March 31, 2015

IRC Hours: Easter Break

IRC Hours for the Easter Holiday break are as follows:
  • Wednesday, April 1st: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday,  April 2nd: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday, April 3rd - Sunday, April 5th: Closed
Regular hours resume on Monday, April 6th.  Visit the Instructional Resource Center web site for a complete listing of IRC hours updates.

March 30, 2015

New Ellison Dies

The following new Ellison Dies have been added to the IRC Collection:
  • Beagle, Fish, Bird #4
  • Award Seals, Diploma, Ribbon
  • Tree, Bare
  • Word, Dream
  • Volleyball, Megaphone
  • Gumball Machine, Gingerbread Man
Looking for a specific Ellison Die?  Visit the IRC Pinterest site for a complete listing of Ellison Dies including the Alphabet Dies:

Follow IRC's board Ellison Dies: Alphabet on Pinterest.

New Ellison Alphabets

In case you missed our tweet after spring break, and again a few days later, we now have two new Ellison alphabets.


Interested in our Ellison die collection? Visit the IRC Pinterest site for a complete listing of available dies. Learn more about IRC Services and Pricing, including use of the Ellison machines and Dies, on the IRC Web Site.

March 24, 2015

IRC Hours Update

Please note the following changes to IRC hours for Wednesday, March 25th through Friday, March 27th:

  • Wednesday, 3/25, 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Thursday, 3/26, 10 am to 10 pm
  • Friday, 3/27, 9 am to noon

A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

March 23, 2015

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

March 16, 2015

IRC Hours Update

Please note the following changes to IRC hours for the week of March 16th - March 21st:
  • Monday, 3/16 - 2 pm to 10 pm
  • Tuesday, 3/17 - 10 am to 10 pm
  • Wednesday, 3/18, 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Thursday, 3/19, 10 am to 10 pm
  • Friday, 3/20, 9 am to noon
A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

March 13, 2015

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

March 11, 2015

2015 Alex Award Winners

The following Alex Award winning books have been added to the library's main, recreational reading, and juvenile circulating collections. You will find them shelved in the new books display in the reference area on the main floor of the library or in their regular location.
"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing." - About the Alex Awards, YALSA 
These titles are also featured on the IRC Pinterest board Alex Award Winners.


These titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment

Juvenile Books: Nonfiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

March 10, 2015

IRC Circulating: Kits

The following materials kits have been added to the Instructional Resource Center circulating collection. Materials Kits are located inside of the IRC, on right side/east wall, and shelved numerically. For ease of use, shelving in the IRC are labeled.

Juvenile Books: Big Books

The following big books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. Big books are located on the second floor adjacent to the juvenile collection. Big books are presented in large hanging bags, both book and bag circulate.

March 09, 2015

Juvenile Books: Nonfiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Included here are  YALSA Award for Excellence in Non-fiction, Siebert Award, and Stonewall Award winners and honor books. For more information about these titles, visit the ALA 2015 Youth Media Awards web site.


These titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Included here are Theodor Seuss Geisel and Stonewall Book Award winners and honor books. For more information about these titles, visit the ALA 2015 Youth Media Awards web site.


These titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Included here are Morris Award, Printz Award, and Batchelder Award winners and honor books. For more information about these titles, visit the ALA 2015 Youth Media Awards web site.


These titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment

February 26, 2015

IRC Hours Update: Spring Break

Spring break hours for the Instructional Resource Center are:

  • Monday, 3/2 and Tuesday, 3/3:  8 am to 5 pm 
  • Wednesday, 3/4 - Friday, 3/6:  Closed
  • Sunday, 3/8:  Closed  

Our regular spring schedule resumes on Monday, March 9th. A complete listing of hour's updates is available on the IRC web site.

February 25, 2015

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.