How Do We Raise Funds?

In additional to funds raised through annual membership dues, we also have several ways to raise funds that go to the support of the Mammoth Lakes Branch Library. These include:

  • Operate a used book store, inside the Library.

 

MINI BOOK CHALET  -- NOW OPEN INSIDE THE LIBRARY

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 There is a good selection of  quality used books at low prices. Open all Library hours. 

  • Sell rare and collectible vintage books on the internet.  You can purchase any of the books listed in our store at alibris.com

 

  • Hold raffles, auctions, and other fundraisers.

 

 

 

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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 LOCAL 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:

 

Local ordinances can be found at these links:

 

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

Findlaw's directory of lawyers serving Mono County.

ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA STATE AND FEDERAL ONLINE LEGAL RESOURCES:

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 public 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.   They have also created a suite of video classes on basic legal research issues that you can view for free.

The Council of California County Law Libraries has created a 'mini-research guide' designed to step an individual through the basics of legal research.

TheLawDictionary.org features Black's Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Edition.  Black's Law Dictionary is the leading law dictionary in the United States.

FindLaw has a number of basic legal resources free for the public to use.

STATE AND FEDERAL CODES, REGULATIONS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND JUDICIAL OPINIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THESE ONLINE RESOURCES:

 

Mono County Library Sponsored Resources

You can access these resources using your 14 digit library card number:

Britannica School 

    • Online encyclopedia with several tools to help students begin their research projects, including a citation generator, a double-click dictionary and audio options. 

Proquest Homework Support Resources - use your Mono County Library Card to access these resources remotely:

    • CultureGrams  Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades. Grades 3+
    • ELibrary A massive collection of digitized newspapers, magazines and images with editorialized topic pages to aid with navigation. Grades 6+.
    • SIRS Discoverer  Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Grades 3+
    • SIRS Issues Researcher  Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day. Grades 6+.
    • Research Companion (create account by opening at the Library and then use your login for remote access). A tutorial product providing video instruction on the important concepts in information literacy. Grades 9+
    • School and Educators Complete.  Thousands of multidisciplinary ebooks available 24/7. Grade 9+ and educators

 

California Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

FREE Resources (library card number not required):

Online Archive of California

    • The OAC provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. The OAC is a core component of the University of California California Digital Library (CDL) and is administered by the Digital Special Collections program.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

    • The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.

Calisphere

    • Calisphere is the University of California free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.

 Driver Education Program

    • Includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
       

      Historical Archives - So. Mono County Historial Society

Scans of Local Newspapers (Provided by So. Mono County Historical Society)

Tales Along El Camino Sierra, an Eastern Sierra history resource has a YouTube Channel with short historical videos.

 

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.

Due to COVID limitations, there are no current exhibits.

Online Resources & Homework Help 

Did you know that you have access to reliable, trustworthy databases through your public library -- all for free?  Below you'll find a range of resources that will help you with all sorts of school tasks -- from simple homework assignments, to research papers or even just for your own curiosity.  

Note: While the Mono County Free Library offerd Homework Coaching with high school volunteers for students in K-8 from November 2021 - Febraury 2021, this program has been paused due to lack of participation.  We hope to resume again in the future at a time that it better suits the needs of our community.  

Mono County Library Sponsored Resources

You can access these resources using your 14 digit library card number:

KOHA Library Catalog

  • Our online catalog. Sign in to renew materials and place holds - requires you to set up a password with Library Staff in advance.

 

OVERDRIVE (Library to Go)  

  • Digital audio books & eBooks

 

Driver Education Program

  • Includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

 

California State Library Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and Book Connections are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.  When accessing from home, you may need to enter either your school provided username and password or your Mono County Library card number. Need help?  Reach out to your Youth Librarian, Carissa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

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Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                       

Book Connections

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.

   

         

Need help from Book Connections? See our support page. 510-239-7391 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition
elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Research Companion Schools and Educators Complete

  • CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
  • SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
  • SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
    SIRS Issues Researcher Off-Campus Access
  • eLibrary - Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)
  • ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)
    Research Companion Off-Campus Access
  • Schools & Educators Complete - eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brainfuse

Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow is a free online service you can access with your Mono County Library Card that features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help students, job seekers and veterans reach their job & career goals.

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Click here to access Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow (Library card required, contact your local library or use the contact form on this website for more information on getting a library card.)

Click here to get a Quick-Start and User Guide for JobNow/VetNow.

Click here to watch a brief youtube tutorial for JobNow/VetNow.

FREE Resources

No library card number necessary!

Online Archive of California     

  • The OAC provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. The OAC is a core component of the University of California California Digital Library (CDL) and is administered by the Digital Special Collections program.

 

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California Digital Newspaper Collection

  • The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.

 

CA Newspaper

Calisphere

  • Calisphere is the University of California free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.

 

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 Happy researching!

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Carissa Devine

Youth Program Manager

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

760.965.6679

@monolibraries395, for teens and YA

 

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.

New at the Library

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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. 

Contact Information:

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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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