Library Closed for Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday November 29th. We will reopen on Monday, December 2nd at 10:00 AM. We wish you all our BIGGEST Thanksgiving blessings and hope that you find time to be with those you care the most about. We are lucky to be able to call you our patrons and friends and we cherish the relationships we have with so many of you.

Jenny, Jeanette, Sarah, Klarissa, Chelsey

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Action 100 Books at the Library-Let Us Help You!

If you want to continue to provide level appropriate Action 100 books at your casual library visits in addition to the wide variety your child already brings home from school, we are able to show you how to do this! We cannot do a catalog search for IRLA Action 100 books, but we can do a search for Accelerated Reader levels, and we have a correlation chart that can transfer the Accelerated Reader level into a Action 100 level. It may sound confusing, but it is really quite simple! The catalog search page can be found under our library page at www.springvalley.lib.mn.us (right where you are now). On the right hand side under Library Resources click on “Online Catalog.” Once in the catalog you can see under the left column under Homeroom the words “Accelerated Reader.” Click there. Now using the chart below, you can select the range for your child’s Accelerated Reader level BASED on their corresponding IRLA Action 100 level in the same color. For example, if I wanted to find books in a level 2R, you would toggle the buttons to search 2.5 to 2.9. You can then select to search just our library (Spring Valley) or search all libraries in SELCO. The list will tell you if the book is available or not and what the call number is. If you click on the book title you can find out even more information about it. We are just looking to support our school in any way we can! We have paper copies of this at the library if you would like to have one in print.

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Library Closed Monday, November 11th-Veterans Day

The Library will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen Tuesday at noon for normal hours. Thank a Veteran! If you are a Veteran, we thank you!

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NP Community Closing-Library No Longer Accepting Donations of Goods

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Rick Crume Special Program, Ancestry.com-A Guide

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Herirage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities in cooperation with an outreach grant from the State Arts Board of Minnesota.

The Spring Valley Public Library is thrilled to welcome Genealogist Rick Crume, a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine. He has also written for Family Chronicle, Internet Geology, Discovering Family History, the National Genealogical Societies News Magazine and the Minnesota Genealogist. Rick has written genealogical journals in Canada and Great Britain. He specializes in online research, genealogy software, and British Genealogy. We encourage those of you who are interested or curious about how to search and use ancestry.com to take advantage of this free program!

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