Library News

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The library reopened its doors on Wednesday, July 1, for our regular library hours. Here’s what you need to know:

1) We ask patrons to limit their time in the library to selection of materials and checkout. We love that the library is a hang out and socialize spot. Right now, however, the hanging out and socializing need to happen outside the library building.

2) We ask patrons to behave responsibly and respectfully. Please maintain proper social distancing guidelines and be conscious of the personal space of others. We trust our patrons to remain home if they are ill or have potentially been in contact with someone who is ill.

3) We ask patrons to use our digital resources and curbside service when coming to the library is uncomfortable or inadvisable. Current conditions should not keep anyone from using the library.

Summer Reading 2020 – We are in Week 6!

Readers of all ages, have you done your reading for Weeks 5 & 6? Turn in a slip at the library or record your reading online! Prizes for Weeks 5 & 6 will be ready after 11am, July 13.

Have you done a challenge or activity? Drop a note in the slip deposit box at the library or record your challenge/activity online! Along with the required reading, you must complete at least 4 challenges or activities to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. Grand Prizes this year include two $50 Visa gift cards, two $100 Visa gift cards, and two gorgeous tables generously donated by Whitacre’s Furniture here in Hudson. (Pssst! Adults, you need to let us know when you do an activity/challenge, too. If you do something with your kids or grandkids, it counts.)

Registration is open for Summer Reading 2020 – Dig Deeper! This program is for all ages, zero to 110! The program begins June 1st and will run for 8 weeks. Read for 2 1/2 hours each week. At the end of each second week, turn in a slip at the library or online and win a $5 gift card to a local business. You’ll need to watch the website or follow us on Facebook to participate in activities and challenges that will make you eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing. Print out your own reading slips to turn in at the library or record your reading online. It’s going to be a wild ride, and we can’t wait for you to join us as we Dig Deeper!

Hey, I returned that!

You’ll notice that items remain checked out on your card for up to a week after you return them. Returned items must remain in quarantine until they are safe to shelve or recirculate. We appreciate your patience.

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