1. “Modern Computing 101″ will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at Alfred Dickey at 6:00 pm, taught by Justin Batz, a computer whiz. Register on line at: www.friendsofjrvl.org/projects/current Or just show up.
“Today there are many electronic devices that connect us with family and friends. Some are more complicated than others, some are larger than others and some do more than others. What sets the Computational Devices available today apart from one another? Which ones are available in town and how much do they cost? How can we make use of these new gadgets? These are the main questions that will be answered.” Instructor Justin Batz,
2. “Read Local” will be held at UJ Reiland Hall Thursday on April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm. Refreshments Served. Authors: Bruce Berg, Bill Kennedy, Nancy Kuykendall, Keith Norman, Larry Woiwode, Laurel Woiwode, Jim Stone. Violist: Brooke Carroll Benefit: James River Valley Library receives 20% of the proceeds generated at the reading.
3. 99,644 patrons visited the library in 2014.
4. 112,491 total items were checked out in 2014. 6,437 were electronic materials. 59% were children’s books. Many children’s books are taken out by parents that read to their kids. It is said that if every child was read to from birth, illiteracy would disappear within two generations.
5. Computers were used 23,254 times in 2014.
6. There are 9,359 registered library card holders in Stutsman County.
7.The Bookmobile makes 23 stops each month checking out over 1,100 books. 14 of these stops are in Jamestown. On days it is out, it is 35% of the total circulation.
8.You can borrow e-books and e-audio from Overdrive/Library2Go on the library website. Streaming movies, e-magazines and other resources are also available.
9. You can see a list of books that you have checked out over the last 12 months on-line.
10. You can set up a “Watch List” by author. An email will be sent to you when the book arrives.
11. You can renew on-line.
12.Our staff will find just about any book you want through “Inter-Library Loan.”
13.There were 194 kids programs in 2014. 4,388 attended.
14. JRVLS has Jamestown High School Yearbooks going back to 1946.
15. JRVLS has microfilm of Jamestown newspapers going back to 1878. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042404/