Pleasant Hill Public Library Newsletter

August 2016

This Pleasant Hill Public Library's newsletter is packed with information about new things at the library, community activities, and programs patrons can get involved in.

July reader of the month

July Reader of the Month

Congratulations to Uriah Disterhoft, our July Reader of the Month. Uriah is a 10 year old home-schooled student who will be in 4th grade. His favorite books include, "The Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Among the many things he enjoys are books, baseball, swimming, biking, and history.

You could enter to become Reader of the Month too. Drawing entries are located near the Book Tower. If chosen, the winners photo and information appears in the Altoona Herald and right here in our monthly newsletter. 



A fun, new learning aid is now available through the library. Mango is a collection of language instruction lessons in over 70 languages.

To get access, contact the library for the Mango password. We hope you enjoy this great new resource!


iPads for in-library use are available

Have you wanted to view things on the web while sitting in a comfortable chair? The library now has five iPads available for you to checkout while you are in the library. Check one out today.

Computer instruction now available

Computer instruction is NOW available 

If you are unsure on how to use a computer, the library is offering one-on-one computer training. Staff members will cater training to your needs during a one-hour session. Contact the library for more information. 

Mayor Monday Storytime

Mayor Monday Storytime

Join Mayor Sara Kurovski for a family storytime at 7 pm on Monday, August 15.

Mayor Kurovski will be reading fun books from the library and some of her personal favorites!

New Items at the Library

We are always adding new items to our library collection. A few new materials include fiction, nonfiction and teen books. Stop in today and check one of these new items.

Fiction books

  • The Fireman by Joe Hill
  • Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  • The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
Nonfiction books
  • The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Five Presidents by Clint Hill
Books on CD
  • All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
Children's books
  • See me run by Paul Meisel
  • The Legend of Dust Bunnies a Fairy’s Tale by Michelle R. Eastman
  • Playtime? by Jeff Mack
Display Your Collection Items at the Library

Display your collection items at the library 

The library is always looking for collections to be displayed in our large and smaller display cases.

If you have a collection of items you could display, talk with the library staff at the circulation desk. Others would likely enjoy your collection as well.

Join us for Movie Night

Family Movie Nights are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the library. Join us on August 18 for this fun family activity. The library will supply the movie, popcorn, and a drink. 

Your Feedback Matters to Us

Have you ever been on hold and a recorded voice comes on the line and says, “Your call is very important to us?" Well, your feedback really is important to us at the library! Whether you would like us to add a particular item to the library, host a class on a subject, talk about the library at your club or organization or add access to any type of media, please let us know. Your suggestions are appreciated. 

We encourage you to stop by the library to see us soon at 5151 Maple Drive. If you have questions, please contact or 515.266.7815.

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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m.

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