Dear library friends,
I hope this message finds you in good health, tucked away with many good books to read (or listen to!) as we all finish out our first week of “stay at home.” In the midst of almost daily changes to lives and routines, our staff have worked to keep library services as available, relevant, and consistent as possible, all while working from home. While we never imagined having to “reinvent” our library over the course of one week, I am so proud of the work staff have done to make sure that we are serving our patrons as best we can under current conditions. While the library remains closed to the public, here are the services and programs we are currently offering:
- Phone/email reference: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
- 24/7 wifi available in our library parking lot
- Online programs using the Zoom webinar tool, including:
- Storytimes and “Quick Crafts for Kids” programs
- “Tech Tuesday” classes
- “Great Decisions” lecture series
- Zoom “drop-in help” sessions for anyone who wants to learn to use Zoom
You can find more information about our online events, including links to participate, by viewing our online program calendar at: https://jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/upcoming
Other 24/7 resources you can find through our website include:
- eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Washington Anytime Library
- Streaming video through Kanopy
- Webpages full of literacy and education links for Kids and Teens
- Ancestry.com – home access available through April 30!
- Databases like Chilton’s Auto Repair, Newsbank, and many more
While we hope to reopen just as soon as conditions allow, we recognize that the end of this closure is not something we can easily predict. For now, please watch our website, social media, or eNewsletters to stay up-to-date on any changes to services or programs. We thank you for your patience and wish you good health and happy reading!
Dr. Tamara R. Meredith
Director, Jefferson County Library
You don’t have to visit the Library to get great library service! If you prefer not to visit the library in person, you can still:
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