Self Checkouts: Come and Check Them Out!

Aldine teen, Yesenia Aguirre, successfully operates one of the Aldine Branch’s new self checkout machines.There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who use a cashier to check out at the grocery store and there are those who use the self checkouts. No matter which one you are you can always come to the Aldine Branch Library. That’s because customers now have the option of checking out your items at our information desk or using our newly installed self checkout machines. Staff will always be available to help you with your needs, but sometimes you come to the library with a simply agenda—grab a book off the shelf, check it out and go. If that’s the case then just use one of the new machines where you can do the job yourself.

Chiptunes: A Recap

During Teen Read Week this year the Aldine Branch Library hosted a free chiptunes demonstration for the teens. The program was amazing and everyone had a great time. It was one of our largest turnouts of the year. Much thanks goes to the artist, Sievert, for coming out and meeting the kids. Not only did he rock, but he answered the million of great questions asked. Anyway we finally got some footage up, so check it out.

Test Guides on the Move

man pushing dolly with moving boxes

A change is taking place at the Aldine Library. The test guide books are on the move. All the great titles dealing with SAT, GRE, GED, and TOEFL preparation- together with TAKS guides- will shift in the upcoming days. Currently shelved together across from the Large Print fiction, the test guides will move to the regular adult non-fiction section of the library where they will be interfiled with the general collection.

Web 2.Yo! is on the Move

Moving Boxes
 This past year of Web 2.Yo! has been a blast. We’ve gotten lost in some really great music, stared in short films, painted masterpieces, and so much more without leaving our computers. And all for free!Each Wednesday teens have gotten together to hunt for some really great sites and now it is time to shake things up a bit by meeting on a new day. Starting Monday, December 6th, Web 2.Yo! will gather in the Aldine Branch meeting room from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. We hope you can join us.

Reservation Station Migration

If you have been in the Aldine Library recently, you may have noticed a rearrangement of sorts. The reservation station has moved to the opposite side of the computers. It now faces the adult fiction section. This was done to so that a new, flat screen monitor could be installed and hooked up to the reservation computer. While not yet fully installed, the flat screen monitor will soon be used to display the reservation system queue. Also, in time, the reservation station will be moved back to its original location facing the circulation desk. When the process is complete, the reservation queue will be visible on both the computer monitor and the flat screen television on the wall.