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Two Harbors Public Library

• The magic is unlocked — To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," OverDrive has announced the eBook version of this title will be available for unlimited access through the ALS OverDrive digital collection between Aug. 27 and Sept. 10. All library patrons and students will be able to borrow the title simultaneously and the standard loan period will apply.

To check out the ALS OverDrive collection, visit

• Teens' Top Ten voting is now open — Popular books published in 2017 make it on the list, and now teens (grades 6 and up) can vote. Voting lasts until the end of Teen Read Week on Oct 13 using the Teens' Top Ten voting site. Now's the time to catch up on your reading list and lock in your vote for your favorites. The Top Ten titles will be announced the week of Oct. 15.

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Silver Bay Public Library

Has it been a while since you visited your public library? The library is open to all and library services are free. All you need is a library card. By presenting a photo ID and proof of current address, what you will receive in return is something priceless.

Not only will you have access to your library's collection of thousands of books for adults and children in fiction and nonfiction, but you will also have free access to hundreds of DVDs in all genres, computer use, free wireless internet, periodicals, audiobooks, reference materials and much more.

All of this in a comfortable and welcoming place with air conditioning on hot summer days and warmth and shelter on the bitterest of winter days.

With your library card, you have access to databases that you would have to pay for or wouldn't be available to you as an individual. With your library card, you can access Help Now. With Help Now, you can receive help with Live Tutoring, hone your skills with Writing Lab, build skills with SkillSurfer, get expert help via Send Question, work in Language Lab, access LEAP learning platform and even schedule study groups in a virtual meeting room.

Job Now can assist you with resumes, interview tips, live interview coaches, career resources and more.

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