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  • Unshelved at GCCL: Genres In Your Library

    Librarian Assistant Janet Eidson, For the Courier|Mar 13, 2019

    The adult fiction section of the library is full of a variety of genres that help readers define the types of books that they enjoy reading. The umbrella of fiction covers any book that is not completely true, even though some of the books have roots in actual events, such as historical fiction. At the Glasgow City-County Library, we emphasize five main genres, although there are others. Books that fit into these five genres have stickers on their spines that classify them to make them easier fo...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: Accessing Digital Content

    Librarian Janet Eidson, For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Libraries have rapidly advanced in technology over the last few years, and we would like to keep you updated as to what is available. We have many patrons whom we seldom see, but they constantly use our ebook and downloadable audiobook formats. In order to do so, you need a current library card, and a device, such as a Kindle, Nook, Smartphone, iPad, or computer, etc. You would also need the free download of Adobe Digital Editions, and the Overdrive app or the new Libby app. You would start at our website, On the home...

  • Unshelved: Sign Up for the GCCL Summer Reading Program

    JANET EIDSON, Librarians Corner|Jun 13, 2018

    The library is a marvelous place with wonders between the covers of its books. I still remember the first time I went to the grade-school library with my class. I was fascinated by the many books just waiting for me to delve into them. There were times when I was a child that it was easier to disappear into the pages than to deal with real life. I could go to any time or place in history in both fiction and nonfiction books. In fiction, I could go to places and times that didn’t exist outside the author’s imagination. I was a voracious rea...

  • Doing It the Dewey Way

    JANET EIDSON, For the Courier|Dec 9, 2015

    If you have ever entered a library needing a book on a specific subject, you have used either the Dewey Decimal System or the Library of Congress Classification System. As part of our annual observation of Dewey Decimal System Day on December 10, your local librarians would like to remind you how it works. The Dewey system was conceived by Melvil Dewey in the 1870s. All knowledge is divided into 10 groups, and each has 10 subgroups. These can be broken down even further to be more specific. The...