Foreword - News and to-dos

Foreword April 19, 2021

Now that spring is here, we imagine you are spending more time out and about. You are probably not thinking about your library as much since the weather has turned warmer and the days are longer, but we don’t want you to forget about us! We have many other items besides books and movies that are available for you to borrow even during a busier spring.

For instance; we have many great audiobooks that you can borrow and listen to when it’s difficult for you to sit down and read. It is awesome to listen to your favorite author’s stories while on the go! Also, on the plus side you won’t strain your eyesight reading some of the small print that some books have, and who doesn’t like a book read to them now and then.

We also have great CDs of new and classic music you can borrow to help keep you motivated while you are getting your work done. Better yet, you get to keep a CD for two weeks! Come in and see what we have, or check on infosoup.org and request some of your favorite artists to be held for you at your library.

Magazines! Did you know we have magazines that you can borrow for two weeks? We have many different topics to choose from, and if we don’t have it here, we can most likely get it from another library for you to borrow.

There you have it, your library has much more than just books and movies on hand to borrow. So, come on in and take a look at everything we have to offer today!

Our current hours are:

M-Th: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm

Foreword April 12, 2021

With spring in the air we all are thinking about spring cleaning and gardening. We have a great variety of books here at the library on these topics! Stop by the library and check out our spring displays of gardening books and books on cleaning and organizing your home. If there is a book you are looking for, but we do not have it here in our library, our friendly librarians will be happy to find that book for you at another library and have it sent here for you to borrow. Just let us know what you are looking for, and we will do our best to find a copy for you to read.

We are open for browsing and computer use! We do ask that you wear your mask, only five patrons are going to be allowed in the library at a time, please limit your visit to 30 minutes or less, and no patrons 15 and under without an adult. Appointments are encouraged, but are not necessary as long as we are under the 5 person limit.

If you would like to schedule an appointment call us at 920-984-3094. We are still offering curbside pickup for anyone who is sick or more comfortable getting their items this way! Plus, you can get to our Wi-Fi from the parking lot. No password is required, so if you have a device and are comfortable sitting in your vehicle or our benches, you are more than welcome to access it from outside of the library.

Our current hours are:

M-Th: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm

Foreword March 8, 2021

We are excited to announce that we are now open for browsing! We are following these guidelines for allowing people in the library. We can only allow 5 people in the library at a time for browsing and computer use, you must wear a mask, we ask that you spend no longer than 30 minutes in the library, and no patrons under 15 allowed without an adult. If you know what time you would like to visit; you can call us to schedule an appointment at 920-984-3094. You can visit without an appointment as long as there are less than 5 people in the library. We are still offering curbside pickup for those prefer use this service.

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Crafting is so much more that a creative outlet or a way to pass the time. Crafting can also help reduce anxiety, build self-esteem, increase happiness, and lower stress, all of which also helps fight depression! You can find all kinds of craft books at your library. You can get books on any craft; from drawing and painting, knitting and crochet, and all kinds of paper arts. Not sure where to start? Pick up a variety of books and see if any of them spark your creative flame!

If you are a crafter and want some new ideas to reenergize your creative flame, stop by the library and see what we have, or let us know what kinds of crafts you like and our librarians will see if they can find you some books to fan your flame of creativity! We hope to see you soon.

Our current hours are:

M-Th: 9am-6pm

Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm

January 11, 2020

The second week of January is observed as Home Office Safety and Security Week. We thought it was important to highlight as so many people are working virtually right now. However, everyone can benefit from these ideas and tips-especially as our indoor time increases due to winter and the pandemic.

-Make sure you fire escape plan is up to date and communicated with everyone living with you
-Clear escape routes and other hallways of clutter to avoid trip hazards
-Check both your fire and carbon monoxide detectors
-Ensure that increased technology and devices has not overloaded your electrical systems
-Make sure home insurance and product warranties are up to date
-If possible, shred important and confidential documents

Have a resolution for the New Year? We have plenty of books and resources for you to get a (maybe running?) start! Let us know what you are interested in-from baking more to better sleep-and we will find a book or DVD for you! Find us at 985-3094 or bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Our current curbside-only hours are:
M-Th: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12p

January 4, 2021

Welcome to 2021! What a strange, long year it has been. We wish all those in our surrounding community health and hope for the New Year! Please keep reading this column and checking our website and Facebook page for any updates to library hours and services as we continue to navigate back towards “normal.”

As the weather gets (and stays) colder and social distancing remains the norm, look to us for some indoor entertainment! Since Black Creek Village Library is part of the OWLS system, there are always many copies of new release movies to choose from and even plenty of non-fiction options. We also try to purchase television series collections that our community may not be able to see on original airing, such as those found on streaming services or premium channels like Netflix, Hulu or HBO.

Younger children and families can get some enjoyable learning time with our backpack kits. These have such themes as: colors, learning about money, health and nutrition and more! And don’t forget to ask about what we are currently offering for activity and craft kits-these have been very popular this winter!

Heard “buzzing” about a book or movie in the media recently? Give us a call and see if it is in the system! If not, we certainly want to know, as public libraries try to purchase a variety of materials and want to stay abreast of what the public is interested in!

Our current curbside-only hours are:
M-Th: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

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