YoungRd

Use this section to find additional resources for Children and links to external websites and recommended reading lists. Click Here for Young Adults.

New at the Library

We are excited to share we now offer access to TeachingBooks.net for our parents, teachers, and young people. Use your Mono County library card to log in and find information on children's and young adult titles, authors, program ideas, as well as information for reading assignments and book reports.

Library Programs

Storytimes

ABCMouse - Early Learning Resource you can use at the library for free, or sign up for at home account (monthly subscription cost).

Raising A Reader- Our early literacy outreach program for pre-school age children. 

Reading & Book Sites for Children

Award Winners 

Reading list & Recommended Reading Sites 

Children Book Podcasts: 

 

Recommended New Children's Books at Mammoth Lakes Library -- Summer 2019:

Special Events at the Mammoth Lakes Library

Online Book Club Facebook Page

Gallery Wall Exhibit of Eastern Sierra Plein Air Artists through November - FLYER

Vintage Books Subcommittee

The Vintage Books Subcommittee sells donated used books that are more valuable than our regular bargain-basement book sale prices, due to age, first edition status, signatures of authors, or other collectible characteristics. This committee of volunteers researches, evaluates, and prices these books for either internet sales or MLFOL book sales. Volunteers must be computer literate with access to a computer (library computers are available as is one-on-one training).

Current Issues

2020 is a year in which a lot of important topics are discussed and decisions made.   The Library encourages you to look beyond television and social media feeds for information on current issues.  Below are book lists with a handful of titles each to spark interest.   Titles are from reputable sources and are by no means exhaustive of the range of materials available.   If you have suggestions for books or topics, please share with your local library!

 

Staff Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

ILL is no longer available. However, Zip Books can be used for book requests which are funded by a California State Library grant and become part of our collection.

LAW LIBRARY

We have lay-person level materials in our law libraries at the Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes Branches. Check with your library staff on how to use the books and online resources.  See the Law Library section under the "Programs" tab above.

REFERENCE QUESTIONS

We are happy to assist you with reference questions to the degree that the information in our collection allows.

LIBRARY CARDS

The Mono County Library System offers several types of library cards. Permanent cards are offered to residents of one year (or more) of Mono County, persons who own property, are employed by Mono County, or who have students enrolled in a Mono County school. We also offer these cards to holders of Mountain Valley area library cards. Temporary cards are offered to new residents of the county upon completion of necessary paperwork. Visitors may obtain a visitor’s card when they provide us with their home library card. Read More...

LOAN PERIODS

ADULT: Books, Books on Tape, Books on CD - 14 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.25 per day

ADULT: Magazines, Videos - 7 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.25 per day

ALL DVD Movies - 7 days, not renewable - Overdue charge $1.00 per day

YOUTH: Books, Books on Tape, Books on CD - 14 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.10 per day

YOUTH: Magazines - 7 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.10 per day

COMPUTERS

All branches in the Mono County Library System provide access to the internet and word processing. Research may be done at no charge.  In all branches, copies made from computer-printers are $.10/page, $.05/page for Friends of the Library members.

PHOTOCOPIES

Photocopies may be made at any Mono County Library for a fee.  For current Friends of the Library members the fee is $.05/page and $.10/page for all others. Some branches offer duplex printing at $.20 per page.

SCANS

Library staff can scan and email PDF documents to an email account for $1.00 per page.

FAX

The Library does not provide faxing service at any of our locations.  However there are online web-based fax service providers that will take a scan or file upload and convert it into a fax delivery on your behalf.  While some provide a level of free service, these are largely providers that charge fror this service.  Below is a select list of online faxing resources.  You can access these from your device or computer as well as public library computers or library laptops.  The Library does not recommend any of these over the others, nor is it liable for your transaction with their service:

TYPEWRITERS

Typewriters are available for use at Brideport, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes and Benton branches at no charge.

 

zip

PLEASE NOTE: During the coronavirus emergency closure of the Library system, the Zip Books program is available.  Please carefully follow the criteria and steps below to complete an email zip books request and return your zip book to your local Mono County Library when we reopen after the emergency.    We appreciate your patience as this process may take a little longer than usual while we are closed.

Thanks to the California State Library, we able to continue requesting books through the Zipbook program. The Zipbook program is grant funded purchasing through Amazon.com.

Registered patrons in good standing may request tangible books or audiobooks (no e-books). Requested items will be shipped directly to you from Amazon.com. When you are done with the book, please return it to your local branch through the book drop!

There is a two-tier expenditure cap of $75 pre-tax for audiobooks and foreign-language items, and $50 pre-tax for all other allowable items. You may order 3 items at any one time.

When submitting a request, you must include a valid Amazon mailing address:

    • If you have home USPS delivery: land address
    • If you do NOT have USPS delivery: land address AND PO Box
    • Phone number

 

To make a request through Zipbooks please send the link for a qualifying item on Amazon.com and your valid Amazon mailing address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please carefully and completely include the following for your request to be processed:

    • Amazon link to the book
    • Title & Author
    • Your name
    • Your email
    • Your telephone
    • Your library card #
    • Your full address (please include BOTH the land address and PO Box if you do not have USPS delivery)

 

You must return the book to your nearest Mono County Library when you are finished reading it.

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