Thursday, December 21, 2006

Library News

The LD Fargo Public Library is happy to announce that we will be offering a new online public library catalog beginning January 10th, 2007. The new library catalog, SHARE, will be easier for customers to use and provides more services than our current system. Our current catalog, LAUNCH, shares the collections of libraries in Jefferson and Dodge counties. SHARE will add the counties of Washington, Walworth and Racine and let you use your Lake Mills Library Card at 44 different libraries. The SHARE system also enables you to make online requests for an item at any of those 44 libraries to be sent to the L.D. Fargo Library in Lake Mills for pick-up. Some of those libraries are: Watertown, Beaver Dam, West Bend, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Hartford, Lake Geneva, and Racine.

During the final process of the computer conversion the Library will have to shut down the LAUNCH system on January 2nd. We will be unable to check-out or check-in all library materials from January 2nd through the 5th but the Library will stay open to provide limited service to customers - including public Internet service. We will be closed on Saturday January 6th and Monday and Tuesday January 8th and 9th. All library due dates have been set to fall outside our "down time". For additional information call the Library at 648-2166 or visit our web page at

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