Digital Sandbox

eow_0331_d_sandboxThe Yuma County Library District is pleased to announce the addition of two HP workstations with commercial and open source software at the Main Library. Dubbed the “Digital Sandbox,” the workstations are available to the public for graphic design, animation, and art. There is no charge to use the workstations.

Need help getting started? Librarian Nicholas Dawson will lead introductory sessions every Saturday in April, May, and June from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Compete! Beginning April 1st, students ages 13-24 are invited to demonstrate their skills in a logo-designing contest. For more information and contest guidelines, contact Nicholas Dawson at (928) 373-6485 or nicholas.dawson@yumalibrary.org.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive.

This project was funded in part by the State Grants In Aid Program through the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency.

April 2014 Employee of the Month

eom_032014_2Danielle Grund, 20-hr Computer Access/Periodicals, has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for April 2014. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude.

Danielle received a mounted certificate, a name plate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung in the Main Library during the month of April.

Congratulations Danielle!

5th Annual “Peeps” Diorama Contest

20140324-peepHave you ever read the story of Ender’s Peep? How about The War of the Peeps? See these characters and create your own during the Yuma County Library’s 5th Annual “Peeps” contest!

The theme for 2014 is “Peeps in Space!” Adults, teens, children, and families are invited to make a diorama based on a science fiction book, movie, or TV show using Marshmallow Peeps as the characters. Submit your entry to the Main or Foothills Library before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th. Entries will be displayed April 21st-26th for the public to vote on the “Peeple’s Choice” award. Entries for each category will also be judged by a library panel. Winners will be announced the week of April 28th.

Contest guidelines and entry forms are available at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive, and the Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road.

Get started at our Family Peeps Workshop! Just bring your own Peeps and boxes, and the library will provide paper, paste, pompoms, pipe cleaners, and other miscellaneous craft items.

Family Peeps Workshop
Tuesday, April 8th
3:30-5:00 p.m.

For more information, call Nicole Perez, Adult Programming Coordinator, at (928) 314-2452.

Key Ingredients for Successful Retirement Portfolios

20140324-savemoney2Join Christine Benz from Morningstar on Thursday, March 27th for a live online session about the key components of retiree portfolios and her bucket approach to portfolio management. The session begins at 4 p.m. at the Main Library. There is no charge to attend.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

Peeps diorama contest

Have you ever read the story of Ender’s Peep? How about The War of the Peeps? See these characters and create your own during the Yuma County Library’s 5th Annual “Peeps” contest!

The theme for 2014 is “Peeps in Space!” Adults, teens, children, and families are invited to make a diorama based on a science fiction book, movie, or TV show using Marshmallow Peeps as the characters. Submit your entry to the Main or Foothills Library before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th. Entries will be displayed April 21st-26th for the public to vote on the “Peeple’s Choice” award. Entries for each category will also be judged by a library panel. Winners will be announced the week of April 27th.

Contest guidelines and entry forms are available at the Main Library, 2951 S 21st Drive, and the Foothills Library, 13226 E South Frontage Road.

For more information, call Nicole Perez, Adult Programming Coordinator, at (928) 314-2452.

I’ve Got an App for That! @ Main Library

bl-appGot apps? On Wednesday, March 19th, Emily Scherrer, Youth Services Manager for the Yuma County Library District, will host “I’ve Got an App for That!” at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library for parents and educators. Learn where to find well-reviewed apps, how to find ratings for apps, and how to turn your iPad into a learning center for your child. The Science Station iPad Project at the Main Library will also be discussed. There is no charge to attend. iPads and other devices welcome!
The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

March 2014 Employee of the Month

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Miguel Marquez, Custodian, has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for March 2014. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude.

Miguel received a mounted certificate, a name plate in the book of his choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and his photo will be hung in the Main Library during the month of March.

Congratulations Miguel!

December Employee of the Month

EOM-December-2013Alex comes to work with a smile on his face and is always ready to face the day. His relaxed demeanor and personable nature makes him fun to work with, and he has built a great relationship with his patrons and volunteers. He stays busy, going above and beyond in everything that he does. I know that I can count on him to do his job efficiently and correctly. He has helped me on numerous occasions with programs, training, and more, and I value him as an employee and friend. He deserves this honor, because his passion and drive for his job is obvious in everything that he does. He does so much for the department, library, and the community and I believe he should be recognized for that. Alex maintains monthly classes for his Spanish Outreach as well as special events such as the Day of the Dead Altar competition
where he had an attendance of over 200 people. He also puts on programs and activities in the teen room with ease. He is an asset to this profession and I nominate him for the honor of Employee of the Month.

November Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Blanca Garcia, November’s Employee of the Month. Blanca is the Adult Literacy Program Coordinator at the San Luis Branch Library. She motivates everybody in her class to do their best by example.

Blanca gives her all, and then some, in her job. She is a positive person, always smiling. She goes above and beyond, always willing to help her coworkers and patrons. Her love of her job is apparent after many years with the library. Many times she is the first one to work, eager to start her day.

These are just some of the reasons she was nominated and received Employee of the Month. Congratulations Blanca, well done!

Zinio Digital Magazines

zinioIn addition to eBooks and eAudio Books, the Yuma County Library District is pleased to offer access to digital magazines! Zinio Digital Magazines are now available through the library’s website. With a library card, nearly 100 magazine titles, including Consumer Reports, Popular Mechanics, and National Geographic are available to download to computers and mobile devices.

For more information, check out the User’s Guide or call (928) 782-1871.