Foreword - News and to-dos

LIMITED REOPENING ANNOUNCEMENT!

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The library will reopen Monday, June 8th by appointment with the following temporary procedures in place:

 

  • Limit of 5 patrons in the library at one time
  • 30-Minute appointment times, walk-ins welcomed if we are not at capacity (we will start taking appointments on Friday, June 5th)
  • Masks are required, per board policy-we have extras to hand out!
  • Practice safe social distancing and good hygiene before and after using the library
  • Anyone 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Library staff will be required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing

 

Note: All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. We will back date items to account for this.

 

You will notice some differences in our space: some furniture has been removed and we have taken out youth play area equipment, craft supplies, toys and games for now.

 

We will be regularly cleaning high-touch areas based on CDC recommendations, as well as computers and our fax/copier machine between uses. However, we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment.

 

If you are feeling sick, we do not recommend entering the library. Also, if you are not comfortable entering our space, curbside pickup will continue!

 

We are hoping this phase of reopening does not last very long, but please be aware that should health officials indicate a change in our local situation we may have to reduce services. The library board and director will continue monitoring guidelines provided by the CDC, WEDC, Wisconsin DPI and Wisconsin DHS.

 

Our updated hours of service beginning Monday, June 8th

Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm

Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm

 

Please give us a call at 920-984-3094 to schedule an appointment beginning Friday, June 5th!

 

INFORMATION ON LIBRARY CLOSURE

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Dear Library Patrons:

In light of recent events and public health recommendations and to minimize the impact of COVID-19 in our community and surrounding areas, the Black Creek Village Library Board has decided we will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17th through at least Tuesday, April 7th at which point the library board will meet to reassess the situation. We will be monitoring our emails and library voice mail as much as possible and we will work on replying to your messages as soon as we are able.

 

We will waive late fines during the closure and backdate any items returned to March 16th. Also note that due to many library closures in our system, any items placed on hold will be delayed and items currently on hold will not be available for pick-up during our closure; we will work on extending them after our re-opening.

 

As a reminder, the OWLS library system has many digital services available to you free with your library card; please check out our digital collections at www.infosoup.org or wplc.overdrive.com.

 

This was not an easy decision to make, but please know that we take the health and safety of our community seriously. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time, and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can.

More information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is available at:
• Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
• Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm
• Outagamie County Health Department https://www.outagamie.org/…/health-human-serv…/public-health

 

Sincerely,

Eva Kozerski
Library Director

Phone: 920-984-3094
Email: 
bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Foreword: March 12, 2020

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We have major news! The library will be have new hours starting on Monday, May 4th! After feedback and some number-crunching, we decided to open an hour earlier to better accommodate patrons. By starting the new hours in May, staff and patrons alike can become accustomed to the new schedule in time for summer-our busiest time of the year!

The new hours will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 9am to 7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

It is “raining cats and dogs” this month, at least when it comes to our table topic and hallway project! To celebrate Paws to Read Month, we want you to color a dog or cat and add it to our bulletin board, then let us know what animal you like better: dog or cat?

Please join us on Wednesday, March 18th for the presentation: “Bees in the Coal Mine: What Does Their Decline Mean?” Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, will be here to talk about the worldwide decline of pollinators and what we can do to discourage the continued loss. This free program will start at 6pm in the community center, no registration is required.

Fact of the Week:

Ever have a pet goldfish? Goldfish are well-known for their rather short lifespans. The oldest captive goldfish was won at a carnival in 1965 and died at age 43 in 1999!

Next Week at the Library:

  • Wed. Mar 18th – 6:00pm –“Bees in the Coal Mine: What Does Their Decline Mean?” with Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust
  • Thurs. Mar 19th – 6:30pm – Friends of the Black Creek Village Library meeting
  • Fri. Mar 20th - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Mar 20th- 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: March 5, 2020

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Please join us on Wednesday, March 18th for the presentation: “Bees in the Coal Mine: What Does Their Decline Mean?” Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, will be here to talk about the worldwide decline of pollinators and what we can do to discourage the continued loss. This free program will start at 6pm in the community center, no registration is required.

Starting March 12th, households will begin receiving official invitations to respond to the 2020 census. There will be a unique census number included on each invitation, as well as detailed instructions on how to respond. One person from each household will need to respond in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail.

Stop by the library to use one of our public computers to respond to the census and cross one more thing off your list! Get it done before May, and you can avoid an in-person visit from a census taker. If it was 1790-the first year the census was conducted-this “tallyman” would be on horseback and you may have had to provide him with room and board!

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 9th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Fact of the Week:

Over 200,000 animal species serve as pollinators. Almost 75% of the 1,400 crops grown require and depend on pollination. These include favorites such as: coffee, chocolate, almonds and many fruits!

Next Week at the Library:

 

  • Mon. Mar 9th – 5:00pm – Lawyer in the Library
  • Fri. Mar 13th - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Mar 13th- 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

 

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foreword: February 27, 2020

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Have you ever wanted to be the first to check out a book, and know it? Our new display showcases books from our collection that have been “overlooked” and do not have a single checkout! Look for the display across from the circulation desk. You could find a hidden gem or two!

Feeling like a little “Luck o’ the Irish” is on your side? Come on in for some raffle tickets to win the new Friends of the Library basket. This month the theme is: St. Patrick’s Day! All kinds of green and gold treasures and treats await the winner, as well as a gift certificate to Black Creek Convenience!

Having legal trouble?  We can help!  Attorney Robert D. Sweeney from Sweeney Law Offices S.C. specializes in just about everything, and has been able to help a lot of our patrons by providing free, confidential legal advice at the Black Creek Village Library on the second Monday of every month from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Time slots have been filling up quickly, so make sure to reserve yours as soon as possible.  To reserve a 30 minute time slot on March 9th, please sign up in person at the library, call us at (920) 984-3094, or email us at bcl@blackcreeklibrary.org

Fact of the Week:

The extra day in a leap year is also referred to as an intercalary day. The purpose of adding this day to the Gregorian calendar every four years is to synchronize it with the solar year. This practice began in the year 46 BC by decree of Julius Caesar.

Next Week at the Library:

  • Mon. Mar 3 – 6:00pm – Black Creek Village Library Board Meeting
  • Fri. Mar 6 - 10:15am – Toddler Storytime
  • Fri. Mar 6- 10: 30am –Preschool Storytime

Have a great week, everyone!

Library Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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