Earth Day(Month!)

By Alissa Orr,

Birds are singing and spring flower buds are breaking through the dirt. The earth is waking up from its long winter’s nap just in time to celebrate Earth Day.

The World’s first Earth Day took place in 1970 making this year the 51st Anniversary. You and your family can help the library celebrate Earth Day the entire month of April by doing activities to better our earth.

The Children’s Department will be handing out log sheets with activity ideas and a map to color in. Activities include taking a nature walk, making a craft out of recycled items, looking at the stars and many more. For every activity you complete you can color in a continent or a body of water on your map. Once your entire earth has been colored bring it in to the Children’s Department to pick up a small prize. Log sheet with activity ideas and a map are also available for download HERE.

We look forward to seeing your map and hearing all your stories about what you did to help our Earth!

Library of Trees

By Alissa Orr,

We are in need of sponsors for our Library of Trees Event. Advertise your organization or business by participating in this fun event. Simply pick a book and decorate your tree based on the book’s theme. Each tree will have a sign stating who is sponsoring it and the book they have chosen. Each tree will also need to have a decorated box under it. Guests may vote for their favorite tree by leaving canned food items in the box of their favorite tree. The organization/business who receives the most donations will be the Library of Trees champion. All canned food items will be donated to local food banks.

If your business or organization is interested in participating please email Alissa at alissao@nchcpl.org. Please include your book choice and tree theme in the email. Also, please include whether you are able to provide your own artificial tree or are in need of a tree. We have a limited amount of trees available. Set up time will begin Tuesday, November 24th during library operating hours. Please have your tree decorated by 5pm Thursday, December 3rd.

This event will be great for our community in many ways including advertising for local businesses and organizations affected by COVID, providing food to our local food banks and last but certainly not least providing a free and safe event to the community. If you have any questions please email Alissa.

Family R.E.C.

By Alissa Orr,

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!!! Escape the crazy weather and join us in the story room every Tuesday and Thursday in March at 10am. Drop-in to Read-Eat-Create with your child. We provide books for you to read together, a snack, and a craft. Check out all the fun R.E.C. themes this month.

MARCH 3 & 5: LIONS

March 10 & 12: GREEN

March 17 & 19: ST. PARTICK’S DAY

March 24 & 26: LAMB

March 31: FROGS

OVERDRIVE HOLDS REDELIVERY

By Alissa Orr,

Exciting changes coming to Overdrive in early 2020!

Do you hate when the book you’ve been waiting for becomes available when you’re not ready for it? Problem solved! You can now suspend your holds when you are next in line and keep your place in line so that you can read when you are ready.

OverDrive will be introducing HOLDS REDELIVERY in early January 2020. Patrons have always been able to place a hold on a title when it’s not currently available to borrow. But now, when a hold becomes available, instead of automatically checking out the title, you will receive a notification that will allow you to either go into the app and borrow the title within 3 days, or suspend the hold for a set time period. Once that time period is over, you’ll be next on the list. If no action is taken, the hold will automatically be suspended for 7 days as a one-time courtesy on that hold.

Holds suspension and redelivery will allow users to borrow a book when you’re ready, not a week or more before you are ready to start reading. You can finish the current book you’re reading without the pressure of the next book being there too soon. As an added bonus wait times will improve because the holds queue will move more efficiently.

Watch this video to learn more.

 

Alissa