Lisa Wagner: Make reading part of your New Year resolution

Happy New Year! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are now ready to tackle some New Year’s resolutions. As you look forward to the coming year, keep in mind that the library offers an abundance of resources that just might help you make 2015 your best year ever! If nothing else, we’ll always have great new items to check out and enjoy, so stop in when the winter days start to get a little long. We look forward to seeing you.
New Titles to Check Out this Month (all titles can be found in our system):

Adult Non-Fiction (Maybe some of these books will help you conquer those resolutions . . .)
1) The Next Happy: Let go of the Life you Planned and Find a New Way Forward by Tracey Cleantis
2) The 20/20 Diet by Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.
3) Happy is the New Healthy: 25 Ways to Relax, Let Go, and Enjoy Life Now by David Romanelli
4) Work Simply: Embracing the Power of your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate
5) Teenagers 101: What a Top Teacher Wishes you Knew about Helping your Kid Succeed by Rebecca     Deurlein
6) The Farm to Market Handbook: How to Create a Profitable Business from your Small Farm by Janet Hurst
7) Get the Truth: Former CIA Officers Teach you how to Persuade Anyone to Tell All by Philip Houston
8) The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great by Gary D. Chapman

Library Events this Month
(all events are free, unless otherwise noted):
January 15, 10:30 a.m. – Join us at the library for a special storytime visitor! Llama Llama will be visiting as part of the Reach Out and Read program offered by the Fairview Clinics. Clinic staff members will read stories, share books with children, and talk about staying healthy. Come in for what’s sure to be a fun visit!
Thursdays, 10:30a.m. – Join us for Preschool Storytime here at the Milaca Community Library!

Frequently Asked Question(s):
Do you have Wi-Fi?
This question comes up quite frequently here at the library in Milaca, and the answer is yes! We have an open public access Wi-Fi network available to our patrons. You do not need a password to access the network, nor do you need to pay to use it. All you need to do is locate the “ECRL Public Access” network on your list of networks.
When you open the network, the “ECRL Public Access Policy” will come up on your screen. At the end of the policy, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you’ll see a button that says “Continue to the Internet.” Clicking this button is the final step in the process of connecting to the ECRL Public Access Wi-Fi network.
Once you’re connected, there are no time limits on the use of the library’s Wi-Fi network, nor is there a limit on the number of simultaneous users, although the network will likely slow down if several people connect at the same time. We’ve also learned since making the network available that patrons might have access to the network outside of the library building. The network doesn’t have an extensive reach, but if you sit in your car in the parking lot or outside on one of the library benches, you will more than likely be able to bring up the ECRL Public Access Wi-Fi network.
Additionally, the ECRL Public Access Wi-Fi network is available in all ECRL branches. Keep this in mind if you’ll be traveling. You should be able to access the network at libraries in Aitkin, Cambridge, Chisago Lakes, Hinckley, McGregor, Mille Lacs Lake, Mora, North Branch, Pine City, Princeton, Rush City, Sandstone, Wyoming, and, of course, right here in Milaca.
Do you have a question about the library? Contact us by phone at 320-983-3677 or by e-mail at [email protected]!