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Los Lunas Public Library Purchases eBook Platforms with GO Bond Funds
Los Lunas, NM – The Los Lunas Public Library recently purchased two eBook platforms in an effort to provide access to reading materials for the youth and teens of the area.
While patrons can download eBooks and eAudiobooks at New Mexico Library to Go: https://nm.overdrive.com/ the selection for youth and teens is very limited. To address this limitation, the Los Lunas Public Library purchased access to Tumble Book Library and Teen Book Cloud utilizing New Mexico General Obligation Bond funds.
Tumble Book Library is an online database of over 1,100 titles for grades K – 6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, Graphic Novels, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! You can access just by clicking here: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=U2kqaVbiRoqXeRLjW6y9dg%3d%3d
Teen Book Cloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle school and high school students. The database offers a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock as well. You can access just by clicking here: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?u=loslunas&p=libra
General Obligation Bond funds are voted upon by New Mexico voters every two years to help support public, school, academic, and tribal libraries in the state in providing services to the public. The next GO Bond is on the November 3, 2020 ballot as GO Bond Issue B in the amount of $9,500,000. The GO Bond Issue will provide $3,000,000 each for Academic libraries, Public libraries, and Public School libraries as well as $500,000 for NM Tribal libraries. It is estimated that Valencia County academic, public, and school libraries stand to gain close to $240,000 dollars if the bond issue passes.
The Los Lunas Public Library is proud it is utilizing these taxpayer approved funds to help provide services to youth and teens during this COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on accessing any of these databases, please call (505)839-3850.
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Los Lunas Public Library Curbside Service
Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020
Los Lunas, NM - Beginning Monday, May 18th library patrons will be able to place items on hold and retrieve them from the library with contactless curbside pickup. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the library will remain closed to the public and will open in phases as the New Mexico Department of Health relaxes restrictions. If you would like to participate in our curbside service, please follow these steps:
Step one - Place your items on hold
You can place items on hold here: https://www.loslunaspubliclibrary.org
or click on [LINK] Card Catalog in the left column
Search the Card Catalog for an item you would like, then click on ‘Place Hold’. You will be asked to login to your account with your library card number and pin. Please call the library at 839-3850 if you need help locating these numbers.
If you prefer to call and place your items on hold, you can browse the Card Catalog and locate items you want to borrow at the above link and then give us a call at 839-3850. We will verify your account and place the items on hold for you.
Note: During this time services will be limited to patrons with established library cards.
Step two - Assign pick up time
Library staff will prepare the items you requested and will call you to arrange a pick up date and time.
Step three - Pick up items
On your assigned pickup date, arrive at the library at your assigned time. Choose a designated pickup parking space. These curbside spaces will be marked 1 through 4. After you have parked, call the library at 839-3850 and let them know what space number you are in. Library staff will bring your bagged items to your vehicle. Please have your trunk or back door open so staff can more easily drop off your items with no contact.
Staff will be practicing social distancing and will not be accepting returned books at curbside. This helps conserve personal protection equipment as well. You can place your returning books in the book drop located next to the front doors of the library.