WATCH MOVIES AND TV SHOWS ONLINE!  Your Mono County Library Card now gets you up to 4 free checkouts per month from HOOPLA Digital!  Click below for easy sign-up, all you need is an active library card and an email address

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The pandemic, forest fires, politics, and personal issues can sometimes make it difficult to focus and sap your energy.   One way to give your mind time away from these issues is to read something other than your social media feed, choosing stories that do the focusing and mental gymnastics for you. Read uncomplicated books that welcome you to forget the outside world and get lost inside the pages.  We've assembled some starter lists for you -all available in library collections.  Go ahead, tap a book for a time-out:


Hey teens - we bet you've got stories to tell!  Register for our Evolution of Storytelling Project!  Click the image for details:

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Your libraries are open for 'Call Ahead for Pick Up':  Click here for specific details for how the "Call Ahead" service works.  Basically you can use your Mono County Library Card to go to our online catalog - in the Quick Links section to the right - to place a hold on an item, or you can contact your local library staff by phone or email during regular hours.   Contact information for your location can be found in the BRANCHES menu above.   Your local staff member will confirm with you by phone or email the expected date/time for you to pick up your item(s), check them out ahead of time, and arrange them for you to pick up at the library's entrance through a safe contactless handoff.   When you're done with the item(s), simply return it in the library's exterior book drop to maintain the contactless handoff and we will clean and quarantine the time for 4 days before reshelving it.  We will continue to waive overdue fines during this period.

Click here for a brief video tutorial for using the online catalog to search and place a hold on a title.

We are also gradually opening Library locations for limited onsite use - please contact your local branch for details. We look forward to seeing you in person again and thank you for your patience and cooperation as we carefully implement this new service.   In the meantime we continue to offer a range of services under our Online Library and virtual library programs.

Weekly Online Library Programs--all free and open to anyone countywide! (Click here for a printable copy)

The libraries are not accepting book donations at this time, please do not place book donations in our book drops. Thank you for your patience and understanding. As our friends and neighbors, our library staff care about you and your well-being. We look forward to welcoming you back to our libraries when the COVID-19 situation has passed. In the meantime if you need a library card so you can access our ebook collection, see the 'Apply for a Library Card' link in the ABOUT menu above, and use the 'Contact' link to the right to reach out to us with the information. 

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