April 19th -25th, 2020 is National Library Week, and this year’s theme has changed, for obvious health and safety reasons, from “Find Your Place @ the Library,” to “Find the Library @ Your Place.” How appropriate!
Because libraries are always evolving, we have expanded our online role to boost your quality of life while our building is inaccessible, with eCards, eaudiobooks, Acorn TV, The New York Times Online, and all our digital resources accessible from our website, day or night.
But wait, there’s more!
Library staff are working hard, albeit remotely, to serve the community in new ways to meet your changing needs. We’ve heard that many of you miss our Staff Picks book recommendations in the Library; these are now available online in our new and improved Reading Room (the link is also on our homepage). Staff members have answered questions about reading interests and are sharing lists of their favorite titles in different genres and categories. You’re likely to find some helpful recommendations for great books to read here!
Youth Services staff are recording and posting three Storytimes a week to connect with Island youth who need to see familiar faces and know that while they can’t come to the Library, the Library can come to them.
Zoom Open Mic Meeting
We’ve started adding regular “in-Library” programs to our online offerings. Open Mic was held virtually just this past Saturday allowing writers to reconnect with their peers.
The Mullis Center Book Club took place via Zoom on April 13th to discuss “The Highest Tide” by Jim Lynch, a Seattle-based writer. The title for May is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki, on Monday, May 11.
Staff are now preparing more programs to share online with you, like getting started on genealogy using Ancestry.com, local history research, and more.
We miss you! It’s a joy to run across your familiar, but thankfully masked, faces at Marketplace, while picking up restaurant orders, or on a walk about town. Libraries are all about community connections, and we can’t wait to reconnect with you in person. For now, take advantage of our online connections through the Library’s website.
We hope you are enjoying the bounty of our Island’s spring weather. Please stay safe.
Laurie Orton, Director
Discover Life's Possibilities
San Juan Island Library
1010 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Free WiFi in the San Juan Island Library carpark
5 am- 10 pm
Check out the Library's website for our online Scavenger hunt!Those brave enough to enter will receive a coupon for a cookie and coffee from Cynthia's!
San Juan Island Library 1010 Guard St Friday Harbor, Washington 98250 (360) 378-2798 www.sjlib.org/