Library Reopened!

The Library has reopened to patrons!  We have modified hours of:

Monday & Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

We have opened using the CDC and Ohio Department of Health’s guidelines, along with the Battelle Study on library materials handling.

  • *Minimum 6 feet between people (social distancing).
  • *Face coverings and gloves required by staff.
  • *A staff member will greet patrons and ask them to use the hand sanitizer and explain the library rules and regulations.
  • *We recommend patrons wear a face covering.
  • *Patrons returning library materials must use the book drops, no returned materials will be allowed past the front doors by in-coming patrons.
  • *Returned materials will go through a 6 day quarantine period before being checked in by staff, cleaned and returned to shelves.
  • *Maximum capacity of public at any one time to be 20 people.
  • *Patrons may bring no food or drinks in building.
  • *Book aisles limited to one person per aisle at any one time.
  • *Public restrooms and water fountains will remain closed to the public.
  • *Patrons age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult and stay with the adult during the visit.
  • *Plexiglas panels are in place at the circulation and librarian desks.
  • *Computer usage will be limited to 1 hour per patron per day. Computers will be cleaned between patrons. Only 4 computers will be used to maintain social distancing.  Staff can only help minimally with computers.
  • *High touch surfaces throughout the library will be cleaned multiple times during open hours by staff with disinfectant.
  • *Faxing and copying will be done by staff.
  • *Notary services will be done by staff.
  • *We will encourage patrons to come enjoy our services, but only remain in the building for an hour or so.  We are limiting visit length.
  • *Very limited seating and tables will be available for patrons.
  • *All upcoming programs will be online to maintain social distancing and mass gatherings. There will be no in person programs at this time.
  • *Public meeting rooms are unavailable at this time.
  • *All toys and computers in the children’s area have been removed.

If patrons have any symptoms or are sick, please to not enter the building.  We have  continued our curbside service for patrons who are still uncomfortable in public spaces or are at risk.

Summer Reading Program for Children, Teens & Adults!

Join us this year for a virtual program ‘Imagine Your Story’.  Our programs will be all virtual this year and they will be listed here and on our Facebook page.

All you need to do is read books, magazines and listen to audios, keep track on your reading log, return it to the library and get entered in drawings for prizes.  We can pick up the registration and logs through our curbside service,or we can mail them to you, then you return them in the book drop.  If you’d rather you can make an online account with Engaged Patrons to keep your logs, with the links below.  Let’s make this year our biggest yet!

Children – Pre K-6th Grade        Teen – 7th Grade-12 Grade        Adult – 18 Years and Up

 

 

Summer Reading Ye Olde STEAM – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

Check out our Facebook page each Wednesday as Ms. Kathy shares a new Fable or Fairy Tale-themed STEAM Challenge. Then share a photo or short video of your results with us. For ages 10-teens.

7/1: 3 Little Pigs- Houses that cannot be blown down

7/8: Hansel & Gretel- Witch Trap

7/15: 3 Billy Goats Gruff- Make a Covered Bridge or Boat

7/22: Beauty and the Beast- Build a Book Stand for Belle

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Virtual Cooking Class – Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 pm

Join Angel in making homemade, easy Calzones.  Be a hit with your family and friends, try this simple recipe.  The recipe is on our website and Facebook page.  Angel will be on Facebook showing you how to make them.

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Angel’s Calzone Recipe

 

Ingredients

Frozen bread dough (1-3 loaves)

Pizza sauce

Mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese

Pizza toppings (meats, veggies, fruits if that’s your thing…whatever you like on pizza!)

Butter (2 TBS melted)

Italian seasonings

 

Directions

  1. Thaw frozen bread dough loaf on a cookie sheet covered with a tea towel. Bread will rise as it thaws.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°
  3. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough loaf in half and roll into a circle.
  4. In the middle of the circle spread pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  5. Fold dough over filling. Using a fork, pinch edges to seal.
  6. Brush the melted butter over the top of the calzone, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings, if desired. Bake to golden brown 20-30 minutes.

 

These calzones are huge, but amazing! Serve with a fresh salad and ice cold lemonade and by all means enjoy!

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