Check out our new McGuffey Readers for teachers and Homeschoolers!
Home schooling families are encouraged to take advantage of the library’s resources and networking with other families on Tuesday mornings 9:30 – 11:00 AM.
Homeschoolers: We are acquiring McGuffey Readers and other home schooling resources.
Story Time for ages 3-5 will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10:00 AM.
Upcoming Story Time Dates: Sep. 5, Sep. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19.
“Old Yarns” Crafts and Book Club -Second Mondays of the month at 5:00 PM. Bring a craft that you are working on,(knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc) and enjoy the company of others working on their projects. This group might choose to engage in book discussions.
Book Club Kits for Juveniles, Young Adults and Adults Available Now!!!
Jordanville Public Library now has over 100 Book Club Kits for Juveniles, Young Adults and Adults. These are available to ANYONE with a Mid-York Library Card. Great for teachers, home school groups, civic groups and book clubs! Each kit contains multiple copies of the title, general discussion questions and a sign-out sheet. Check out the list of titles by downloading the file below or pick up a copy of the list when visiting the library. Search the catalog at http://www.midyork.org by typing “Book Club Kit” into the search box. It will display several pages of kits with their descriptions. You can then place a hold on any kit from the website and we will call you when it is ready for pick-up. To view the list below; use the scroll bar on the right.
List of kits. Author’s last name, first name – “Title” #of copies, Age category ( J=Juvenile, YA= Young Adult, A= Adult).
Update on Downloading e-books and audiobooks: If you have been using the “Overdrive” App for downloading items from the Mid-York Library System you will now need to switch to using the “Libby” App. Libby is user friendly and you can use multiple library cards from different systems with it. As a bonus, you can use your Mid-York Library System card number to access downloads from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Check with the library director for instructions on how to download Libby and add the MYLS and CCLS systems using your Libby account.
KITS ! KITS ! KITS !
.Are you an educator, homeschooler, community service leader or a volunteer wishing to run a program here at the library. We can make it easy for you with our educational kits.
We have many kits here at the library, more that can be ordered through MYLS and more that we are in the process of constructing, including educational toys and crafts.
Come check them out!
.For those of you who are homeschooling young children we have the following story time kits: “Friends”, “Peanut Butter & Jelly”, “Barnyard Song”, “Mrs. Honey’s Hat”,” Corduroy”, “The Napping House”, “Quick as a Cricket”, ” It Looked Like Spilled Milk”, “Wolves”, “Wales” and “Here are My Hands, NEW: Dogs & Puppies, Bears
More are available from the MYLS catalog.
.We have a multipart STEM Kit from 4-H called “Mars Base Camp’. It contains an Educators guide, student guides,, lunar rover kits and various activity cards. More STEM Kits are available from MYLS.
New!!! Toy Kits
Pattern Blocks, Lego Minecraft Kits, Alphabet/ Numbers blocks, Small Character Figures, Animal Puppets, Lace & Trace Animals, Rhythm Instruments, Parachute
Have you ever finished a great read and want to find more of the same kind
The NoveList Plus database connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are “just like’ other titles. There are also read-alike-s for authors and series. Novelist Plus covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has extra content like reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides, and other book-oriented articles. Book groups and teachers find these resources especially helpful.
The Mid-York Library System now offers Novelist Plus
A helpful resource for readers to find the books that are right for them.
Just Click on the links below to explore this resource.
When searching for an item in Novelist it will now show you if the title is available in the Mid York catalog. This will also show different formats the title is available in. You can then click the orange Go to Catalog button to be taken to the Mid York catalog record. A screenshot is below to show what this looks like.