The Agawam Library re-opened its doors to the public with limited services on July 13th. Since then, we are pleased to say that we have have welcomed back over 1000 patrons. In June, we circulated 2,763 items via our curbside pick-up service. During that time, we quickly learned how to shift our focus to provide our patrons with the things they missed most during the Stay-at-Home Order-BOOKS! Now that we are open by appointment and our patrons are coming through our doors, our numbers are growing with almost 8,000 items being checked out in the month of July.
We are incredibly grateful to be providing services to our community once again. From the familiar faces checking out the bestsellers, to the children coming in to stock up on books for summer reading, to our regular computer users; it is good to see you all. We look forward to moving ahead in the safest way we can to maintain these important services. The safety of our staff and our patrons continues to be our biggest priority. We thank you all for your support over the past several months.
Summer Reading Challenge Continues
There's still time to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge! We have had a great response to our new online summer reading program. Beanstack is easy to use and participants are enjoying our virtual programs too. Visit our website for information about how to register and play along. The challenges are easy and for each challenge completed, patrons are entered into a raffle. The winning continues until Friday, August 14th. Twenty lucky players will win $25 gift cards to a local business. Follow the link for more information about this year's program. www.agawamlibrary.org/adults
Summer Programs for Adults
Why Should the Kids Have All the Fun?
Fairy Tale Trivia Night
Monday, August 3 @ 7:00 p.m.
Test your knowledge about fairy tales-and not the Disney ones! The fun takes place on ZOOM, using the Kahoot site to play trivia. Register online to receive the ZOOM link: https://bit.ly/3hUryU2
Folk & Fairy Tale BINGO
Monday, August 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
Library swag bags are up for grabs with our virtual Folk & Fairy Tale Bingo! We will be calling three games. BINGO cards will be available AFTER 1:00 p.m. on August 3rd. Please call to arrange a BINGO card pick-up! This event is for adults 18 and older.
Wednesday, August 12th - Available from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on our website and our activities calendar. Mary Ellen More is offering a virtual ChairFit class! The class is for beginners so give it a try!
Have you heard the news? The Agawam Public Library has been selected as the beneficiary of the @StopandShop Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 935 Riverdale Street in West Springfield during the month of August we will receive a $1 donation.
Please note that this is the West Springfield Store.
Just a Reminder
The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7th to observe Labor Day.
ZOOM Book Discussions
Evening Book Group "NightBookers" Tuesday, August 4th @ 7:00 p.m. "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones
Afternoon Book Group "Page Turners Wednesday, Wednesday, August 26th @ 2:00 p.m. "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan