ESP BannerUse this section to find library programs and volunteer opportunities for teens and Young Adults, as well as additional resources and links to external websites and recommended reading lists. Click here for Chidren.

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  • Still stuck at home?  Connect with others through #BooksLikeUs, or books with characters you can relate to.  Books can be mirrors that help us reflect on who we are as well as windows into the realities of others -- even when we have to #StayHomeToStaySafe.  Join Mono County Libraries for the #WinterRead2021 and log your reading on Beanstack.  Sign up for free at monocolibraries.beanstack.org, log the time you spend reading, and be entered into local drawings for prizes! Need some help finding a book you can relate to?  Check out this short tutorial on how to search for books in our online catalogue by the issues the deal with.  Wanna share your reading adventures?  Don't forget to add #MonoReads to any posts you share! 

 

 

  • Also, the Mammoth Lakes Library has separated our Young Adult titles from our Youth collection!  Let's face it -- as older teens, you're simply on a different level than tweens, and it's about time you get your own section at the library.  Pass by and check out the many new title that have been added to the YA collection (a huge THANK YOU to the Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library for their generous contribution!)

 

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Programs

Evolution of Storytelling Project

Mono County Libraries is proud to launch the Evolution of Storytelling Project.  This project is funded through the Shared Vision Grant, sponsored by the CA State Library, and it will run from September 2020 - August 2022.  In a nutshell -- join peers and Teaching Artists througout Mono County to learn about the history and art of storytelling.  Not only will you walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation for storytelling, but you'll also learn specific techniques for how to craft and shape your own stories.  #TellYourStory #OwnVoices 

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Program Opportunities

Did you know that you have your very own Youth Librarian at the Mono County Libraries?  You might know her as "that lady from the library," but she also goes by Carissa, and she's here to help you make the most out of your public library!  Yes, we have books and DVDs for you to check out and computers to use, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.  The public library is public space, which means it's also your space!  So if you have an interest or a hobby that you'd like to expand and share with others, reach out and start a conversation.  Carissa is always happy to chat with you about how we might bring your idea to life. 

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Carissa Devine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 760.965.6679; stay in touch via IG - @monolibraries395

Volunteer Opportunities

The public library is a great place to volunteer -- the possibilities are endless!  Contact your Youth Librarian (contact info above) for more detailed information.

  • Help create a Teen Advisory Board.  Meet once a month to help recommend books for our collection, create displays for your peers, create online content for website or social media, not to mention consider how to improve and promote other programs. 
  • Tutor younger students in a subject of your choice through the Virtual Homework Zone.
  • Share your passion by creating a club that younger kids can join.  

Book Sites for Young Adults

Reading Lists for Young Adults 

 

Award Winners

 

Young Adult Podcasts:

 

Mono County Library Booklists by Subjects

 

  

 

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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!

 

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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.

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