Compliments of the James Prendergast Library Association.
Inside the library:
Click HERE to access the New York Times.
You will need to log in to your account. If you do not have an New York Times account, you will need to create an account using your email address.*
Click HERE to activate your remote access code.
Click “Redeem” to activate a 72-hour pass for remote access. Once this pass expires, you can activate another code.
You will need to log in to your account. If you do not have an account with the New York Times, you will need to register with your email address.
*Keep in mind that registering an email address will sign you up for promotional email from the New York Times. You can opt out of these emails when registering.
Our Summer Reading program theme this year was “Imagine Your Story” featuring fairy tales and mythology. You may register HERE and log your reading activity online all year long.
We have the following digital magazines available:
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Car and Driver
- Country Living
- ESPN The Magazine
- Esquire (Men’s Interest)
- Food Network Magazine
- HGTV Magazine
- Lonely Planet Traveller
- O, The Oprah Magazine
- Outside (Men’s Interest)
- Oxygen (Health – Women)
- PC World
- Popular Mechanics
- Popular Science
- Reader’s Digest
- Taste of Home
- The Atlantic
- Woman’s Day
- Yoga Journal
Minerva Free Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition‘s millions of records — as far back as the 1400s.
Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you’ll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S. federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists. It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images, census records, and civil registrations. Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you’ll assemble. These records have “clues” to the past — places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc. — that lead to more information. Names can be added to form the “tree” or searched to find more clues.
Access Ancestry Library Edition in the library only HERE.
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Look no further than the Library!
Check out a Day Adventure Pass. Then enjoy free or reduced price admission to one of our amazing cultural partners!
It’s affordable. It’s educational. It’s fun for the whole family!
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