Longtime library patron donates to library

view of library's new magnified vision reader

view of library’s new magnified vision reader

Before her death Mary Sale Lehn, rural Arlington, asked her family to donate her desktop magnified vision reader to the Peru Public Library. Knowing her love of reading and libraries, her children made her wish come true. With delight, the Peru Public Library accepted the equipment for use by the public.

The reader is designed to magnify print or pictures by placing the book, newspaper, magazine or photo on the reader bed. A magnified copy displays on the oversized screen for easy viewing. The library anticipates a variety of uses for magnified vision reader. To help readers with failing vision continue reading. Or deciphering handwritten documents and old photographs. Stop by the library to try the newest equipment

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Order of the Odd-Fish makes appearance

One happy group

One happy group

 

Check out the pictures from the last Kids Read, Kids Explore session. With James Kennedy.

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Genealogy database added to collection

World Vital Records Rectangle 2e - 255x83We added World Vital Records to our group of databases for use by Peru patrons. With your library account number (barcode) the database is accessible in the library, at home, anywhere, anytime. World Vital Records is a massive library database with billions of Family History and Genealogy records and millions of family trees. Peru library patrons may access U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940 (the most recently opened census), military records, the enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records, millions of newspaper articles among other local and international collections.

World Vital Records joins Freegal Music, Zinio, Consumer Reports, America’s News, OMNI and eRead Illinois as the library’s eCollection.

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Kids Read, Kids Explore – James Kennedy

Kids READKids EXPLOREYou won’t want to miss this one! August 9th is our final Kids Read, Kids Explore get-together with an afternoon packed with fun. Starting at 12 with lunch and activities, then at 1 it’s JAMES KENNEDY reading from The Order of Odd-Fish, at 2 pm he will work exclusively with the Kids Read, Kids Explore participants in creating a new character, writing a scene and having fun with Dome of Doom.

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