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Regular hours return!

It’s been a long time since we could say this, but the library is returning to our regular hours beginning Monday, May 3rd!  Since you may have forgotten , here’s a reminder of what those are:

MONDAY           12-6
TUESDAY          12-8
WEDNESDAY   10-6
THURSDAY       12-6
FRIDAY               10-6
SATURDAY        10-2
SUNDAY             CLOSED

Masks and social distancing requirements are still in effect.  In-person programs are still suspended until further notice.

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!  We are celebrating by sharing everything you need to grow a plant: a little biodegrable pot, some potting soil and a couple of seeds for either green beans or sunflowers.

Plant kits are free to anyone of any age while supplies last.  We will also be offering a fabulous prize to whoever grows the most magnificent plant, so be sure to share a picture with us when your plant is flourishing!

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.

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.