Picture eBooks in Overdrive

New titles were purchased for the Picture eBook collection on Overdrive.  While traveling this summer families might appreciate access to digital titles.

  • Pete the Cat Rocking Field Day
  • Pete the Cat Parent’s Day Surprise
  • Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast and other Poems
  • Animal Rescue Agency
  • Can I be Your Dog?
  • How to Catch a Dinosaur
  • Unicorn day
  • Honeybee
  • The Box Turtle

And many more options…Girl reading to top a stack of books

Summer Reading Program

Lion reading a book

Minerva Library is excited to announce the Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales will begin in July!  Thursday afternoons in July (8, 15, 22, and 29) join us in the library from 3:15-3:45 p.m.  We will be reading aloud together, inventing stories, and you can grab a snack, craft and a good book to take home with you.  Prizes will be given for those who read books this summer!  Come on in and get your paws on a grrrrrreat book!

Enjoy complimentary access to NYTimes.com

Compliments of the James Prendergast Library Association.

New York Times free access

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.*

Remote access:

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.

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your unique personal history!

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.