Temporary Location Closing July 10 to Begin Library Move
The library renovation and expansion project is coming to an end and the outside of the new library building is looking great! There’s still work that needs to be done on the inside including moving our entire collection into its new home and setting up public and staff spaces. Our temporary location (at 601 S. Oak St.) will close permanently and we will suspend curbside pickup service starting July 10 at 5 pm so we can begin the process of moving back into our library building at 120 N. Virginia Ave, which will re-open on Monday, August 16, at 10 am. Learn more...
Just for Kids offers a kid-safe, advertisement-free, media platform where young patrons can learn, explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos that children want to watch—from Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Franklin, Arthur, to The Berenstain Bears, and more! Games, songs and interactives will keep these early learners interestedand engaged as they discover a learning environment that is fun, safe and entertaining.
Over the next two months (May/June 2021), Mary Riley Styles Public Library will discontinue its subscriptions to Kanopy and Rbdigital streaming video.
These services will end on the following dates:
May 14: AcornTV
May 20: All other Rbdigital streaming content – including Great Courses, IndieFlix, and Qello Concerts
June 30: Kanopy
The library initially offered Kanopy and RBdigital video streaming services in response to public interest and the desire to provide additional e-resources while operating out of a smaller temporary location during our renovation and expansion project. Although these streaming services are “free” to our library card holders, each time they are used the library actually incurs a charge. This per use billing model makes budgeting for these services extremely difficult to control, particularly at a time when the library’s operating budget is flat due to COVID-19.
We appreciate your understanding and will continue to focus on maintaining and expanding our core services and programs including physical materials, eBooks/eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more