An Evening with Madeline Miller Community Puzzle

Welcome Madeline Miller!

Friday, July 31 from 7 – 8:30 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Circe author Madeline Miller for a special zoom event. Registration limited and required.

Purchase a book to be signed by Ms. Miller & picked up by you at Main Point Books.

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed? Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.

 

GSK Science in the Summer!

Be a Chemist!

Be a chemist at home this summer! Beginning June 29 through July 8, click here to register for a chance to receive a bag of science materials and learn about chemistry.   http://scienceinthesummer.fi.edu/phila.

Coming in July, the GSK Science in the Summer: Be a Chemist! program will be offered virtually in the greater Philadelphia area. This program consists of at-home experiments where children take on the roles of four different chemists to solve real-world problems: color chemist, materials chemist, medicinal chemist, and water chemist. The program will also include introductory videos and live virtual research team meetings with Franklin Institute educators to share results from the at-home experiments.  Be a Chemist! is designed for children ages 7-13, and we invite your whole family to explore together at home!

Families in the greater Philadelphia area will have a chance to enter an online lottery from June 29 – July 8, to receive a free kit of science materials for one of the Be a Chemist! activities. Please note that if you are not selected in this random lottery, all activity guides, materials lists, and videos will be shared online, so you can still assemble your own materials and have fun being chemists at home!

Community Puzzle Celebrating Taylor

Thank you, Taylor! Congratulations & Best Wishes!

Today we celebrate Taylor Baugher!

Taylor has been both a volunteer and treasured staff member at both Tredyffrin Public Library & Paoli Library over the last few years.

While we are sad that she is leaving us, we are excited to announce that she will be putting her Masters of Library Science degree to good use as she starts her first professional academic librarian position in Virginia.

We know you will miss seeing her smiling face at the circulation and reference desks as well as her excellent instruction during one-on-one tech time and the other programs she has run for the libraries.

Join us in saying thank you and good luck to Taylor in the comments below and by completing this week’s community puzzle & sharing your time.

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed? Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.

 

Crime & Cookies Community Puzzle

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed?

This Friday, we’re excited to welcome Gina & Andrea back to tell us another true crime tale with Crime & Cookies!

Register to attend our Zoom Webinar on Friday, June 19 at 7 pm.

Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.

 

Curbside Pickup Now Available

As of Monday, June 15, 2020, Curbside Pickup Now Available!

 

We’re excited to offer this new service!

Please note that during this part of the yellow phase, the buildings remain closed to the public.
At this time, we are happy to be able to provide curbside pickup, the first step in providing more access to the library for you!
We are unsure when the buildings will be available for computer use & browsing. We appreciate your patience while we work towards solutions to keep us all as safe as possible.

Please note our modified hours:

Contact staff via:
reference chat through tredyffrinlibraries.org (M-F 10 am – 5 pm by selecting the text box in the lower right hand corner of this page)
speak with a staff member during modified hours or leave a message by calling our phone lines.

Hours for both locations are:

Monday: 11 am – 7 pm, Tuesday: 11 am – 5 pm, Wednesday: 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm, Friday: 9 am – 3 pm & Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm. Closed Sundays.

Reserve Library Materials

You can place items on hold through our online catalog or via the CCLS App, available on Apple & Android devices.
You can also call the library during modified hours to place your holds.
Make sure all your items are going to the library of your choice. You will be unable to schedule your pickup until your holds lists “READY FOR PICKUP”

Schedule your pickup

When your items are ready, you will receive an email that includes a link to select an available pickup time.
You can also check your hold status or modify your scheduled pickups at https://bit.ly/schedule_pickup_ttl
The site will ask you for a password. Use the pin connected with your library card. If you’re unsure of your pin, please email tpl@ccls.org or call one of the libraries during modified hours & staff can reset & guide you through creating your new pin.

Pick Up Your Holds

At the designated time, you will be able to find your items waiting for you by the front entrance of the library you selected for your pickup.
Materials will be packaged in brown paper bags and labeled with your first name & last initial.

Practice Social Distancing

If there is another patron collecting their pickup, or a staff member restocking the pickup area, please wait until they have moved away before you approach the building.
Please read and observe directions on posted signs.

Take your books home!

The items you pick up will already be checked out to your account, so all you need to do is take them home & enjoy your books! Don’t forget to sign up for summer reading too!
You may use the book drops to return items too. There will also be a place by the pickup area for you to leave returns. Please note, all returned items are being quarantined & will not be checked in for 3 days, remaining on your account. Don’t worry, you won’t get fined for any returned items that are quarantined.

Thank you for your Patience!

We are all in this together & we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your patience as we learn this new system.
We will continue to update any changes via our weekly AdLib newsletters, on our website & via our social media channels.
Please call with any questions you may have.

 

Charity Golf Classic Community Puzzle

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed?

We are still hopeful that our 2nd annual Charity Golf Classic will be able to happen this October! We are currently offering special pricing.

Check out more information about this year’s event here.

Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.

 

Summer Reading Community Puzzle

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed?

We are so excited for the start of this year’s summer reading challenges! We have programs for all ages, from birth to adult with the opportunity for you to win chances for great prizes.

Registration is open now & the programs start on Monday, June 8.

Register today at Beanstack!

Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.

 

Reopening Plan for Yellow Phase

June 9th Update

June 5th marked the first date that library staff were allowed into the buildings (other than for emergency facility work or obtaining materials to work from home) since mid-March. We are currently getting organized, obtaining supplies, and preparing the buildings to start some in-person services. For the initial “yellow” phase of reopening, the libraries remain closed to the public, however, we will begin implementing curbside pickup services beginning June 15th.

The library system has purchased software which will allow patrons to schedule curbside pickup of library holds (materials requested through the library catalog). At this time, we anticipate having this service available beginning June 15th. When this service becomes available, please check our website for information on how to use this service. Also, beginning June 15th, library staff will be present in the buildings to answer calls for general assistance as well as assistance during a modified library schedule in conjunction with the curbside pickup program. Continue reading

Anti-Racists Reads

While at first glance this list seems extensive, it is certainly not exhaustive. The works listed below by Tredyffrin Township Librarians are not the only titles that discuss race and racism in the United States; there are many more titles and authors of color that we could not include due to space and time. Comment below if there are titles or authors you think should have been included. 

For all books, we provided links to Chester County Library System’s Libby (when available), the Chester County Library Catalog (when available), and a link to purchase either through Wayne’s Main Point Books or Amazon.com. There are a few items, however, that are not immediately available through Libby. As of June 2nd, Tredyffrin Townships Libraries are still closed and not offering curbside pick up at this time, so please do not place holds on physical items until the library offers these services. 

Babies & ToddlersGrades K-2Grades 3-6Young AdultsAdults

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Online Art Lessons for Children Community Puzzle

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed?

This week we are highlighting Miss Michele’s Online Art Lessons! If you follow TPL Children on Facebook or Instagram, you can find fun little art lessons highlighting things like making your own watercolors or Dandy Lions!

Follow TPLChildren on Facebook & Instagram to access the lessons.

Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.