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.

The Mono County Library System upholds the principals of intellectual freedom and the public’s right to know by providing people of all ages with access to material that reflects a diversity of points of view. This library system affirms its support of the basic library policies defined in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement, and Libraries: an American Value.

Confidentiality of Patron Information

In accordance with California State Law (Gov. code section 6267), all registration and circulation records shall remain confidential.  Records shall be maintained on fines that are unpaid; records shall also be retained for information on the number of times fines or other charges have been excused.

Library records are maintained solely for administrative purposes. They are not to be used to identify the types of materials borrowed by an individual, and library staff will not provide information to a third party about what a patron of the library has borrowed. The library will provide circulation information (printed or verbal) to the concerned library card holder or person authorized in writing by the library card-holder. Information regarding overdue items will be made available to the financially responsible person.

Collection Development Policy

The Mono County Library enhances lives and strengthens our communities by providing free access to information, technology, life-long learning opportunities, social interactions, and cultural enrichment. The Library’s collections strive to support this mission by providing current, relevant, interesting and enduring works of general interest in a variety of formats to the communities served by each of our 7 locations.

Read Full Policy and Request for Reconsideration Form

Donations of Materials

All donations are subject to evaluation by the same criteria as purchased materials. Specific guidelines for donated materials are outlined in Mono County policy 1138A.

Internet Use

Internet service is available at all Mono County Libraries according to established rules and guidelines.

Library Conduct

All patrons have the right to use the library undisturbed and library employees have the right to work without undue interference. Read full policy.

Child Safety

The safety and welfare of children at the Mono County Library System is of up most importance. Read full policy.

Security Cameras

Security Cameras are used to enhance the safety and security of Mono County Library System patrons, staff and property.  Read full policy.

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