Library news & updates
No more Thursday closures! The weatherization of the Library is now complete. Thanks to Green Communities Compact discretionary grant funds, we now have state of the art hyperheat mini-splits for heating and cooling, the doors and windows have been sealed tight, and the attic has been thoroughly insulated. The strangest side-effect of all this is the silence. I can't hear the wind from my desk anymore, and even the cars going up and down Main Street take some strain to discern. The Library is now much cozier, and our dependence on fossil fuel is greatly diminished (as should be our utility bills).
The Unbooksale
On Saturday, Feburary 2, from 9-1, the Friends of the Library will be selling discarded and donated DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, and Games in the Library's children's area. All AV must go! Pay whatever you want!

Books will also be available for those interested, but you will have to wend your way into the basement and they are not currently sorted. Enter at your own risk!
2018 Stats

I don't want to spoil too much from the annual town report, because I am sure everyone picks up a copy at the Library or Town Hall and reads it cover to cover, but 2018 statistics are in! Last year, the Library checked out 21,613 books, 1,339 audiobooks, 8,151 movies, 1,327 magazines, and 98 museum passes to Douglas patrons. We also provided 5,804 digital loans and 259 journal articles from our online databases. Our programs were attended by 2,882 patrons, our wireless network was logged into by 1,518 clients, and our public computers were used 1,374 times. This represents a value of $615,000 to Douglas residents provided on a budget of $227,572.
Upcoming Book Clubs

Greatest Book Club Ever
February 7 @ 6:30pm.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Intrepid Readers
February 12 @ 6:30pm.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lae by Lisa See

The Young Readers Club
February 14 @ 6pm.
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Brought to you by the Friends of the Simon Fairfield Public Library.