MASKS STILL REQUIRED
There is exciting news from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that vaccinated people are no longer required by public health guidelines to wear masks indoors. Local businesses and organizations can still require masks.
The Traveling Library will still be requiring masks until we have had some more time to consider this important decision. We are thinking about adults who are still in the process of getting vaccinated and the many children we serve who have not yet been vaccinated. We are also conscious that our facilities are not well ventilated.
The board will be discussing this on Monday. We want to get back to normal and plan to do so deliberately, intentionally, and safely.
It may be that we change our practice as early as June or July, but in the meantime please wear masks when you visit the Bookmobile, the County Library on Sawmill Road, or the N4Cs Library.
CALL FOR BOOK SALE VOLUNTEERS
We need about 100 people to pitch in for a few hours!
Our book sales are our biggest fundraisers and help us buy about half of the new books we add to our shelves each year. We can’t do it without a lot of support from book lovers in our community!
Can we count on you to help, or to ask others to pitch in?
We need people to set up and take down, to move boxes on flatbed carts, and to help organize books during the OUTDOOR tent sale. The process starts on June 1 and ends on June 10.
Get more information and sign up online at:
Feel free to email email@example.com or call 570-387-8782 to ask questions or to sign up. (It does help us a lot if you can use the online signup though.)
Thanks for whatever you can do!
We do take donated books whenever the County Library is open. We are running out of storage space, so if it is convenient for you to bring donations when you come to shop the sale, please do that. If that is not convenient, we will be happy to receive your books!
“NEW NORMAL” SCHEDULE
All community bookmobile stops are restored!
Download the new schedule and hours, including hours for the County Library on Sawmill Road and the N4Cs Library in Benton.
The schedule is mostly the same as it was before the pandemic started, with a couple of changes:
1) Our Benton route that includes N4Cs, Central Park Hotel, and Country Fresh Market will stay on Mondays. (On the opposite Monday, we will be doing summer reading stops at the library or serving K-12 schools depending on the season. We will also do home deliveries on some of those Mondays.)
2) Our southern routes that include the Catawissa and Locust Township areas will be on Tuesdays. Note that we will be back at Rohrbach’s Farm Market. (Thanks to Catawissa Christian Church for hosting us throughout the winter season.)
There are a couple of other minor adjustments, so please look the schedule over carefully to find all the stops in your area. You can also use the bookmobile at the County Library during the scheduled times — just stop in to the library to request access to the bookmobile for browsing.
TENT BOOK SALE
Save the dates for our next huge tent book sale June 3-9!
We will have more than 20,000 used books for all ages which our friends have donated since last August. Prices range from $.25 to $3 with most books $.50 to $2.00. The sale will be in a gigantic tent outside of our library building at 702 Sawmill Rd., Bloomsburg, PA (near Lightstreet and the I-80 interchange by Denny’s). Strict Covid-19 requirements will be observed. We had a very safe tent sale last August. Watch this space and like our Facebook page for more information! We can receive book donations at the County Library during our regular hours.
EXPANDED LIBRARY HOURS
We are happy to be able to expand our library hours as we take a few more steps toward our new normal. Starting March 1, the County Library on Sawmill Road will be open the following hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 9am–6pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 9am–4pm
Please take note that we are now open into the evening on Monday and Tuesday (instead of Wednesday). We are now open Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. We will be closed on Fridays until we get more funding. Saturday hours have moved from 9-12 to 10-1.