Summer Reading – Read, Click, Repeat

Are you a Carrollton Public Library user? Are you a teen? Want to earn a free book?

  1. Read a book.
  2. Come back to the TeenZone Blog
  3. Fill out the Teen Summer Reading Club Book Review form and hit submit!

Yes, it’s that easy! You get a free book coupon for every book review! The library even has computers you can use. The teen who submits the most book reviews wins a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble. So read and review often. Happy reading!

Library Catalog Power Searching Tip 1

What’s more frustrating than scrolling through a list of titles in the library catalog trying to figure out where they are or if you can even get them? You’re a busy person. You just left practice and you’ve got homework to do and people to call and the library closes in 43 minutes. Maximize your searching power by limiting your search to what’s CHECKED IN and IN THAT BUILDING. Can you really do this? Yes you can and it’s easy.

On the Carrollton Public Library catalog search page:

  • find the dropdown menu reading “View entire collection”
    scope dropdown menu example
    and choose the building you’re in. Josey Ranch Lake is the one on Keller Springs and Hebron and Josey is the one on Josey at Hebron Parkway.
  • put a check in the checkbox for “only show me available items”
    limit to available example
  • click the “go” button or hit the enter key
    go button example

Give it a try the next time you’re in the library looking for books or CDs or whatever. Ask at the Information Desk if you have a hard time finding anything.

We want YOU

We want to know what kind of library you want. Join the Library Subcommittee to the Youth Task Force and help the Carrollton Public Library become THE place for Carrollton teens. Visit the Library Subcommittee page to learn more or, better yet, join us for our monthly meeting:

  • Wednesday, April 30 (that’s tomorrow)
  • 6:30p.m. (pizza will be provided)
  • Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake (map)

Questions? Leave a comment! Hope to see you there!

Did you hug a librarian yet this week?

OK, so maybe that’s a little extreme, but it IS National Library Week. You have 3 days left to thank a librarian or library worker for all of the things they do to give you access to books, movies, music, databases full of articles, computers, and more. All of that stuff you use for homework or fun…for FREE…from your local library. All you need is your library card.

Why I Love My Library TreeThe Carrollton Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by showcasing “Why You Love Your Library”. Check out the tree made up of leaves telling why customers love their library at either library location and read the online responses customers sent us.

It’s not too late for YOU to show us some love. Just fill out this form [link to form removed 5-27-08] to share how the Carrollton Public Library has helped you. Or stop by either location to fill out a leaf for the tree.

Tell us why you love your library

Next week is National Library Week, the time every year to celebrate all the good stuff libraries, librarians and library workers do in schools and communities nationwide. The Carrollton Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by showcasing “Why You Love Your Library” at both library locations, so we need YOUR help.

Use this form [link to form removed 5-27-08] to tell us why the Carrollton Public Library rocks.

  • Tell us about library materials you used for homework.
  • Tell us about the great books you checked out.
  • Tell us about music CDs you borrowed.
  • Tell us about library staff who helped you.
  • Tell us how you love to rate stuff in the catalog.
  • Tell us what YOU love about YOUR library!

Let your voice be heard. Use the form above or fill out a leaf next time you’re at the library.