About the Library
I'm back in the library now and glad to be surrounded by all the wonderful books once again. New books are added to the collection all the time, and I have no doubt you will be able to find something to love! Last spring, when schools closed, we stopped circulating library books, but that won't be the case this year. Whether you are attending school in-person, utilizing e-learning, or have enrolled in the BEST program, if you have an S Number, you can check out books! How those books will be distributed depends on whether school is in session, and what learning program you are using, but rest assured, we can get books into your hands! We will be following CDC and ALA guidelines for making sure books are sanitary. I'm putting together a step sheet that will show you how you can search the catalog and reserve books online. As soon as I have that available, I'll share it here, and in other resources that you might use. It's a top priority to me that kids have access to books this year!
If you still have books missing from last year, there is now a bin out on the curb from 8-4, Monday-Friday. Please drop them by anytime during those hours, and if that doesn't work for you, give me a call. If you are now a seventh grader and won't be back at Pearl Creek, you can always turn lost books into your middle school librarian, if you will be going to school in-person (eventually!), and they will send them on to me.
If you can't wait to get your hands on some new books, the Noel Wien is open in a limited capacity. Check out their website (https://fnsblibrary.org/)to see what the restrictions are. I have been enjoying listening to audio books through their Sora app, which also gives you access to the school district's audio and ebooks. The Sora app can be accessed through your ClassLink account.
There is a Little Free Library at the Ken Kunkel Community Center, but if you do choose to take a book from there, please keep in mind the CDC's recommendations that soft paper can carry the virus for 24 hours, and hard covers for up to 72 hours. The best policy would be to allow the book to sit for three days before reading it. The front door of the cache blew off in a windstorm, but the books seem to be staying dry, and I am checking periodically and adding more as needed.
And finally, families, please know that parents of students who are registered with the district, be it on-site, e-learning or BEST, can create a parent account and check out books as well. These books will be available through a curbside pick-up process. If you'd like to set up an account, please call or email me. I am here 8-4, Monday through Friday.