Library Insider for February 2021

Library Insider for February 2021
Bring the Internet Home with a Hotspot! 
Does your family need to use the internet at home, but you don’t have access? Check out our new Wi-Fi hotspot collection at the Glendale Public Library!
These portable wireless devices provide a free high-speed internet connection with unlimited data for your Wi-Fi-accessible laptop, tablet, or phone, anywhere Sprint coverage is available. Place a hold on a hotspot today and arrange for pickup at a Glendale Public Library location of your choice.

To check out a hotspot, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old, show a photo ID and a Glendale Public Library card, and complete a checkout agreement at one of our Public Service Desks. Only one hotspot per household at a time is allowed. Hotspots check out for three weeks and cannot be renewed.

When you return your hotspot to a Public Service Desk at any of our four locations, we’ll have a brief survey for you to fill out. Hotspots cannot be returned via the book drops and are subject to a late fine of $1 per day. Once overdue, the hotspot will be deactivated.
Click here for more information and click here to place a hold on a Wi-Fi hotspot.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Live Chess Tutoring
Introducing live chess tutoring! Do you want to improve your cognitive skills? Perhaps you are looking for a new pastime? Brainfuse now offers live chess tutoring and resources from expert chess players. To participate, log in to Brainfuse with your Glendale Public Library card.
Need help logging into the database?  Watch the tutorial video here
Spring Seeds Are Sprouting
Warm temperatures mean the spring growing season is here, and the Seed Library is ready! A new selection of seeds is available to "borrow" at Glendale Public Library. Seeds are sourced from Native Seeds/SEARCH and provided by the Glendale Water Services Department - Conservation & Sustainable Living Division. Click here for more information about the Seed Library, including our current seed selection.
Are You Ready for the Next Big Read?
Celebrate Louise Erdrich’s award-winning book The Round House as part of this spring’s NEA Big Read. The novel blends classic coming-of-age with memoir, suspense, and storytelling elements as 13-year-old Joe sets out to find the man who attacked his mother near their ceremonial round house.
To check out an eBook copy of The Round House, visit the Greater Phoenix Digital Library (GPDL)The Round House is also available in eBook format through Hoopla and in print at any Glendale Public Library location.
Interested in related Big Read programs? Throughout February and March, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing will present over 25 virtual talks, workshops, book clubs, and performances featuring The Round House and other Indigenous literary arts and culture. Click here to learn more about Piper Center events for the NEA Big Read Phoenix.
Grow, Play, Learn! Virtual School Readiness Program
This simple eight-week library program will help your children, ages 3-5 years old, become happy and successful learners at school. Our videos, reading lists and handouts will help you and your child practice the seven essential skills that every young learner needs.

Week by week, we'll present new activities and reinforce prior lessons. Though we'll introduce only one skill at a time, every lesson helps to develop all seven skills simultaneously.

Join us as we play, dance and sing together to get your children ready for school!
Visit to find the program materials and sign up for a takeaway kit to use with your child at home for School Readiness.
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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