St Paul & Ramsey County Libraries Libby App E-Reader

Prior to the Covid lockdowns many people used to go to the library in person. Since then people have gotten into the habit of reading their books from a distance on e-readers. It’s not the same as an in-person visit as it used to be. Seeing the librarians, saying hello to regulars at the library and sipping on a cup of mocha at the attached coffee shop like at the Downtown St Paul Library or at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville MN.

It was also a plus when area school children had their artwork displayed in public. There are some great budding artists out there.

Metropolitan Library Service Agency, or MELSA has an E-Reader System called The Libby App by Overdrive or Libby for short.

Here’s a video from another public library in Texas, with an informal tutorial.


Libby books can be read on a Kindle device, in fact it will ask you which method of viewing your book selections you’d like to read it on. On my laptop computer it makes use of the full screen. It is crisp and fluid in its functioning.

The best news is being able to borrow magazines. Another favorite activity of many at a Library was to go to the area near the fireplace and read, or leaf through a magazine. Libby has that covered. There is no crinkle of pages or the sometimes hard to turn a page due to the metal spine.  The magazine pages are vivid and you can enlarge them or just leaf through the pages as you would in an actual magazine.  The best thing is it won’t take up too much space on your coffee or end table.

Life has returned to as close as normal as it was before Covid lockdowns. One can still use the e-reader but there are just some things your devices can’t replicate online.  Some of the things are seeing the librarians and saying hello, enjoying a mocha from Dunn Brothers, or hearing Howard’s Countdown Trivia at the Roseville Library in the last hour before closing.

#ProLifeSunday: Happy Mother’s Day May 14, 2023

Not enough flowers to say, "Thanks Mom for all you do for me."
Not enough flowers to say, “Thanks Mom for all you do for me.”

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we would like to thank all the mothers out there for being there at every step of life.  You’ve nurtured, supported, and loved us.  You’ve made us into the people we are today.

#ProLifeSunday Thanks to Mothers

not enough flowers to say, "Thanks mom."
not enough flowers to say, “I love you mom.”

There aren’t enough flowers and presents to say thank you to mothers.

We House District 66B Republicans celebrate the entire family. We include Fathers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers & Sisters & Cousins, Friends & Colleagues.   Our extended families have helped us grow in areas that our parents may have overlooked, or helped us to relate to our parents to know that they were once like us at one point in the past.

Cutting any part of the family out of the picture diminishes the resources one can draw upon.

While there might be a number of fantastic mothers who vote for Democrat candidates, we have to take issue with them because they support the destruction of life during a pregnancy.  They support Planned Parenthood, a taxpayer supported organization that draws upon the tenets of Eugenics that were supported by their founder Margaret Sanger and the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who had been their attorney, as well as Senator Tina Smith who used to be a Vice President of MN Planned Parenthood.  Eugenics derived from Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and the idea of “survival of the fittest.”  Sanger believed that there are certain undesirables in the human population.

Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother’s Day

To end on a positive note we would like to thank all the Pro-life Mothers serving as legislators in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Happy Mother’s Day

It is a different sort of Mother’s Day this year as Roe v Wade has been overturned by the US Supreme Court and extreme abortion has been passed into law in Minnesota by party line votes. This article is reposted from and was edited for this site by permission. — admin