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Our plan to reintroduce services, reopen buildings

We are here for you, and we are in this together As we respond to the latest information and guidelines from local and national officials ...
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COVID-19

Coronavirus and your library

Following the state’s stay-at-home order, all three library buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Please check back here and follow the library ...
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Let’s connect through Zoom & virtual programs

We miss seeing you in person! So we are piloting a new way to learn and connect: virtual programs. We will use Zoom, a web-based ...
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Our favorite resources for digital picture books

Searching for good picture books online to reach kids' summer reading and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten goals? Here are some of our favorite digital resources! ...
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Hulu’s ‘Normal People’: Watched it? Read these!

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Whether you read it when it first came out, want to read it before you start the new series, ...
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Librarians Dontaná, Margita, Kathy, and Rose

Missed May 13’s Read, Listen & Watch virtual program? Watch it now!

Last week, Librarians Dontaná, Margita, Kathy, and Rose chatted live on Zoom to discuss what they're reading, listening to, and watching while at home. Watch ...
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Imagine Your Story this summer

While this year's summer reading program is all virtual, kids still can earn beads for reading and activities, just as these readers did in 2019! ...
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Books in Brief with book covers for We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry, Textbook by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, and The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Books in Brief, episode 4: Need some comfort reading? Try these titles!

Need some book recommendations but don’t have a lot of time? Your librarians are here to help! Don’t miss the fourth episode of Books in ...
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