With the holiday season coming up, things will slow down a bit, programming-wise, inside the Purcell Public Library and all of the libraries of the Pioneer Library System, toward the end of December.  

The library will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday, Dec. 24; Wednesday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Jan. 1; and Thursday, Jan. 2 (for a day for our staff to work through the inventory in our branches.

And we know many of our customers may be out of town on days beyond those. But there still are many ways to keep experiencing the library, even when you aren’t here.

Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and video are abundant through numerous resources offered by the library. OverDrive provides cardholders with access to eBooks, audiobooks and videos through the Pioneer Library System’s collection of downloadable materials.

Cardholders also can access the Hoopla service, which features more than 650,000 movies, television episodes, audiobooks, comic books and eBooks that are available for download immediately with no wait list. Cardholders are able to borrow up to six items per month from Hoopla.

Kanopy is geared more to video, featuring about 30,000 movies including feature films, documentaries and many other topics. Like Hoopla, cardholders will be able to view six movies per month which are viewed directly through the site rather than downloaded.

PLS card holders also can access databases with information on topics ranging from language learning to family history. Click here to see all of the resources available.

The library has an autorenewal policy for checkouts, meaning most materials will automatically renew after their regular checkout period (usually 21 days) has expired. So there should be plenty of time to read materials and get them back to us.

Find out more about what’s going on in December in Purcell by picking up a copy of the library’s monthly calendar, or by looking at our online calendar.