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Hours

Monday - Thursday 10:00-8:00 
Friday 10:00-5:30 
Saturday 
10:00-2:00 
Sunday Closed

 

Contact Us
Lester Public Library
1001 Adams Street
Two Rivers, WI  54241

Phone: 
(920)793-8888
Fax:  
(920)793-7150
TTY (for the deaf): (920)793-7153

Email:  lesref@lesterlibrary.org

Library Director 
Jeff Dawson
jdawson@lesterlibrary.org
(920)793-7104

Director's Message

Directions/Map

Reserve a Community Room

 

FAQs

 

Hot Links
Our most requested websites:



Better Business Bureau

MedlinePlus (our top pick for health information)

IRS/Fed. Tax Forms

Wisconsin Tax Forms

Online Phone Directory:  411.com

US Government Portal

Wisconsin Consumer Protection

Wisconsin FrontDoor (Community Services Directory)

Wisconsin JobNet

 

National Library Week April 13-19

During National Library Week April 13-19 bring your library card (any card from any library) to 60 different businesses and receive a special discount or deal. Bring your receipt back to the library to enter into a drawing for an iPad Air, Kindle Fire or other great prizes. It’s easy! Visit www.lesterlibrary.org for specific details. Under the slogan ‘Libraries Build Strong Communities,’ we will demonstrate the diversity and strengths of our business community while giving your already powerful library card actual purchasing power!

Click Here for all deals!

 

The Invention of Calculus:
A Soap Opera 1700s Style
Thursday, April 24 6:00 PM

In the late 1600s, a feud erupted between two prominent mathematicians, Isaac Newton from Britain and Gottfried Leibniz from Germany. Their feud, which revolved around who "rightfully" invented calculus, divided the mathematicians in Europe into two camps and forever changed the face of mathematics. Hear the exciting history from Dr. Brian Murphy.

 

Digital Magazines Now Available!

Lester Public Library is pleased to offer an exciting new online product called Zinio for Libraries. This wonderful service will allow you to download magazines to your smart phone, tablet, laptop and computers at home and enjoy them any time you want—for FREE.  You will be able to check out as many magazines, current and (if available) back issues as you’d like and keep them as long as you’d like; no need to return them and no overdue fines, no matter how long you keep them.

To get started click on the Zinio logo, or read the User Guide if you want step by step instructions.

Kindle Fire users click here for special instructions and a link to the app you'll need to get started.

 

1-On-1 Computer Sessions

The Lester Public Library will be offering one-on-one computer instruction during the month of April. A personal instructor will be on hand to help you set up an email or Facebook account, learn basic word processing skills, use your Nook or Kindle, or help get you started on the Internet. Tailored to fit your specific needs, our instructors will work one-on-one with you. Please call the Help Desk at (920) 793-7114 today to sign up for a time slot.

 

Kindle Fire E-readers now available 

Lester Public Library is now circulating 3 Kindle Fires.  These e-readers are available to anyone 18 years or older with a valid MCLS library card and a photo ID. Kindles may be reserved by calling the Help Desk at 793-7114 or by searching the catalog for "Kindle Fire Two Rivers".  E-readers must be picked up and returned to the LPL Help Desk.  Each Kindle has dozens of books available.   Check out one today!

Go Green @ Your 
Lester Public Library


Check out the library's solar panel project.  You can track energy saved and stored at:

www.sunnyportal.com

Learning Express

Preparing for you ACT exam?  Just bought a new laptop and want help getting started?  We can help!

The Lester Public Library is proud to offer a new database of test prep study guides and computer training programs to patrons free of charge!  Whether you're studying for your GED, College admissions exam or want to practice for your firefighter, nursing or police exam, you can do it with this database. 

You can also learn computer skills and programs with Learning Express.  Learn basics with Intro to the Internet or Getting Started with Computers, brush up on Word, Excel or Powerpoint or even take classes in using Dreamweaver software for web design.

Available at the library or from home or work all you need to do is follow the link below to get started! When creating an account for the first time, please use your library card number as the user id and create whatever password you like.

www.learningexpresslibrary.com

If you want a step by step user's guide to get you started, read this:

Learning Express User's Guide

Historic Two Rivers Photos

The Lester Public Library is pleased to announce that the Wentorf Photograph Collection is now available online. Housed in a locked cabinet at the library to protect this valuable collection of photographs, some from the 1800s, anyone can now access, search or simply enjoy these wonderful photos. To access this collection use the following link:

http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.TwoRiversLocHist

Mr. Wentorf was both a local photographer and a collector of historical photographs. His images focus on local landmarks, industries and institutions, and people going about daily life in Two Rivers. Many of his photographs include group shots of organizations and civic groups.



Wisconsin's Digital Library

At this website you can checkout and download…

     Kindle Books

     eBooks for Nooks, Sony e-readers and numerous other devices

     Audiobooks

     Music

     Video

To checkout and download you need…

     A valid library card

     Internet access

A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download

Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site

To get started visit http://dbooks.wplc.info/

 


Search the New Catalog

My Account

To log in: Please use your library card number as your User Name and your PIN number (last 4 digits of phone number) as your password.

Catalog Tips

Library cards now "expire" every two years, so that we can do an address check and verify the information on your card is still correct.  If you get a message that you can not place holds or renew items because your card is expired, please call the circulation desk at 793-8888 and they will renew your card over the phone.

Donate Now!   

The Lester Public Library Foundation is now accepting donations through Network for Good.  You can easily make a donation online using your credit card.  Gifts given to the Foundation directly support the Library--helping to purchase Large Print books, summer reading program performers and much, much more.

On-Going Used Book Sale

Shop our on-going book sale located down by the fireplace.  $.50 hardcover books and $.25 paperbacks.  New materials all the time!  Shop today!

Wireless Printing

To print from your smartphone, laptop or tablet, or to send a print job from your home computer to the library's printer you can:

Send an email to lesterlibrary@printspots.com

or you can visit the URL:

www.printeron.net/lester/library

A print release code will be emailed back to you.  Please bring this code with you when you come to pick up the print.  Printing cost:  $.10 per page.  If you need help, please contact the library's Help Desk at 793-7114.

Find out how much it would cost you if you purchased all the materials and services you get from the library for free.  If you'd like to share the results (anonymously) with us, click on the "send to library" button.  


   

Library Newsletter
 

March 2014

April 2014

 

LPL Online
 
Flickr

Flickr Page - Online photos!  Check out these great pictures of the library and Two Rivers.  

Twitter

Twitter - Online way to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Facebook Facebook - Online social community.
YouTube YouTube - - Online library videos.

Blogging LPL - Online journal about library and community events.

Tumblr - Shorter version of our online blog, a mix between a blog and Twitter.

World War II Homefront Project - A photographic history of Manitowoc County during World War II.

Library Events

 

Babygarten
Thursdays, 10:15 AM & 6:30 PM

Ages 0-1 1/2

1st Step Story Time
Mondays, 10:15 AM
Ages 1 1/2 - 3

Jump Start
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM
Ages 3-5

Story Times
Tuesdays 10:15 AM
All Ages

Money Smart Week: 
The Big Read with Curious George

Tuesday, April 8 10:15 AM

Language Fun Story Time
Wednesday, April 9 6:30 PM

Card Making Workshop
Monday, April 14 1:00-8:00 PM

Join instructor Carolee Crabb and create a variety of hand-made cards.  Participants may drop in any time during the day.  Cost is $7.00 to cover the cost of materials.  Participants are also asked to bring their own double stick tape and a pair of scissors.  No need to pre-register, simply pay at the door.  For more information please call the Help Desk at 793-7114.

Strictly Fiction Book Club

LPL Book Discussion

Teen Tuesday:  Safety Pin Beaded Bracelets
Tuesday, April 29 6:30 PM

Teen Newsletter

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Lester Public Library
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 April 16, 2014