We are changing the name of our fundraiser. At our recent board meeting we decided to change the name to “Safer at Home is For the Birds” as we sat 6 feet apart from each other, with face masks on. The silent auction will now be held Tuesday, May 26th through Saturday, June 6th. We will plan for the worst and hope for the best, meaning we hope that by the end of the month libraries will be back open to the public (even if it’s under restrictions). If, however, we are not open to the public we still plan on doing the silent auction. How?
We have a new display in our front window. It was inspired by a group that was seen on Facebook called Heart Hunters. Their opening lines say this…”In this time of social distancing, we are all trying to spread a little love and compassion. This page was started by a mom in Galesburg, IL who saw a post about placing hearts in windows for kids to see while out walking. She thought it sounded wonderful and Heart Hunters was born.” So the library came up with a window made up of hearts that you can look for the next time you drive or walk through Kingston. Stay healthy!
Our “It’s For the Birds” silent auction fundraiser was scheduled for April 20th thru May 2nd. Trying to be the eternal optimist we have put off postponing it, but….it will not happen at the end of the month. However, it WILL happen eventually. So for that reason we will continue to post pictures of items as they are donated. Todays post is the adorable “Bathing Beauty”, from Janet Burdick. Wouldn’t she look cute in your garden or on your front porch? We also still have a few wooden birdhouses available if you’d like to try your hand at painting or decorating one. Watch for mor
Happy Monday! Here are 2 pretty, painted bird houses for the "It's For the Birds" fundraiser. We still have a few unpainted houses if you are looking for something to do. Have a great day!
Gov. Evers has issued a new order (Safer at Home) closing all non-essential businesses and unfortunately the library is on his non-essential list. So as of tonite at 6pm we will be closed until further notice. Any items that you have checked out currently have a due date of April 6. Watch for updates and stay healthy!
As of Monday, March 23, 2020 we will only be open Mondays and Thursdays from 1pm to 6pm. We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 virus and make changes as necessary. If you have been sick in the last 14 days or are feeling sick now, please DO NOT come in the library. The 10 people or less rule remains in effect and will be strictly enforced. All people in the library are strongly urged to keep 6 feet of distance between themselves and anyone else using the library for the health and safety of all.
~This will mean doing the 6-foot dance at the checkout desk.~
Congrats to Sue Johnson, the winner of our "Blind Date With a Book" contest. She won chocolates and a plant. And thanks to all who did the blind dates and entered the contest. Stay healthy!
Do you love the Overdrive or the Libby app for reading eBooks? There have been some recent changes to Libby that will make sure you’re able to read the books you want to read, when you want to read them. Instead of a title being automatically checked out to you when you may not be ready for it, you’ll now have a few choices. You can of course, borrow the book and start reading. You’ll have a 3-day pickup period to open the Libby app and check out your title. Or, if you’re not ready to start reading, you can choose “Deliver Later” and select a set time period when you’d like the book de
Gov. Evers issued an Emergency Order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more. Due to this order we will be canceling all programs or classes until further notice. No story hour, bridge club, book club, Tai Chi, or any programs that have been scheduled until the order is lifted. Stay healthy!