Adult Collection Overview
The library has an extensive and varying collection of materials and resources for adults. Adults of all ages are invited to utilize all of resources and our welcoming environment to suit their needs and interests. Computers are available for personal use and many tables, chairs, and study carrels can be found for working, studying, quiet meetings, and reading. In addition, the library offers printing, copying and faxing and computer instruction.
A hold request can always be placed on a popular title or a title that is not found on our shelves. To place a hold, you can use the My Account feature, or ask a library staff member for assistance.
Materials Found at the Library
Fiction books can be found in a wide range of genres. New fiction books are added to the collection on a regular basis and are located in the New Fiction bin located by the circulation desk.
Non-Fiction books cover all types of information and entertainment. New non-fiction books are added to the collection on a regular basis are located in the New Non-fiction bin by the circulation desk.
The Evelyn B. Fleck Mystery Collection is an extensive and expanding group of classic and popular mystery books. Named after a former staff member who helped to serve the community and loved a good mystery, the collection is sure to please avid mystery readers.
Large Print books offer readers a larger-than-average font to help make reading easier on the eyes. The library’s broad collection includes many different fiction and non-fiction titles by popular authors.
Book Discussion Kits are prepacked and ready for your next book club meeting. Each kit possesses multiple copies of a compelling book club read that will sure to spark conversation.
Audio books allow readers to take their stories on the go. They are great for travel and can to multitask during a busy day. The library has audio books on CD and on MP3 and offers a wide genre of interests.
DVDs can bring hours of entertainment. Our collection is filled with classic movies, blockbusters, timeless and popular television hits, documentaries, work-outs and more.
CDs that fulfill all musical tastes can be found at the library. The library’s collection is browse-able by artists, making it easy to locate your favorite or discover something new.
Periodicals include over 60 magazine titles that include interests including current events, crafts, hunting, popular culture, music, and more. Current editions of magazines can be enjoyed inside the library and back issues can be checked out to read at home.
Newspapers are available on a daily basis and can be read inside the library. In addition, a limited amount of newspaper back issues are kept on hand.
Kindles are pre-loaded with best-selling books for adults. Kindles can only be checked out and returned at Green Tree Public Library.
Language Learning materials can help adults learn a new language at their own pace. Thanks in part to The Nasri Language Collection patrons have access to books and interactive DVDs that help foster language learning. In addition, the library offers Mango an online learning language tool that can be used on your computer or mobile device.
Materials Found Online
The library has many e-resources for you to use without making a visit to see us. Use your library card to set up an account with these free online collections and resources. Some resources may require you to have an email address and a PIN linked to your account. Please see the Green Tree Public Library if you need to add/update your email address and PIN.
eBooks audiobooks, and even movies are available in many different genres and formats. Patrons can browse by popular and available titles, varied subjects, and by format to find the right fit for them. Each card holder can check out up to 10 items at a time and there are no late fees. With thousands of popular titles readily available the library is accessible wherever you go! Plus, there are no late fees as items automatically return on their due date.
eMusic and eVideo are available through both streaming and downloading services. Hoopla allows library patrons to borrow up to 8 albums, movies, or audio books per month on their smart device or computer, with no wait lines, or late fees. Freegal offers library patrons up to 5 song downloads a week to keep on their personal devices with no return dates. Both of these services offer popular picks with many different artists, titles, and genres.
eMagazines provide patrons with over 300 titles to read on their computer or mobile device. From health and fitness to current events to popular culture and everything in-between patrons can take all of their favorite magazines with them wherever they travel.
Often research and interests require information that cannot be accessed through a textbook or a basic internet search. The library offers patrons an extensive collection of databases to use for free with their library card. Using these resources opens up access to thousands of articles, photographs, and more. The following are popular examples pulled from the full list of databases the library has to offer.
Ancestry Library is a comprehensive and go-to source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Available for in library use only.
Consumer Reports presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial and regulatory actions that affect consumers from 1985 onward.
Novelist includes updated lists of fiction authors, titles, and themes. A great place to start if you ever find yourself asking, “What do I read next?”
Morningstar Investment Research Center contains mutual fund and stock ratings and reports, including detailed analyst reports, from Morningstar Inc.