Reserve Express is the library’s fast-track way for patrons to read the newest books from their favorite authors by automatically placing holds on those new books. On occasion, we update the list of eligible authors because some decline in popularity for a variety of reasons.
We just completed our recent update, so patrons who use Reserve Express may want to review their preferred authors and consider making changes.
To use Reserve Express, patrons can fill out a brochure at the library and give it to a librarian who will enter the information into the library’s computer system. Patrons can place holds themselves by logging into their accounts at rollinghills.biblionix.com and clicking on My Account and selecting the Reserves/Request tool. Patrons also can monitor their hold choices and defer any when they go on vacation or are to be away from home for a period of time.
Holds are placed on regular print books; large-print books are not included in Reserve Express. The computer system randomly assigns the order of holds for new books.
Kids in grades K-6 have 2 opportunities to game at the Belt Branch in September. On Saturday September 8, from 2-4pm, drop in and play a variety of computer and console games (PS3 and Nintendo). Then on Tuesday, September 11, at 6pm, there is a Minecraft Meetup. Bring your own tablet or laptop with Minecraft installed, or use one of the Library laptops to work together to complete the Minecraft challenge.
Library patrons and the public are invited to donate blood Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Belt Branch Upper Story to help meet the critical need for blood at medical facilities in the Kansas City region.
The drive is planned for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made online at esavealifenow.org and entering the sponsor code “rollinghills.”
Community Blood Center will conduct the drive with staff from its St. Joseph facility. CBC provides nearly 200,000 blood products annually to 70 hospitals in the Kansas City region and eastern Kansas and western Missouri, relying on volunteer donors to meet the need for life-saving gifts of blood.
Did you miss our program on zucchini? No worries, all the recipes are here for your review. There were lots of yummy selections. Try them all!
Over 16 million people use Goodreads every month–are you one of them? Learn how to set up an account and use it to track the books you have already read and the books you want to read. Also, learn how to connect with your friends and the Library! Join us on Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm at the Belt Branch in the Community Room for an easy, informal program — bring your own device, or use the Library’s laptops.
Got those end-of-the-summer, school-hasn’t-started-yet, i’m-bored blues? Here’s a list of fun things for kids to do to fight off the boredom, as well as some links to more activities.
Boredom Busting Activities for Kids
- Let your kids have fun painting — and then eating — rainbow toast.
- Learn a new card game.
- Make friendship bracelets.
- Make your own toy car wash.
- Make a treasure hunt.
- Learn the ASL sign language alphabet and some basic signs (QUIET BONUS!!!)
- Identify 5 new plants, trees or birds in your neighborhood.
- Write a story using the Story Starter Scrambler.
- Make homemade popsicles (HEALTHY BONUS!!!)
- Write letters to family and friends.
Boredom Busting Library Books
More Lists of Boredom Busting Activities