Announcement, extended closing

Hello, my lovely patrons! Liz the Librarian here with an update!

I have been advised to remain closed until mid-April, due to concerns with and the dangers involving COVID-19. So, for now, our tentative opening date is April 15th. I have been told that this date may change and be pushed back or forward; I will let you all know when I do. But for now, we are still officially closed. There are still no club nights during this time.

BUT! I am still coming in and doing work (thank you so much to the village for letting me!) so we are still offering most of our services for you all!

You can still check out books and DVDs to keep the boredom at bay; our Wi-Fi is still up and running and free to use (the password is our phone number!); if you need to use a computer and our printer, you are more than welcome to stop by and do so; if your child needs craft supplies, paper, bits and bobs, etc for school projects, please feel free to ask me for them; and anything else you can think of, just ask, and I will do my best to help!

As always, you can reach me through the library’s phone number, 402-568-2570, and yes, you can leave a message if you would like. We also have an email address: snyderlibrary@yahoo.com. I will respond to any messages and/or emails as soon as possible. But if you reach out through the Facebook page (facebook.com/necessitynotluxury), I will be able to respond almost immediately, as I am able to access it with my phone.

When I am in the library, I put up a sign saying “Miss Liz is IN!” so you know that I am here, and I am letting patrons in two or three at a time to use our services. The library has been deep-cleaned and disinfected, and will continue to be disinfected regularly.

Again, if you need anything, anything at all, please just ask, and I will help you to best of my abilities!

Stay home, stay safe, and keep on reading!

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Closed Until April

Due to concerns with COVID-19 and public safety, the Snyder Public Library will be closed for the rest of March. We thought about staying open to continue providing services to the community, but have been advised to close.
(If this ends up changing anytime soon, I will make another announcement.)

There will be no club nights for the rest of March.

There will be no late fees for the rest of March, and anything checked out currently has had its due date extended to April 1st. Yes, even movies!

If you would like to check out books and/or movies to keep yourself and your family entertained during quarantine, you may do so. Please just call the library first before setting out; I will still be in from time to time doing work, and can let one or two patrons in at a time to check materials out. But since we won’t officially be open, I cannot guarantee I will be there during regular hours.
The library’s phone number is 402-568-2570, but if you message the Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/necessitynotluxury ), I will be able to respond almost immediately, at any time.

I will work with you all to the best of my abilities!

We are so sad to be closing, but hopefully this will all be over soon. We will continue posting updates as we receive them.

Stay safe, and keep on reading! 😊

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I Heart Books! <3

Hello, all! Guess winter is sticking around for a little bit longer, eh? Hopefully it warms up (and stays warm) soon! I’m slowly figuring out my way around this updated WordPress editor, but it sure is a pain! Pictures definitely won’t look the same with the posts anymore, and even making the posts has become kind of ridiculous.
Make sure to check out our Facebook (necessitynotluxury) for more continuous updates and pictures of the happenings within our library!

Our foreign exchange student patron, Viva Jitcheun, has decided that she would like to put on presentations and slideshows here in the auditorium, to teach everyone about the exchange student program and about her home country, Thailand! On February 2nd, we learned about the program, and on February 16th, we will learn about some of the history of Thailand! She is doing a presentation every other Sunday, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, inside the auditorium. She’s using the library’s new projector and projection screen to do it! Come on down and learn about a whole new country!
February 16th: History of Thailand, part 1
March 1st: Education in Thailand
March 15th: History of Thailand, part 2
March 29th: Religion in Thailand

Our Club Nights have changed a little bit! In January, Alex Nuno, former resident of Snyder (and now serving our country!) came into the library and asked about our old D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) club. I told him that I hadn’t been able to figure it out, and changed it into Board Game Night instead. He then offered to help me learn how to run the game sessions, help all of the patrons and me build characters, and then run a session so we could all play for the first time! It was a lot of chaotic fun, and we learned that it’s better to work together, and that the roll of the dice can change EVERYTHING! The kids loved it so much that they voted to make it into a club, and thus, D&D Club has replaced Chess as one of our main four clubs. Luckily for them, Chess Club was supposed to be right after the D&D session Alex ran, so they got to play it two weeks in a row. The second session was just as chaotic as the first, if not a little clunky (we are all still learning), and the kids loved it and can’t wait to play it again on February 26th! D&D Club Night is an extended one, running from 4:00 – 7:30 pm instead of 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

BINGO Night still remains our top Club Night, with seven attending last month and eight attending today! We’ve got lots of great prizes for all ages! Gym Day had seven attend last month, and we played kickball, as always. We always have a popsicle and water break in the midst of playing. Board Game Night was Alex’s D&D session last month, and eight people came to play, and my D&D session had five come to play. Hopefully all of our clubs continue to do well and get even better with time! Gym Day this month is on February 12th, Board Game Night will be on February 19th, and D&D will be on February 26th!

That’s about all for now – we’ve mostly been busy with our weekly clubs for the last couple of months, and that’s okay! The patrons all love them and have a lot of fun while attending. The next big event isn’t until May, which will be our Dr. Seuss party. Otherwise, my board and I will be discussing and planning other things for you all!

Liz the Librarian, signing off. <3

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