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Updates on Library Items and Accounts
Returning Library Items Thank you for taking such good care of the library items that have been in your home since March! We appreciate the messages you've sent us asking about them. The good news is the outdoor bookdrop is open 24/7! Returned items will be quarantined and checked in about 4 days after they have been returned. No late fees are being charged at this time.
Delivery is Back! The SAILS Network is once again delivering titles between libraries. You can place and receive holds using the online catalog, the SAILS Mobile app, or by calling the library directly. Not sure what to read next? Staff is happy to make suggestions and put a book bundle together for readers of all ages and genres!
Imagine Your Story - Summer Reading is Here!
This year, the annual summer reading program has gone virtual. Visit us online where readers of all ages can log your reading, register for programs & participate in exciting activities. While we may not be able to meet in person, we are offering FREEweekly programs and events.
Weekly Summer Storytime Wednesdays @3pm Join Mrs. Brown on the Attleboro Public Library Facebook page for a LIVE storytime! Each storytime is about 25 minutes long and has the stories and songs you love from our traditional storytime. Put your child's name in the comments & they may even get a shout-out during the program!.Just visit the APL Facebook page
at 3pm on Wednesdays through August 12.
Weekly Craft Videos and Kits
ages 3-7 Pool Noodle Sailboats
Sea Monster Puppet
Weekly Crafts Every Monday we'll post two new craft videos on our YouTube channel - on for kids ages 3-7 and another for kids going into grades 2-8. Throughout the week you can reserve a kit to make the craft by visiting our online calendar. Registration is required for every craft you would like to make.
Harry Potter Jar
Family Science Experiments
Science videos are posted on our YouTube channel each week. Experiments are designed for families with kids ages 3 and up and require common household materials. By registering for the experiment, you reserve a kit of the required materials you can pickup curbside at the library. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Attleboro.
Family Fun Trivia
Virtual Family Trivia Night
Thursday, July 16 @ 6:30pm
Join us for low-key trivia! Participants will write their answers on paper and share with the group when prompted so only paper and marker will be needed to participate. Winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Bliss Brothers Dairy! Registration is required to obtain the meeting link.
Virtual Book Discussions
Monday, July 27 @ 7pm
For kids entering grades 2-4 and an adult. We'll be talking about A Royal Guide To Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong. Register to be sent the meeting link.
Wed., July 22
Youth entering grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for a virtual book share. We can't wait to hear what you've been reading! Register to get the Zoom link!
Virtual Pop-Up Art Class
Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm OR Friday July 31 @ 2pm
For ages 8-13. Learn the mythology and history of dragons while you make your own. The class will start with a dragon slideshow! Once you register, you will be contacted to set up curbside pick-up of the materials. Space is limited.
Long ago, in a faraway world, two brave villagers dare a journey to save the kingdom from the Evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, they need to look to science for the answer. Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome special effects! Discover just how ‘cool’ matter can be watching science in action! Registration is required.
Virtual Harry Potter Club Thurs., Aug 6 @ 6:30pm Have you read and reread the Harry Potter series? Watched all the movies? Then this is for YOU! Youth entering grades 3 through 9 are welcome to join us for a Virtual Harry Potter Club! We will discuss all things Harry Potter and do some fun activities! Please register to receive the Zoom link!
ADULT SUMMER READING
How to Participate: Winning is simple with the 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program! Simply read/listen to TWO books between now and Friday, August 14th, and follow the steps below to be entered into a drawing for gift cards to: An Unlikely Story, Bliss Restaurant, or Bandidos Mexican Restaurant. Winners will be drawn on August 14th and contacted by a librarian. (Each participant may be entered once.)
Read/listen to TWO books and log them on your ReadSquared account. You’ll automatically be entered into our prize drawing.
Option 2: On paper
Read/Listen to TWO books then print and complete the Rate this Book! form (printouts can be picked up during curbside pickup by calling the Library at 508-222-0157)
Return the form to the Library by placing it in the outside bookdrop That’s it! You’ll automatically be entered into our prize drawing.
Wednesdays in July, 6-7pm Practice speaking English with other adult English learners online. Speakers of all languages, and all English levels, are welcome to attend. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a link to the Zoom meeting. We will discuss current events, traditions, & other topics of interest. Discussions are led by librarian and volunteer English
tutor, Eleni Tsoukatos.
Community Writing Project
The Attleboro Public Library Writers are initiating a community writing project: "Your Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic." Your submission could be feelings, perceptions, activities, or changes in lifestyle during the COVID-19 challenge. Writings should be no more than 400 words, and can be in the form of poetry, essay/reflection, or short story. The focus must be on your family’s, the community’s or your individual response or reflection to quarantine. The goal is to compile the reflections into a book for historical reference. All submissions should be made with the understanding that they may be made available for the public. Submissions will be reviewed by the Attleboro Public Library Writers. All work is subject to the following standards: - original and unpublished - no offensive or hurtful language - no political views - no references to others by identifiable names - Only one submission per person.
All submissions must include the following information: Name, Address (optional), Email or telephone number where you can be reached, your signature which is an agreement to publication.
We would prefer your writing, if possible, be submitted electronically to: email@example.com or by mail to APL Writers, Attleboro Public Library, 74 N. Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703 Submissions are requested by Saturday, August 1. All questions regarding this project should be submitted in this same manner.
Cheryl Liddell, Senior Circulation Assistant Describe your current job. I’m a Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. We assist patrons with whatever their needs may be...placing holds, getting a new library card, guiding them on the website, downloading new apps and clerical duties as well. I’m also in charge of entering new Museum passes and keeping them updated online.
Just before the pandemic closed us down, a patron came in and said, "This is the best book I’ve read
in a long time." It was the last book of the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer. Of course I had to start from the beginning! Jeffrey Archer was never an author I would have read without the recommendation. I’m hoping to see her soon, so I can thank her.
What was your very first paid job? My very first job was working at the Chartley Post Office/Country
Store. I worked the candy counter, probably why I have such an addiction to candy.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I learned to crochet from mom and I’ve recently been thinking I should have her teach me knitting.
What is the best dish you can cook? My family loves my apple crisp.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? There are three ice cream places we frequent. Cranberry
jubilee, butter crunch and soft serve twist are my favorites depending on where I am.
What's the best vacation you ever took? My husband and I like to take long weekend road trips. Last year we headed to Connecticut. We visited Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, using our passes and Clyde’s Cider Mill are just a few things we enjoyed. We got restaurant recommendations from someone who lives there. It was one of our most memorable, relaxing weekend getaways.
When I'm not at work, you can find me working in my yard, reading a book or building a puzzle.
Virtual Community Conversation
Neighbors in Dialogue: Listening to and Learning from Each Other The APL has partnered with several community organizations and individuals to create an online group discussion on racism and antiracism. This event was created in response to requests for thoughtful conversation on race among community members. Local residents and leaders volunteered to help facilitate small group discussions based on the ideas discussed in Dr. Ibrarm X. Kendi's books, Stamped from the Beginning and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You. Participants in the discussion are encouraged to read one of these books, and to review the resources listed HERE in order to best contribute to the discussion. The large group discussion will be moderated by Rev. Cheryl Harris, of Cheryl Harris & Associates.
What's hoopla? It's another way to get books, audio, movies and more straight to your device WITHOUT WAITING. hoopla titles have no wait lists so they are always available.
How does it work? hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV! Make sure to download the app to take your borrows anywhere.Your account provides you 8 instant borrows each month. These digital borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours and music is available for 7 days after you borrow.
Personalized Reading Recommendations Need help finding your next great read, film or binge-worthy series? Visit the online Reader's Corner to fill out a short questionnaire on your preferences and we'll send back a list of suggested titles. Please allow up to 3 business days for staff to respond.
Not sure what you want? Fill out the form and we'll put a stack of titles on hold for you to choose from. Staff can also be reached by telephone at 508-222-0157 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We know it's not the same as browsing the shelves, but we think it's the next best thing! We look forward to introducing you to your next great read!
Be a Friend to the Library
Stop & Shop Supports Friends of APL Friends of APL was selected as the August beneficiary of the Community Bag program at the Stop & Shop store located in Nouth Attleboro at 206 East Washington Street (route 1). The Friends will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location in August. Please share this news with family and friends! The Community Bags are located on displays around the store and at the checkout. When you purchase a bag, use the tag on it to log in and send the donation to the Friends of APL. For more information about the program, please visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com.
Friends Tote Bags Available Curbside We continue to sell Friends of APL tote bags, but from a distance. If you'd like your holds delivered to you in a Friends tote bag, let us know when you schedule your pickup appointment. You can pay the $5 purchase price to a staff member when you pick up your items!
Support the Friends of APL! Founded in 1983, the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library is a community organization dedicated to supporting and fundraising for the Attleboro Public Library. Through a program of volunteer, promotional and fundraising activities, the Friends support and promote the Attleboro Public Library and finance purchases not covered by government funds, including our museum passes. Support the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library by becoming a friend yourself, or by making a donation of money or materials. Visit the Friends website, aplfriends.org, for more info.
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