Starting Monday, July 6th, the Library will be open for browsing and limited services Monday thru Friday, from 9:30, am to 5 pm.
Due to square footage calculations, we will be welcoming patrons 5 at a time, for 30-minute sessions, into the building.
For the safety of all, masks will be required to be in the building. Should you not have one with you, we have some that we can hand out. There is handsanitizer at the door and we appreciate you applying some before you come in. When going into the stacks to browse, you'll see some one-way arrows to follow as there just isn't passing room in the rows. Any books that you've touched and have chosen not to take home with you just set them down on the quarantine tables. They will be brought downstairs and quarantined for 96 hours.
For our staff's safety, please stay behind the sneeze guards. It'll be so easy to move around the sneeze guards to say hello, but we'll all work to avoid that. Please adhere to 6-foot distancing To help, we have put guides on the floors.
We are making the Children's Room available for families by appointment. You'll get 30 minutes for everyone to browse around. We ask that adults handle the books and give to the kiddos to word or picture read. There will be a table set aside to put all books handled into our 96-hour quarantine area. Rest assured, there will be a 30-minute window between families using the room for us to disinfect high touch areas and remove the happily used books and other items. You can call ahead and book an appointment or see if the room is being used. If not, you can come right on down!
The Genealogy Room is accepting 2-hour bookings. Please call ahead to make an appointment or see if the room is currently being used.
We will have 3 computers for 30-minute use.
We will have printing available but as we cannot take cash for printing and copying at this time, we would greatly appreciate your donation put into the jar at the circulation desk.
We will be continuing to provide Curbside service on Main Street for the months to come. Please don't hesitate to use the service.
While the Library will look a bit different when you next come in, it will always be your library and we are so glad to be able to open the doors to welcome you back. We've missed you all terribly!
Birding in Springvale
Springvale Library Partners with Maine Audubon on 3-Part Workshop Series
Nature Play, Native Plants, and Local Birds:
Maine Audubon webinar series at Springvale Library focuses on outdoor exploration
(registration is required for these events - click on underlined title to be taken to registration page)
From nature-based play to growing native plants to spotting birds in your backyard, a new three-part series of virtual workshops will help Springvale and Sanford community members use birding and wildlife gardens as springboards for outdoor exploration.
Maine Audubon and Springvale Library have partnered to develop these free live webinars. Registration and information can be found at maineaudubon.org/events. The first event on the importance of outdoor play kicks off the monthly series.
August 13, 6 to 7 pm: Neighborhood Nature for Play and Learning
Maine Audubon’s Early Childhood Education Program Manager Molly Woodring will discuss how exploring “nearby nature” can promote independent play, strengthen relationships, and foster a connection to nature, with a focus on strategies and resources for different developmental stages.
September 10, 6 to 7 pm: “Bringing Nature Home” in Springvale
Maine Audubon's Director of Education Eric Topper will talk about the plants, practices, and perks of restoring ecology in our gardens, yards, and communities. The program will focus on Maine Audubon’s intended work and collaboration in Springvale and will include an opportunity for several of our partners to share and discuss their goals and plans to grow native plants and create a stewardship plan for the library grounds.
October 8, 6 to 7 pm: Birds of Springvale and York County
Join Maine Audubon's Staff Naturalist Doug Hitchcox for a live webinar about the birds that call Springvale and York County home. We will discuss natural history, identification, threats to, and ways to help these birds.
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