The 3M Cloud Library is temporarily unavailable due to a network outage at 3M. The folks at 3M are hard at work trying to get things back online. Here's the official email from 3M:
"3M is currently experiencing an unplanned network outage. This outage has affected several IT system in the company, including the 3M Cloud Library. We are continuing to see sporadic issues the 3M Cloud Library patron app.
3M IT staff is working to resolve the network outage issues. We will notify you as soon as it has been resolved. We do apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused and we do appreciate your patience. Please contact us if you have any further questions."
Want your family to do more for the Earth as a New Year's resolution for 2014?
This book makes it an easy, fun, and educational project to learn how household waste is all part of the great circle of life in the natural world. You will enjoy the creative artwork which is all made up of collages of recycled paper. Next step - use that compost stew to start a vegetable garden in the spring!
The children's room at ELPL has been particularly bright and cheerful this January thanks to gorgeous art created by the students at Stepping Stones Montessori. If you are in need of some color stop by and visit the exhibit.
The library will be closing at 4pm, on Sunday, January 5, 2014. The library is closing early due to worsening weather conditions. Check elpl.org for updates on possible closures tomorrow, Monday, January 6, 2014.
I am fascinated by animal stories involving unlikely duos, such as friendships between chimps and tigers, monkeys and birds, pigs and just about any other animal. This book includes captivating photographs from all over the world showing how nature can really work in amazing ways. My favorite friendship is the one between an old orangutan, who had lost her mate, and a stray tabby cat. They became instant friends and lived side by side for four years. This is truly a heartwarming book of friendship and love.
Today our claymation program participants finished their projects. We had a great group of creative directors, producers and special effects experts. We've posted their movies to YouTube, check them out: