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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:

September 8: GoldieBlox

Construct the Crankin' Clubhouse and Sky-High Cable Car with Goldie Blox and Ruby Rails while learning engineering concepts like belt drive and tension.

  • Ages 6-12 
  • Spots for 12 participants 
  • Registration closes on September 5

October 13: BitBots

Build remote-controlled bot vehicles using lilBots and DC motors, and learn all about wireless transmitter circuits.

  • Ages 8-14
  • Spots for 8 participants
  • Registration closes on October 10

November 10: Moon Gazing 

Using the library's Gskyer 60mm Refractor Telescope, amateur astronomers will locate different objects on the moon. 

  • Ages 6-12
  • Spots for 15 participants
  • Registration closes on November 8

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
     

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

Oct 11 11:30 am
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STEAM Thursdays at the Library

Oct 13 5 pm - 7 pm

STEAM Thursdays at the Library

Nov 10 5 pm - 7 pm
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STEAM Thursdays at the Library

Nov 10 5 pm - 7 pm