Library News

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.

Library News

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.

Events, Story Time

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!”
Events, Story Time

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.

Events, Story Time

Reindeer Story Time!

We had five friends join us for a reindeer themed story time this morning. I realized that we don’t own any books about reindeer so we had to compromise and read “Christmas Mice” and “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell”. We also did the reindeer hokey pokey which left me very out of breath! This craft is one I found at Hobby Lobby. It’s all stickers and they just assemble the reindeer. It’s very good for their fine motor skills.


Library News

Community Needs Survey Plan

Sutherland Public Library is working towards becoming an accredited library. One of the things we need to do is complete a survey of our town. We need to know the things that you like about our village and the things that we could work on. This is a very short survey and only has 11 quick questions. Click here to complete our google form survey:

Thank you so much! Please let us know if you have any questions!

Events, Story Time

Space Camp Yoga & Constellations

This morning we had twelve kiddos join us for space camp. We read books about the stars and talked about constellations.

Then we did some “star” yoga, which the kids really seemed to enjoy. There were a lot of giggles!

After that, we made chalk and star sticker constellations. Some kids made up their own constellations and some copied real constellations.


Teen’s Space Camp

We had 8 teens join us for origami space camp last week.

We also realized that our sugar crystals from the previous week didn’t turn out as well as we had liked.



This week, we will try to build a globe structure using only tape and straws. I won’t be helping them at all. It’s all about working together as a team to figure out how to engineer the globe.