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Lodi's downloadable library

  • Download MUSIC, EBOOKS, AND AUDIOBOOKS in OverDrive.
  • Read a digital MAGAZINE: on your computer or iPad with Flipster, or in the free Nook app through Overdrive
  • Streaming VIDEO now available in OverDrive too.

Hands-on ribbon and bow tying class

This time of year there are a million festive uses for fancy bows and ribbons - to help us untangle the tricks we're getting expert lessons from the ladies of Nancy's Floral & Gifts. Join us at 6:30 pm Wednesday, December 9 in the library program room; we'll have supplies, you bring the enthusiasm!
Artful Adults Workshops is a monthly class series (the second Wednesday at 6:30 pm) for adults who are interested in arts, crafts, and living a fanciful life full of creativity. Teens may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration will be required to ensure sufficient supplies.
Please pre-register for this workshop at the library by Tuesday, December 8. Phone 592-4130 or stop in to sign up!

2015 Library Giving Tree

How about a gift the entire community can use, year after year? You're invited to participate in library's annual holiday donations program.

Stop in the library to browse our cart of preselected items. Make your picks, and donate the indicated amount:

  • We'll add a personalized bookplate
  • You'll get the honor of first checkout
  • In thanks, we'll put an ornament on our tree

Perhaps you'd like to use this opportunity to honor someone, memorialize those who have passed, or celebrate a milestone. We offer a wide array of items to choose, with choices for kids and adults.

The Giving Tree program runs from now through January 8.

Library CLOSED for staff training

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Please be advised - the library will be CLOSED all day Tuesday, December 15 for staff training. 

You are invited to make returns using out entryway drop boxes, and we'll see you at 9 am Wednesday.

READ to Grady


Grady is healing well and ready to come back and listen to Lodi's young readers!

Sign up now for a reserved spot to read aloud to our favorite R.E.A.D. team of Maureen and Grady. 

Two days only! They'll be here Mondays December 7 and December 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Ask at the library about available slots and to make your appointment.

Lego play day on NYE


How to spend the last day of 2015 ... perhaps you can spend it creatively!

Stop in any time from 9 am to 6 pm on Thursday, December 31 for a whole day of open building with the library's Legos. Free-build and exercise your brain with some fantastic construction fun. There will be hourly challenges throughout the day.

Minions movie and craft


What to do during that boring stretch after Christmas? How about a movie!

We'll be screening the new Minion movie at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 29 in the library program room.

Plus, we'll have fun Minion-themed crafts to make while you're watching.

Great stocking stuffer!

discount card

Support our library by purchasing a discount card good for 10% off at 10 local restaurants for $10!

The card may be used once at each restaurant (they'll punch it) before May 15, 2016. Local establishments participating are: Dale's Place, Downtown Coffee Grounds, Fitz's on the Lake, KD's Bar and GrillLos Hernandez Mexican Restaurant, Lucky's Bar & Grille on the Lake, Lucy's Family Restaurant, Peg & Doc's Sports Bar & Grill, Semo's Chicago Style Beef & Hot Dogs, and Subway.

Cards can be purchased at the library or at the Lodi American Family Insurance office. This fundraiser has been organized by the new Friends of the Library group.

Digital magazines now available

digital magazines free from the library

We've expanded our collection with a whole bunch of new digital magazines.

Log in to Overdrive to see the 87 new magazine titles available, and click on one to check it out. To read it you'll need the FREE Nook app from your device's app store. There are many popular titles (Reader's Digest, SELF, Every Day with Rachael Ray) and also a nice bunch of hobby-specific titles (Field & Stream, Hobby Farm, Runner's World).

For a while now, we've also had access to magazine through Flipster - those titles can be read in your computer's browser or on an iPad.

Give it a try, and see how you like this instant access to popular magazines on the go!

End-of-year hours and closures

Please be advised of the library's somewhat irregular schedule for the end of the year:

  • Monday, Dec 21  -  9 am to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, Dec 22  -  9 am to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec 23   -  9 am to 8 pm
  • Thursday, Dec 24  -  CLOSED 
  • Friday, Dec 25  -  CLOSED
  • Saturday, Dec 26  -  9 am to 2 pm
  • Sunday, Dec 27  -  CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec 28  -  9 am to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, Dec 29  -  9 am to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec 30  -  9 am to 8 pm
  • Thursday, Dec 31  -  9 am to 6 pm (closing early)
  • Friday, January 1  -  CLOSED
  • Saturday, January 2  -  9 am to 2 pm

There are no fines assessed for days the library is closed, and you are invited to use the entryway drop boxes anytime for returns. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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