The Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, WI, is seeking applicants for a Youth Services Associate. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with families and getting kids excited about reading. Must be able to multitask, and have great customer service skills. Experience with marketing and teens a plus. Responsibilities include reader’s advisory and assisting patrons at the children’s desk, implementing the summer reading program for children and teens, and other duties as assigned. 20 hours per week May through August, including scheduled desk hours, and two Saturdays.
Starting pay is $14.00 / hour.
For more information please see our Employment page.
Did you miss our Zinio class? Check out this video to learn how you can download FREE digital magazines to read on your computer, tablet or even your smartphone! Click on the logo to the right to go to the Lakeshores Zinio page and get started! You can browse the 100 magazines we subscribe to – there’s sure to be something you’re interested in reading! Did we mention all these magazines are FREE? You can check out as many as you want and keep them as long as you like. If you have any problems using Zinio, just ask a librarian at the Information Desk.
This video shows how to set up your Zinio accounts:
This video shows the new interface for checking out current and back issues of magazines:
In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as the Health Insurance Exchange, has been set up to facilitate a more organized and competitive market for buying health insurance.
The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment began October 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014. Coverage can begin as soon as January 1, 2014 (if enrolled by December 15, 2013). The Marketplace will primarily serve individuals buying insurance on their own and small businesses. Federal subsidies in the form of premium tax credits will be available to consumers meeting income requirements to make the coverage more affordable.
You can find more information and apply for insurance in the Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov or www.cuidadodesalud.gov. You may also call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users call 1-855-889-4325. By using the chat feature on the website or calling the toll free number, you will be able to get live help with your application. Librarians are not trained or licensed to provide medical or insurance advice, but we can point you toward the resources that will allow you to make your own decisions.
Watch this short video for an overview of the new Marketplace:
VIDEO: Walk-through of Health Insurance Marketplace application and enrollment (no audio)
VIDEO: Cost Sharing Reduction Plans
VIDEO: Advance Premium Tax Credit
Free guides to Health Care Reform and Medicare from Consumer Reports
Health Law Fact Sheets from AARP
Want to get your questions answered in person? Come to the ACA Information Session hosted by the library on Jan. 15 at 6:00pm or see this list of other Walworth County information sessions.
Need in-person help with applying for insurance? Health Insurance Mobilizers will be available for assistance at Badger High School (220 E. South St. in Lake Geneva) in the Computer Lab (Room 620) on Thursdays from 5pm-8pm (on days school is in session), as well as the following Saturdays from 9am-noon: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math can sound overwhelming, but when it happens at the library it’s so fun you won’t even realize you’re learning! With the new emphasis on Common Core standards and STEAM in schools, the library is a great place to explore these concepts in a friendly, stress-free environment and help kids not only expand their STEAM skills, but also encourage problem-solving and creativity. We’ve been implementing STEAM concepts for several years in Lego Club (problem-solving, engineering, math) Messy Art Club (art, creativity, math) and in some of our We Explore programs, but starting this fall we’re going to be offering more specific STEAM programming. Mad Scientists Club will be open to all ages and will allow kids to explore science concepts like motion, gravity, color, and more through fun experiments and projects. We Explore Science, with Pattie Woods of the EASD, is a family program directed at the youngest scientists, and will allow toddlers and preschoolers to explore simple science concepts through fun experiments and projects.
If you’re interested in more information about STEAM and how other libraries implement these important concepts into their programming, check out the Show Me Librarian at http://showmelibrarian.
Upcoming STEAM programs:
Oct. 2, 3-4:30pm Middle School Madness: Science
Oct. 3, 3:30-5pm Lego Club
Oct. 10, 3:30-5pm Messy Art Club: Snake Painting
Oct. 17, 3:30-5pm Lego Club
Oct. 18, 10:00am We Explore Science
Oct. 24, 3:30-5pm Mad Scientists’ Club: Color
Oct. 31, 3:30-5pm Messy Art Club: Monster Boxes