Changes to Your Library’s Staff

photo of Amber Hughey

Amber Hughey

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mber L. Hughey became the Assistant Director of the Millington Arbela District Library on April first, 2014. Amber is a Millington High School grad­u­ate and holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University. Her pro­fes­sional library expe­ri­ence includes employ­ment as a sub­sti­tute clerk here at the Millington Arbela District Library and as a ref­er­ence librar­ian with the Bay County Library System.

Some of her favorite authors are L.M. Montgomery, Anne Bishop, Kim Harrison and Victoria Laurie. According to Amber, when she doesn’t have a book or tod­dler in hand, she “…can usu­ally be found either out­side in her gar­den, or inside gaming.”

Ty Smith has joined the staff as a page. He is a Junior in the Collage Prep pro­gram at Millington High School.

Katherine (Kathy) Halloran, the pre­vi­ous Assistant Library Director, is leav­ing to be closer to her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Kathy has pre­vi­ously served the library as a Board of Trustees mem­ber and as its Chairperson. She was the Assistant Library Director for over fif­teen years.

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Need Help With Downloading the Library’s eBooks & Audiobooks?

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he Millington Arbela District Library’s Digital Collection includes both eBooks and Audiobooks. They can be checked out for two weeks and then down­loaded to your com­pat­i­ble device.

Extensive help with the down­load pro­ce­dure can be found here. The video below will walk you through the procedure.

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Millington Lions Donate an Early Literacy Computer to the Library

 

AWE Early Literacy Station™

Early Literacy Station™

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he Millington Lions Club has donated an AWE Early Literacy Station™ to the Millington Arbela District Library. The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is a dynamic, turnkey all-in-one dig­i­tal learn­ing solu­tion for chil­dren ages 2–8. It requires no Internet con­nec­tion, so it is safe and secure.

The lat­est ver­sion fea­tures more than 60 edu­ca­tional soft­ware pro­grams that have been designed to teach skills in math, read­ing, logic and other areas. The edu­ca­tional titles are dis­played using engag­ing graph­ics and intu­itive menus. The com­puter is equipped with a touch screen for lit­tle hands that can­not use a mouse.

The Millington Arbela District Library Board of Trustees and library staff is very excited about this dona­tion. We are look­ing for­ward to the chil­dren of Millington enjoying the process of learn­ing new skills and hav­ing fun at the same time.

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Library Acces­si­bil­ity Features

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he Millington Arbela District Library offers many ser­vices to those with spe­cial needs. For exam­ple, this Web site now sup­ports more usage modes than ever before. Screen­read­ers, touch devices, and mouse­less work­flows all have improved ease of use and accessibility.

We also have avail­able: audio books, home deliv­ery, a CCTV text mag­ni­fier and plenty of hand­i­capped park­ing. Read more about accessibility

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Volunteers Assist the Library

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he local Gleaners orga­ni­za­tion, some Millington Arbela District Library staff and their fam­ily mem­bers spent the day paint­ing inside the library, and cre­at­ing a new north side garden.

The new paint gives a needed fresh look to the inte­rior.  The north side exte­rior of the library build­ing, a year ago the site of cracked con­crete and mud, is now home to another attrac­tive gar­den. The build­ing is now sur­rounded on three sides by gardens.

Many thanks to all those who gave their time and energy to the ben­e­fit of us all. Volunteerism builds communities.

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