About the Library
Welcome "back"! I'm so happy to see that many of you have been using the online hold system to check out books. If you scroll to the bottom of this page, the instructions for placing holds is right there. Currently, books will be distributed by curbside pickup on Tuesdays from 2-4, and Thursdays from 4-6. If these times won't work for your family, please contact me so we can arrange something else.
Books can be returned at any time through our new secure drop box by the school's front doors. The box is weatherproof and lockable, and is literally bolted down to the cement, so once you drop your books in, they will be perfectly safe. Additionally, if you have other materials that need to be turned into other staff members, you can put those things in as well. Returned library books are then placed in a 72 hour quarantine before they are re-shelved, which complies with CDC and ALA guidelines.
Remember that the Noel Wien library is also 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 blended or straight e-learning, can create a parent account and check out books as well. These books will be available through the curbside pick-up process. If you'd like to set up an account, please call or email me. I work from home in the mornings, but I am here from noon - 3:30, Monday through Friday, and later on the days when there is curbside pickup.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE HOLDS
Library Media Associate
(907) 479-4234 x41540
Monday-Friday, 7:30-3:30 pm
I am back in the library and regularly checking my email and voicemail, so don't hesitate to contact me!