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We’re Improving!

If you have been reading this blog, visiting our facebook and twitter pages, or coming in to the buildings, then you know the Falmouth Public Library is not a static place!  We are continually working on improving our services to the community.  That starts with regularly adding new materials to our collection and scheduling interesting programming; but it also includes more subtle things like continual staff training and making our buildings and website more attractive and easier to use. 

Let me tell you about a few improvements that were made recently: 

• Snazzy interactive book ideas online for kids and teens.  See groups of children’s books that have won the prestigious awards:  Caldecott (for illustrations) and Newbery (American literature), with cover images and story summaries. These can be found by clicking the “Kids Connection” tab on the home page and then selecting the first item on the list, “Book Ideas.” Or, check out a list of hot new teen books by clicking on the “Teen” tab and selecting “Books, Books, & More Books”.

• Attractive, interactive book list for the Fiction Book Club. We’ve been posting the book club list online for years, but now it includes cover images and direct links to the catalog (very useful!).  Click on the “For Readers” link on the home page and choose the top item on the menu, “FPL Fiction Book Club.” That will bring you to our usual list with meeting dates, but for the new and improved list, click on the link at the top, “Around the World in 180 Days,” which is the current theme.

• The photocopy machine is back in the reference room.  You asked; we listened.  The copier had a brief stay in the hallway downstairs, but is now back in the reference room for your research needs.  It has a new home near the window facing the school playground.  A second copy machine is near the adult service desk on the same floor. 

• The atlas case is now located on the route to the reference desk, just outside the teen room.  Did you know we have a large number of atlases that cover current and historical information and they range in area from Cape Cod to the whole world?  There is a wealth of fascinating information between those covers that you might not expect.  Browse a bit and see!

If you have a suggestion for an improvement, feel free to drop a note in the suggestion box.  The director will respond to your suggestion by writing in a notebook that is on display with the box.  We welcome your suggestions and hope you enjoy our improvements. 

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