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Compliments of the Goodwill Community Foundation
Friends of Ransom Library Upcoming Book Sales
Can't make it to the Book Sale? Don't forget the Friends Book Sale Shelves!
Ransom will be closed:
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
New Years Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Ransom District Library is missing the following yearbooks and we would appreciate donations of the following years:
1957, 1961, 1969, 1979, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998
Parents: Add your email address to your child's account - get overdue notices sooner to help reduce fines! Just fill out the Contact Us Form with your name, your email, and child(ren)'s name.
Free Electronics Recycling @ Ransom
Ransom has partnered with New Life Inc. Electronics Recycling to offer free recycling! We now accept: computers, monitors, printers, scanners, laptops/tablets, servers, televisions, still cameras, video cameras, MP3 Players, fax machines, phone systems, cable, radios, speakers, projectors, routers, modems, PDA's, video game consoles, external drives, dvd players, vhs players, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital converter boxes, video game consoles, alarm clocks, cell phones and chargers, any type of batteries and more! No large appliances, please. A large variety of items are accepted, if you do not see your item on the list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please drop off items during regular library hours.
What about your personal data?
There is no need to worry about your personal data. All hard drives will be wiped according to the Illinois EPA guidelines with our data destruction program that meets Department of Defense Standards. - NLERINC
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Reserving the Meeting Room
The Library has a meeting room available for reservation. The room is available to non-profit organizations only. There is no charge for meeting room use. Please check our calendar for dates and times that already have the Burchfield Room reserved. If you would like to reserve the room, please call the Library for further information or use our Meeting Room Reservation Form.
Taste of the Arts
Back by popular demand for students entering 3rd thru 8th grades will return on Thursdays. The partnership of the Plainwell Arts Council and Ransom District Library will be joined by Design Street to give young artist the opportunity to “taste” various art mediums. Please see TOTA flier. We are still accepting forms past the due date - get yours turned in today!
Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
Anne Marie Hamming headed into motherhood with a fairly simple plan. Motherhood would be part of her life, but certainly not all of it. A divorce and a baby boy who didn't thrive weren't part of the plan. Follow her through the risky and gut-wrenching decision to leave a career for full-time motherhood with a child who kept getting sicker. After three years of mysterious symptoms, he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune condition that only a bone marrow transplant could reverse.
Hamming is a mother, writer, life coach and former daily newspaper journalist who lives in Middleville, Michigan with her children, Katie and Lee. Saving Lee, Finding Grace is her first book. She is an active supporter of Be the Match, which supports the bone-marrow transplant process, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Saving Lee, Finding Grace will be Ransom's July book discussion selection. Read the book; discuss it on July 9 at 7 p.m. and meet the author on July 18.
Park and Read
Michigan Big Green Gym!
Free Passes Now Available for State, Recreation, and Local Parks
for a day of fun and fitness!
Michigan's state and local parks, and thousands of miles of trails are a great place to get Fresh Air Fit, and there are more than 1,500 free, fitness-focused events in state parks alone!
-Valid for 1 day's use and must be used within 7 days from the date it was issued.
-Gives you the opportunity to visit one state park for one day, or access to a family-friendly attraction at a local park.
-Allows one vehicle to enter.
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Popular Award Winning Artists!
Coming Soon: The complete addition of Sony Music Entertainment's music video collection!
(Pin numbers are typically your library card number, so enter your library card number for both lines.)
What is Freegal? - Freegal is a downloadable music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and, if your library requires it, a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.
Introducing Rocket Languages!
Your ticket to:
- Speaking with a perfect accent!
- Understanding when spoken to
- Cutting learning time up to 50%
- and having FUN while doing it!
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