Maben Public Library offers many services

From Press Reports

MABEN — The Maben Public Library, which has operated on its current site since 1967, is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is open on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. To use any services of the library, a patron must secure a library card. To acquire a card, each person must provide legal identification; such as, a driver’s license. To replace a lost card, the charge is $3. The Maben Library is a member of the Golden Triangle Regional Consortium, which covers most of mid-Mississippi, and offers more than 2.3 million titles (books). The library can request almost any book from other libraries in the consortium. These books may take two weeks to secure. New books can be checked out for seven days. Others can be checked out for two weeks. Overdue book charges are 25 cents per day per book from due date. If the library is closed, patrons may use the book drop. This will keep your book from being late. For more information: http://library.msstate.edu/gtrlc. At the Maben Library, in addition to books, there are swap paperback books, magazines, books on tape and on CDs, plus DVDs. The library also has all kinds of music CDs, including classic, Christmas, country, jazz and doo-wop. Come check us out! The library has available three computers, which can be used for one hour per customer. This is monitored by signing in after showing the library card. If no one is waiting, additional time is available. The library offers fax services at $3 for up to five sheets. Additional charges are made for more pages. Copy service is also available at 25 cents per sheet. In the upstairs part of the library is the children’s section, where each Friday morning at 10 o’clock, Librarian Mary Boutwell has the children’s Story Hour. Frequently, theme parties are held for the children, such as Christmas, Valentine’s, Halloween and Thanksgiving. In June, the library offers the Summer Reading Program each Tuesday at 10 a.m. This program is for children ages 6-12. The theme this year is “Dream Big on the Night.“ On a monthly rotation, the library has different displays that might appeal to the adult population. This month’s display is on roosters. These displays are featured by citizens (library patrons) of the community. Upcoming displays are bunny rabbits, Victorian beaded bags and African animals. As an added service the library has income tax forms during the tax season free of charge. If the library can help you in any way, come by and check us out.