Molalla library offers fun for families even with doors closed
While the Molalla Public Library remains closed to public entry due to COVID-19, the library continues to offer resources and activities for families, from book check-out to grab-and-go crafts and an online escape room.
To check out items, curbside service is available Tuesday through Saturday. Call 503-829-2593 for an appointment. The book drops in the parking lot are also open, with books quarantined for up to seven days upon return. Patrons are not charged overdue fees right now.
After a light holiday schedule, activities pick back up on Jan. 11 with several grab-and-go craft options for pick-up between 10 and 11 a.m. For adults, January brings a pigeon message card craft. Teens can also pick up a craft during that time. For kids, January's kit is a selection of outer-space crafts. There is also a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) kit available. For all crafts, quantities are limited.
The library is also offering escape rooms online.
"Test your logic skills with these fun and challenging online Escape Room puzzles," according to the library website.
Finally, the library is offering teen subscription book boxes for students in grades 6-12 that include two to three personalized book selections as well as some goodies to make monthly reading more fun.
Teens or parents wishing to subscribe should do so by Jan. 10. Then call on Jan. 20, Feb. 20 and March 20 for a curbside pick-up appointment. When finished, return the books, but keep everything else.
For more detailed information on library offerings during the pandemic, visit cityofmolalla.com/library.
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