We are now open regular summer hours, and all floors are available for browsing. Time on the internet computers is limited to one hour, and everyone is asked to wear a mask in the library. Please click here for more details. Hope to see you soon!
Programs are resuming; some are via Zoom, some are being held outdoors (here at Simpson Library or at a local park), and some are in-person here at the library.
Please note: All events are subject to change or cancellation in accordance with prevailing
Imagine Your Story with Our Summer Learning Program
Things may be a little different right now, but we're still excited for this year's Summer Learning Program! All ages are invited to join us for this annual adventure! If you haven't registered yet, you can register online now and then track your reading and activities through the Beanstack app to stay active and earn prizes. Children's programs are being offered virtually; details will be emailed to you after you register for a program.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to keep our community safe, the Run for Reading event has gone virtual this year! We hope you are able to participate in our virtual run/walk. Register online, or pick up a paper application at the Simpson Library.
The 2020 Online Auction is back on! We have a delightful selection of art, collectibles, handmade items, gourmet food, event experiences, and gift cards for you. It's the perfect place to shop for weddings, graduation, birthdays, or just to treat yourself!
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor!
Introducing Shoutbomb: Text Messaging for Library Notices
Shoutbomb is a service that helps you manage your library account via text messages — including renewals. In addition to receiving your library notifications via email, phone, or print, you now have the option to receive text message notifications.
Mah jongg resumes July 9! Attendance is limited to 24 people, so be sure to register. Tea and Stitches and the book clubs meet via Zoom. Please contact Joelene Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you for your patience as we resume operations under Green Phase Guidelines.
Have fun while being safe; social distancing will be observed for all in-person events. Teen Game Night returns July 2, D&D is back both in person and via Zoom on July 10 and 24, learn to play the lawn game Kubb on July 16, or join us online on July 31 for Teen Night Trivia.
Starting July 6, some of our weekly programs will be held at a local park. Others will be offered via Zoom, and some will be held at the library! Check the Event Calendar for details. Try It Tuesdays challenges families to complete a STEAM project at home while interacting with the librarian and other participants via Zoom.
Elvis, the British Invasion, Glam Rock, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal, Hair Bands, Punk, New Wave, Grunge, and the beat goes on. Join us for virtual trivia via Zoom! Your entire household can play under one sign-up. Register now for this event — space is limited to 25 logins. You will receive an email with Zoom login information before the event. Please contact Joelene at email@example.com for more info.
Looking for Something New? Read, Watch, or Listen!
Looking for something new to read? Let our Booksmith Team of readers craft a personalized reading list just for you. Click here to learn more.
Don't Let Your Donation BecomeTrash!
If the bin is full, please don't leave your donation sitting outside. When left outside of the bin, gracious donations become wasted gifts the moment they are exposed to wet weather. Either hold on to your items until the bin is available or take them to a Community Aid Donation Center. Tell them it's for Simpson Library, and we still receive the credit!
Our Summer Learning Challenge instills a love of reading in children, helps them become better readers, and ultimately lifelong learners. Your gift will encourage children and parents to continue reading together this summer and open the door to a lifelong love of reading for pleasure. [More]
If you shop at Amazon, use AmazonSmile, select Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, and 0.5% of your eligible purchase prices will be donated to Simpson Library. We recently received a quarterly donation of $87.97 thanks to customers shopping atAmazonSmile.
Local businesses are supporting Simpson Library's events all year round by becoming Library Pillar Sponsors. Thank you Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory/Buhrig’s Gathering Place, Fry Communications, Chris Loeffert – State Farm Agency, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, and West Shore Home LLC for being 2020 Library Pillar Sponsors! We are grateful for your generous support!
The Friends of the Simpson Library support the library with fundraising activities, community activities, library programs, and advocacy for quality library service.
Community Aidcan now accept donations under specific guidelines. ContactCommunity Aidfor details. Please do not place items outside the bins; items left outside cannot be used. If the bin is full, please take your donation to a donation center.
Bags for Books: For each reusable bag used by shoppers, Karns will donate 3 cents to local public libraries. Bring your reusable bags every time you shop at Karns and help support Simpson Library.
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