Fine Amnesty Week – April 11-16

NLW-skyscraper_0To celebrate National Library Week, we are having a fine-free week. That means that any items you return between April 11 and 16, we will remove the fines from your account, no matter how overdue the items are! This is a great opportunity to get your account back down to zero and see what’s new at the Ferguson Public Library. There are a few exceptions:

 Excessively damaged items will not be accepted. If the disc is cracked or pages are torn and missing, you will still have to pay the replacement cost for the item.
Only items that say “Ferguson Library” on them will be accepted. We can’t waive fines on items that don’t belong to us, even on items that you requested from other libraries in the Municipal Library Consortium. EDIT: We can waive fines on items that belong to other libraries in the Municipal Library Consortium!
– Old fines on your card will not be waived. We are only waiving fines on items you return between April 11 and 16.

We look forward to seeing you in April! Welcome back to the Ferguson Public Library. 🙂


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January Events at the Library

january events We have lots of great events scheduled for this month!

Do you have a kid fascinated by computers and interested in apps? Sign them up for our kids coding class! They will learn how to make their own computer programs in lots of different ways. The six-week class starts Tuesday, January 12, and registration is required.

Do your New Year’s resolutions include being more active or trying new things? Come to our Yoga For Adults class! This free class will teach you how to de-stress and help you increase your flexibility. All you will need to bring is your own yoga mat or beach towel! The class starts Saturday, January 23 and will meet every other Saturday.

The Boeing engineers return, and this time they are bringing some cool tech with them! Our Boeing Invention Night last fall was a huge success, with lots of kids (and their parents!) learning about the invention process and solving several challenges, all while having fun. Boeing Technology Night promises to offer more of the same, with everyone getting a chance to try out MaKey Makeys and a 3D printer.

If you have any questions or want to sign your child up for our kids coding class or Boeing Technology Night, please visit the library or give us a call at 521-4820!

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We’re getting a new catalog!

catalog2.0 On December 4th, we’re making a big change to the library! Except this time, it’s not one that’s physical. On that day, we, along with the rest of the Municipal Library Consortium, will be switching to a brand new catalog, called Polaris. With Polaris, you will have access to lots of great new features, including better account management (you’ll be able to pay fines online!), the ability to save your reading history, smarter searching for items, and much, much more. Like with any change, making this switch won’t be without a few hiccups. From December 4th-10th, some of our usual services will not be available:

  • your current online account
  • placing requests on items
  • account lookup – you must bring your card with you!
  • the current online catalog

In addition to not being able to request items from other libraries in the consortium, no requested items will be sent to the library until after December 10th. But no items will also be due that week, so you’ll be able to enjoy what you already have for a little longer!

If you have any questions, stop by and see us, or give us a call at 521-4820. We will also be posting more information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts in the coming days!

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