Kids Can Earn a Prize for Summer Reading!
Come visit the library for summer reading fun! This summer, any child from age 4 through 12 can pick one treasure from our selection each time you visit the library. Just bring your reading log with any additional chapters or book(s) added since the last visit or just tell us you’ve been reading. You can pick up a reading log at the front desk on your next visit or complete a dated list on paper from home. Trinkets will be on display at the front desk. If you wish to get the treasure curbside, just let us know and we’ll include it with your pick up. The summer reading program will end on Saturday, August 22nd (last day for a prize). Enjoy reading so you can earn a little treat!
Starting Monday, July 13th, we will reopen our doors to the public! We will require all patrons to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer upon entry, and have a temperature check along with a few quick questions. Floors will be marked so that all will adhere to social distancing. We will continue to offer curbside service for those who do not wish to enter the library. Our hours for the public will continue to be from 10 am until 2 pm from Monday through Saturday. We will clean the library on an ongoing basis, as well as, from 2-3 pm daily. The Friends of the Library WILL NOT have books for sale at this time NOR will we be accepting donations. We will not use the upstairs for any purpose at this time (including the conference room). Thank you for helping us to proceed in a safe manner.
Check This Out!
There is a great new e-book for children available from two doctors at UVA. We’re Going to Be O.K., by Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton and Dr. Leigh Ann Webb. It is a book about COVID-19 and how we can cope with it in our community. It also lists additional resources for parents and children in the back of the book.
Here is the link to the book: http://globalhealth.emory.edu/pdfs/GoingToBeOk_FINAL1.pdf.
Starting Monday, June 8th we will be open for curbside service. Simply call us ahead of pick up at 948-4720 Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm. That will give us some lead time to get your selections together without your having to wait long. Check and see what is available in our catalog https://www.madisoncountyva.tlcdelivers.com and let us know the specific books, movies, etc. or just the topic or author you are interested in, and we will pull them, bag them, check them out to you, and place them on the bench right outside the side door for your pick up. Just call us again when you are in the parking lot. Starting June 8th, all books and miniseries will be due after 2 weeks (call for renewal requests) and movies will be due after 1 week (no renewals).We are following CDC guidelines for sanitizing loaned books, etc. and for social distancing. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
What wonderful people we have as friends!! The library raised $4,727 through the National Day of Giving with Give Local Piedmont. What a generous,kind,needed thing to do. Thank you all so much!
For those of you that have lost your jobs due to COVID-19, here is a link to the Virginia Workforce Connection. Unemployment in Virginia & COVID-19
Update: Library now closed until further notice. In the meantime, don’t forget that Overdrive is available to you online so you can download e-books and audio books. Your library card number gets entered after selecting our library. Then enter your pin number, which is the last four numbers on your library card. No fines will be accrued during this time that we are closed. If you do not have a library card, call the Library between 10-12 Mon-Fri and we can issue you one over the phone.
Wi-Fi Service is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It reaches to our parking lot, so that you may sit in your car or on our benches and enjoy our connections.
Look below for things that the kids can do while they’re off.
Fun and Free ways to Learn From Home
Prodigy: 2 +2 = ? Squiggle Park and Dreamscape:
Khan Academy Storyline
Science: Social Studies:
Mystery Doug History for Kids