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NEWS AND BLOG

What’s Happening At Your Library? 

General Public Operating Schedule

The Allen F Pierce Free Library will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  On Saturday, the library will be open from 08:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, except during the summer when the hours will be 08:00 am to Noon. 

 

NEW COVID-19  – LIBRARY OPERATING PROTOCOLS

Library operations are almost back to pre-pandemic “normal!”  The library can be accessed by the Fenner Street front door or the handicap accessible backdoor.

Those who are not yet vaccinated for COVID are asked to continue wearing a mask for their own protection and that of other patrons and staff. 

For patron and staff safety, all library transactions will continue to handled at the shielded portion of the front librarian’s desk.

The library has resumed children’s play and browsing activities, patron socializing, day time public meetings, etc.

All public computers are again available for use, with a 30 minute limit if others are waiting to access them.

The library once again will accept donations of used books, CDs, audio books, DVDs or other materials.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!

SUMMER BOOK FAIRE COMMING SOON!

We will hold our annual Summer Book Faire from Tuesday, 27 July through 7 August, 2021.  Great selection of almost new ($2) and gently used hardback ($1) and paperback ($.50) books, DVD movies ($2), audio books ($2), and children’s books ($.50).  All priced to sell.  Make great birthday and holiday gifts or purchase them just because! 

Book donations to support the Book Faire are much appreciated!  Hope to see you there.

 

BOOK CLUB NEWS

The next Book Club meeting is on June 8, 2021 at 7PM at the library. This month’s book is The Rose Code by Kate Quinn:  The year 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything – beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses – but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of East End London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

The year 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter – the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger – and their true enemy – closer….

PA POWER LIBRARY

PA’s electronic library, Power Library, offers many on-line services that you will find especially useful during the COVID pandemic.  To access all that Power Library has to offer, fill out the application for your free Power Library eCard at https://powerlibrary.auto-graphics.com/ and you will be ready to go. Among the treasures available:

CHAT with a librarian:  A free, statewide live chat service where real librarians answer questions 24/7.  Families, and especially students K through college, can use the service to find quality information and resources for general research, homework questions, STEM and science fair projects, genealogy research, and more.  To make best use of your CHAT time, have a clear question ready and be prepared to spend 10-15 minutes with the librarian.  You can save chats by supplying an email address.  Access CHAT at http://www.powerlibrary.org/chat .

E-Resources:  Provides access to thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, photographs, charts, maps, and reference materials for Pennsylvanians of all ages.  Resource categories include – Auto & Small Engine Repair; Biography; Business; College Resources; Education; Elementary School Resources; Find A Book; General Reference; Health & Science; High School Resources; Literature; Middle School Resources; Newspapers & Magazines; and Spanish Language.  Access E-Resources at http://www.powerlibrary.org/e-resources .

Job Hunting Resources:  PA CareerLink, PA’s premier job-matching tool.  The user-friendly job-matching system was created to connect employers and job seekers all in one place, free of charge.  Access at https://www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/jponline/.  Resume Builder, an easy fill-in-the-blank process allows you to add your information (contact information, experience, education, etc.) and leads to a finished resume in PDF format that you can save or email. Access at https://ilead-resume.powerlibrary.org/.  Pennsylvania Career Guide, whether you are a student, an educator, a first-time jobseeker, a parent or a person considering a career change, you will find that the Pennsylvania Career Guide is a valuable resource as you make those all-important career decisions.  Access at https://www.workstats.dli.pa.gov/Products/CareerGuide/Pages/default.aspx

Power Teens: Research resources for teens.  Access at https://teens.powerlibrary.org/

Power Kids: Discover all that Power Library has to offer just for kids.  Access at https://kids.powerlibrary.org/

Use your library’s on-line resources and Stay safe!