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Our approach to put people & safety first

As we share information about COVID-19, here's information about how your public library is continuing to serve you during this pandemic. Questions? Contact us now and ...
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Coronavirus information

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you » Buildings closed; digital library, virtual-only service until December 16 Since Wednesday, November 11's announcement to close the ...
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Mr. Luis and Honor

Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Math

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Math. Did you just shudder? Or grin? Most people have a strong reaction to math, one way or the other ...
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Tech Tips: Installing apps on iPhone & Android

By Rose Barnes, Adult Digital Learning Librarian Smartphones have changed the way we communicate and interact with the world around us. Beyond acting as a ...
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We suggest: Family stories

While we may be spending more time apart this year, sharing stories can connect people and families across distances, whether you're separated by long distances ...
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Miss Jenny and Ruthie the Camel

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Sing, sing a song

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Mr. Andy, one of our past librarians, always used to tell caregivers that he could remember the words to "Sweet ...
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We Suggest: Titles for Veterans Day

Every year on November 11, we honor America's military veterans for their service. Below are some recent, thoughtful reads to help you observe. Plus, mark ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Physical & human geography

By Children's Librarian Genevieve Grove I have always loved looking at maps and studying about other countries and cultures my whole life. Could it be ...
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