Library News, Story Time

Story Time resumes!

We restarted story time January 5, 2021. We had 6 kiddos and 3 moms attend. It was awesome to be back at story time! We read a couple of books about snowmen and then made a snowman craft. This week, we had 7 kiddos and 3 moms attend.

Story time hours have changed. We now meet twice a week: Tuesdays 11:30-12 and Thursdays 4-4:30. If you can’t join us during these times, we can make a “make and take” craft goodie bag for you that you can pick up at your convenience.

We do try to limit the number of kiddos to 8 at each session. Masks are not required but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, you may.

For those who are stuck at home due to quarantining, we can put some books and movies together for you and you can do a curbside pickup during our regular business hours. Just let us know which books, authors, subjects, or age levels you’re looking for. If you are housebound, please call us and we can setup a home delivery to you, within city limits.

We can’t wait to make 2021 the best year yet!

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New Hours!

Starting November 1, 2020, our hours have changed. We are now open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will be closed 12:00 to 1:00 pm for lunch. We’re also open Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will be closed November 26-28 for Thanksgiving.

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This fall at the library:

The library reopened to patrons June 9th.

  • If you have been feeling ill or have recently traveled, stay home. 
  • Fines and fees resumed June 9th. Checkout dates returned to a three week period. Items allowed to be checked out will be 5 for a child’s account and 12 for an adult account. . 
  • Maintain social distancing of 6’ when you are in the library.
  • We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave at any time. If patrons don’t comply, the police will be called. 

We are not liable if you get sick after visiting our library. We will do everything we can to keep staff and patrons safe and healthy. If you enter the building, you are entering at your own risk.

All programs are on hold until January, 2021 at this time.

No other restrictions are in place. This is subject to change as local DHM’s are updated.

Amy will be on maternity leave from August 11 to sometime in November. There are three substitute librarians who will be able to assist you while she is gone.

We welcome you back and can’t wait to see you all again!

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Library Reopening!

Sutherland Public Library Reopening Guidelines and Rules of Behavior: 

The library will reopen to patrons June 9th. We have missed you and can’t wait to see you all again!

  • If you have been feeling ill or have recently traveled, stay home. 
  • Only 8 people at a time will be allowed inside for a 30 minute time limit total per day. No loitering. When we reach maximum capacity, the door will be locked and patrons will be required to stay outside until we reach 8 people. Enter through the west door and exit through the east door. 
  • Please return all materials to the return box; not to the front desk. 
  •  You will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building. 
  • One person from each family. No one under the age of 14 will be allowed in.
  • Fines and fees will resume June 9th. Checkout dates will be returned to a three week period. Items allowed to be checked out will be 5 for a child’s account and 12 for an adult account. 
  • No public computers, bathrooms, or reference room use until further notice. 
  • If you need to make copies or print things from your phone, we can help you with that as time permits.
  • Staff will wear masks while patrons are in the building. Patrons aren’t required to wear a mask but are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to do so. 
  • The front door handle will only be cleaned before 10 a.m. and  2 p.m.. 
  • All returned items are sanitized and placed in quarantine for 72 hours. 
  • We will still offer curbside pickup.
  • No tables or chairs will be available. 
  • Maintain social distancing of 6’ when you are in the library. Follow the arrows and tape marked on the floor. Stay behind the sneeze shield when at the circulation desk.
  • We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave at any time. If patrons don’t comply, the police will be called. 

We are not liable if you get sick after visiting our library. We will do everything we can to keep staff and patrons safe and healthy. If you enter the building, you are entering at your own risk.

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Coronavirus Covid 19 Closure

Sutherland Public Library will be closed until further notice. At this time, we are following the schools closure and will be closed until April 30th at least. We will keep everyone posted. The return box will be open and checked periodically. Please use our online resources, Overdrive, Libby, and Librista. We have public wi-fi in the parking lot.

Events, Story Time

Polar Bear Story Time!

We had eight friends join us for story time this morning. We read “Bear Needs Help” by Sarah S. Brannen and “Panda & Polar Bear” by Matthew J. Baek. We also painted our own polar bear faces using pom poms and clothespins. This is great for preschoolers pincer grasping skills.

Frownie Face!
Cheesy Face!
We just let the kids go with washable paint and their “paintbrushes”. I think it’s important for them to create their own polar bears.
Tabitha didn’t give us a smile this week but she did a great job painting!
Olivia’s bear is so cute!
Such a great book! Very simple and held their attention well.
We also read “Panda & Polar Bear” which is a great read. We talked about the colors, what they eat, and where they live.

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Penguin Story Time!

We had seven friends join us this morning for a penguin themed story time. We read a couple of books about penguins and then made our own penguins. We talked about the shapes and colors we found in our books and on our penguins. Getting seven kiddos to all smile at the camera at once is really tricky!

Connor learning to use a glue stick.
The kiddos busy gluing their penguins together.
Writing their names and giving their penguins names was very important this morning.
Getting them to all look at the camera at the same time is very tricky!
Say “penguins!”
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Santa Story Time!

We had six friends join us this morning for a Santa Claus themed story time.

We read, “Santa Duck” by David Milgrim and “Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa” by Nick Bruel.

 

Then we made our own Santa beards from a kit I found at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.

We used leftover cotton balls from a generous donation during summer reading.