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Apply to the City's Library Advisory Board!
Care about the Library? Want a say in its direction for the future? Want to insure that it remains a vital, well-funded part of our community? Now's your chance!
- is an important advisory body that provides guidance to the City Council in directing the activities and goals of Library operations.
- meets the 4th Monday of each month, from 7 to 9 pm.
- is comprised of registered voters living within the city limits of Longmont for one year prior to being appointed.
No prior board or library experience is necessary. The application process includes completion of an application online or downloaded and delivered to the City Clerk’s office, a brief interview, and an official appointment by the City Council.
The deadline for applications is Friday, November 16, 2018 at 5 pm.
For more information about the application process and to apply, click the button above.
Get Free, Unlimited Access to The New York Times!
- Don't settle for fake news! Get award-winning journalism from America's number one newspaper!
- Unlimited access to The New York Times digital edition.
- Read digital articles from 1851-1923, and 1980-today
- Access Spanish and Chinese language editions of the Times
- Watch videos and listen to podcasts
- Personalize your account settings and features
- Receive email newsletters and notifications on your phone, including the Morning and Evening Briefing
- Utilize The New York Times mobile apps for phones and tablets
- Explore education resources like Learning Network, including Lesson Plans for teachers
- Take advantage of closed captioning, audio podcasts, increased type size, and more accessibility features
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- All computers/devices on the Library network/wifi will have free and immediate access by using the link here.
- Access outside of the Library requires a 72-hour pass via the link here. You have unlimited 72-hour passes.
- Both access options will require that you set up a login.
- This services is only available through these Library links. It is not available via The New York Times' main webpage.
- Problems? Questions? See a librarian on the second floor or call us at (303) 651-8472.
Drop-in, Free Tutoring During the School Year RETURNS!
- Every Wednesday during the School Year, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- Drop-in, free tutoring with trained, experienced tutors!
- One-on-one math, science, writing and reading help.
- For students kindergarten through high school.
- No registration required; first-come, first-served.
- Program does not operate during the summer or other school vacation periods.
- Visit our Homework Help page for more resources.
Learn More About Mental Health with our New Wellbeing Bags
As part of a citywide effort to spark conversations about mental health, the Longmont Public Library has teamed up with Supporting Action for Mental Health to add two new Experience Bags to the Library’s collection. These new bags, one created for families and one for adults, provide useful and relatable materials to help start the often difficult conversations about the importance of mental health, the symptoms of various mental health problems, and how those problems manifest in the lives of the sufferers. The bags contain movies, books, magazine articles, and information about how to seek mental health care for a loved one. Labeled “Wellbeing Bags,” the bags also represent the introduction of a new group of Experience Bags dedicated to living healthier, happier, better lives. In the future the Library hopes to add more Wellbeing Bags to the collection, on topics ranging from beginner meditation to urban farmsteading. The Experience Bag collection can be found on the Library’s first floor, between the stairs and the elevator.
Discover Front Range Attractions with Free Passes from your Library
The Longmont Public Library’s book collection numbers in the tens of thousands, but knowledge is not found in books alone. To be truly well-rounded, a person must also have experiences. To promote learning experiences, the Friends of the Longmont Library has partnered with many local museums and attractions to offer free daily passes to patrons through the Library’s website. These new “Discovery Passes” are a ticket to history, art, science, culture, and nature all along the Front Range, accessible with just a library card. Click the button above to learn more and reserve yours today!
Receive Text Message Notifications
The Library is using Shoutbomb to manage text notifications! Now you can use the text function on your phone to:
- renew items
- get notices of available holds
- see overdue items and fees
Ready to sign-up?
Signing up is totally free. Standard text rates apply. You must have a phone that can send and receive text messages AND text to an email address (it doesn’t have to be a smart phone).
- Text SIGNUP+your library card number to 1-720-893-9151. (To receive your messages in Spanish, use REGISTRESE instead of SIGNUP.) Be sure to type the keyword in all CAPS.
- After a successful registration, you will receive three messages:
- Message congratulating you on registering and informing you of the ADDCARD keyword function;
- Message indicating which of the available services are active or inactive; and
- Message informing you of the MYBOOKS keyword function.
If at any point you get stuck, please send a text message with the keywords HELP then a space SIGNUP. You will receive detailed instructions on how the process works.
How to Select Which Notices to Receive:
- Text NOTICES to view your current status of all the opt in/out notices.
- The following notices are all ON by default. You do not have to do anything further to receive them. To turn off a notice, text the keyword that is in CAPS to 1-720-893-9151 (this is the same number you used to sign up). Text the keyword again to turn the notice back on. Be sure to text keywords in all CAPS
- HOLDS: This is a notice that you have holds ready to be picked up.
- OVERDUE: This is a notice that things are already overdue.
- RENEW: This is a notice that things will soon be due, and you can renew them.
View and download our printable flyer with these instructions to register, plus a list of shortcut phrases to help you navigate the system.
Start Learning with Lynda.com - FREE with your library card!
The Library recently acquired access to all of Lynda.com's library of classes and tutorials, and we're sharing them with you for no charge! If you've used Lynda.com in the past, you know how easy, interesting, and helpful its classes are, and if you aren't familiar with Lynda, you're in for a great surprise.
Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Lynda for Libraries allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks and to return to the lessons at your convenience.
Course offerings include:
- Art, graphic design, and music classes, teaching everything from 3D animation to engineering sounds to the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and more);
- Help with computer programs, including basic videos on how to use Microsoft Office;
- Courses that can help you with your career; everything from public speaking to marketing to dealing with workplace issues;
- Computer programming, IT management (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), and web design;
- Photography and video;
- and much more!
How do you sign up?
Just access Lynda.com through the Library's website at home or in the Library, create a profile by entering your library card number, create a password, and you're good to go.
Win Family Movie Night with DVDs Everyone Will Love
Do you just gotta have the latest and greatest in video but hate to pay for streaming services? We've got you covered -- with our "Gotta See It" DVD collection. This collection, patterned after our popular "Lucky Day" books, is located in the lobby and consists of the newest and best DVDs we can find. No holds, no wait. Just come in, grab whatever you've just gotta see, and check it out.
Mobile Printing Services
- Available from all mobile devices, through our MobilePrint app.
- Print from anywhere to the Library printer network.
- Pick up your print jobs at the Library!
- Regular printing fees apply.
- Download our printable one-page instruction sheet for complete details.
We've Added Another Way to Keep Up with Some of Your Favorite Library Programs
Check us out on Meetup.com! We post all our recurring adult programs there , so join up (it's FREE! and easy) and follow us for all the information and reminders you need. We are also considering posting single programs as well, so let us know what works for you.
Where We're From -- Immigrants in Your Community
We invite you to celebrate the rich melting pot of our community with this short, powerful video. Then, stop by the Library's second floor and let us know where your family originated by participating in our interactive display.
Video produced by Patricio Illanes, in conjunction with One Action 2016.