La Porte County Library Books and Beyond
Welcome to La Porte County Public Library's eNewsletter, Books and Beyond, where we share news about programs, materials, and services the Library has to offer YOU. Pass this eNewsletter along to your family, friends, and colleagues so everyone can see what's new at the Library!
According to a highly unscientific study, the coloring tables in Youth Services offer the best views of the falling snow in La Porte.

Happy Holidays!

All Library locations will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All locations will also close at 5pm on Tuesday, December 31 and remain closed Wednesday, 
 January 1 in observance of New Year's Eve and Day. You will still be able to reserve books, download eBooks and music and much more online. The Library will open again on Thursday, January 2. Have a safe and fun holiday.

Freegal Has Expanded Services 

With the addition of Zinio to the Library's services, Its a good time to remind you about free music downloading. Freegal offers access to over 3 million songs. Now thousands of videos are also available for download and entertainment news is at your fingertips. Freegal is available to patrons of the  

La Porte County Public Library with a library card and PIN. Again, the downloads are free and permanent. Freegal also has a free mobile app for any Apple device and Android phones and tablets. Enjoy yet another free service from your Library. 

Quick Links...
Thank you for subscribing to
Books and Beyond.

La Porte County Public Library    
Magazine Service Coming to the Library 
La Porte County Public Library would like to announce that Zinio has been added to the list of the Library's many online services. Zinio is a digital magazine collection service that allows patrons to check out the latest editions of magazines by downloading them on almost any device including a web browser or on custom apps for Apple iOS, Android and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets. Zinio's unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search, and interactive elements such as audio and video. Patrons will have access to over 80 different magazines. The service will launch to the public in January. Be on the lookout for more information about Zinio in the upcoming weeks. 
Teen Art Show Result
The culmination of the Teen Art Show came to the Library on November 22. Over 100 people attended to view over 60 pieces of teen art. A fun game of Pictionary was played during the event that pitted kids against the parents. With so many impressive entries provided, it made the decision of the People's Choice Awards very difficult. Below are the results.

Middle School:

1st Place: Sarah Gillem, Boston Middle School (pictured)
2nd Place: Lexy Wade, South Central Middle School
3rd Place: Kimberly Radliffe, Homeschool

High School:

1st Place: Eli Tyler, New Prairie High School
2nd Place: Kelsey Tyler, New Prairie High School
3rd Place: Nicole Hartsburg, La Porte High School

Congratulations to all who participated.

Library Locations Enjoy Storybook Holidays!

La Porte County Public Library will celebrate the holidays at all of our locations with a series called "Storybook Holidays". Each location will have programs that will be fun for the whole family. Have Fun with the Grinch at Union Mills on December 3 at 6pm. The Nutcracker Ballet will be in Hanna December 5 at 6pm. On December 7 have Breakfast with Santa at Rolling Prairie at 9:30am and a Fancy Nancy Tea Party at Coolspring at 3pm. Decorate ginger bread at Kingsford Heights to go along with Hansel and Gretel's story on December 9 at 5pm. Frosty the Snowman will teach dance moves at Fish Lake on December 12 at 6pm, and Cozy up to the campfire for stories at Main on December 16 at 6pm. For more detail on these and all events happening at the Library Go to our website and start scheduling your visits. 

Introducing Mango Premiere

Mango Languages helps you learn new languages through conversations and visuals. Visual support includes the use of color codes for words, phonetics, and cultural insights. There are over 60 languages that you can learn, including English. Now Mango has expanded the ability to learn a language with Mango Premiere. Mango Premiere is the first and only language learning system to teach a new language through film. It combines education and entertainment in a very unique way. You can choose from 20 different movies in seven different languages and you have options how to learn. Movie Mode allows you to watch a movie from beginning to end using subtitles in English and the language being spoken. Engage Mode breaks down the movie, scene by scene, and be fully interactive using subtitles, phonetics, and color codes. You can repeat the scene using all of these tools to learn the language and move on at your own pace. You can also find the cultural insights and track your progress as you proceed. You can find Mango and Mango Premiere on the Library's website and use it free as long as you have a library card. Yes, this service is free! Learn a new language now with Mango and Mango Premiere.