Can you believe it’s that time of year already? Here is our winter holiday schedule for 2018-2019.
Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
Black Friday: OPEN
In fact, not only will be open on Black Friday, but we’re going to have some fun. If you can’t face the shopping hordes, come in to the library. We will have Harry Potter themed crafts and treats all day! Also, everything on our sales shelf will be only 25¢! Had enough family togetherness? Visit the library!
Christmas Eve: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: CLOSED
New Year’s Day: CLOSED
Happy holidays to everyone!
The November meeting of the Lonsdale Public Library will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm. All meetings of the board are held at the library and are open to the public.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in our community survey and/or the strategic planning process. We have put a lot of thought into coming up with a plan for the next three years that addresses the needs of our community. Please take a moment to check it out, and remember that we are still and always open to your thoughts, needs and suggestions.
Lonsdale Public Library Strategic Plan
2018 – 2021
Community Engagement Focus Area
Goal: Increase awareness of library services and build community partnerships
- Boost community awareness of library and its services
- Expand outreach offerings to meet community needs
- Increase community partnerships
- Create a Friends of the Library group
- Grow opportunities for volunteers
Operations Focus Area
Goal: Amplify the library as place and staff as resources
- Review and revise library environment to maximize its potential for patron use
- Establish best practices for staff development
- Maximize library funding and resources
- Enhance and/or expand public service hours
Programming Focus Area
Goal: Cultivate program offerings to meet varied ages and interests
- Grow adult programming
- Increase tweens and teens programming
- Expand children’s programming
- Build family-friendly services and programs
Collections Focus Area
Goal: Evolve the collection to meet diverse community needs and interests
- Enrich collection offerings
- Expand alternative collection offerings
- Develop a local history collection
We are doing some strategic planning to make sure we continue to meet community needs. To that end, we have a brief survey we would like you to fill out. Please contribute if you use the library or if you don’t use the library. We are interested in hearing from all adults in Lonsdale and the surrounding area. Tell your friends!
We wouldn’t ask you to do this for free. We will be having a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Mackenthun’s Fine Foods.
If you prefer a physical survey, you can pick one up at the library or City Hall. Please complete or return by August 3rd.
Did you know that we have tutorials on our catalog page? Check out this video that shows you how to get started!
You know you can check out books at the library. You know you can check out movies at the library. You know you can check out magazines at the library. You know you can check out e-books at the library. But now you can also check out Beanie Babies at the library! They were so excited that they ran all over the library having fun.
Celebrating our birthday!
Doing a puzzle!
Reading a book together!
They can’t wait to visit your house and see what kind of adventures you can have together. Stop by and check one out!
We are now on YouTube! So far we’ve posted a few science experiments, because we love science! Who knows what we might produce next!
Lonsdale Public Library on YouTube
You asked for more morning hours and we listened. Starting April 1st, we will be open at 10 am on Wednesdays.
Starting February 5th we will be open on Mondays from 12-6.
That’s right, your library will be open six days a week! What does this mean for you? More hours to check out books, more hours to use our computers and wireless, more hours to ask questions, more programs, more cool stuff of all sorts!
Monday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday : 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Meet our new(ly designated) story room and study space. Formerly a seldom-used small meeting room, the story room has been re-envisioned as a fun place to relax and play or buckle down and study–your choice!
- Join us here for story times Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings.
- Kids and families can play and relax here anytime the door is open.
- If you want a quiet space to study or meet, you can sign up at the library on a first-come, first-served basis.