NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGNUP MONTH
September is Library Card Sign-up Month – a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. The observance was launched in 1987 to meet the challenge of then Secretary of Education William J. Bennett who said: “Let’s have a national campaign…every child should obtain a library card – and use it.” Since then, thousands of public and school libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child does just that. Library cards are free. Limited borrowing privileges are granted on the spot. The SCL requires a photo ID and signature for a library card. Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
TEMPORARY LIBRARY HOURS
Until further notice, the library will be open from 9 â€“ 6 Monday through Friday, 9 â€“ 5 Saturday and closed on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please remind your children to sign up if they are in the library unaccompanied by an adult. Our policy for unaccompanied children is as follows:
All children seven (7) years of age or younger or one with special needs relating to physical and mental ability will, at all times, be attended and adequately supervised by a responsible adult, babysitter, or mature adolescent sixteen (16) years of age or older. Children ages 8 â€“ 15 should not be expected by a parent or guardian to supervise younger siblings. Children eight (8) years of age and older may use the library unattended providing proper behavior is maintained.
CIRCLE TIME SIGNUP
Preschool Circle Time registrations are still available! Circle Time is for children ages 0 â€“ e and is scheduled for Wednesday mornings at 10:30.
NEW COPIER CHARGES
Our new patron copier now has a vend station attached. This means that patrons will pay in advance for copies made. The vend station accepts coins and bills. The library does not carry extra change for the machine. Both regular and legal sized copies will be 25 cents, while 11 x 17 sheets will cost 40 cents.
CLICK FOR BABIES
Knit or crochet to prevent infant abuse. Drop off your completed purple baby caps at the library and weâ€™ll send them in! Contact the library for additional details.