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Mildred G. Fields Memorial Library 

To access the Mildred G. Fields Memorial Library online catalog, to renew or reserve a book click the following link:Mildred G. Fields Online Catalog

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Hours:

Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday: Closed


 

Index:
How to obtain a library card  
Taxpayer Return on Investment in TN Public Libraries
Tennessee's Electronic Library  
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
R.E.A.D.S.
Periodicals
Local Newspapers
Behaviorial Policies
Inter-Library Loan Policy
Video's and DVD's
Audios, CD's, and Playaways
Computer and Internet
Copier
Storytime
Book Reviews
Useful Links
Friends of the Library
Library Staff


How to Obtain a Library Card

Library cards are issued at no charge and may be obtained up to 30 minutes before closing. You will need:

  • Proof of residence that includes your name, current address, and is dated within the last 14 days. 
  • A driver's license or other photo I.D. Anyone under 18 years of age will have to obtain a card with their parent/guardian present and their parent/guardian will need the 2 documents listed.

For the first month you may have out a maximum of 2 items per card at any one time. After the initial month, you may check out a maximum of 10 books and 5 movies on an adult card, and 10 books on a juvenile card. 

Out of County residents are welcome.

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 Taxpayer Return on Investment in Tn Public Libraries

 

Value of Library Services
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Service
 
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The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet,  Maine State Library added extra accessibility coding and reformatting for ease of reading online. This spreadsheet requires either Microsoft Excel or the free Excel Viewer. The Tennessee State Library and Archives would like to thank the Maine State Library for giving permission to adapt the calculator for Tennessee use.

 

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Tennessee Electronic Library

 

TEL gives Tennesseans access to:

  • articles, essays, source materials, and practice tests

  • online homework help 

  • career transitions, resumes, job search, and interview practice

  • genealogy research, and much more!

TEL is available free of charge, 24/7 from any computer with internet access.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to your children! All you have to do is read to your children. Please visit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library website for more information.

Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to Governor Bredesen and the State of Tennessee, Gibson County Adult Literacy Council, other generous sponsors and Dolly Parton.

HOW IT WORKS:
Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. He/She can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Gibson County.

IF YOU HAVE A CHANGE OF RESIDENCE:
If you're moving within Tennessee, call toll free 1-877-99BOOKS or go to
www.governorsfoundation.org to find your local Imagination Library sponsor.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Preschool children (birth until their 5th birthday) of Gibson County.

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?
1. Be a resident of Gibson County
2. Submit and official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with Gibson County Adult Literacy Council)
3. Notify Gibson County Adult Literacy Council any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the officail registration form. If the child's address changes, you must follow the steps above regarding a change of residence.
4. Read with your child!

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE BOOKS?
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Gibson County.

HOW CAN I HELP?
Donations may be sent to:
Gibson County Adult Literacy Council
201 W. Tenth St.
Trenton, TN 38382
(731) 855-0665

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Regional eBook and Audio Download System

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Mildred G. Fields Memorial Library is pleased to annouce a new digital library where patrons can browse, checkout and download eBooks and Audio Books from home. Visit the R.E.A.D.S website and try it today.

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 Periodicals

The Library subscribes to 30+ periodicals.

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Local Newspapers

The Milan Mirror Exchange
The Jackson Sun
The Commercial Appeal(online link only)

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Behaviorial Policies

See our Rules for Behavior while using the library.

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Inter-Library Loan Policy

 

The Library can borrow Books, Audios, and CD's from other libraries for any customer. Each customer requesting Inter-Library Loan service must be in good standing with the library, having no fines or overdue items. Each customer may have only one Inter-Library Loan item checked out at a time. The library can not borrow Videos or DVD's on an Inter-Library Loan request.

See our Inter-Library Loan Policy

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Videos & DVDs

The Library has approximately 2500 Videos and DVDs for circulation. These can be checked out for 1 week, with a limit of 5 per household. The overdue charge for videos is $1.00 per day per item. Rewind each tape or a $1.00 charge per tape.

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Audios, CDs, and Playaways

The library has over 1800 Audio Books, CDs and Playaways. They go out for 2 weeks with a $0.50 overdue charge per day. Rewind tapes or a $1.00 charge per tape.

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Computer and Internet

The Mildred G. Fields Library is pleased to offer public use of the Internet as part of the library’s mission of providing free and open access to material and services to meet our customer's personal, educational and professional needs. The library’s computer system provides the opportunity to integrate electronic resources from around the world with the library’s other resources. To obtain computer access you should present your Library card or a photo I.D.

Computer printed items will cost .25¢ per page for black & white and .50¢ per page for color.

Internet policy for Patron Access

Wireless Internet Policies

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Copier

Copies made from the Xerox machine are .25¢ per page. Students pay only .20¢ for each copy.

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Storytime

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Storytime is held every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. They will play games, sing songs, read books, and do activities.

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews are held the last Thursday of every month at 12:00. Bring a sack lunch and come join the fun at the next review.

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Useful Links

Basic ESL - Learn English Online here
Free Legal Information click here
Homeless & Low-Income Student Recources click
here
Tennessee Municipal Guide click here
Mousercise mouse practicing tool click here

GED Classes every Thursday Night at 6:00p.m. at the Library. For more information click here

DigitalLearn.org  has a catalog of courses written at a fourth-grade reading level, making them accessible for a wide range of learners. Adding to the accessibility, the courses are mobile-friendly and each lesson comes with a course transcript for users who might have difficulty hearing. Each course is 6 to 22 minutes.

The courses are written at a fourth-grade reading level, making them accessible for a wide range of learners. Adding to the accessibility, the courses are mobile-friendly and each lesson comes with a course transcript for users who might have difficulty hearing.  (Later this year, Digital Learn plans to add subtitles.) 

The core classes on Digital Learn are Getting Started on the Computer and Using a PC (Windows 7) because these are entry points to digital literacy. Other courses include Intro to Microsoft Word Online Job SearchingIntro to Email , and many others.

GCFLearnFree  has over 100 tutorials with written lessons, videos, infographics, and interactives. The courses cover a range of digital literacy topics such as technology basics, living in the online world, and Microsoft Office.

Users don't have to log in if they don't have an email address, but there is an option to create an account to track progress and receive a transcript of completed tutorials. The courses are self-paced, so learners can go through them at their own pace.

In addition to courses on using software and online programs, GCFLearnFree also offers modules on device instruction, such as "How to Use an iPad" and "Mobile Device Tips."  Library staff may find this useful for drop-in device assistance programs or scheduled classes. Your library can link to GCFLearnFree or embed the YouTube videos on your site; however you cannot scrape a whole lesson and put it on your site: It is against the terms of use.

TechBoomers   is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life. Users will find tutorials on the most popular and useful websites on the Internet, from social networks to everyday tools for getting directions and knowing what the weather's going to be. They will also learn how to listen to music, watch videos, and have phone calls right on their computer through the power of the Internet! 

TechBoomers isn't just for older adults; anyone looking to advance beyond basic computer skills, or just wanting to learn about a new website, is welcome to learn through their tutorials. 

Many of you are already using some or all of these resources and might be interested in more information that is available. You will find other information at the ALA store. “5-Star programming and services for your 55+ library customers” is a great place to start. There are many other titles that I know you will find interesting.

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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that helps raise money for the Library. If you would like to join the Friends of the Library just ask one of the Librarians.

Individual Membership- $15.00
Family Membership- $30.00
Patron Membership- $50.00
Sponsor- $75.00
Platinum Sponsor- $100.00
 

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Library Staff


Missy Blakely - Director
Betsy Higgins - Children's Librarian
Barbara Pitts - Librarian
Debbie Whitten - Technical Services Assistant
Chad Miller  -  Technical Services Librarian
D'ryant Skinner - Circulation Clerk

 

Mildred G. Fields Memorial Library
Milan Municipal Building
1075-A East Van Hook St.
Milan, TN 38358
731-686-8268
731-723-3747
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