Tip from the Staff

Remember the good old days, when adult education was available at the local high school? It was so nice to select from a class list and learn something new! It seems nowadays, we are on our own when it comes to learning new skills. You might hear, “Oh just go on Youtube” when you ask your peers about how to learn Photoshop or Excel. But that doesn’t work for all of us. Well, fear not, the library has got you covered.

We now offer Lynda.com, free online classes. Learn Excel or Adobe Illustrator. Take a course on business writing or small business management. Not ready for that level? For those looking for something a bit lighter, there are even courses on cartoon drawing and comic book lettering! Visit our website for more information! Happy learning!

What’s Next in the Series?

Do you love reading books that are part of a series? It seems like a lot of fiction is published in series, especially for teens and children. But sometimes, it is really hard to figure out which book is next! There is a way to find out using our card catalog!

Here is a scenario you are probably familiar with. Your child begs you to run to the library and pick up the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. But they all have the same title, just a different subtitle. Here is how you can find the information!

  1. Go to catalog.oslri.net
  2. Enter Diary of a Wimpy Kid in the search field.
  3. Click on the title for the record.
  4. Scroll down for more detailed information and look for series.
  5. You should now see the title series with the corresponding number.
  6. If you click on it, it will bring up a list of the series we have available in our system.
  7. Click on the number you are looking for and it will bring up the title!

TIP from the Staff

Do you love magazines? Can’t resist the glossy covers? Me neither! But they can pile up in the home, take up lots of space and chances are their content will be obsolete quickly. Not to mention the cost!  Yikes!

I will let you in on a little secret. We have over one hundred magazine subscriptions for adults, teens and children. Children can enjoy magazines like Highlights or National Geographic Wild. Teens might like Make or ESPN. Our largest collection though, is for adults. We have a nice variety of magazines on topics like current events, wellness, fashion, home decor, gardening, cooking, crocheting, sports and more! My favorites are HGTV and Real Simple. With your library card, you are allowed unlimited checkouts. Magazines check out for one week and we allow two renewals. Enjoy our magazines for a full three weeks! -Kristin