Monday, May 31, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
- Listening to birdsong
- Exercising outdoors
- Eating outdoors / picnic
- Identifying wildflowers
- Planting wildflower seeds
- Going on a bug hunt
- Making a wildlife home (birdbox, bee hotel)
- Sketching, drawing or painting nature
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
For Asian American Pacific Islander Month, BookRiot features several AAPI owned bookstores and their favorite AAPI-authored book recommendations. Most are in the western US, but offer on-line ordering.Atlanta's Maomi Bookstore (and cafe) also made thier list! Additionally, they sell stationery/calligraphy supplies, coffee, and tea. Many of the books are written in Chinese, but if you want to learn the language, you’ll find the books and supplements.
“I don’t know all the ways we’re going to have to build and invest...” Klinenberg told librarians. “But I will say that, as we start to rebuild, there is probably no better place to begin, there’s no better site, there is no better public works project, there is no better social infrastructure that expresses who we are and what we want to be than the library.”
Klinenberg called libraries “the best exemplars” of our collective life, and sought to reframe the message of “social distancing” that emerged in the wake of the Covid-19.
“I knew what health officials were trying to tell us, which is to regard each other more carefully,” Klinenberg said. “But I realized the truth was, from the beginning of the pandemic, what we really needed was something more like social solidarity—some real way of thinking more considerately about each other… So what I was thinking from the beginning of the pandemic is that the real message needed to have been ‘physical distance, social solidarity,’ not social distance.”
Children's author/illustrator Eric Carle died this week at age 91. Over 55 million of his stories ("The VeryHungry Caterpillar") have been sold in 66 languages.
On hearing of the author's passing, a former neighborhood resident of Carle shared a story of her own. She recalled the kindness he showed her during a stressful time. You'll be glad you took a few minutes to read this sweet tribute to the author.
During this phase of the Library’s reopening, the Library would like to remind patrons of some important changes:
· Curbside Services will no longer be available.
· Meeting, conference and study rooms will remain closed.
· Patrons are asked to wear masks (regardless of vaccination status) and maintain social distancing.
· Self-serve options will remain in place and are recommended for in-branch services like self-checkout machines for paying fines and fees.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Reminder, the library is offering In-Person Services on Tuesdays (10 AM - 7 PM) and Saturdays (10 AM - 6 PM). Curbside Service will remain available on Mondays and Wednesdays-Fridays. Closed Sundays.
FulcoLibrary is pleased to offer in-branch browsing and use of our computer labs at all 32 library branches. Here are a few tips for patrons:
- In-branch browsing and borrowing includes browsing shelves and using self-check machines for completing as many transactions as possible, like paying fines (with a credit card, no cash accepted at this time) or checking out a book (or 20!) ** PLEASE NOTE: To use the self-checkout machines, you must know your PIN. If you do not know your PIN or never set one up, please see a member of our staff for assistance.
- Patrons will be allowed one hour per day for in-branch browsing and borrowing, so please plan accordingly. We want everyone to have the opportunity to come back inside!
- Patrons can use our self-serve copying/printing services while visiting the branch.
- Patrons will also be able to get in-person assistance at the information desk (including assistance with locating materials in the branch, assisting with new library cards, or other questions).
- Patrons will also be permitted one hour per day for computer lab use. Those using the lab will receive a disposable keyboard and mouse protector for their time at the computer.