Book Chat – Podcasts

Our latest book chat by Penny discussed what podcasts are, and some good ones about books.
Podcasts discussed were:
LeVar Burton Reads
Fictional
Myths and Legends
Greeking Out
Professional Book Nerds
What Should I Read Next
The Slowdown
By the Book

Brief mentions were made of: Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, SFF Yeah!, Hurry Up and Read, Celebrity Book Club, Smart Podcast Trashy Books, Hey YA

Click on any of the above podcasts to be taken to their website, where you can listen to past and present episodes.

Podcasts can also be listened to on cellphones. There are many different apps that can be used to stream a podcast. If you are using your cellphone, it most likely came with a podcast app that you can use. An iphone comes with the apple podcast app while other phones may have Google podcasts.  Some other popular apps that are available through an app store on your phone Stitcher, Spotify, IHeartRadio, PodcastAddict, Pandora, and PodcastGuru.   After you select an app, you can search for the names of the podcasts you want to listen to, and voila! You are then able to listen to episodes of those podcasts.

If you would like to try listening to podcasts, but need a little help getting started, feel free to stop by the library, and Penny would be glad to help you!

Repairs

Consider this a reminder to please let the library do repairs.  We have training and materials to do a much better job than the general public.  If you tear a page, please just let us know.   Don’t do this!

Meeting Room Opening!

After a long hiatus, our meeting room will be reopening for meetings beginning Monday, March 29th!  In accordance with current regulations, the limit will be 49 people (50% capacity).  Masks and social distancing are required.  Remember that keys must be picked up while the library is open, so check with the library regarding hours if you are unsure.   Please call the library with any questions.

TEMPORARY Meeting Room Application

The story room remains closed until further notice.

Check us out online!

Just because we can’t host large gatherings doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about our patrons. Check out our Facebook page every week for library interactions!

Monday at 6:30pm – Storytime with Susan and Lois
Wednesday at 3:30pm – Book chat with Marguerite or Penny

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming soon!  Although we are open to the public again (Yippee!), we are not doing in-person programs yet.  So, we will be putting together packets of fun for pre-readers and readers.  Each packet will have coloring pages, worksheets, a craft, a recipe to try at home and some candy!  You can pick them up in the lobby of the library starting at noon on Friday, February 12th.  They will be there until we run out.

Storytime play dough recipe

Check out Susan’s “under the snow” storytime on our Facebook page.  Then make her cool hedgehog craft using this super-easy recipe for play dough.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3-5 drops of natural food coloring

Instructions:

  1.  Mix together the flour and the salt.
  2. Mix together 1/2 cup of warm water with a few drops of food coloring.  (We tried to get brown by mixing red, blue and yellow, but the results were not great.  Basically, pick a color you like and go for it!)
  3. Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture, stirring as you pour.  Stir until combined, then knead with your hands until the flour is completely absorbed.  If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until it doesn’t stick at all.

Adopted from a recipe at diynaturals.com.