Our tutors are taking a break for the holidays, so there will be no more tutoring at the library this year. They plan to start back up again sometime in February, so keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, or Twitter account for all the details!
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!
Join us and the Gateway Men’s Chorus at the Ferguson Community Center for a concert that will be sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Admission is free and donations are welcome. All proceeds will benefit the library so that we can continue serving you!
While the library was closed on Wednesday, November 11, we had new sliding doors installed. While we feel like we’re walking onto the bridge to the Enterprise from Star Trek every time we come in, we know that our patrons with mobility issues are enjoying easier access into the library more. This is just one of many changes that have happened to the library over the last several months, from new carpet and computers to new tables and chairs. Stop by and check out the new doors today!
Thanks to the St. Louis Astronomical Society, we have a telescope available for you to check out! All you need is a valid Ferguson library card (no fines or fees over $5) and be at least 17. This easy-to-use telescope comes with instructions and a constellation guide to help you find many items in the night sky. To place a request online, put “telescope” into the search box, and then click “make a request”. You can also call the library and place a request over the phone!