Happy Spring to you all! I hope you are finding the warm sunshine and fresh air restorative and life-giving.
Spring at the library involves online programming and now curbside pickup! See our website or give us a call for the full details on this service. It gives us great joy to be able to provide access to our collection, though it is limited at this time. Please note that we are still working out the logistics of accepting returns, but we hope to welcome your items back soon. In the meantime, rest assured that your due dates will continue to be extended, and no late fines will accrue.
What are you reading these days? I have struggled to really get into a book for the past few weeks. Studies have shown that when we are under stress, we often do not have the mental energy to tackle a challenge in our reading lives. In fact, many of us revert to reading childhood favourites. I know my copy of Anne of Green Gables is looking tempting. (There’s a copy on the library’s shelf available for you too!)
When you are struggling to read, we are here to help! Here is a brief roundup of select titles that might appeal to you. All of these titles were available as of Apr 30. If you have questions about accessing any of these resources, feel free to give us a call or send us a message on Facebook. Or join us for Tech Tuesdays on Zoom where Nathalie will provide e-resource tutorials (also available on our YouTube channel).
Maybe you’re feeling ambitious, and it’s time for you to sink your teeth into that classic you never got around to reading:
Perhaps you want to support local in your reading. I recommend the e-resource Read Alberta eBooks available on our website. All the books on this platform were published in Alberta. There are quite a few academic titles, but some great general interest ones as well:
Or maybe it’s a good time to get to a popular title from a few years ago that you never got to:
Or maybe, like me, focus and concentration aren’t coming very easily right now, and a short story collection could be just the thing:
Thank you all for how gracious you have been as we work out how to provide library services under these circumstances. If you have any questions or suggestions of how we can support you better through this time, feel free to contact us by phone, email or on Facebook.
From all of us at the library, we hope you stay well in every sense of the word. Take care.