Category: New Materials

Wowbrary – Check it Out!

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Would you love to be informed of new items that come into our Library? Wowbrary is a service recently acquired by our library that patrons and library-lovers can use for FREE! Want to know what new DVDs came in this week? Wondering if we’ve gotten in any new biographies, fiction or non-fiction books lately? All you have to do is sign up to receive the weekly newsletter!

What is Wowbrary?

Wowbrary is a nonprofit service that provides you free weekly emails and RSS feeds about your local library’s most recent acquisitions. Users of Wowbrary emails are both awed and excited when they discover their local public library’s abundance of new books, DVDs, and CDs.

The service reaches both avid library patrons and those who haven’t used libraries in years. Wowbrary serves as an attractive online version of the new-book shelf, but one that spans all library branches, includes items that are checked out, and comes by convenient email or RSS for those who don’t visit the library website or facilities regularly. By showcasing the latest arrivals and allowing patrons to click through directly to the library website, Wowbrary makes it easy to scan quickly what’s new and encourages greater library use.

How do I get the weekly emails?

Click HERE to get more information about the service, to view our Wowbrary Newsletter, and to sign up to receive weekly update emails – FREE!

Playaway Launchpads Now Available for Checkout!

We have recently added to our collection the Playaway Launchpad for kids. This acquisition is part of our Skills for School project grant from the Clarence Schock Foundation. Each Launchpad comes preloaded with high-quality add-free learning apps and allows kids to create their own personal explorer. Some of the devices provide learning apps that range from English language arts to math and science, while others provide themed learning apps that include princesses, animals, dinosaurs, and more! Click here to find out which devices are available for checkout. See below for checkout policies. Visit to learn more about the product.

Photo of the colorful Playaway Launchpad for kids.

Checkout Policies:

  • Patron that checks out the device must be 18 years or older.
  • Patron must sign a patron loan agreement.
  • Devices have a one-week checkout period; patrons may renew a device one time if there are not holds on the device.
  • Up to 2 devices may be checked out per visit.
  • Devices must be picked up and returned at the Milanof-Schock Library.
  • Devices MAY NOT be returned in the Book Drop; please bring them into the Library during open hours.
  • There is an overdue fee of $1 per day with a maximum overdue fee of $10.