Listen to our conversation with Eastern Sierra Historian David Woodruff on the latest episode of the Oxygen Starved Podcast!  Find it at the linked website or subscribe and rate the podcast at all major podcast sites such as Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and iHeartRadio.  Tell your friends!

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Free New York Times Digital Access

Britannica School Edition Links in English and Spanish (Use library Card Number to access information):

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The Law Library Collections in the Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport public libraries contain materials for use by the public, for free, to assist in researching common legal questions or issues.  Many of the materials are available to check out with your Mono County library card.   Library staff can help you locate and navigate materials and refer you to additional legal resources and experts.  Library staff cannot provide legal advice or comments on specific scenarios or laws.    

USEFUL ONLINE LEGAL RESOURCES AND WEBSITES:

The Superior Court of Mono County website contains information about the county court system, as well as numerous resources including:

 

The nearest California Tribal Court is the Bishop Paiute Tribal Court.

Additional information about common legal topics, the California court system, and programs administered by the California Judicial Branch can be found on the California Courts website, including additional Self-Help categories in English and Spanish, and free online legal forms, many available in Spanish.

The State Bar of California provides many resources for the public, including lawyer referral services, legal resources relating to immigration, and information for finding free legal help.

California's county law libraries have created an online service that lets you chat live with a law librarian. The librarian can suggest or guide you to free online legal resources, recommend books and research techniques, and answer factual questions. Law librarians CANNOT interpret the law or give legal advice. Use the online Ask a Law Librarian service for research advice

 

Mono County has seven library locations, visit their pages via the drop down menu for more detail or use the information below.

Benton

25553 Hwy 6 (on the Edna Beaman School campus)

760-933-2542

Bridgeport

94 N. School Street

760-932-7482

Coleville

111591 Hw 395 (on the Coleville school campus)

530-495-2788

Crowley Lake

3627 Crowley Lake Drive

760-935-4505

June Lake

90 West Granite Ave.

760-648-7284

Lee Vining

51710 Hwy 395

760-647-6123

Mammoth Lakes

400 Sierra Park Rd

760-934-4777

 

In addition to Storytimes, the library offers direct-to-school classes, preschool classes and daycare groups. Many library branches offer Storytimes open to the public with the support of volunteers.

Story Time Schedule

Benton                    - Contact library at 760-933-2542 for more information.

Bridgeport.              - Contact library at (760) 932-7482 for more information.

Coleville                  - 2nd Saturday of the month @ 11:00am, all ages

                                 - Contact library at (530) 495-2788 for more information.

June Lake                - Contact library at 760-648-7284 for more information.

Lee Vining               - East Side Story, 1st Thursday of month @ 11:15am, all ages, facilitated

                                   by Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association

                                 - Contact library at 760-647-6123 for more information.

Mammoth Lakes    - Wednesdays @ 10:30am, all ages

                                 - Stretch & Storytime, 2nd Saturday of month @ 10:00am, ages 2- 10 with

                                    adult, facilitated by Wild Iris

The Mono County Libraries strives to deliver Storytime in a way that aligns with the most current understandings in early childhood development as well as with the best practices encouraged by the California State Library. In this hour, we hope to demonstrate various ways in which we can interact with children’s books that allow for child-led discovery, development and positive experiences with learning.

Interested in getting involved? The Mono County Libraries would love to have you volunteer to read for Storytime.  Join our community-focused Storytime Presents series by sharing your time and talking about what it is you do in our local community; you can help these young children piece together the big world around them! Don’t worry – we’ll help you find a good book and provide an easy craft activity. Saturdays are also a great time to volunteer for reading to our youngest community members. Contact Carissa Devine at 760.965.6679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

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In conjunction with the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the CA State Library recently published Promising Practices: A Guide for Library Staff. This guide is meant to provide everyday ways for applying the key findings of the CCC’s extensive review of early childhood research, which culminated in Reimagining School Readiness. This research and the guidelines underscore the complexity of how the minds of young children grow and underline the importance of holistic, positive approaches to preparing our children for school. For a brief overview of how these guidelines can play a role in a parent or caregiver’s daily life, check out the flyer in English or in Spanish.

As these recent studies reveal just how critical early childhood experiences are for lifelong learning and building strong emotional and social skills, the Mono County Libraries has adapted the above-mentioned best practices to our own Storytime Curriculum so that we can provide positive examples to our young parents, caregivers and children.

 

 

The Friends of the Library groups for three branch libraries are exhibiting art work by local, up-and-coming artist within their branches. These Gallery Walls offer the opportunity for the artists to place their work for public view and sale, and the Friends receive a portion of the proceeds of any sale.

Eastern Sierra Photographers coming to Mammoth Lakes Branch in February.

Stop by the Coleville or Lee Vining libraries to see what is currently on exhibit.

Special Events at the Mammoth Lakes Library

Online Book Club Facebook Page

Gallery Wall Exhibit of Eastern Sierra Photographers starts in February

 

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