Librarian

We are taking applications ~ April 2021

for a Part time Children’s services / Circulation clerk
Approximately 26 hours per week

Stop by the library for an application and please return your application
and resume to Toni at the library or mail to:
Morton County Library
Attn: Toni Bressler
P.O. Box 938
Elkhart, KS 67950

To print the application go to:
Application: https://mtcoks.com/application/countyapplication.pdf

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Responsible for the circulation desk including all patron services.
Maintain collection circulation and organization
Children’s library services and programs including:
    *Story Time
    *Summer Reading
    *Tweens & Teens
Curbside services
Cleaning the library
Assist with other aspects of library services as needed
Promotion of library and services

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
Able to interact with all ages with a positive and friendly attitude
Possess excellent interpersonal skills for effective public relations
Be welcoming, outgoing and energetic with good communication skills
Proficient with technology
Be willing to learn and adapt as well as take on tasks and other responsibilities as needed
Be able to be flexible and use critical thinking skills on a daily basis
Be organized and pay significant attention to detail
Have considerable initiative in devising new and original children’s programs
Be strong in your ability to work well with children, both individually and in groups and have the ability to work effectively with parents, families and teachers.
Be emotionally intelligent
Have a neat personal appearance
Cooperate and collaborate with other staff members and SWKLS members
Be able to stand at the circulation desk, bend, kneel, lift and carry books and other items in the process of shelving them. Books are shelved at various levels from 6 ft to floor level and can be heavy. May need to stand on a ladder at times.

QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or GED
Strong reading skills, ability to read out loud and interact well with children
Positive attitude is a must
Appreciation and enjoyment of literature preferred
Previous library experience perferred

Book Sale in the meeting room!

Now that we are open again, we have a large amount of books for sale.
Money raised will support the Summer Reading Program: Tails and Tales!

Children’s books ~Fiction ~ Non-Fiction ~ Romance ~ Westerns!
Come see what we have starting March 16th!

Curbside Pickup

How Curbside Pickup Works

  • Call the library at (620) 697-2025 with your list of titles or authors and a pickup time will be arranged. Pickup times are from 9:30am-4:30pm.
  • Pickup times have a 15-minute window. If items are not picked up in the allotted time a new pickup time will need to be made by calling the library.
  • Picking up your materials. We will have a pickup table at the front door of the library and your materials will be placed on the table in a sack with your name on it. This table is for pickup items only. NO RETURNS AT THE TABLE!
  • If you need assistance with your pickup handicap accommodations will be made upon request in advance.
  • ALL RETURNS MUST BE PLACED IN THE OUTSIDE DROP BOX.                      Do not leave your return items on the table or you will be called and ask to come back and put them in the drop box. Failure to do so will result in loss of library privileges.
  • All returned items must be quarantined for a period of 6 days They will not be checked in at the time of return.
  • NO FINES WILL BE CHARGED DURING CURBSIDE!!
  • 10 Item limit (3 DVD ONLY) at this time. Checkout is for patrons 16 years and older. All children must check out on their parent’s card at this time.

Cloud Library (e-books)

Please contact the State Library if you have any questions or would like assistance with setup or learning to use a system.  With your permission, we can even connect to your computer and help directly.

Needed: a Kansas Library eCard

  1. a 6-digit card that is used for all statewide online library access. Password for an eCard is your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format.  It is separate from your local library card number.
  2. get a Kansas Library eCard at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas.
  3. Don’t have one yet? Kids eBooks do not require a card for most users, or you can use free classic books via Project Gutenberg (ebooks) or LibriVox (audiobooks)

Which services will work on my device or computer? 

The most common app / software versions are below with brief notes. The Instructions & Devices page lets you select a device and see everything you can use for that device (including no-software options, like for ChromeBooks). 

Quick Start Notes with Software & Apps

Visit the Instructions & Devices page if you need expanded instructions or information for other devices.

Need Help With RB Digital

What is it?

Our only audiobooks service.  Contains mostly fiction, but some popular non-fiction. Books checkout for 21 days, you may have up to 10 at a time.
Register for an account (one time only, proves KS residency to company)

Registration:

  1. Go to Library eCard Login above (or http://kslc.org) and sign in with your Kansas Library eCard.
  2. Choose the RBdigital Audiobooks Registration link from the Digital Book eLending area.
  3. This opens RBdigital’s registration form. 
    • Username: pick something easy to type and remember, do not use spaces.
    • Password: minimum of 7 characters, use letters and numbers.
    • Zip code: please provide a 5-digit zip for statistical purposes.
  4. Click the Register button once, and wait until the screen refreshes and is complete.

Help and Questions

  1. audiobooks@ks.gov

    800-432-3919

For a version of these instructions that includes screenshots, click here to access our RBdigital NicheAcademy tutorial.

Text instructions begin with account registration and software setup, then progress through checking out and using a book.   Not sure which version your computer or device is?  See this page.

Need a Kansas Library E-Card

The State Library has audio books & E-Books you can access from your smart phone or tablet at home.
To find out more, go to https://kslib.info/128/Digital-Book-eLending.
To use these services you will need a Kansas Library E-Card.
If you do not have a card,
Please send your name with middle initial, birthdate, & email address
to ill@mocolib.info.
Have a great day!

The Kansas State Library Card offers much more than audio books and E-Books. To find out more check out the page on our website or our link to the Kansas State Library.

Library Fundraiser

The Morton County Library’s 2nd Annual Pi Day Fundraiser
Thursday, March 12th

at 10:30 a.m. until gone.
Stop by the library for a slice, or a whole pie.
All proceeds benefit the

Children’s Programs.




Our Book Club page…

We are changing up our Book Club page. We will be having Book Club Favorites on this page showing favorites from Book Club’s in Morton County!

Favorite #1

This book was loved by all in the Rolla Book Club, we even tried Potato Peel Pie!

The book is written in the epistolary form, which can be either letters, diary, or document format, this one is a series of letters. The interesting thing was it was about a part of WW II none of us knew about. Guernsey Island is part of the United Kingdom but is right off the coast of France and was occupied by the Germans during the war.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferTitle: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel, Author: Mary Ann Shaffer

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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