A few main points we'd like to mention right at the top --
The Weekly Update is shifting to Mondays around 12 Noon. The next one will be on August 10th.
When visiting the library, we do require that you wear a cloth mask/face covering. A clear hard-plastic face shield is not enough if there is no cloth mask underneath. We thank you for your cooperation.
Are you a new voter, or have you changed addresses since the last time you voted? Then you'll want to pick up a voter registration form, available upon request at the Reference Desk.
Now accepting entries for the Children's Book Cover Contest!
Families, do you have a favorite children’s book? Can you recreate the cover and take a picture? If so, you can enter this contest! Email the picture(s) to us with the name of the book you’ve recreated, and you'll be entered to win a fun family prize!
Details: You can use anything and everything! Contest for South Country Library cardholders only. Email entries to email@example.com by August 28. Winner will be chosen by the Children’s Librarians.
A holistic approach. Begins with standing poses to breathe, steady the mind, and align and flex the body. Introduces seated poses then twists and more. Geared for beginners; more experienced will deepen their practice. Not suitable while pregnant or with medical conditions.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Yoga”. You'll soon receive a reply confirming registration. A link to access the program requested will be provided 24-hours before it begins.
Instructor Sarah Gutmann shares tips and tricks on how to get started building your family tree. Explore the Ancestry.com database, which is free through the library and accessible from home through the month of August. Click here to register.
You will receive a confirmation email with info about joining the meeting. Email email@example.com with any questions.
The Museum is pleased to extend this special courtesy during its phased reopening from August 1 through October 4. Visit their Library Pass Program page, click the “Book Now!” button, and follow the instructions. Just remember to bring your library card to the Museum!
Virtual “Books and Bagels” Discussion Saturday August 29, 10 AM via Zoom
Let’s enjoy some time together while staying home (bring your own coffee and pastry). This book is sure to generate some great discussion and we hope you can join us. To register or for assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Books and bagels”.
Another week, another raffle coming up for the Adult Summer Reading Club!
If you want to enter your earned points for this week's prize ($75 gift certificate to Porters) you have until this Sunday evening.
This short book personality quiz was designed for kids, but it's still interesting to do as an adult. We tend to think of books in genres such as mysteries, sci-fi, etc., but this quiz sorts you by personality as a Team Player, Jokester, Champion, or Investigator and recommends kid-level books based on those categories.
June 27 - Summer Reading, free food for seniors in need, phone connections for seniors feeling isolated, PBS: Using children's books to talk about race & racism, continued credit-free viewing on Kanopy.
June 20 - Curbside printing, Bright by Text (text support for parents), NY Times Hub on Personal Finance during Coronavirus, books on learning to be anti-racist, Summer 2020 on LI affordable virtual activities & take-home kits, Ancestry access extention.
May 9 - NYS contact tracing, FSL support for first responders & essential workers, Red Cross support for families of those who have died from COVID-19, kids scavenger hunt, science experiment, marinas opening.
April 11 - Resume assistance, Sunshine Letter for kids, donating to LI Community Hospital, assistance from Island Harvest and United Way, health insurance, mental health, parenting help, support for veterans, audiobook storytimes, K-12 marine life education from Cornell, virtual Easter egg hunt.