Posted in Library Hours, Pepperell Library

Library Reopening July 6

we are open

Effective July 6, 2020

The library will be opening to the public by appointment only, starting on Monday, July 6th. Curbside pickup will continue, and patrons are encouraged to place holds online and take advantage of this service.

You can book an appointment to browse the collection, use a computer, fax, or copier through our online Event Calendar or by calling 978-433-0330. No one will be admitted to the library without an appointment.

Everyone entering the library will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance. Staff will gladly pull items to be picked up curbside for anyone who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons.

Browsing appointments will be 20 minutes long. Staff will be able to assist patrons in finding books and other materials, but reference questions will continue to be handled via email (tmcevoy@cwmars.org) or phone. The public bathrooms will not be available during appointments.

We encourage you to continue using our curbside pick-up service for books, magazines, and multimedia.

Pickup requests may be done by:

Hours for curbside service

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

During our new service hours, you can reach us by phone at 978-433-0330. When we are not here, you can call us and leave a message in the general voice mailbox (zero), or email us at dspratt@cwmars.org or tmcevoy@cwmars.org

Library materials may now be returned. Please put them in the book drop by the main entrance. Items that were due had been renewed, and fines accrued during this closure will be waived.

Please note: the library services and hours of operation are subject to change based on current state of Massachusetts Covid-19 regulations. Thank you for your continued support of the library.

Stay safe, be well
Deb Spratt, Library Director

Posted in LGBTQ+, Pepperell Library, Summer Reading

Lawrence Loves – Issue 10

library with flags
Happy Fourth of July!

A reminder that curbside pickup is available! Only Pepperell items are available to request at this time. There are three ways to place a hold:

Now to our roundup of links we’ve shared on our Facebook page and our website. The source of the link is in parentheses. Please note that links were current and functional as of July 3, 2020.

 

brick builders challenge week 1
Week 1 of our Summer Brick Builders Challenge: Build a vehicle!

Books and Education

#BlackVoicesMatter: Books for All Ages by Black Creators (Harper Collins Publishers)

summer reading

Summer Reading (Lawrence Library) This year we have partnered with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker, and Blades’ from the Boston Bruins for the Summer Reading Challenge! Sign up here. The challenge is easy, just read every day! Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be eligible to win prizes from the Boston Bruins including signed pucks, signed sticks, and signed jerseys. Check out our Facebook page for games, craft ideas, and storytimes each week. We will also be offering stories on our “Trail Tales” walk behind the library as well as scavenger hunts throughout the summer. A reminder that our Trails Tales path is ADA-accessible!

23 Phenomenal Young Adult Books By Black Authors From The First Half Of 2020 (Buzzfeed)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Visit Wowbrary and sign up for a weekly email update about new items added to our catalog.

 

LGBTQ+

The Advocate’s 2020 Champions of Pride Come to Life in AR Experience (The Advocate) Palana Belken, who spoke to our LGBTQ+ Youth Group last year about transgender rights, has been named one of The Advocate‘s 2020 Champions of Pride. A reminder that the LGBTQ+ Youth Group meets via Zoom at 6 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For the link, sign up here.

4 Ways To Make Your Workplace Equitable For Trans People (NPR)

Storytime

Miss Jennifer reads Tow Truck Joe by June Sobel (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

 

Posted in Adult, Children's, Pepperell Library, storytime, Summer Reading

Lawrence Loves – Issue 9

Want to check out these new books? A reminder that curbside pickup is available! Only Pepperell items are available to request at this time. There are three ways to place a hold:

Now to our roundup of links we’ve shared on our Facebook page and our website. The source of the link is in parentheses. Please note that links were current and functional as of June 26, 2020.

Anti-Racism

Editorial: Make Juneteenth a national holiday as a symbol of racial reckoning (Houston Chronicle)

A History of Juneteenth (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Art

Virtual Art Show by Artist Jacqui Hawk (Jacqui Hawk)

Books and Education

Global Road Warrior (Global Road Warrior via Lawrence Library) You’ll need your library card to access this database that allows you to virtually visit destinations around the world.

PBS KIDS Summer Reading Chart (PBS)

Summer Reading (Lawrence Library) This year we have partnered with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker, and Blades’ from the Boston Bruins for the Summer Reading Challenge! Sign up here. The challenge is easy, just read every day! Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be eligible to win prizes from the Boston Bruins including signed pucks, signed sticks, and signed jerseys. Check out our Facebook page for games, craft ideas, and story times each week. We will also be offering stories on our “Trail Tales” walk behind the library as well as scavenger hunts throughout the summer. A reminder that our Trails Tales path is ADA-accessible!

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Visit Wowbrary and sign up for a weekly email update about new items added to our catalog.

LGBTQ+

Learn How to Be a #ProudParent (PFLAG)

LGBTQ+ Youth Group (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Our LGBTQ+ Youth Group meets on Zoom on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

NYC Pride Special Broadcast Event (NYC Pride/Facebook)

Pride Guide (GLAAD)

Local Interest

Here are 60+ Black-owned restaurants to support in the Greater Boston area (Boston.com)

2020 Census (U.S. Census) Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Pepperell is at 74.1% on self-response rate – let’s get that number higher! Your response matters. Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.

Ronin and Lucky
Ronin and Lucky trying to pick a book to read. Photo by Sherrill Burgess

Story Time

Juneteenth For Mazie (Sankofa Read Aloud/YouTube)

Miss Jennifer Reads Emergency Kittens by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Miss Jennifer reads Fancy Nancy: Bubbles, Bubbles, and more Bubbles! by Jane O’Connor (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Posted in Book Club, LGBTQ+, Library Hours, Online Resources, Pepperell Library, storytime

Lawrence Loves – Issue 8

lucky with face shield
Lucky is playing it safe by donning one of the library’s new face shields

A reminder that curbside service is back! Only Pepperell items are available to request at this time. There are three ways to place a hold:

  1. You may place a hold through your library account.
  2. You may send an email to lawrence.library.pepperell@gmail.com
  3. You may call us at 978-433-0330

Now to our roundup of links we’ve shared on our Facebook page and our website. The source of the link is in parentheses. Please note that links were current and functional as of June 12, 2020.

Books and Education

Anti-Racism Reading Lists and Resources (Adrienne Butler/Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries) This list is divided by age group (children, middle school, teen, and librarian/teacher/adult). You will find several resources listed multiple times under different age groups.

Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship: A Reading List (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  This bibliography “contains citations and links (when available) to resources focused on race, racism, and disrupting whiteness and white supremacy in libraries.”

Global Road Warrior (Global Road Warrior) Plan your next trip with Global Road Warrior! This database provides a wealth of information on 175 countries. You may view maps, read about the history and culture of a country, research the local cuisine (recipes included), and much more. You will need your library card to access this database.

A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth (The Trevor Project)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Sign up for a weekly email update on materials added to the library’s catalog.

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Library Programs

LGBTQ+ Youth Group Online We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. Please register in advance for this online meeting, which is held at 6 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Online Family Book Club On June 24 at 11 AM, we’ll be discussing Pipi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Local Interest

2020 Census (2020 Census) A friendly reminder that it’s not too late to complete the 2020 Census!

Story Time

Miss Jennifer reads What the Ladybug Heard by Julia Donaldson (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

 

Posted in Pepperell Library, storytime

Lawrence Loves – Issue 7

curbside pickup hours

Curbside service is back! Only Pepperell items are available to request at this time.
There are three ways to place a hold:

  1. You may place a hold through your library account.
  2. You may send an email to lawrence.library.pepperell@gmail.com
  3. You may call us at 978-433-0330

In other news, our Family Book Club is now online! On June 24 at 11 AM, we’ll be discussing Pipi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Now to our roundup of links we’ve shared on our Facebook page and our website. The source of the link is in parentheses. Please note that links were current and functional as of June 5, 2020.

Books and Education

10 Books That Challenge Racism (Kirkus)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Sign up on Wowbrary to receive a weekly update of items added to our catalog.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ Youth Group (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Our LGBTQ+ Youth group is now meeting online! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. Register in advance for our next meeting, which is being held on June 17 at 6 PM.

Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health (Trevor Project)

Performing Arts

Official Donmar Warehouse’s Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston (National Theatre/YouTube) From June 4 – June 11 at 2 PM EDT, you’ll be able to stream this intimate performance of Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston.

Story Time

Miss Jennifer reads Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller (Lawrence Library/Facebook)