The physical library is closed until further notice to keep our patrons and staff safe but the virtual library is open!
Online Guided Meditation
Kids Meditation: Mindful Monday Moments with Maryellen
Looking for training on social media programs like Facebook and Facetime, Twitter, Skype, Instagram or how to use things like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hoopla, etc.? It's never too late to learn, or so they say! TechBoomers will teach you how to navigate websites and programs for free!
Book Spine Poetry Challenge!
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the library is challenging patrons to use book titles to create their own poems. Book spine poems are easy to make! Just find the books you want to use and stack them with spines arranged so that the titles form the lines of your poem.
Categories include: Youth (ages 0-17), Family, and Adult (ages 18+). Participants may submit one entry per category.
There will be a 1st and 2nd place award in each category. First-place winners will receive a ride-along in Dottie the Bookmobile and a book gift card. Second-place winners will receive a book gift card.
Guest judges include Samantha Aikman, Richmond native and the winner of the 2020 National Poetry Month Poster Contest; Williston poet Michelle Demers; and Allen Brook School Librarian, Cara Clopton.
While we are all staying safe and sheltering in place it is important to connect virtually with others. Zoom offers a platform to talk with and see others online as are other programs like FaceTime and Skype. People can sign up for free Zoom accounts which allow for 40 minute sessions. 40 minutes not enough? When the session runs out you can always start a new one! Paid versions are available and more information about pricing is on the Zoom website. Need to know more about how to use Zoom? They offer excellent tutorials here.
As with any web program, it is important to make sure you are following security guidelines. Safety guidelines regarding Zoom can be found here. The newest recommendations include using the "waiting room" feature, not publishing meeting links on social media, using invitations to people that wish to be part of the meeting and being comfortable with how to remove people from a meeting.