Digital Services Department
& Customer Resource Services (CRS) eNewsletter
July 22, 2020
CHECK IN & CHILL OUT WHILE YOU SUMMER WITH US
Haven't signed up to Summer With Us virtually yet? No need to fret, s ign up right now! We will be offering online programs as well as inspiring you with lots of ideas about local treasures to explore, fun things to make and new projects to try on ou r facebook page !  And of course, if you are looking for suggestions about what to read, watch, listen to and play, we’ve got you covered.  
 
SOMETHING IS MYSTERIOUS...
This week’s theme is a mystery. No, wait, the theme is “mystery,” and we are celebrating free ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive for libraries with the Libby app !
VIRTUAL MURDER MYSTERY EVENT
It’s the Roaring 20s. Murder, mystery and intrigue are the special of the day at the Half Moon Club. Participants will have to opportunity to question the suspects as they investigate the murder of Fanny Birchwood. Can you figure out who did it? Join us for an evening of surprises at this virtual Murder Mystery Night!
Sign up right now for mystery and adventure this Friday, 07/24 @ 6 PM!

WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT?
Sweet Libby can be quite mysterious with books for all, which may be read or listened to from your device today!
The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
The Dead Moutaineer’s Inn by Boris & Arkady Strugatsky 
Perdida (Gone Girl) by Gillian Flynn
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
Heart of Junk by Luke Geddes
FUN FACTS MATCH GAME
So, you think you really know the staff who processes your materials and then checks them out?! Play along and guess which fun fact matches with your favorite Customer Resource Services Staffer!

THE LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN
If you missed the library, then long no more...the building is now open for you to browse our shelves and checkout at the front desk or at a self-checkout. Before you visit, please read the guidelines for your safety, as well as the safety of your fellow community members and library staff.

Curbside Pickup Now Available

Do you miss the feel of a library book? You'll be happy to hear that curbside pickup is now available! Request items here or by calling us at 631-399-1511. When your items are ready, you’ll be able to schedule a pickup. We have walk-up and drive-up spots for your convenience, and you will be sure to leave a happy camper!
OUR BOOK DROPS ARE OPEN 24/7

Our outdoor book drops are open and waiting for your items. Simply place them inside the drop where they will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned. No need to worry about overdue fees, they will be waived!  
WANT TO JOIN LEX AND CHARLIE IN THE NEXT CHECK IT OUT! VIDEO?

We want to feature you, our amazing patrons in our CHECK IT OUT! Episodes. Follow the form below and submit your videos to checkitout@communitylibrary.org .
Videos should include:
1. Your name.
2. One piece of info (e.g., where you're from or are currently, how long you've been a patron, your favorite thing about the library, what summer activity you are currently participating in, etc.)
3. Our famous signoff-CHECK! IT! OUT!
Example: "My name is Lex, I'm currently soaking up the sun at Smith Point Beach, and I'm reminding you to Check! It! Out!"
Have a question about your library card?
Call us: 631-399-1511 x2 (if we don’t answer, please leave a voicemail, we’ll call you back within 1 business day) 
Or
STAFF PICKS from the Digital Services Department
Zoolander (2001)
A classic comedy starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell as over-the-top members of the fashion industry. For fans of the actors, you will find it standard fare with their style of comedy that people either love or hate. There are plenty of memorable lines and characters that I still hear people mention today. Overall, it is an easy watch and an enjoyable film. 

Watch it on Hoopla Digital.

Want more? The sequel, Zoolander 2, is out and can be picked up from the library on DVD or Blu-ray. 



Watch Here
THE DIGITAL LIBRARY
Available 24/7 from anywhere with your MMSCL Card
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, Full Music Albums

Collection of thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks

Over 100 titles of popular magazines to download from

Stream from millions of songs & download 5 free songs per week

Kanopy features award-winning films, & documentaries

(formally OneClick Digital) collection of eAudiobooks from Recorded Books

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

library entrance
Library Card Access
If you want to access the Community Library’s online resources, you need a Library barcode number – found on the back of your library card. But if you don’t know your number – or if you’ve never had a card – you can still sign up for a card online.  
Fill out the form here :  and follow the directions for a temporary ecard, good for Overdrive through Livebrary.
In 24 hours or less, you’ll receive an email from  circulation@communitylibrary.org
asking if you want to upgrade to an MMSCL ecard. Reply YES and we’ll get you started with a full-service ecard. 
This ecard can be used for all online services via  www.communitylibrary.org 
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