SUMMER READING PROGRAMS FOR EVERY AGE! READ THIS SUMMER!

 

It's never been more important to keep your child or teen reading regularly this summer, and we have a summer reading program to help!

Click HERE  to find out info and download the summer reading log for preschoolers, kids & teens.

Everyone who finishes the reading program will get an envelope of prizes and 12 raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 12 grand prizes! 

We also have an online program for beginning readers, steady readers, & extreme readers where you can complete fun challenges to win more raffle tickets, and you can do both programs at the same time!  

There is also an online program just for adults, because why should kids have all the fun and win all the prizes?

Click HERE[nbsp]to sign up for the online program!

 

We are reopening 8/10/20 by appointment.

Beginning on Monday, 8/10/20, we will be accepting appointments for in person library services. 

Use of the library will be on an appointment only basis. Patron visits are limited to 30 minutes. 

Appointments are available as follows: Monday Wednesday Friday 10-12 and 1-4 general public. Tuesday and Thursday 10-12 for seniors and persons with underlying conditions, 1-7 general public. 

Please feel free to call 413-583-3408 to schedule an appointment. Please arrive promptly at your confirmed appointment time. At your appointment time, the staff members will confirm your appointment, you’ll be checked in and welcomed into the building. 

Wearing of masks and social distancing of six feet between persons is mandatory. If you are early, wait in your car or social distance yourself away from the entrance. To ensure that we can serve the most number of patrons, please limit yourself to one appointment per day per person.

 

We are reopening 8/10/20 by appointment.

Please continue to return items using the book drop only. The book drop is open 24 hours a day.

We will have several computers available for use as well as printing and copying services.

Patrons who do not wish to follow these guidelines are more than welcome to continue to use our curbside pickup service which will continue for the foreseeable future. If you or your household members have a temperature or display signs of Covid within the previous 72 hours, please refrain from visiting the library.

These precautions are meant to ensure the safety of both patrons and the library staff while beginning the process of fully opening to the public we serve.

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Come grab some new books and movies at our curbside pickup!

Library staff are available by phone, and we are offering curbside pick up of library materials! We also have virtual programs for children and teens; click HERE for more information.

You can also access our large collection of electronic media, including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-videos, & e-magazines, and our large collection of databases by clicking on the ONLINE RESOURCES link.

Our book return is now open for item returns only, no donations at this time please.  Please do not return anything if you or anyone in your household is ill and for 3 days of no fever without the use of fever reducing medications.  You will not incur late fees at this time.    Also, since the book return is now open, we will be resuming our normal loan periods on all items.  We continue to provide curbside pick-up, online programs, and wi-fi access outside the building.

 

Stay safe and well!

 

 

 

Youth programs you can do without leaving your home!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!

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Upcoming Events

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS, CHILDREN, AND TEENS

Date: 8/09/2020

Description:


It's never been more important to keep your child or teen reading regularly this summer! Click below to sign up!

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS, CHILDREN, AND TEENS

Date: 8/10/2020

Description:


It's never been more important to keep your child or teen reading regularly this summer! Click below to sign up!

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: PreSchool Storytime "Magical Creatures"

Date: 8/10/2020

Time: 11:00am

Description:

Meet Youth Services librarian July in your own living room each Monday morning for stories about fantastical creatures: 30 minutes of funny, informative, engaging stories, finger-plays, songs and games, presented with video conferencing for two-way interaction!

In order to maintain internet safety, registration is required; please click below for more information and to register.

Unicorn Story Walk with LIVE UNICORNS!

Date: 8/10/2020

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Description:

Join us for a unicorn-themed Story Walk around the park and library grounds with real, live unicorns on display! What is a story walk? The words and illustrations of a children's picture book are made into posters and spread out through a series of outdoor locations; readers move from station to station to follow the story.  During this event, thanks to a grant from the Ludlow Cultural Council, families won't just read about a unicorn, they'll also see three real live ones from NH Unicorns! BRING YOUR CAMERAS!

Registration required; please click below for more information including safety protocols & requirements, and to register. 

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS, CHILDREN, AND TEENS

Date: 8/11/2020

Description:


It's never been more important to keep your child or teen reading regularly this summer! Click below to sign up!

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Sing With Me!

Date: 8/11/2020

Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

Description:

Little ones and their grown-ups, join Youth Services Librarian July for 30 minutes of favorite children's songs & movement, presented with video conferencing for two-way interaction!

In order to maintain internet safety we need to have everyone register in order to participate. Please click below for more information and to register. Parents & caregivers, please stay with your children as this is a adult-and-child program.

 

 

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM! Family Fun Hour: CHARADES!

Date: 8/11/2020

Time: 7:00pm

Description:

Join us for another round of this classic game! Compete against other family teams - laughs are the biggest prize!

In order to maintain internet safety, registration is required; please click below for more information and to register.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM! Family Fun Hour: CHARADES!

Date: 8/11/2020

Time: 7:00pm

Description:

Join us for another round of this classic game! Compete against other family teams - laughs are the biggest prize!

In order to maintain internet safety, registration is required; please click below for more information and to register.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS, CHILDREN, AND TEENS

Date: 8/12/2020

Description:


It's never been more important to keep your child or teen reading regularly this summer! Click below to sign up!

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: "Whose Shoes" Storytime for 5-8 year olds

Date: 8/12/2020

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Description:

A virtual storytime especially for older kids! Meet Youth Services Librarian July in your own living room each Wednesday afternoon to "walk a mile" in the shoes of different real-life people! Each week July will will read picture book biographies about real people, some famous and some not, who have inspiring and fascinating stories.

This program will be offered through video conferencing for a fully interactive program, and thanks to the magic of green screen technology, it will look like you're sitting right in the library!

In order to maintain internet safety, registration is required; please click below for more information and to register.

 

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