News for October 2014

Airport Master Plan Public Open House to be held October 30!

October 29, 2014

The Hot Springs Municipal Airport is beginning the process of updating its Airport Master Plan, which will guide the Airport through the next twenty years of development. The Airport Commission is hosting a Public Open House at City Hall to kick off the Airport Master Planning process on Thursday, October 30 at 6:00pm. A short presentation will be given at 6:30pm. Opportunity for questions and comments will be provided. All interested persons are invited to attend and present their views on the Airport and Master Plan. Comments received during the evening will be evaluated by the project team and incorporated into the plan as appropriate.

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Last Modified: 10-29-2014-08:11:50


Books & Beyond: A Note from Librarian Cindy Messenger

October 22, 2014

Books and Beyond

How fun it is to stand at The Desk and watch the faces of visitors to the Hot Springs Library.  They are in awe of the building and the services provided.  A common comment is, “they sure didn’t have libraries like this when I was a kid.”  That’s right!  Back then it was books, the local newspaper, the Omaha World Herald, and a few magazines.

Now we are Books And Beyond . . .   We still have the books, newspapers, and magazines, but added to the list are:  audio books, movies, computers, scanners, copy machine, website, databases, story bags, meeting room, study room.  And more.  Please visit the Library to see all we offer.  Among everything offered at the Library, I want to highlight a few.

Databases The SD State Library has spent $ ½ million on databases.  They range from automotive manuals, health information, journal articles, foreign language, and practice tests.  These trusted databases can be accessed from the Library.  Or from your home computer with a State Library Card. Look for the button “Online Resources” on the home page of the Hot Springs Library Website.  You can apply for a State Library Card on the SD State Library site.

Supervised Testing for non-traditional college students who can schedule secure testing to eliminate the drive and test here in town.  Normally 12 students and 50 tests per year.

A Volunteer Program is necessary to get everything done!  We appreciate the hours our volunteers contribute and can always use one more person.  Stop by the library to see how your expertise can be put to use.

Homebound Services for patrons who cannot leave their home.  We will pick up and deliver library items to your home, all it takes is a phone call. 

South Dakota Titles to Go takes us to another level of ‘Beyond’.  SD Titles to Go is a downloadable book program.  Currently this Library has a readership of 225 e-reader checkouts per month.

Lynn’s Receipts are collected at the Library.

Audio Books are a favorite with patrons who commute to work or travel, with 952 titles from which to choose.

Partner With the Schools is the Library goal.  We work with the teachers and librarians at the schools in summer reading, story time, providing reading material, classroom tours, history lessons, and book talks. 

Services to the Public come in interesting situations each day, here are examples how we help people:  

FAX paperwork to buy and sell a house.  Write a resume.  Apply for a job. 

Buy something necessary for their livelihood on craigslist. 

Learn to send photos of grandchildren.  Print off hunting licenses. 

Get all the paperwork for their driver’s license renewal.  Track airline flights. 

Help an adopted person find relatives.  Help a local author publish a book. 

Create a missing dog poster after downloading the photo. 

Find and print the NFL football schedule.  Find the price of an antique book.

Reading is a Uniquely Human Privilege

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Last Modified: 10-22-2014-08:14:57