The library will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.
In our ongoing quest to provide you the best service possible, we are adding another four hours per week to our COVID-19 limited hours. Beginning September 14th, the new hours will be:
We continue to encourage you to keep your visits short and minimize contact.
We’ve got a new app that will allow you to take the catalog with you wherever you go via a mobile app on your smartphone. The app makes it simple to search for materials, place holds, manage your account and more.
The Lonsdale Public Library is part of the SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) regional public library system, which spans 11 counties and includes 36 public libraries. SELCO worked with a developer to create the region-wide app that will function similarly to the desktop version of the catalog. Users will be able to search the regional catalog as well as their own library’s, manage their account, place holds, renew materials, download eBooks and eAudiobooks, and find libraries near them based on their location.
The app is free and available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store. You can find it by typing “SELCO Libraries” in the search bar. If you have questions or need help downloading the app, please contact the library for assistance.
Hello storytimers! We have missed you! It’s not exactly the same, but Ms. Susan will be creating virtual storytime videos that will be shared on our Facebook page. Each weekly episode will premiere Monday at 6:30, starting August 31st. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch.
Our storytimes are designed for pre-schoolers, but feel free to watch at any age!
Fun for kids
We’ve got some new activities in our window. You can do them without coming into the library. Just follow the arrows!
Jazz up your walk with this Lonsdale scavenger hunt. You can pick up a physical copy in the library if you prefer.
Fun for grown-ups
Your library staff loves recommending books. We do it in person when we can, but since we’re seeing fewer of you and spending less time together when we do, we’ve decided to go digital. We will take a few minutes to share a few titles that we love and why we recommend them. The videos will be available on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page. Up first, Marguerite talks psychological thrillers.
Because we can’t travel abroad, check out Get Your Guide for virtual tours and experiences. There’s never been a better time to be an armchair traveler.
Did you know there’s a drive-in theater just up the road in Elko New Market? Check out the details on their website.
Take the kids camping in your backyard. Make s’mores, tell ghost stories, listen to the birds. You can even break out some scouting-style crafts like whittling, making lanyards, or making leaf rubbings. (Of course, not all activities are suitable for all ages.)
Want more ideas? The Mayo Clinic has a list of safe outdoor activities.
UPDATE 7/22/2020: The meeting has been cancelled.
The Library Board meeting scheduled for July 15, 2020 has been rescheduled to July 22, 2020. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Any member of the public wishing to attend may contact the library for meeting information.
This is it, the last week of our unusual, COVID-era summer reading program. Thanks for coming along with us on this journey. We hope to keep seeing you in the library!
If you’re 10 or older, check out our Alice in Wonderland Virtual Escape Room.
Teens and Tweens:
If you haven’t already, check out our Alice in Wonderland Virtual Escape Room.
Because we couldn’t do a real-life escape room this year, we have created a virtual escape room. It can be enjoyed by one person alone or a family working together. Kids 10 and up (or maybe a little younger given how clever you readers are) can enjoy!
Big thanks to Casey’s for the donation of 50 frozen treat coupons! The first 50 kids to pick up their packets this week (starting Monday at noon) will get a free treat!
Our theme this week is everyday heroes. It’s a good time to think about who you admire and how you can be a hero yourself.
Teens and Tweens:
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