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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!

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Reopening Plan for Yellow Phase

Chester County Moves to Yellow Phase, Friday, June 5

As Chester County moves into Governor Wolf’s “Yellow Phase” of reopening, the Tredyffrin Township Libraries will begin be implementing a phased process to reinstate library services consistent with the recommendations of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and in cooperation with the Chester County Library System. Beginning June 5th, library staff will be able to enter the buildings for the first time since March 13th. While we are eager to begin the process of reopening the libraries, we will be making adjustments to our regular services that help ensure everyone’s safety.

Although staff are allowed in the buildings on June 5th, the libraries will remain closed to the public for the time being. You may begin returning library materials on June 5th to library book drops. Please keep in mind that it may take some time before we are able to check material in and remove it from your account. We will of course be backdating all returned material when checking it in to ensure that no one accrues overdue fines. Library staff will also begin initiating limited on-site services while preparing to offer a broader scope of services once we move from the “Yellow Phase” to the “Green Phase”. This will involve implementing a process to provide curbside pickup of materials, quarantining and processing holds and returned items, moving furniture and workstations to promote proper social distancing protocols, designating traffic patterns, and developing any additional processes need to ensure public safety.

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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. 

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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.

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Anne of Green Gables Community Puzzle

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

We hope you’ve enjoyed Kate’s Read-Aloud of Anne of Green Gables each day on YouTube. We’re scheduled to finish up on Tuesday, May 26. Check out the Playlist Here.

What would you like to hear next? You get a say. VOTE NOW!

Additionally, enjoy this community puzzle celebrating our Anne of Green Gables Read-Aloud.

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Vote for the Next Read-Aloud Title

Learn about the titles here

The Man in the Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart • The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope • Evelina by Fanny Burney • The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith & Weedon Grossmith

Board of Trustees Meeting May 2020

Thursday, May 28, 7:30 pm

Via Zoom

To comply with the Stay-at-Home Order issued by Governor Wolf, minimize public exposure to COVID-19 and maintain social distancing, this meeting will be conducted via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. The Zoom platform allows participation both by video and telephone.  Members of the public may register to attend in advance.

For those logging in with devices, when the meeting is opened to public comment, use the “Raise Hand” option should you want to comment audibly. If you are selected to comment, we will state your name and un-mute you so you can speak. Briefly state your name and comment/item of concern. Public Comment is limited to 3 minutes.

The Libraries are not liable for any computer security problems that participants may experience.  No in-person attendance at the library will be permitted.

Public comment should be short and concise and limited to general matters of concern and items on the agenda. Remember: public comment will be limited to 3 minutes. To submit comments or questions prior to the meeting, email tpl@ccls.org using the subject line BoT question/comment by 8 pm on Wednesday, May 27.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wysFeRT6THqQdulB5Vxr2g

 

Mental Health Awareness Community Puzzle

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This week we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! We know that Covid-19 is adding to general stress levels of most Americans and we hope you’re being sure to practice self-care. Watch Zoey’s video on resources available to you!

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Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Are you participating in one of our Summer Reading Challenges?

Upload your activities to receive the code to enter on Beanstack!

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QuaranTEEN Scavenger Hunt Community Puzzle

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This week we celebrate the great area we live in! Complete the puzzle of Philadelphia & complete the QuaranTEEN Internet Scavenger Hunt!

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