We have something new at the Cherokee Public Library that we are super excited about, and we think there are a lot of people in the Cherokee area who will be too.
We have subscribed to two EBSCO databases that we can share with our patrons for home use. One is automotive repair from 1945-2009 and the other is small engine repair which covers boats, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, a variety of generators, small engines and tractors. No more Chilton manuals for us!
This is definitely not my area of expertise, but as an experiment I looked up brake repair for a '71 Chevrolet Nova and found a lot of stuff. I also searched for clutch repairs to a 900CC Sportster Harley Davidson with the same results. Although none of it made sense to me (I have trouble putting air in my tires), I'm sure there are people out there who will be thrilled to find that kind of information.
All you need to do to obtain access is stop at the library and pick up a bookmark with passwords. If you would like a short tour through the website, we will be happy to oblige and if you do not have a home computer, you can use the library machines to access it. Part of our agreement in receiving a reduced rate for these resources is that we will not give out passwords over the phone. The State Library thinks a library visit is warranted to have access to free databases and frankly so do I.
These two databases join the ones we previously offered from EBSCO. Those include a periodical resource of magazine articles in both English and Spanish, Searchasaurus for young children, Kids' Search and the Student Research Center grades 6-12. If you have not been aware that these are available or would like more information, please come in and talk to a staff member.
The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veterans 'Day.
And a reminder...the Friends of the Library will be starting their book basket fundraiser in the next week. Stop in and start your holiday shopping. All proceeds will be used to provide materials and programs for the library.