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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. During the holiday season, the library will be closed November 26-30, 2020 for Thanksgiving; December 24 – 28 for Christmas; and December 31, 2020 – 4 January 2021 for New Year’s.
COVID19 – LIBRARY OPERATING PROTOCOLS
Library access is by the Fenner Street front door. Handicap access is available at the backdoor – please knock or ring for assistance.
All who enter the library must wear a mask and, where possible, maintain six (6) social distance.
Notify a librarian if you have or have been exposed to a COVID19 infection.
Return all library books and materials using the BOOK DROP located next to the other front door. Do not bring them into the library.
For patron and staff safety, all library transactions will continue to handled at the shielded portion of the front librarian’s desk.
We can not accommodate children’s play and browsing activities, patron socializing, day time public meetings, etc.
Adult, teen and tween patrons can browse the stacks for books, audio books and DVDs to check out. Masks will be required as will gloves or sanitizing hands prior to browsing.
Library services offered include:return and checkout of books, audio books, CDs and DVD;; use of one public computer for task purposes (recreational computer use is not supported); and a designated desk in our computer area for those using their laptop to access our Wi-Fi hot spot.
For your protection, due to the COVID19 infection control measures, restroom facilities are not available except for emergency use. Users will be responsible for sanitizing it after use according to the protocols posted in the restroom.
Sorry!! The library cannot accept donations of used books, CDs, audio books, DVDs or other materials until we lift COVID19 restrictions.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN!!
BOOK CLUB NEWS
Next Month’s Book Club meeting on Tuesday, 11 May, at 7:00 in the library, COVID permitting or via ZOOM if not. Our next book is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856–a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces–when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry’s master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town–along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859–one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.
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!