Local library users know summertime is an awesome time to visit the library! Experience all the fun as Morrisson-Reeves Library (MRL) kicks off its annual Summer Reading Program “Tails & Tales” on Monday, June 7th. Participants can pre-register online at MRLinfo.org or inside the library. On June 7th, patrons can start tracking their reading and activities progress from their digital device, as well as earn badges and prizes, play fun games and learn valuable tips. The program is free and open to the public running through Saturday, July 17.
New this year, track your reading with the online tracking system or ask library staff to track things when you visit at the library.
The library is offering programs for all ages throughout the summer. A wide variety of programs are offered both in-person at the library and virtually through your digital device. If you are wanting to attend programs in-person at the library, registration is required. The library is following current COVID-19 protocols and offering socially distanced services. Links to registration and full program details can be found at https://mrlinfo.org/virtual/.
This year’s premier sponsor is the Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library.
Get a Library Card
Getting a library card is easy, quick, and free to area residents. A card can be obtained by visiting the library or signing up online. More details can be found at https://mrlinfo.org/getlibrarycard/
Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 pm, Friday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Located at 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, Indiana
For further details, contact the library at 765-966-8291 or online at MRLinfo.org.
Tune in for MRL’s Virtual Programs
To access the complete listing of programs, visit online at MRLinfo.org/virtual.
Private Study Rooms
Study Rooms may be used in the Information Services Area of the library. Call for further details regarding usage.
Digital Library Branch
Unlike the brick and mortar of the library building, the Digital Library Branch offers digital services that are available anytime and from anywhere a WiFi service is accessible. MRL had a strong Digital Library Branch prior to the pandemic but this service has been greatly expanded to offered more educational and entertainment options for patrons.
Through this Branch, MRL offers a variety of digital media services allowing patrons to borrow or stream movies, audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, graphic novels, video lectures, music and TV shows to enjoy on a computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment. The library has tens of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. It’s easy to get signed up and start using this free service. Simply use your library card and your 4-digit PIN.
Popular digital services are: Hoopla, Libby, RBdigital and Curiosity Stream
Research tools can be useful for legal and medical research, job seeking, college prep, family history, crafting and auto repair. Students can use the World Book Encyclopedia to research topics, people, and places.
The MRL Mobile App Makes Library Business Easy
Morrisson-Reeves Library is pleased to announce that it has launched an easy-to-use Mobile App. The new MRL Library App assists you with searching the library’s catalog, library account login, seeing new arrivals, and you can even scan barcodes of books to see if MRL has them in their collection.
“In an increasingly digital world, intuitive online interactions are a must. I’m excited about the new MRL app because we’ve designed it to give users a simple digital doorway to easily access the library’s many resources and services,” says Systems Administrator, Sarah Morey.
The free mobile app is available through the Apple Store or Google Play. It’s usable on all mobile devices. Find it at http://www.yourlibraryapp.com/Morrisson-ReevesLibrary