I hope this finds you well, enjoying the summer weather and a few good books. This is a summer to celebrate simple pleasures. Whether your plans involve road trips to visit family, camping adventures, or just some downtime in your backyard, I hope it is restful and refreshing.
On behalf of the library staff and board, I want to thank you for your gracious and generous understanding during this time of limited library services. We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we re-opened, particularly knowing that everyone’s stress levels are a bit higher than normal. We have been delighted (though not terribly surprised) to return to serving a community characterized by understanding, gratitude, and appreciation. Thank you for bearing with us as we sort out what library services can look like during a pandemic. Our staff feel safe and comfortable at work, and that is due in large part to your respectfulness and care.
We are making tentative plans for the autumn months at the library. While no decisions are firm yet, we do hope to resume room rentals and make more of the library available to the public in the coming months. Programming will likely not resume until October while we monitor the outcomes of students returning to classes. We will communicate all changes through our website, social media channels, and this email list.
I don’t know how you’re feeling, but I have been a bit overwhelmed by the news lately. It has been helpful and good for my soul to get lost in a good book once in awhile. Here are the latest titles I have enjoyed:
One of the staff’s favourite parts of our modified service is that they have even more opportunity to suggest titles that you might enjoy. We have recommendations ready for you from different genres and read-alikes to your favourite authors. We even have a shelf full of my picks if you want a general fiction recommendation. The staff love to do this for all ages, so if you or your family members are at a loss for what to read next, let the staff make some selections for you.
We hope your summer plans include a visit to the library. Our staff have been so glad to reconnect with you and to see you again after so long. Take care.