Doman Calkins: Sherwood Public Library continues
This is a new world we live in, and Sherwood Public Library is still here for you.
While Oregon slowly reopens, Sherwood Public Library staff are in coordination with Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), the county, the city of Sherwood and the state of Oregon to best plan our reopening in careful and incremental levels that are safe for our patrons, staff and their families.
In the meantime, we continue to present free online events, answer questions remotely, connect you with e-books and streaming video, help people get their e-access cards from home, and get the library ready for you to visit safely when the time is right.
Here's what we have in store for you this summer:
• Live book discussions continue through our secure Zoom room. Register in advance.
• Book Buddies is for grades K-2. Join the discussion of "Princess Cora and the Crocodile" by Laura Amy Schlitz (available electronically). Tuesday, June 16, 3:30 p.m.
• Paperback Pals is for grades 3-5. Listen to Jaime read aloud from a book, and afterwards, everyone will have a chance to comment. An activity you can do from home will be uploaded during the meeting. Wednesday, June 17, 3:30 p.m.
• Fiction Friends is for grades 6-8. June title TBA. Thursday, June 18, 3:30 p.m.
• Adult Book Discussion is Wednesday, June 10, 6 p.m. Title TBA, available electronically.
• Live family storytimes in our secure Zoom room: Join Jaime on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Join Amanda on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Registration is required.
• Trivia Tuesdays is weekly on our Facebook page. Flex those brain cells from home and see if you can crack Adam's hidden theme.
• Our youth summer reading program this year has shifted to "We're All Reading Together." Stay tuned for free books for all ages, grab-and-go crafts and STEM activities, a bingo challenge, and more.
• Adult Summer Reading will still include free books, prizes, and reading recommendations. Online registration began June 1 at wccls.org. Read anything you like — audiobooks count too! Submit book reviews online at sherwoodoregon.gov/library through Aug. 31. Each book review enters you into a weekly gift card drawing.
All events are free, thanks to taxpayer support, Friends of Sherwood Public Library, and a Ready to Read grant from the State Library of Oregon.
Materials currently checked out will not accrue fines while the library is closed. Any requested items will remain on hold for you until the library re-opens. Library card accounts that were due to expire have been extended. If you tried to use an expired library card earlier during the closure, we invite you try again, as it may have since been automatically updated for you.
We miss you and look forward to seeing you in our online events or soon at the library.
Adrienne Doman Calkins is manager of the Sherwood Public Library.
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