Nov 17

Library Launches Digital Archive

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 8:23 AM by Danielle Rogers

The Newton Public Library announced the launch of a new digital archive this summer. The archive includes digitized materials selected from the collections of the library, the Jasper County Historical Museum, and private citizens. Available materials include photographs, postcards, documents, and yearbooks that record the history of Jasper County's schools, government, businesses, and residents. The archive also contains digitized copies of the Newtonia High School yearbook dating as far back as 1911.

New archive content is added weekly and the library welcomes submissions from the community.

If you are interested in having your historical items scanned for use in the digital archive, or would like additional information about the archive, please contact:

Rebecca Klein
Public Services Librarian
(641) 792.4108

Nov 17

Baby Storytime at the Library!

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 8:23 AM by Danielle Rogers

Join us for baby storytime on Monday mornings! Baby Storytime provides a gentle and fun introduction to literacy through songs, stories, and finger plays. This storytime is designed for newborns to infants 18 months old, with their parent or caregiver (siblings are welcome). Stay for play and social time after the program!

Monday mornings at 10:30 am - Please check our Event Calendar for the current schedule
Nov 17

New App for Downloading Books

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM by Danielle Rogers

Overdrive downloadable books recently introduced a new app for downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Libby, by Overdrive offers an easier, seamless way to borrow books on your tablet or mobile device.

Getting Started

To access the library's collection of downloadable books, follow the steps show here on your tablet or mobile device, or download the print instructions linked below.
  1. In your app store, search for Libby, by Overdrive. Install and open the app. 
  2. Once the app is downloaded, tap Find My Library. The app will determine your home library using your current location. If the suggested library is incorrect, search for your library by zip code or library name. 
  3. Sign in with your library card by tapping the Add Your Card button. 
  4. Select your library then sign in using your library card number and your PIN. This information will be stored in the app for future use. 

Amazon Kindle Tablets

Kindle tablets download eBooks books differently than other devices. Check out Overdrive's step-by-step Instructions for Downloading to a Kindle eReader. The Libby app is not currently available for Kindle devices, but you may send your downloaded eBooks to a Kindle from your smartphone. For instructions on how to send downloaded books to a kindle from the Libby app on your phone, check out Sending to a Kindle on the Libby help site.

Need More Help?

If you need additional assistance with downloadable materials, check out the full instructions on our website.