The Fallon County Library (FCL) is open and working on a new virtual reading project, READSQUARED, for your summer reading fun. READSQUARED was funded by the Montana State Library and is for all ages of readers, from preschool through adult. Visit the Fallon County Library page at www.falloncountylibrary.net to sign up. You can also sign up with your phone or other mobile device. Just visit the APP Store (Apple devices) or Google Play (Android) to download the app.
Once you sign up for READSQUARED, the program helps you keep track of the books you’ve read and notifies you when you’ve received a badge or a prize. As you receive badges, you also unlock educational games and earn points for completing missions such as outdoor activities and art projects.
Registration for READQUARED will be open on Monday, June, 15. Parents or guardians are encouraged to create a family account, rather than separate accounts for each child. Simply create an account for yourself, log in and the add an account for your children. This way you only have to remember one set of login and password information. Please DO NOT use “baker.k12.mt.us” email addresses for READSQUARED registration.
If you would like help registering for READSQUARED, please stop by the Fallon County Library between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The staff will be happy to help register.
FCL has continued to receive new books, DVDs, and audiobooks. Feel free to stop by and see the new selections that are available for checkout. Montana Library 2 Go has also added new eBook and audiobook content. Donations for this new content came from the Montana State Library, other Montana public libraries, and the Fallon County Library when in-person library services were limited because of stay-at-home orders. To receive this content on your eReader, Kindle, or phone, download the Libby App by Overdrive from Google Play or the App Store.
Partners and Interlibrary Loans
Partners loan services will be resuming on June 22, 2020. At that time, you will be able to place holds on books not held by Fallon County Library. Limited Interlibrary Loans from non-Partners libraries) will also begin at that time.
If you have not completed the 2020 Census, the Fallon County Library is one of the “BE COUNTED” sites. You can stop by the library when it is open to use a computer and self-respond to the census through Oct. 31, 2020. A complete Census 2020 count for Montana means a possible second seat in the US Congress for Montana, $20,000 in federal funds over the next decade for each person counted, increased federal funding for public schools and accurate and fair House and Senate districts for the Montana Legislature.
Mobile Hot Spots
At its May 2020 meeting, the Montana State Library Commission allocated funds to purchase 2 mobile hot spots for each public library to increase Internet connectivity throughout the state. Fallon County has received its hot spots and they are ready for check-out. They will be available to patrons on a 14-day check-out. For more information about the hot spots, contact Stacey Moore, Fallon County Library Director.