Hope this April update finds you safe and healthy.
As you've likely heard, the Library remains closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. This includes the suspension of all classes, activities, meeting and study room usages, and outreach services. We miss serving our community on-site at 2251 Howell, and we look forward to seeing you around the building when we reopen.
In the meantime, though, we wanted to make you aware of some of the services we've added to our website to better serve you online. For example, did you know that you can now request a
temporary library card
from home? So if you don't have a card with us and want to access our digital resources (including our large collection of e-books and e-audiobooks), you can
to get started. Know of others in this boat? Do spread the word.
We're also aware that many families are facilitating virtual learning from home. If you now find yourself doing school from your dining room, please go to
, where we've added a slew of great learning resources for school-age kiddos:
Gumdrop Book Distance Learning Solutions
Tumbleweed Press Digital Suite
(which includes great math options!), and more. You can even check out online Storytimes via
. Finally, do you have older students who need to read or research specific texts? Check out the Library's link to the
National Internet Archive
, which has suspended waitlists on its 1.4 million items, ensuring unhindered access to their collection for the rest of the academic year.
Lastly, we wanted to let you know about our
Spring Quarantine Reading Challenge
. If you're looking for a diversion from the news of the day, then check out this raffle-based program. For every three hours you read (or listen, or are read to), you'll earn a raffle chance. We'll draw for prizes when we reopen. This program is for readers of all ages.
Everyone, please know that we miss you dearly, and we can't wait to open our doors and welcome you into the building again once it's safe to do so. In the meantime, it's a privilege to serve you in the digital sphere. If you have questions about our resources, or need help accessing
, don't hesitate to
let us know
Thanks for your continued support during this time. Stay safe, and hope to see you soon.
--Your NKCPL staff
p.s. Need a quick pick-me-up? Check out this photo (left) of some of the two dozen hand-sewn masks that Common Threads sewing instructor Patty Ibarra stitched up at home. And on the right: A mask that NKCPL patron and sewing class attendee Pat Murillo made (at her house) to help the cause, as well. Wow! We've got a great community, don't we? Stay well, everybody.