It’s time to review and highlight what’s happening at the library during these changeable times.
First, what are our hours currently? Monday – Thursday from 10 – 5:30. Friday 10 – 5. Saturday 10 – 2. We are still closed on Sundays. Easter weekend we are closed Friday, open 10 – 2 Saturday, and closed Sunday.
We have a job posting for a Building Maintenance Coordinator. This is a part time job and a new position. See the job description, requirements, and application process by clicking on the link which you’ll find on the top scroll bar of the library’s website at www.wicksonlibrary.org. (The library is a wonderful place to work. Just saying.)
Story Time has returned in person. Pre-schoolers can attend story time together once again, but you must have a reservation since space is now limited. Times are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call us at (989) 652-8323 to make your reservation.
Speaking of promoting literacy in our very youngest patrons, the 1000 Books before Kindergarten program continues for kids from birth to kindergarten. By promoting regular reading at home with families, children become better prepared for school later and also are more likely to be lifelong readers. This has been a popular program through the years. There is no residence requirement to participate because promoting literacy is that important and because the costs of the program are underwritten by private funding. Stop in or call for details to get started.
Speaking of funding, tax forms are available for free at the library. You can find them in our lobby near the front door while supplies last. You are welcome to take the forms you need for your personal use.
Summer Reading will be happening this summer. Watch for later announcements and information as to what form this will take, what the theme will be, and how to participate. This is a wonderful thing to anticipate.
Speaking of anticipation, we can look forward to the start-up of our popular Constitution Seminars led by Judge Christopher Nuechterlein around the end of April. Watch for future announcements.
Books for Lunch, our monthly book club for adults, has been Zooming all through the pandemic. While on the one hand, it’s limiting (no lunch, for instance, and none of the side-bar conversations that always went with lunch), on the other hand people have been able to participate no matter where they’ve been. The book club is known for its absence of pressure. We discuss whatever we’ve individually been reading and, if you haven’t had time to read, it’s still fun to build a reading list from the discussions. New members are always welcome. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org join our email list for Zoom links and other news.
The library now has a blog which publishes weekly articles to extend information about books, authors, genres, or general interesting reading related topics by linking our blog readers to outside quick read sources. You can also read these columns early. We hope to pique your interest in following the blog and welcome ideas for blog topics. If you scroll down the library’s website homepage, you’ll see links to our latest posts.
And last but important for everyone, next time you stop in, come to the circulation desk and we’ll issue you a brand-new library card number. With our far more extensive on-line catalog system soon to be in use, everyone needs a new library number.
This is a good time to remind everyone to follow us on our website at wicksonlibrary.org, follow our new blog (linked from the website), and follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you have the latest news fast.
And one book note: Tana French’s latest book, The Searcher, is especially wonderful on audio because the reader is terrific with a variety of Irish accents.
See you at the Library!