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The Biblio File: Library News

Pinawa Public Library

The Biblio File
December 3, 2018


What is EBSCOhost?  It’s an online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide.  Having car trouble?  Need help with a home improvement project?  Need access to quality research sites, information and journals?  All on EBSCOhost.  Looking for a new book to read?  Novelist Plus on EBSCO host can help you choose.  You can search by age group, genre, or even the mood of book you are looking for where drop-down boxes let you choose your own “appeal mix”.  This amazing site is available for use by our library patrons.  You can access it at the library or at home – just drop in/call and ask for the password.


Have you ever wondered what makes librarians (and book lovers) cringe?  Maybe cry a little?  Here’s a few of our top cringe-worthy horrors to never, ever do:

Don’t make notes in, highlight, or remove pages from books that aren’t yours.  Don’t leave books open and face down or “dog ear” the pages – use a bookmark people!  Don’t use books as doorstops.  Don’t drop books in the bathtub/river and assume that they will dry and we won’t notice.  Don’t use books as coasters or place-mats.  Don’t use books behind your tires if you get stuck in the snow, or to scrape your windshield. Don’t stack books and use them as a stool, or use them for killing flies or spiders (however tempting this may be). Wow, there’s more than we thought.