What's New

An upgrade to the system's Encore Public Catalog will take place this Thursday, February 15th beginning at 10 pm. This will affect all PrairieCat libraries. IT tells us this should take no more than 30 minutes, so shouldn't be long if everything goes without a hitch. We apologize for any inconvenience for those of you who access our catalog from home.

Tutoring canceled for two weeks

Tonight's tutoring meeting for parents has been postponed for a bit. Also all tutoring sessions are on hold for the moment. Ali has been diagnosed with the influenza A and is home recuperating.

We hope she feels better soon.


We would like to welcome Alison Blanton to the Malta Library staff. Ali will be available for tutoring on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 - 6, and on Thursdays from 5:15 - 7:15. A certified tutor, her specialties are in math and science, but she can help with most everything else (no foreign languages) She is also available to help with locating books for a homework assignment or brainstorming through ideas for science projects.

Stop in to introduce yourself , schedule a tutoring session (although walk-ins are welcome) and enjoy a cookie or two. Parents are welcome to discuss their children's needs with Ali.

Flu precautions

Library staff are doing all we can to help deter the flu here. There are multiple bottles of hand sanitizer sitting throughout the building. We suggest everyone use these upon entering and leaving the building. Computer users should definitely use the sanitizer upon leaving your station.

The saddest part of all this is that we have removed the toys from the kids' room. We are well aware of how much the community's kids love to come in to play, but there is no way we can keep the toys sanitized after each child has handled all the pieces. When it appears the worst of the flu season is over, we will clean each piece and put them back out for use.

Parents and taller siblings should remember to not get the puppets off high shelves; we will need to get them cleaned.

Stay well.

Malta Community Calendar

For the new Malta Community Calendar, click on Upcoming Events on page bar, scroll to bottom of page and click on calendar. This calendar lists events for all Malta organizations. While library events are included in the calendar, more detail can be found on thee Upcoming Events page.

Story Time w/Ms. Rita

Story Time continues each Tuesday for ages 3 through 7 beginning at 4:00. We encourage parents to bring your children. They all have a great time hearing one of Ms. Rita's stories, doing a craft, and then playing together. The hot chocolate and apple cider supplies are being replenished.

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