Linton Public Library Director Jamie Tyner updated the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening on some changes and upcoming events at the library.
"The library goes beyond just offering books," Tyner told the Chamber members.
Tyner said along with typical books, the library also has laptops, computers, a fax machine, printers, DVDs, magazines and audio books, just to name a few of the helpful resources.
About a year ago, Linton Public Library (LPL) joined approximately 80 Indiana libraries in the Evergreen Indiana Program.
Tyner explained by participating in Evergreen Indiana if the library does not have a book for someone they can put it on hold at another library and have it sent to the library in Linton.
"The idea behind that is if all the libraries are part of a consortium we can offer better resources to our patrons," Tyner explained.
Tyner said she is especially proud of the successful programs LPL offers for patrons of all ages.
"That can be hard for smaller libraries," Tyner said.
LPL will be taking part in World Book Night on April 23, and will be hosting an adult movie night by showing "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" at 5:30 p.m.
A Teen Book Club will kick off soon with the book "Thirteen Reasons Why", the Summer Music and Movement program will be at 10:30 a.m. each Monday, and there will be an all ages summer reading program.
The library also offers crochet classes and continues to support local authors with books signings at the library.
"If you know of any local authors who would like to have a book signing at the library, just give them our contact information," Tyner said.
Local author Tim Scott will be at LPL on June 8.
Tyner said the library will start purchasing books on a monthly basis, as well as continue to add DVDs, CDs and audio books to the library's collection.
Due to continued community support the library is able to hold daily book sales and offer some half-price books sales.
"One thing that really surprised me when I can here (to LPL) was the amount of donations from the community," Tyner stressed. "Thanks to the community support the half-price book sale became a fundraising effort for us."
In the beginning of March, through the service OverDrive, the library began offering electronic books for e-book readers such as the Kindle, Nook, computer or various other devices.
"This brings the library beyond physical walls to those who don't have time to visit the library, or for teenagers who think going to the library isn't cool," Tyner explained.
While several books are available through the electronic readers, only one publishing company allows their books to be available through the e-book service.
"If you can't find the book you are looking for, it's not because the library doesn't offer it. Some of the publishers won't allow it," Tyner added.
Tyner said the library also has helpful genealogical research resources.
Chamber Executive Director Lynette Shelton reminded members there will be a spring fish fry at the Roy Clark Building on April 27 with Motocross at the Linton Conservation Club on Saturday and Sunday.
If anyone would like to race, information is available at www.lintonchamber.org.
The next Chamber meeting will be May 14 at Stoll's, with Mike Riggleman as the guest speaker. Whether it is a breakfast or lunch meeting will be announced closer to the date.