but don't want to be on a team? Great! We'll need all the volunteers we can get to run the games, set up, take down, etc. Please note that the ability to smile in the midst of carnage is a highly valued skill in volunteers! Email Angie Cox to volunteer!


Checkout a Nook!

You want more options when it comes to reading the awesome books that we have available in the Youth Collection. The Nook gives you those options. We have three Nooks that are dedicated to and preloaded with classic, award-winning, and newly published youth titles. You can see what titles are available on the NOOK by doing a keyword or title search using the word, "nook," in the online catalog or by clicking here. They are located in the multiservice center on the 2nd (main) floor where you can check them out for the same length of time as our hard copy youth titles. You can also use the Nooks to load ebooks from Rod Library and books available on Overdrive. But, be warned! Once you check the device back in, anything you load on it will be wiped clean.

Youth Collection Delivery Service

Hey, faculty members! We want to see your bright, shining faces in the Youth Collection as much as possible. But, when you can't make it in (which we hope isn't often) take advantage of our Youth Collection delivery service. We will bring youth titles to your door.

Here's how it works:

  • Make sure that you have filled out a faculty authorization form. These are available at the Circulation Desk in Rod Library. We've also left a few in the Curriculum and Instruction main office. You'll have to sign it and return it to the library. This signature is good for at least a year and allows us to check out the books to you when you aren't around.
  • Give us at least 3 days notice before you want/need the books. We'll need time to gather everything and time to notify you if the titles you want aren't available.
  • Email or Call your request to us. You'll need to give us the title and author of the books, whether this is a regular check out or an extended check out (let us know how long you need them---up to a month), your name, your office phone number and email, and your department.
  • Your books will be delivered to your department's office and an email notification sent to you. When it is time to return your books, please notify us at least one day before they are due if you would like us to pick them up.
  • This service is presently available for Youth Collection items only.

It's that simple! Want a delivery? Call 273-6166 or email sandra.wilkens@uni.edu