OCPL Weekly Update

February 18, 2015

Main Library

Well, with Susan on vacation, I’m glad we did not have any weather complications on Tuesday! I visited Mahan Wednesday and it was good to see Graham and Kendra. The Awards shelf looks good with the awards books on one side and the rotating display on the other. Good idea Elizabeth! The downstairs area in front of the circ desk looks better every time I visit. Nice job to all. Have a nice, warm weekend, everyone. I’ll be working Saturday so feel free to call if you have any questions.


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Outreach & Adult Programming

Thanks so much everyone who sent in egg cartons! We are all set with these now. Thanks for your help.

Game Day this Saturday. 1-5pm at Main.

Leap Day Party- Feb. 29th: Since Leap Day only comes once every four years, we’re going to celebrate. I’ll have trivia sheets and a frog reading suggestion card that will be sent to the branches, so that patrons everywhere can participate. (We’ll draw a winner from the trivia participants for a gift card to BN.) At the Main Library, we’ll have family crafts from 4-6pm. Also at Main will be an interactive choose-your-own-adventure that people can explore on their own time. More details will follow next week.

PODCAST: Is now available on iTunes. Meaning you can subscribe and download to multiple podcast platforms.


Technical Services

Overdrive is still struggling to fix the iOS (Apple) mobile app. They have issued one revised app, but that did not resolve all the problems.

There is a good rundown of the problems patrons might encounter and some instructions on what to do at http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/2323563

I am neck-deep in OVGTSL conference planning. Why on earth did I ever agree to do this? Why can’t I get into the OVGTSL Facebook page? Why does a pot of coffee cost $55 at the Galt House? Why does Abbey Road On The River -- the largest Beatles tribute music festival in North America (and reportedly the last one to be held in Louisville) -- have to happen at the same time as OVGTSL, a stone’s throw away on the Waterfront??? These questions and many more will be answered by the end of May. Or not.

Have a great weekend.

Vicki Niehaus

Children's Services

Coming up next week:

· Tinker Tuesday at South 4-5 PM. STEM challenges for families. Drop-in!

· Bilingual Story Time at Main on Saturday at 2:30 PM.

· All the usuals: story times, toddler times, baby time, adventure time, maker Monday. Check out the calendar: http://www.oldhampl.org/calendar.html.

I will be out of town from Monday afternoon until at least Friday. If you need help with something in the meantime, just ask Melinda or Susan B and they can help you with anything you need.


Mahan Library

I don’t have much new to talk about, but I did want to give a shout out to the Mahan staff for their willingness to sub and come in early. It makes my job a lot easier, and it goes a long way toward keeping the library running smoothly. Great job!