Welcome to Cresco Public Library!
Kids: Search for our Elf on the Shelf's hiding place in the library Nov. 28-Dec. 22! Prizes awarded when you find him!
Congratulations to Paige Pecinovsky! Her chosen elf name, 'Elfis' was selected out of the 54 entries received as the winning name for our Elf on the Shelf!
Kids: Can you find the hiding place of Cresco Public Library's Elf on the Shelf? He is a special scout elf that has been sent to us from the North Pole by Santa Claus! He will help Santa manage his naughty and nice lists. Once our elf has been given a name, he will receive his Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus all of the day's adventures in the library. Each morning our scout elf will return to the library and perch in a different place to watch the fun! The scout elf will start hiding in the library every day from Monday, Nov. 28-Thursday, Dec. 22. We will invite the children to look for him at this time. If you find him, do not touch him! This will cause his magic to leave and he will be unable to fly. Once you find him on the main floor of the library (upstairs), please come to tell one of the library staff, and we will have a special treat for you each day you discover his hiding spot!
Check out our special Christmas movie & book displays!
Children's Story Hour Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m.!
Children's Story Hour with Arla takes place Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m.! Stories, jokes, crafts and FUN await you! Join us each Wednesday in the Children's Department (basement of the Cresco Public Library). We ask parents and caregivers stay with their children throughout the duration of Story Hour.
Wednesday, Dec. 14: 'All I Want for Christmas'
Wednesday, Dec. 21: 'Visitors from the North Pole!'
Wednesday, Dec. 28: 'Show and Tell'
BRIDGES Website is Revamped
Check out the new look of our eLibrary, BRIDGES at:
At the top of the screen, you’ll still see the SIGN-IN button, but now four tabs:
SUBJECTS, COLLECTIONS, KIDS, and TEENS. The pull-down arrow next to COLLECTIONS displays choices like:
New eBooks / New AudioBooks / New Videos
Try Something Different
Other enhancements include:
Availability banners displayed on the book covers
Actions like “Borrow” or “Place a Hold” displayed on the book covers
Improvement for placing and receiving titles on HOLD
“Return Book Early” more evidently displayed
There’s a short video clip worth watching on OverDrive’s website “What’s the new OverDrive and what features does it have?".