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.
We now have at-home access to
Ancestry, the world's
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
New York Public Library e-books
Click on the image to the left to view them all!
All of Facebook
Friday Stay At Home Storytime
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Educated by Tara Westover
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
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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