story time – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 08:34:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png story time – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Bella Vista Public Library resumes regular hours https://savemynjlibrary.org/bella-vista-public-library-resumes-regular-hours/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 07:21:58 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/bella-vista-public-library-resumes-regular-hours/ BELLA VISTA – After another covid-related shutdown in January, the Bella Vista Public Library is resuming its busy schedule of events. Customers are thrilled, according to Kacy Earnest Spears, the library’s public relations and events coordinator. Some patrons are looking for reading material, but many are looking for groups who can now meet in the […]]]>

BELLA VISTA – After another covid-related shutdown in January, the Bella Vista Public Library is resuming its busy schedule of events.

Customers are thrilled, according to Kacy Earnest Spears, the library’s public relations and events coordinator.

Some patrons are looking for reading material, but many are looking for groups who can now meet in the expanded library space, she said.

During the longer covid shutdown in 2020, the library expansion was completed and part of the move into the new space was accomplished. The meeting rooms did not open immediately because they were waiting for furniture, but now the larger community room and the smaller conference room are ready for the public.

The community hall has 80 chairs, Spears said, although some are usually stocked. The conference room can accommodate eight people. Both bedrooms have TVs and plenty of outlets for groups who want to use their own technology.

Some groups that meet in the library are organized by staff, but outside groups may also request to use the space. The women’s civic club, Altrusa, met there recently, for example.

A letter writing club meets once a month with the Apple Computer Club.

Many groups stopped meeting during covid, Spears said, so they’re happy to have the chance to see each other again. The library has a meeting room usage policy, so any club can inquire about space usage as long as they follow the policy. They can bring snacks, including covered drinks, but not a full meal. Currently, there is space available on the calendar, but that could change, she said.

Currently, the library’s calendar, bvpl.org/calendar, shows book clubs ranging from “Not Your Mama’s Romance Book Club” — the online description promises “hot heroes, strong heroines and lots spices” — to sci-fi clubs or mystery readers.

Events include evenings with adult speakers. Recently a speaker discussed the history of Ozark Moonshine. On April 4, Dale Phillips and Xyta Lucas, co-presidents of the Bella Vista Historical Society, will present Dug Hill Through the Years. Dug Hill is the church located downtown and visible from US 71. Earnest Spears said she often gets referrals for speakers and likes to use local resources as much as possible.

Story time has also made a comeback. Preschool story time is at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Family story time, which targets children ages 6 to 8, is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The two story hours usually include a craft.

Teen nights are for 13-17 year olds and meet when the library is closed on Friday evenings once a month.

Puzzles will be presented in the community room at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Knitters and crocheters meet one Thursday a month.

The Summer Reading Program, which had been virtual for two years, will return in person this summer. The Summer Reading Program is open to adults and children.

The hugely popular Halloween event, Spooktacular, has turned into Treat Street and will be repeated in October. It offers crafts as well as treats, she said.

For more information, visit the library’s web page at bvpl.org.

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Storytime at Newton Public Library will resume on March 23 – The Kansan https://savemynjlibrary.org/storytime-at-newton-public-library-will-resume-on-march-23-the-kansan/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 12:04:57 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/storytime-at-newton-public-library-will-resume-on-march-23-the-kansan/ By Kansan Staff The pandemic and staff changes have caused a hiatus in storytime at the Newton Public Library, but the program is set to return. The library recently announced that an eight-week spring story hour for young children and their caregivers will resume in March. 23. Story time for toddlers (18-36 months) will be […]]]>

By Kansan Staff

The pandemic and staff changes have caused a hiatus in storytime at the Newton Public Library, but the program is set to return.

The library recently announced that an eight-week spring story hour for young children and their caregivers will resume in March. 23.

Story time for toddlers (18-36 months) will be on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Story time for preschoolers (3-5 years) will be available at 10:30 a.m. Thursday or Friday.

“In addition to the usual nursery rhymes, songs and storybooks, we plan to incorporate activity stations where parents can play with their children in an activity related to the storytime theme. The hope is that some of these activities will be things they can replicate at home with their children,” said Children’s Services Coordinator Sara Rickard.

StoryTime weekly programs are designed to meet children’s early literacy needs through stories, rhymes, songs and games – while strengthening the bond between child and caregiver and cultivating a love for the library .

“The goal is not just to get kids excited about books, words and stories, but also to equip parents with some skills they can use to encourage early literacy at home,” Rickard said. .

Encouraging early literacy means helping children recognize sounds, develop their vocabulary, understand how a story works, and express themselves through words and stories – foundational skills that will eventually lead to reading and to writing.

Along with the resumption of StoryTime, the children’s level play area will reopen after an extended closure due to COVID-19. The area will feature new toys to foster imaginative play, including a train table, interactive streetscape floor mat, play kitchen, and new puzzles and blocks.

“For example, we’re not going to teach a toddler to write their name, but we’ll talk about shapes, and once they’re familiar with shapes, they can eventually understand that ‘C’ is like a circle. , and that sort of thing,” Rickard said. “Children’s main job is to play, so if we can play with them while incorporating those things, that’s the best way for them to learn.”

Pre-registration is not required, parents and guardians are encouraged to subscribe to the library’s children’s services mailing list in order to receive the latest updates and reminders .

StoryTime participants ages 3 and up are welcome and encouraged to wear masks, but masks are not required. Free masks for children and adults are available at the library.

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Lubbock Public Library Events, February 27 https://savemynjlibrary.org/lubbock-public-library-events-february-27/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 00:05:19 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/lubbock-public-library-events-february-27/ LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: The 2021 federal tax forms have arrived!We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets available in English and Spanish at all Lubbock public libraries! ” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library Monday February 28 and Thursday March 33:30 p.m. to […]]]>

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library:

The 2021 federal tax forms have arrived!
We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets available in English and Spanish at all Lubbock public libraries!

” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library
Monday February 28 and Thursday March 3
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Come to the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, for an afternoon of board games and video games for K-12 students. For more information, call 806-767-3300.

In-Person Story Hours at the Lubbock Public Library
Come to preschool story time at the library! This week’s schedule is:

  • Library of Mahon (1306 9and Street) — Tuesday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.
  • Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) — Tuesday, March 1, 11:30 a.m.
  • Groves Branch Library (5520 19and Street) — Wednesday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.
  • Godeke Branch Library (5034 Frankford Avenue) — Thursday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Storytime with the Lubbock Public Library
Tuesday, March 1
10:30 a.m.
Join the library at www.Facebook.com/LubbockLibrary for a virtual story hour.

Knit with us at the Groves Branch Library
Tuesday, March 1
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of knitting at the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19and Street. We will meet every Tuesday for the month of March! All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own needles and threads. For more information, call 806-767-3733.

Hub City Book Club: Chapter One at the Lubbock Adult Activity Center
Wednesday March 2
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a new book club located at the Lubbock Adult Activity Center, 2001 19and Street. In March we will discuss the book Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. Copies are available for pickup at the Adult Activity Center. For more information, call the Adult Activity Center at 806-767-2710 or the Mahon Library at 806-775-2835.

Adult Computer Classes at Patterson Branch Library
Wednesday March 2
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join us at Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive for basic computer classes for adults. Each week this month, we’ll cover a different topic! This week, it’s the basics of computers and the Internet. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher, this course is for you! For more information, call 806-767-3300.

Toddler Storytime at Godeke Branch Library
Wednesday February 23
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come to the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue, for a free story hour and book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock. For more information, call Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration at Mahon Library
Friday March 4
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Before heading to the First Friday Art Trail, let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, musical creations and free books courtesy of Literacy Lubbock! This free family event will take place between Mahon Library, 1306 9and Street and Buddy Holly Hall. Show up in your craziest Dr. Seuss outfit to show how much you love reading silly books! For more information, call 806-775-2835.

GED courses at Patterson Branch Library
Saturday February 26
10:00 AM
Literacy Lubbock will host a brand new free GED class meeting at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. This course will give you the tips and tricks you need to pass the GED test! You must be registered with Literacy Lubbock to attend. Registration is free! For more information, contact Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Worth the Wait (Fertility Support Group) at Mahon Library
Saturday March 5
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This peer-run support group and book club is open to people dealing with infertility, miscarriage or infant loss. You’re not alone. We meet the first Saturday of each month at Mahon Library, 1306 9and Street. For more information, call 806-775-2835.

(City of Lubbock Press Release/Lubbock Public Library)

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National Library Lovers Month Reminds Us Why Libraries Matter | News https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-lovers-month-reminds-us-why-libraries-matter-news/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 09:45:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-lovers-month-reminds-us-why-libraries-matter-news/ PRINCETON — Along with fire departments, grocery stores and schools, public libraries are an important part of many communities, so their service to the public is celebrated this month. February is National Library Lover’s Month, a time to celebrate the services libraries provide to the public. The region’s libraries are doing more in the internet […]]]>

PRINCETON — Along with fire departments, grocery stores and schools, public libraries are an important part of many communities, so their service to the public is celebrated this month.

February is National Library Lover’s Month, a time to celebrate the services libraries provide to the public. The region’s libraries are doing more in the internet age than lending books.

“It’s still a central place to get information,” said Benjamin Broyles, a clerk at the Princeton Public Library. “We always have a repository of information not found elsewhere; moreover, we have a lot of physical recordings. We have archives of old newspapers and we have access to computers.

“Another example is our room in West Virginia,” he said. “It has a great amount of local history. We also have documents from local authorities which are not widely distributed. Also in the West Virginia Room we have tons of microfilm rolls with newspapers from the early 1900s and we believe some are from the 1800s.”

Facilities like the Princeton Public Library are a good hub for community events, Broyles said.

“We have book sales every month,” he added.

Public libraries also provide computer access to many local people who don’t have internet access, said director Eva McGuire of the Craft Memorial Library.

“We still have a good chunk of our population that doesn’t have internet access,” McGuire said. “They don’t have computers. They are looking for jobs, and many jobs now only have an online application. They use computers at the library to fill them out.

McGuire said the library is helping students do much of their school work through remote and remote learning.

“Just because you give a kid a laptop doesn’t mean they have internet access at home,” she said. “They come to the library to upload work, submit schoolwork and do research.”

Besides access to computers, libraries often hold regional information that is not always available on the Internet. An example is the Eastern Regional Coal Archive at the Craft Memorial Library.

“It’s the story of our region,” McGuire said.

And in the age of e-books, there’s still a place for shelves full of the print variety.

“We still have a lot of people who want to read printed copies of things,” McGuire said.

Programs that the public can attend at the library offer relief from the isolation inflicted on many people by COVID-19.

“I think a lot of people appreciate more being able to go out and attend programs and see others in a safe environment,” she added.

Further south in Welch, the McDowell County Public Library also offers Internet service to its patrons, in an area where access can be particularly difficult to find. and many patrons still want to read books they can hold, said director Barbara Fields. The library also has room Welch Daily News in its archives; some copies date back to around 1918. This makes the library a resource for people researching their family’s past and local history.

“We have a lot of people from out of state contacting us for obituaries, certain records, and we’ll get them,” Fields said. “You’d be surprised. We get three or four calls a day. A man from Jacksonville, Florida called about a murder that happened here.

People come to research the microfilm archives, and some even call the library to find phone numbers, she added. Libraries also offer other resources; for example, they still offer tax forms. and the McDowell County Public Library has a West Virginia History Room with books and exhibits.

“We also have a children’s library and we have story time,” Fields said. The library also has a book club and a music club; the two clubs meet once a month.

Libraries are like community centers, said deputy director Chris Wilkes of the Tazewell County Public Library, which has branches in Tazewell, Va., as well as Bluefield, Va. and Richlands, Va.

“We welcome many different age groups from all walks of life. We have upper-class patrons and lower-class patrons and we welcome them as equals, and that’s how we like to see the library,” Wilkes said. “It’s just a common space for the public, so you can have different people from different groups and demographics in one place.”

The Tazewell County Public Library also runs many outreach programs, he added.

“I will soon be doing programs with the historical society. Our children’s librarian, she goes and works with nursery schools, works with Main Street School in Tazewell which is a private Christian school,” Wilkes said. “We also work a lot directly with high schools. In the area, we have a program where we automatically give out free digital library cards to all students in Tazewell County so they can check out e-books or check out some of our databases; Plus, beyond the books, we have historical resources you probably couldn’t find in other areas. Our Virginia Room has stuff not only about Tazewell, but about Southwest Virginia, about Southern West Virginia.

The library is working to make more local materials available online.

“Right now I have about 100 yearbooks that I’m about to send to the Library of Virginia to digitize for the public,” Wilkes said. “You can be anywhere in the country, but if you want to see your 1973 yearbook, you can download it online; and I’m scanning newspapers here that are from Tazewell county like Clinch Valley News. We digitize them through the Library of Virginia.

Public libraries are important in rural communities like Grundy, Va., said Brian F. Shortridge, director of the Buchanan County Public Library.

“We’re a lot like the town square,” he said. “People can come here regardless of race or age. We are the great democratization of this world. We are no longer just a book depository. We are truly the meeting place where ideas are shared. I think that’s one of the things we can thrive on. Hopefully we will overcome this pandemic and get back to work. »

Like other libraries, the Buchanan County Public Library offers special programs for the public. In an upcoming example, Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, will be at the library Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. He will talk about his father’s experiences before and after being shot down in the Soviet Union.

In another show, Burt Foster, winner of the second season of the History Channel’s Forged In Fire, will be at the library on March 3. The show will begin at 6 p.m. .

“It will describe the process and tools needed to make a knife,” Shortridge said. “He will guide the audience step by step through the forging process. He will present examples of his work and answer questions from the public.

The library is working to serve as many people as possible, he said.

“We try to offer a wide variety of programs for people who have a lot of different interests,” Shortridge said. “We try to serve the general public. We are a public library and we try to take this responsibility seriously.

— Contact Greg Jordan at gjordan@bdtonline.com

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Marathon County Public Library Activities: March https://savemynjlibrary.org/marathon-county-public-library-activities-march/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 22:44:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/marathon-county-public-library-activities-march/ From March 1 through March 31, adults can pick up a free Grab & Go craft kit at any of nine Marathon County Public Library locations. The kit will contain supplies to make a sari silk wrapped bracelet. Free and available while supplies last. For more information, call 715-261-7230. Until May 27, young writers aged […]]]>

From March 1 through March 31, adults can pick up a free Grab & Go craft kit at any of nine Marathon County Public Library locations. The kit will contain supplies to make a sari silk wrapped bracelet. Free and available while supplies last. For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Until May 27, young writers aged 9 to 18 are invited to submit original and unpublished poems for the MCPL Youth Poetry Contest. There is no length limit and each person can enter two poems. Entrants must be residents of Marathon County. Submit nominations to poet@mcpl.us or drop them off in person at any MCPL location. Winners will receive recognition and prizes. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


From March 1-31, the library will offer a free Grab & Go kit for kids at its nine locations. Each kit will contain supplies to make a monster magnet using the art of quilling. Kits are free and available while supplies last and can be picked up any time the library opens. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 1, we will read a variety of stories celebrating women in history. Plus, check out the Grab & Go kit available for kids at all MCPL locations throughout March! A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 8, we’ll be reading funny and wacky stories about chickens! A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


The Rothschild branch of the library, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, will host a slumber party with stuffed animals on March 10. Kids can drop off one of their stuffed animals at the branch anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The stuffed friend will spend the night at the library and can then be picked up the next day. Parents will be emailed photos of all the fun shenanigans the toys did during their stay. Free. For more information, call 715-359-6208.

Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 15, children and families can hear library staff reading picture books about some of their favorite snacks. A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Wisconsin teens are invited to this virtual hangout hosted by teen librarians from across the state! The hangout/chat will take place on March 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., via Zoom. Teens can break out of a virtual escape room, learn how to tie a Celtic knot, and more. Free. Registration required by visiting https://bit.ly/3HdFSTQ. For more information, call 715-261-7220.

Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 22, the stories will all feature construction equipment. Plus, listen to a fun nursery rhyme that matches the building theme. A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online! On March 29, the stories will be all about the trains. A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime. Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.

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New Books and DVDs Are Coming to Milford Public Library – InkFreeNews.com https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-books-and-dvds-are-coming-to-milford-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 16:00:36 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-books-and-dvds-are-coming-to-milford-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Adult Book Club winner Gail Weybright. Register today. Photo courtesy of Milford Public Library. Press release MILFORD – February is the perfect time to curl up with a good book or stay indoors and watch a new movie with your family. The Milford Library regularly receives new books and films. Here are some recent arrivals. […]]]>

Adult Book Club winner Gail Weybright. Register today. Photo courtesy of Milford Public Library.

Press release

MILFORD – February is the perfect time to curl up with a good book or stay indoors and watch a new movie with your family. The Milford Library regularly receives new books and films. Here are some recent arrivals.

New DVDs include: “Spencer;” “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”; “Tom and Jerry: Cowboy Up!” ; “”The Addams Family 2;” and “Birds Like Us”.

The adult books added in February are: “Will”, by Will Smith; “Baseball 100”, by Joe Posnanski; “Flying Angels,” by Danielle Steel (large print); and “Reckless”, by Selena Montgomery.

Teen Books: “In Every Generation”, by Kendare Blake and “Anatomy of a Love Story”, by Dana Schwartz.

Children’s books: “Northwind”, by Gary Paulsen; “Cornbread and Poppy,” by Matthew Cordell; and “The Love Is Here”, by Mike Malbrough.

DVDs coming soon to Milford Public Library: “Eternals”; “Ghostbusters: Afterlife;” “King Richard;” and “House of Gucci”.

Look for adult fiction by Tracie Peterson, Janet Dailey, JA Jance, Jonathan Kellerman, James Patterson, Stephen King and Dean Koontz which will be available before the end of the month.

Book club for adults

The theme for this year’s Adult Book Club is Oceans of Possibilities. The club is open to anyone over the age of 18 and listened, you can enter a weekly draw to receive a prize. Books may be from the library or those you have purchased privately, but library staff suggest that you try reading materials that are new to you. You could earn a $25 gift card just by enjoying books, e-books, or audiobooks. Enter today for your chance to win.

The last day to submit a photo of your pet dressed as a sea creature is February 19. Any creature you find in the ocean is a possible costume for your pet. It can be a costume that you made or that you bought. All photos must be submitted by 6 p.m. on February 19 at [email protected] The winner will be chosen by library staff. The contest winner will receive a $50 gift card to PetSmart.

Virtual Winter Storytime

Sign your kids up for this story, craft and snack session. The library is offering two virtual Story Hours — one at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 1:30 p.m. Miss Trisha will read stories that go with the themes: penguins and polar bears; Winter sports and children’s author, Mo Willems. Storytime packages can be picked up the week before each storytime. You will receive an email reminder with a link to story time and a list of things you need to complete the craft in the package (scissors, glue, etc.). Call (574) 658-4312 and register your children for story time today.

Part-time job offers

Like many other businesses during COVID, the library has experienced a staff shortage. The library has two part-time openings. Both are 29 hours per week and start at $9 per hour. One evening (until 8 p.m.) per week and at least one Saturday per month are required. The first position is in the children’s department. Duties would include being a partner in story time and taking care of any delays.

The second position is for a shared clerk, which means you will work two days upstairs in the adult and teen departments and three days in the children’s department. You will learn how to catalog children’s materials and promote library services through newspaper articles and social media. Applications are being accepted now. Apply at the adult loan counter.

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Coaldale Public Library events during the months of January and February. https://savemynjlibrary.org/coaldale-public-library-events-during-the-months-of-january-and-february/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 16:42:49 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/coaldale-public-library-events-during-the-months-of-january-and-february/ The Coaldale Public Library is hosting another Lego Club event. The public library wants to invite children in grades 1-6 to build, create and play with Legos, followed by a tasty snack. This event takes place every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Each week for the Lego club we have children who come […]]]>

The Coaldale Public Library is hosting another Lego Club event.

The public library wants to invite children in grades 1-6 to build, create and play with Legos, followed by a tasty snack. This event takes place every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Each week for the Lego club we have children who come to explore creativity with Lego in a collaborative environment. We normally have weekly challenges for participants for the last twenty minutes or so, then after that we give each child a snack before he leaves. That’s the essence of the Lego Club,” said Morgan Sorensen, Coaldale Public Library program coordinator.

The Coaldale Public Library is proud to be a member of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System, a cooperative of 33 public libraries in southwestern Alberta. With your library membership, you have access to collections and resources from all Chinook Arch member libraries.

The Coaldale Public Library is committed to maintaining current and highly engaging materials, in a variety of formats, for people of all ages and interests.

Many other activities for children through January include Family Literacy Day, which takes place on January 26, and begins at 11 a.m. for story time and a family scavenger hunt. After class ends, join us at 4 p.m. to sing along with local musician Trevor Christensen. Sing along and be entertained at this unique musical event the whole family will love.

The library will also be offering prizes as part of this event. Another event in January is an adult book club that meets at the end of the month to discuss popular and new fiction in various genres. Yet, due to COVID, many attending members are being held on Zoom.

February’s events are Foundational Digital Literacy Skills in Digital Media, a course run by the Coaldale Public Library, which is a free course to learn more about digital media. The library also noted that classes are scheduled for an in-person event. It may turn into a virtual event if new restrictions are announced.

For more information about the event, you can visit the Coaldale Public Library website at coaldalelibrary.ca.

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Calendar of upcoming events at the Lubbock Public Library, January 23-29 | KLBK | KAMC https://savemynjlibrary.org/calendar-of-upcoming-events-at-the-lubbock-public-library-january-23-29-klbk-kamc/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 14:45:21 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/calendar-of-upcoming-events-at-the-lubbock-public-library-january-23-29-klbk-kamc/ LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: ” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library Monday January 24 and Thursday January 273:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Come to the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, for an afternoon of board games and video games for K-12 students. For […]]]>

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library:

” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library
Monday January 24 and Thursday January 27
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Come to the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, for an afternoon of board games and video games for K-12 students. For more information, call 806-767-3300.

Gnome Bottle Toppers at Godeke Branch Library
monday january 24
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Go big or go gnome! Come make a gnome bottle topper to give any bottle a little something extra. For ages 18 and up. To register, drop by in person or call the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue, at 806-775-3362.

In-Person Story Hours at the Lubbock Public Library
Come to preschool story time at the library! This week’s schedule is:

  • Mahon Library (1306 9th Street) Tuesday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.
  • Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) Tuesday, January 25, 11:30 a.m.
  • Groves Branch Library (5520 19th Street) Wednesday, January 26, 10:30 a.m.
  • Godeke Branch Library (5034 Frankford Avenue) Thursday, January 27, 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Storytime with the Lubbock Public Library
tuesday january 25
10:30 a.m.
Join the library at www.Facebook.com/LubbockLibrary for a virtual story hour.

Salty Snowflake Crafts at the Patterson Branch Library
tuesday january 25
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Create snowflakes with glue, salt and watercolor paints. For grades 2-6 at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. For more information, call 806-767-3300.

Building Healthy and Delicious Meals at Godeke Branch Library
tuesday january 25
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us as Lauriena Cruz, a Certified Nutritional Health Coach, shows us how to incorporate healthy meals into our daily lives! In partnership with Natural Grocers at Godeke Branch Library, 5035 Frankford Avenue. For more information, call 806-775-3362.

Lively evening at the Groves Branch Library
tuesday january 25
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join us as we watch episodes of a popular anime series! For ages 15 and up at the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street. For more information, call 806-767-3733,

Toddler Storytime at Godeke Branch Library
Wednesday January 26
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come to the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue, for a free story hour and book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock. For more information, call Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Adult Computer Classes at Groves Branch Library
Wednesday January 26
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us at Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street for adult basic computer classes. Each week this month, we’ll cover a different topic! This week is Google Drive basics where we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of using Google Drive. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher, this course is for you! For more information, call 806-767-3733.

Toddler Storytime at the Groves Branch Library
Thursday January 27
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Come to the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street, for story time and a free book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock. For more information, call Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634.

Groves Branch Library Murder Mystery
Thursday January 27
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Help solve the Bloodwood Masquerade murder mystery! For students from 6th to 12th grade. Call Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street, 806-767-3733 to register for this fun event!

GED courses at Patterson Branch Library
saturday 29 january
10:00 AM
Literacy Lubbock will host a brand new free GED class meeting at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. This course will give you the tips and tricks you need to pass the GED test! You must be registered with Literacy Lubbock to attend. Registration is free! For more information, contact Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Stone Garden Ornament Crafts at Groves Branch Library
saturday 29 january
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Using household materials and molds, we will create decorations for your garden! For children and families, from 4 years old! Call Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street, at 806-767-3733 for more information.

(City of Lubbock Press Release/Lubbock Public Library)

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Garrett Public Library News | Garrett Clipper https://savemynjlibrary.org/garrett-public-library-news-garrett-clipper/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/garrett-public-library-news-garrett-clipper/ book sale The library invites users to browse the selection during its current book sale. A variety of books, music CDs, DVDs and books on CD are available. All prizes are by donation only. Home service The Garrett Public Library offers door-to-door service for cardholders. If you are a Garrett resident and do not have […]]]>

book sale

The library invites users to browse the selection during its current book sale.

A variety of books, music CDs, DVDs and books on CD are available.

All prizes are by donation only.

Home service

The Garrett Public Library offers door-to-door service for cardholders.

If you are a Garrett resident and do not have a library card, the staff will be happy to issue you one.

Home service is available for those who are temporarily or permanently confined to their homes.

For more information, call 357-5485.

Evening book club

The evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, January 18.

Visitors are invited to read about their favorite author and share with the group why they might like him.

ceramic tile

The library will be offering a ceramic tile class at 10 a.m. Saturday.

All supplies will be provided free of charge. Advance registration is required.

Participants will design their own ceramic tile using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol.

Valentine’s plate

The library will be offering a Valentine’s Day Love Plate Class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1.

All supplies will be provided free of charge. Advance registration is required at the upstairs loan counter.

Participants will create their plaques using wood laminate, paint and glue.

Technical Tuesdays

Bring your technical questions to the computer area on the library floor at 10 a.m. every Tuesday. Staff will help find answers to questions.

Handicraft program

Patrons are invited to the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22. Design your own ceramic tile using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. All supplies will be provided free of charge. Advance registration is required.

Take and do

A new project will be announced each month, with free DIY kits available while supplies last.

January’s craft is a penguin bottle cap magnet.

Teen bedroom

The Teen Room (Herzer Hall) will have after-school activities at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Baby story time

Baby Storytime will take place at 11 a.m. every Monday.

Story time for toddlers

Toddler story time will be at 1:00 p.m. every Thursday.

Kids club

The kids’ club offers opportunities to experiment with science, explore arts and crafts, have fun with food, and play with cool activities.

Join the library every Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. No registration is required. All supplies are provided.

Early Learning Kits

These kits are free educational activities — four crafts in each kit.

The learning kits change every month. These can be picked up at the library while supplies last.

Tall Storybook Kits

Need a variety of formats to entertain your kids? Get a Tall Tales Book Kit. Each kit includes three books, one movie, one music CD, one coloring page/activity page. Choose a theme: dinosaurs, animals, bedtime, pirates, superheroes or cats.

Book kits are limited to one per customer.

Viewing Garrett’s History

A historic Garrett exhibit, “Tales as Old as Time: Garrett through the Ages,” is at the library until late summer in the South Corridor display cases. The exhibit features photos and items from the Garrett community, some dating back to the 1800s.

Library Guidelines

Masks are recommended but not mandatory for library staff and users. The library will continue to provide masks to visitors who need them.

Library fines, fees explained

Overdue fines will no longer accumulate on patron accounts.

Administration fees for processing lost or damaged items will no longer be charged. Customers, however, are still responsible for lost or damaged items and replacement costs.

Video games available

The Garrett Public Library has a video game collection that is now available for public circulation.

Games for PlayStation 4, XBox One and Nintendo Switch will be offered.

The collection includes games for all audiences, from ESRB rating E (for everyone) to M (for adult).

Customers can view five games at a time for periods of one week.

Small free library

Thanks to a generous donation from Church at Garrett, the Garrett Public Library has a small free library.

The small free library is located near the west entrance. No library card is required. Visitors can take away any books that interest them.

Gently used books can be donated depending on space availability.

Garrett Public Library staff will periodically refresh and restock the small free library.

Please note that this is not the drop box for returning library materials. The library drop box is located further south in the parking lot and is silver.

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Kalamazoo Public Library Goes To The Streets Only Due To Covid-19 https://savemynjlibrary.org/kalamazoo-public-library-goes-to-the-streets-only-due-to-covid-19/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:25:26 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/kalamazoo-public-library-goes-to-the-streets-only-due-to-covid-19/ Looks like West Michigan is starting the New Year off on the wrong foot as the Kalamazoo Public Library has now closed its five in-person service branches. As of Wednesday, January 5, KPL’s Central, Oshtemo, Alma Powell, Eastwood and Washington Square branches all closed to the public and now offer curbside services. alone. Unsurprisingly, the […]]]>


Looks like West Michigan is starting the New Year off on the wrong foot as the Kalamazoo Public Library has now closed its five in-person service branches. As of Wednesday, January 5, KPL’s Central, Oshtemo, Alma Powell, Eastwood and Washington Square branches all closed to the public and now offer curbside services. alone. Unsurprisingly, the move is in response to the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in western Michigan and the United States.

According to the KPL website, the services concerned include faxing, copying, printing and legalization. However, all five branches will continue to offer pick-up library reservations through their curbside services, meaning you can still access Chromebooks / Hotspots, Tax Forms and Divorce Records, at the KPL Library of Things, in addition to reading materials. For those who cannot make it to the library to take advantage of curbside service, KPL offers postal service to eligible individuals.

online services

Fortunately, you can still access many of your favorite library features through the 24-hour online branch of Kalamazoo Public Library, which includes their digital collections, KPL TV, and the ‘Ask a Librarian’ chat feature. . KPL will also continue to offer its online programs for all ages as expected, so you won’t miss your favorite story time!

And after?

The Kalamazoo Public Library will continue to monitor the number of Covid-19 cases in western Michigan and will reassess the situation in two weeks to determine if it is safe to resume services in person. In the meantime, you can find the KPL pavement hours here.

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