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Allen Memorial Library

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General Library Information System

The General Library Information System (GLIS) includes most Army MWR Libraries, as well as some Air Force and TRADOC Libraries. This automated system allows registered library user to have access to downloadable audio books and eBooks (for free), research and making request for items. Once registered, the library user registration information will follow the Soldier and/or Family Members in relocation or deployments.

For first-time users, click on "New to My Account" in order to acquire a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must ensure that the e-mail address you enter to create your PIN is the same email address you submitted to the Library when you registered as a borrower. Once your PIN is established, this enables to renew your own books or request materials to be purchased.

With an AKO account, a number of academic database can be accessed. On the AKO homepage, click on the "Self Service" pull down box and then click on "My Library." 

Once you have registered at your local GLIS Library, you can set up an online account to manage your library use from anywhere at any time.

STEAM Education Sessions

The Fort Polk community is invited to the Allen Memorial Library on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5 PM for a fun activity dedicated to STEAM education. 

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as access points to encourage inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. Schedule of library STEAM events are:

December 8: K'Nex Bridge Construction Challenge

Design and build bridges using K'Nex while learning about engineering concepts and the forces that affect the stability of bridges. See who can build the strongest and longest bridges!

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Spots for 25 participants
  • Registration closes December 6

January 12: Design STEAM Projects with Perler Beads

Create an atom, DNA strand, chemistry beaker, radiation symbol, astronaut, rocket ship, planet, or math symbol using Perler (or fuse) beads.

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Spots open for 15 participants
  • Registration closes January 10

The target age of future programs will vary month to month, please reach out to the library for more details. 
 

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Story Time at Allen Memorial Library

Feb 7 11:30 am
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Story Time at Allen Memorial Library

Feb 7 11:30 am
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