We are so glad to see all of your smiling faces again!
We have reopened the building and are welcoming patrons back with open, yet socially distant, arms. The hours are still limited, but all services have been restored and you are free to move about the building.
In addition to scanning the shelves for your next great read or binge watch, come in to use the computers and print needed documents, make copies or send a fax. There is even a take home craft in the Young Adult section. Of course, our helpful staff is always here to offer reference services, readers advisory and answer all of your questions.
In the interest of safety for both patrons and staff members, masks are required. We are also limiting the amount of people in the building at any one time to ensure that all patrons feel safe in returning to the library.
Curbside pick-up is still available for those who are uncomfortable coming into the building.
We are also still offering most of the wonderful programs that you have come to expect, a lot of them are just being offered online instead of in person. We have book clubs, story times, craft clubs, game nights and educational programs.
In addition, since every cloud has a silver lining, some new programs have been introduced because they are actually more convenient to do online. Cooking programs have always been high on the list of requests from patrons, however the logistics of sanitation requirements and the safety issues of knives, etc., have hindered the offering of these types of programs. With virtual programming, we are able to offer cooking programs for both kids and adults.
Everyone can now participate in these programs from the comfort of their very own kitchen. For adults, we have a local chef cooking seasonal food, that is paired with a fun cocktail. Parents, if you have picky eaters at home, getting them involved in the cooking process is one of the best ways to get them to try new things. Pairing it with story time so the food being prepared relates to a favorite book, is even better. Be sure to check the calendar for these new fun programs!
We would also like to extend a very big thank you to all who participated in the summer reading program and made it such a huge success. Even though it was different this year, we still had scores of participants and a multitude of happy prize winners.
Because of all of that reading, the fundraising community read-a-thon was also a great success. Thanks to the amazing collective reading power of all our wonderful patrons, $4,000.00 was donated to the Open Arms Mission. What a beautiful way for all of us to come together to help and support each other at a time when things are uncertain and extra stressful.