November in the Library

We know everyone is getting ready for the busy holiday season. Whether it’s putting away the summer gear, weather proofing the house, or preparing for the busy round of holiday visiting, the Library recognizes we are all much busier this time of year. We don’t want to be just one more obligation you have to fill. As a result, November is a much quieter month but it’s also a month to give thanks and share what we all have.

*Tuesday, November 11th at 7:00pm
Eric Douglas, local author, will be returning to the Library with his WV Voices of War class. This is a documentary that Eric put together with the Veterans of West Virginia. It is a wonderful tribute to those who have served while also giving a realistic view of what serving and returning is like.

*Thursday, November 13th at 6:00pm
Returning for yet another yummy season is the South Charleston Library Cookie Exchange. Bring a full batch of your favorite holiday cookie to the library with the recipe. Try other people’s cookies and pick up the recipe of your new favorites.

*Thursday, November 20th at 6:00pm
South Charleston’s watercolor extraordinaire JoAnne Jacobs returns to the Library to teach a class on Simple Watercolor Holiday Cards. Join JoAnne as she teaches you the techniques and tricks to making your own cards. *Registration is required.

For the Veterans

The South Charleston Public Library works in conjunction with different community organizations and groups in order to bring our patrons additional services. During this time of year, the Library turns to helping others who are in need or as a simple way to say thank you.

On Veteran’s Day, November 11th, the South Charleston Public Library will be hosting Cards for the Veteran’s. Come to the Library anytime during the day to sign a card or write a letter to the Veterans. If you are creative, you can even make your own card for the Veterans.

Last year we were able to send hundreds of cards to our Active duty military and military Veterans. We would like to be able to send even more this year!

Help a Veteran

In conjunction with the Veteran's Home in Barboursville, the South Charleston Library is once again collecting items for the holiday season.

The library is collecting the following items:
Full sized soaps
Shampoos
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Denture cleaner
Shaving materials
New Socks, underwear, and undershirts
New Pajamas and robes
New outerwear-shirts, slacks, sweaters
Gloves, hats, scarves
Playing cards
Games
Hard candy
Jigsaw puzzles
Homemade goodies
Other items that would make good gifts

Kroger Community Rewards

For many years, our wonderful patrons have purchased Kroger Cares cards from the South Charleston Public Library and refilling them. This card made shopping easier and provided donations to our library. We greatly appreciate the patrons who bought and used these cards.

However, Kroger is no longer offering or refilling the Kroger Cares cards. They are now engaging in a program called "Kroger Community Rewards".

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.
Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! There is no separate card now. You simply use your Kroger Plus Card as you would normally and we get community rewards while you are also earning rewards. There's just one little catch. You have to enroll your Kroger Plus card first.

TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you already have your Kroger Plus card registered online

• Simply encourage your members to register online at Kroger Community Rewards.
• Click on Sign In/Register
• Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
• Update or confirm your information.
• Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. SCPL's NPO is 82722.
• To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
• REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
• Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
• Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

If you have not registered your Kroger Plus card online
• Simply encourage your members to register online at Kroger Community Rewards .
• Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
• Click on Sign In/Register. Click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
• Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
• You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
• Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
• Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
• Update or confirm your information.
• Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. SCPL's NPO is 82722.
• To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
• REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
• Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
• Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

If you want to participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program and need help registering your Kroger Plus card, please let us know and we will try to help you register. We appreciate your help in donating funds to the library while you shop.

Learning to Drive?

The South Charleston Public Library is proud to announce that they have partnered with Driving-Tests.org to offer FREE WV DMV Permit Practice Tests. This is a new service we are happy to offer to our patrons who need to study for a driving test and want to take practice tests. This new site offers the Driver's Handbook, information on CDL licensing, and practice tests for cars and motorcycles. It has FAQ for anyone seeking information. Both the car and motorcycle guides are current to the West Virginia DMV standards.

Download Magazines Now!

The South Charleston Public Library is pleased to bring Zinio downloadable magazines to our patrons. This allows our patrons to access a wide variety of magazines that we would not normally be able to provide in print. Patrons can download these magazines to their computer, phone, e-reader, or other mobile device. Patrons have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.

Zinio

In addition to Zinio access, we are providing access to OneClick Digital. OneClick offers downloadable ebooks and e-audiobooks that are sometimes not available through WVDeli. We are pleased to offer an expanded collection of digital materials to our patrons.
OneClick

Cafe For Kids

Do you love the WVDeli but wish it was slightly more kid-friendly? Do you wish you could just go to the kid's books and skip all the adult or teen titles? We are introducing Cafe for Kids. This is a part of the WVDeli specifically for children's literature. Just visit Cafe for Kids or follow the link on the menu.

After that, its similar to how the full-service WVDeli works. Have your library card number and PIN handy to access your account and start downloading. Don't have a PIN? Stop by the library to have one attached to your account. (For security purposes, we only attach PINs in person.) Need help downloading? Bring your reader or player to the library and we will help.

Freegal-Downloadable Music

The South Charleston Public Library is now offering Freegal Music. Freegal is a downloadable music service offered by the Library. All you need is your library card number and pin to set up an account today.

Freegal features music from Sony labels, independent and children’s labels among many others for a total of over 7 million songs from about 30,000 labels. Freegal features popular artists such as deadmau5, Pitbull, Pink, Kenney Chesney and more. They feature classic artists such as Ray Charles, and Johnny Cash among others. Jazz, indie rock, soul, children’s music, world music, and classical music are also available.

You will be able to download 3 songs a week but these songs are yours to do with as you wish. You can download them to any device as many times as you like. Wish lists can be created so you can keep tabs of what you would like to download in the following weeks.

Freegal even has mobile apps for your Apple or Android device to make downloading easier. However, there is no need to install anything on your computer as music downloads directly to your computer.

Start downloading today at Freegal Music.

For questions, please check out the FAQ below.

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