An important update on our E-book collection
Mono County Libraries e-books and e-audiobooks are available through a shared "Library To Go" collection via our membership in the Northnet Library System Consortium, a grouping of 43 county and public libraries across the northern portion of California. Recently one publisher, Macmillan, changed its library e-book licensing policy to restrict any library sytem to a single copy of a new title for 8 weeks after publication, effectly limiting the number of new copies a library can acquire for two months. Many library systems, Northnet included, have opted to boycott acquiring new Macmillan e-books until the publisher reverses this change. Mono County will continue to acquire new Macmillan print and audiobook copies during this period. It is important to understand this is the latest step in a years-long effort to get all e-content publishers, including Amazon Publishing, Audible.com and video and music providers, to allow access to their content via public libraries. These providers have excusive agreements with many authors and libraries are to date unable to include their titles in library collections, restricting access to those who cannot afford to purchase them. The American Library Assocation recently responded to a Congressional inquiry on competition in the digital marketplace examining this very issue. If you have any questions, please use the 'Contact' link on the right to reach out. We appreciate your understanding and patience with this issue.
Latest updates on potential or planned power outages on the Mono County Emergency Preparedness Page
The State of California has launched a website of power outage and fire response resources, including information on specific wildfires, shelters, transportation, and how to donate at response.ca.gov.
10 Books on a Topic - Recommended Reading:
- October 14th is Indigenous People's Day in Mono County!
- Pumpkin spice is not always nice - a list of adult novels to get you in the mood for Halloween.
- Fun, spooky and downright scary children's and young adult books for Halloween.
- Have You Read These Movies Yet?
- Travel the World in Stories!
- [Booklists from previous months are found on the Library Recommendations page.]
Announcing our new podcast! Oxygen-Starved: Adventure, Books and Conversation from 11,000 ft.
Launched jointly with the County Office of Education, join us twice a month for some of what makes this part of the world an adventurous place to live & work, our take on books we're reading, and a conversation with local folks who bring this special part of the Eastern Sierra alive. Find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio and directly at the link above!
The 2020 Census is hiring - find more information posted at your library or at the 2020 Census Jobs website
Britannica School Edition Links in English and Spanish (Use library Card Number to access information):
- School Edition – Elementary School Level
- School Edition – Middle School Level
- School Edition – High School Level
- Britannica Escolar Primaria
- Britannica Escolar Secundaria