April 5, 2020

A letter from the Director

When I was so warmly welcomed into the Springvale community on February 15th, I never imagined that less than a month later I would have to make the difficult decision to close the Library.

Librarians will say that working in a library is not a job— it’s a calling.  It’s a call to grow a community, be a part of our patron’s lives, to teach, to enrich, and so much more.  At the heart of it, it is also to hand the perfect book to the perfect person. It causes us great pain to not be able to provide that book to you as much as many of you are disheartened to not be able to come here, to chat, to experience who this library is (our librarians) and what we can offer.

In the coming weeks, we’re pushing to provide you with online programs to be announced on Facebook and our website. Miss Sheila has already begun Munchie Monday, and Friday Stay At Home Storytimes on Facebook and we’re coming up with new ideas all of the time!  

We’re updating our website regularly, adding e-books and audiobooks to bridge the distance. You can use these on any of your devices as well as your computer.  We’ll be setting up a chat on our website to help you if you are having trouble using any of these resources as well as a link to sign up for our new newsletter.  

Remember to care for yourselves.  The sun is coming out to warm the earth; bask in it and let it remind you that spring is here.  The trees are beginning to bud, my strawberry plant’s leaves are green, and soon, a forsythia will glow yellow and whisper in the wind.  Remember, too, this will pass and we’ll greet the summer together.

Lesley

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We now have at-home access to

Ancestry, the world's

largest consumer

genealogy reference database.

New digital resources are being added, many by a donation by publishers and the New York Public Library: 

cloudLibrary just added $40,000 of additional items

Tumblebooks K-6

Teen Cloud

Audiobook Cloud

Romance Cloud

Tumblebook Math

New York Public Library e-books

Click on the image to the left to view them all!

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Children's Programs

All of Facebook

Munchie Mondays

Friday Stay At Home Storytime

NYT Bestsellers

NON-Fiction

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Educated by Tara Westover

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

FICTION

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

ValentineI by Elizabeth Wetmore

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

The Boy From the Woods  by Harlan Coben

Texas Outlaw by James Patterson

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Glass Hotel  by Emily St. John Mandel

The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel 

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

 

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