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We are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic individual to provide youth services at the Orland Free Library!

Job Announcement: The City of Orland is recruiting for a full-time Children’s Librarian position to provide youth services at the Orland Free Library.  The position is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing programs and outreach services to families and youth of all ages.  Services include family programming, youth spaces, afterschool enrichment activities, and building partnerships with other youth serving agencies.  Please submit resume, cover letter, and application by 5:00 p.m. on April 16th at the Orland Free Library or by email to orlandfreelibrary@yahoo.com.  Tentative start date May 6th, 2021.  Salary range is $2,977- $3,619 monthly and includes benefits.

Book Sale

The Orland Free Library joins nearly 16,000 public libraries and tens of thousands of readers across the United States in offering the latest Together We Read: US digital book club selection. From February 10 to 24, Orland Free Library patrons can enjoy author Kate Clayborn’s witty romance ebook and audiobook, Love Lettering, for free with no waitlists or holds. Readers can access the digital book by downloading the Libby app or visiting http://northnet.lib.overdrive.com, and then participate in an online discussion.

The Together We Read: US digital book club connects readers through U.S. public libraries with the same ebook for two weeks and only requires an Orland Free Library card to get started. This free program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines and creator of the award-winning Libby app.

In Love Lettering, Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous by designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his polished fiancée was doomed to fail is one thing but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. As they gradually open up to each other, both try to ignore a deepening connection between them. But the signs are there—irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late.

Love Lettering is published by Kensington Books and can be borrowed from participating U.S. libraries during Together We Read between February 10-24. The ebook and audiobook can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [U.S. libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees. Download Libby or visit http://northnet.lib.overdrive.com to get started.

BOOK SALE

Friends of the Orland Free Library

$3 per Bag Sale

Saturdays

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Outside in front of Library

(may be cancelled without notice due to weather or staffing changes)

We have lots of interesting new materials to share thanks to the Glenn GOALs (Growing Opportunities for Agricultural education at the Library) project! Stop by this week and you can check them out from the display (and get a cow or ruler donated by Glenn County Farm Bureau), enter the Tractor Supply chicken prize raffle, kids can “adopt a farm/ranch puppy” and pick up one of the Library’s harvest themed storytime takeaway kit and a “California Agriculture: Farming is Everywhere” activity booklet from GCFB.

Extra thanks to Lisa at Glenn County Farm Bureau, Lyndsay at Broken Oak Acres, Brian from Berry Farms, & Willows Tractor Supply Co and all of the local farmers/ranchers for your help and support with this project! 🌾🐔🐝🐄

Gourds and corn decor provided by Lyndsay at Broken Oak Acres

The purchase of these books and media were made possible by a Library Services and Technology grant, federally funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and awarded by the State Library.

Copies of California Bountiful provided by Glenn County Farm Bureau
Check out an item from the new Agricultural Education materials display and get one of these cute cows or a ruler provided by Glenn County Farm Bureau

Adopt a Farm/Ranch dog. These puppies need a good home! If you promise to love and read to your puppy you will receive a certificate and carrier to take your new pet home.

Puppies available for adoption!

Harvest Themed “storytime to go” kits are available in the children’s section. You can also pick up a “California Agriculture: Farming is Everywhere” activity books for kids provided by Glenn County Farm Bureau

Enter a raffle drawing to win the chicken items donated by Willows Tractor Supply

Live Job Coaching and Resume Assistance and it’s FREE!

https://landing.brainfuse.com/index.asp?u=main.orlandfreelibrary.jnvn.ca.brainfuse.com

VetNow/JobNow’s features include:

  • Live Veteran Navigator Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • JobNow Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more!
  • Resume Assistance Prepare your resume with help from JobNow resources including resume templates; receive expert feedback via live interaction or the resume lab.
  • Prepare for Your Interview Review interview tips and resources; connect with a job coach to practice interviewing.
  • Live Assistance Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, college placement tests and more!
  • Career Resources Begin your job hunt with JobNow’s powerful tools.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Multiple Ways to Learn Multiple, research-based tools to accommodate all types of learners.
  • Thousands of Robust Lessons Clear explanations and vivid artwork to help users master academic concepts.
  • Broad Range of Subjects Full academic support for your patrons in hundreds of subject areas, including AP subjects, career certifications, GRE, GMAT, and more.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!

Libraries Statewide Support California’s Economic Recovery 

To help our communities recover, new online job search, job training and workforce development tools for veterans and other Californians are now available in all of California’s libraries, the State Library announced today. The statewide subscription to the JobNow and VetNow platforms from Brainfuse is being paid for with emergency federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds earmarked for California’s 1,120 libraries.  

“Libraries are centers for resilience and recovery in every California community. As more Californians turn to libraries for help – as they always do during economic downturns – libraries can now offer even more tools to empower and strengthen Californians,” said Greg Lucas, State Librarian of California.  

The Brainfuse platform helps library patrons to learn new skills, prepare for certification testing, create more impactful resumés, improve interviewing techniques, and search for jobs. Marketing support, staff training opportunities, and individualized statistics on usage are also part of the package.  

Historically, libraries have provided essential support to veterans, students, and to those seeking employment and filing unemployment claims by providing access to computers, printers, staff, classes, programs, books, and other resources. Since 2011, the California Department of Veterans Affairs and the California State Library have partnered to create Veteran Resource Centers in public libraries to educate veterans about their benefits and direct them to their local County Veteran Service Offices to file claims.  

However, the spread of COVID-19 has demanded a new service paradigm for libraries. Public library staff sought a workforce product that provided individual coaching and live appointments, as well as supported Veterans in not only job seeking but in helping research earned benefits. The Brainfuse products, JobNow and VetNow, offer those elements, including and especially the in-person support, and will be part of the public libraries’ toolkits in support of economic recovery for the next two years.  

VetNow helps veterans become aware of the benefits they’ve earned and navigate the Veterans Administration system. It also offers workforce tools and job-seeking support. To find out more about veteran benefits, contact the California Department of Veterans or your local County Veteran Service Office.  

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Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

Britannica School Edition:

https://school.eb.com/storelibrarycard?id=orlandfl

Britannica Escolar:

https://escolar.eb.com/storelibrarycard?id=orlandfl