The Library in 2020

Well we made it another month without having to close down. That’s a plus in the world today.

The library is still open regular hours. We are still limiting the computes we have open. We have done a couple craft days. We did Halloween crafts on two different days at four different times. It worked for this library. Going to try again with Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts.

Story time is happening. There are only 5 and they all come from they same daycare and most are related. Food club is also happening most of these people have been in close contact with each other a lot so they seem to be okay with meeting.

The library is watching the stats and listening to talks about the current Covid- 19 crises. Is things get much worse we may have to go back to no touching the items again or even curbside service. [we really, really hope this will not happen]

The computers that are open have covered keyboards and mouse which are changed out after each use. Tables, desk chairs and doors are wiped down after patrons leave. Lysol is sprayed a lot. We are doing the best we can while trying to be open to the public. So with that in mind. Please stay home if you are sick!…

October at the Library

It’s a very strange year for everyone not just the library. We are trying to make it as normal as possible.

Right now we offer 2 computers for patron use.  30 minutes on a computer per person. We are trying to limit how many patrons are in the library at a time, and trying to keep a safe distance apart.

In September the library did decide to go ahead and have story time. This year the only kids coming are all from the same day care and half are related and there are only 5, so far so good with the story time kids.

We do have some remote learners the come to the library on Wednesday afternoon for their “Library” time. This is also a small group. So far they seem to working out okay.

We also are trying something new with craft days. A limit of 6 kids at a time at two different times and different days. [does that make sense?] Our first Halloween craft was Friday, Ocotber16th at 4: and 5:00 and the on October 21st at 4:00. I worked out pretty good so there will be another craft on October 28th and 29th.

Food club has also started back up. Most of these people have been around each other the whole time or are related.

It seems to be working for now, but Covid-19 cases are on the rise and flu season is starting so we are taking it one day at a time.

Patron are allowed to browse the shelves and pick out their own items. Anything that comes in the library is quarantined for four days before check-in. Tables, shelves, desk, chairs and door handles are wiped down once patron leave.

Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! If your sick STAY HOME!…

2020 spring/Summer Raffle

We we finally had our raffle. We sold ticket for about a month and then has the board members who were physically present draw the names of our winners. We did a Facebook Live event to announce the winners!

Manny many thanks to all who bought tickets to support the library. We were worried with all the Covid-19 stuff going on how we were going to do fundraisers this year. Just saying this worked.  People still bought tickets and we made some money so YEAH! Here is a list of the winners!

Here are the basket winners.
Kids Basket – Mike King
Popcornopolis bag- Eli Rowland
Redneck Piknik basket- Donna Thompson
S’mores basket- Josh Wight
Wine basket- Lisa [Penka Auto Repair]
Pandemic Go Bags- Brooke Diaz
Chocolate Basket- Maggie Meyer
Jell-o Shots basket- Connie Beckwith
Garden Basket- Christine Wittman
Gardening Basket Tracie [Richmond Post Office]
Tupperware Bag- Dorothy Welch
Chiefs cup- Josh Wight
Congratulations to all the winners!

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June 2020 Summer Reading

We have finished the first month of this strange summer reading program. All seems to be going well this year, even though we were not sure what to expect.

We have 33 kids, 8 teen and 9 adults sign up.

 

 

 

 

 

So far we have made Unicorns, foaming dragons, paper bag monsters, cardboard swords.

The Tweens and teens have done 4 invisible movies, foaming dragons and designed snap bracelets.

The adults have made fairies and only managed to have lunch one time. This social distancing is hard sometimes.

The older kids and adults are also doing Cemetery Poker.

Everyone is doing the Story walk and the Minion hunt.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming in July?

Frog masks, bees wax candles, fire breathing dragons, DIY paddle boats, pet rocks, slime/ lip gloss, village, mini weapons of mass destruction, crowns, aliens and candy dots. Also a new story walk and a ducky hunt.…

Summer Reading 2020

We did not know how things were going to work this summer with the way things are in the world. Covid-19 made us think of new ways to do things.

So summer reading started and yes they came and signed up! we have 22 kids, 8 tween & teens and 7 adults, I say not bad for a town of under 500 people.

So the first week the kids made unicorns and the teens guessed what the invisible movie was. This week they all made foaming dragons [the kids loved this]. For June we also have a “Minion” hunt, find all the minions on Central street, and a story walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The teens and adults are doing Cemetery Poker. Everyone is participating in the story walk and the Minion hunt. Summer Reading seems to be going really well!

Up next? The kids will make Paper bag monster, the teen/tweens will make DIY snap bracelets and the adults will make fairies.…