Library Opens at 1 p.m. Friday, June 21

The library will open at 1 p.m. Friday, June 21 due to a morning staff meeting.

 

Sign the Whole Family up for Summer Reading!

childrens poster nxfwktn5lfpf6f4k9bfflud5l9hmxoat9ijbc86iq8"A Universe of Stories" is this year's theme. We have summer reading programs for all ages, and you don't need a MPLD library card to participate. Earn prizes along the way; finish your book log/activity sheet and get a free book plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for your reading level. Summer Reading ends July 31.

 

 

 

 

  

Lynda.com -- Free Online Learning Resource

lyndaWant to learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential? Then you'll love Lynda.com, a leading online learning platform that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills taught by expert instructors.

Lynda.com offers more than 3,000 courses including more than 130,000 videos on topics like business, design, web development, multimedia skills and software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications. If you earn a Certificate of Completion, you can upload it to your LinkedIn profile (Lynda is now owned by LinkedIn).

Normally you'd need a paid subscription to Lynda, but as a McHenry Public Library cardholder, you can use this awesome resource FREE with your library card from any device with an Internet connection. You can use it in the library or from home. Look for Lynda.com on our website under "FIND IT/Library Databases," or click here to get started. After you enter your library card number, enter your PIN, which is your library account password.

 

Check out CuriosityStream -- Free with Your MPLD Library Card!

CuriosityStream Apps1From the founder of the Discovery Channel comes CuriosityStream -- the first on-demand, streaming service for award-winning documentaries about science, nature, history, technology, society and lfestyle. You can watch CuriosityStream on multiple devices simultaneously, and it works with Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One and more. Choose from more than 2,000 titles, including popular ones like "Steven Hawking's Favorite Places and "The History of Food." MPLD is the first library to offer this service to its patrons.

 

Click here to get started. If you have any questions about this new online resource, call our librarians at 815-385-0036 or stop by the Questions Desk.

 

     

Finish Your High School Diploma through Us FREE!

COHS web ad caucasianThe library is offering scholarships for the Career Online High School program. Residents 21 and older who live in our district have the opportunity to finish their high school education by earning an accredited high school diploma and career certificate. This program is offered through a partnership with the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and Gale, part of Cengage Learning. To learn more, click here.