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This post will be updated weekly to reflect upcoming & recurring programs that would normally be found in our emailed newsletter AdLib.

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Next Week’s Special Programs

Teen Take Out Box Sign Up BeginsTeen Take Out Boxes

Thursday, January 28, 2021

For Area Teens in Grades 6 to 12:

Sign up for your own customized Take Out Box! Fill out the form and Miss Stephanie will let you know the pick up date. Each box includes a book to return to the library, a book to keep, snacks, and more! Sign ups open today and last for 1 week.

Reading GraphixReading Graphix

Thursday, January 28, 4:30 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

For grades 6 to 12:

Do you love to read graphic novels? Miss Stephanie does too! This is the first meeting of this book club. Bring your favorite graphic novel and we will decided our first whole group read together. See you there!

Any questions, contact Stephanie Bragg at sbragg@ccls.org

REGISTER HERE

marvel-logo-square - Crushing KrisisMarvel Virtual Escape Room

Wednesday, January 27 & Thursday, January 28
See available sessions on our calendar

For ages 18+

Escape from a virtual Marvel Cinematic Universe themed room.

This virtual escape room will occur over Zoom, cameras & microphones must be enabled in order for conducive communication between group members.

Only 5 computers are allowed within each group. If players are using the same screen for Zoom, you only need to register as one player.

Registration is required; the Zoom link will be emailed the day of your session, so be sure to enter your current email when registering. Family or friend groups interested in playing must register each individual computer user.

SEE AVAILABLE SESSIONS ON OUR CALENDAR

Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org with any questions.

Library Board of Trustees MeetingBoard of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 7:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. Members of the public must register in advance to attend the meeting.

For those joining the meeting with a PC, Mac, or using the Zoom app on a personal device, when the meeting is opened to public comment, use the “Raise Hand” option should you want to comment audibly. When 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. For those joining the meeting by phone, the meeting facilitator when un-mute you and ask if you wish to comment. Public Comment is limited to 3 minutes. If you wish to submit comments prior to the meeting, please e-mail tpl@ccls.org using the subject line “BoT Comment” by 8 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

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. Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes.

Crime Time Online: The Boy in the BoxCrime Time Online: The Boy in the Box

Monday, February 1, 7 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

Crime Time is a meeting of true crime enthusiasts who discuss the intricacies of mysterious cases. Crime Time discusses real true crime cases which are often graphic in nature. Attendees must be 18 or older to participate.

Join us this month as we discuss the mysterious 1957 case that has come to be known as the Boy in the Box

Begin your Research

Unsolved Murders Podcast

Gone Cold Podcast

Thinking Sideways Podcast

REGISTER HERE

Contact Kate Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org with any questions.

Recurring Programs

Instagram LIVE Storytimes
Mondays, 10:30 am with Miss Angie
Wednesdays, 10:30 am with Miss Stephanie

Visit Instagram @TPLChildren & @PaoliLibrary for fun storytimes with your favorite librarians! Hear stories & sing songs live with Miss Angie & Miss Stephanie or watch it for 24 hours via IGTV.

Storytime GIFs | TenorFamily Storytimes via Zoom
Tuesdays, 11 am with Miss Angie (Register for January sessions)
Thursdays, 11 am with Miss Stephanie (Register weekly via the calendar)

Zoom on over to hang out with your favorite librarians for songs, stories, shakers & fun!
Participants are welcome to turn cameras on so that your little one can see the other attendees & themselves!

Still, Items, Things, Book, Notebook, Journal, ExcerptJournaling Together for Teens
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Our journaling group is now accepting new members. Each day we spend time journaling, reading out loud (your work, something literary or something for school) & enjoying casual conversation.

If you are looking for a friendly group that is low commitment (attend when you’re free), write to Laure at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG for an invite to the group.

One-on-One Tech Help Sessions

Schedule a one-on-one session tailored to your needs with Zoey, the Adult Programming & Community Outreach Librarian. Please note: the tech help sessions will be scheduled via Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype. Phone call sessions are limited, email Zoey to schedule a phone one-on-one tech session.
Schedule for virtual tech help sessions:
Tuesdays @ 10:00 am
Thursday @ 10:00 am
Saturdays @ 4:00 pm
These times don’t work for you? Email Zoey to find a more convenient time.

First Two Chapter Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm with Miss Stephanie

Hear an excerpt from a chapter book that you can borrow via our digital collection. Miss Stephanie reads to you via Facebook LIVE @PaoliLibrary

Jackbox Party Pack Did Someone Say Jackbox GIF - JackboxPartyPack DidSomeoneSayJackbox Text GIFsTeen Game Night with Nick
Most Fridays, 8 pm

 

Nick runs a fun Jackbox game night for teens! No experience necessary.

To join the group, email Laurie at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG

Roundtable Discussions: Current Events for Teens
Most Fridays, 9 pm

Teens are invited to meet weekly for discussions on topics we choose.

To join the group, email Laurie at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG

Zen Meditation
Saturdays, 9:45 am with Ying
Zoom Virtual Meeting

Join Ying for this practitioner-led class for those interested in exploring Zen practice.
Are you joining from a smart phone or tablet? The meeting ID is 826 7354 5625 & the pass code is 881074.
Join on Zoom

Virtual Trivia Nights
Most Saturdays, 7 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Quiz Master Zoey wants to know if you have what it takes to be the champ?! Questions will be streamed through a free live webinar & players will answer using Kahoot on their smartphones. Questions are designed for adults, but families are more than welcome to play.
Please note: a smart phone is recommended to play trivia with Kahoot.
You can download the app (iOS store or Android) or visit kahoot.it on your smart phone browser.

Daily & At Your Own Speed

Family Trivia

Looking for a quick game to play with the whole family? Want to challenge your friends virtually? Each Sunday at 1 pm we post a new Kahoot! quiz with a differnt theme. You can find the link & PIN on our Facebook page (@TPLChildren) & the game is playable for a whole week.

Once it’s over, we post the winners! If you have a request for a new Kahoot! theme, please email Miss Michele & she’ll alert you when your suggested Kahoot! trivia is ready.

Watch Previous Programs

Our YouTube channel is your gateway to many great programs for all ages! Make sure you’re checking out our YouTube page regularly to watch the programs you may have missed.

See the YouTube Channel

Virtual Visits

Visit Museums Virtually

While many local and national museums have closed in response to the growing public health threat of COVID-19, it may seem as though it is impossible to visit your favorite museum and learn something new. But fear not! Many local museums, as well as, national and international museums, offer virtual options to tour their museum, explore digital collections and exhibits, and many museums offer virtual lectures, events, and programs. Check out a list below of local and national museums you can visit from the safety of your home!

Disclaimer: While at first glance this list seems extensive, it is certainly not exhaustive. As of December 10th, 2020, this list includes museums that were offered through Tredyffrin Township Libraries Museum Passport Program, as well as respected local and national museums. Any questions about this list can be forwarded to Zoey at zmills@ccls.org.  

 

Museums Local to Chester County and Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Philadelphia)

The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia)

Benjamin Franklin Museum (Philadelphia)

Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art (Chadds Ford)

  • The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art offers engaging virtual tours and curator-led gallery talks of their collection and special exhibitions, activities for all ages, blogs, and resources for everyone to enjoy at home. Online museum offerings are updated weekly, so be sure to check back for new and exciting exhibits and talks.

Chester County Historical Society (West Chester)

Independence Seaport Museum (Philadelphia)

Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia)

Mütter Museum (Philadelphia)

National Constitution Center (Philadelphia)

  • The National Constitution Center offers a myriad of ways to enjoy museum offerings during their closure. Attend live classes and lectures, join the museum for online debates about timely constitutional topics, explore their expansive media library, and dive into their exhibits through the museum’s virtual museum experience.

Penn Museum (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia)

Rosenbach (Philadelphia)

National Museums

The Google Art Project

The Met (New York City)

NASA (Washington D.C.)

The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.)

The Smithsonian (Washington D.C.)

NEW! Plastic Film Recycling

Recycle your Plastic Film & Bags at Tredyffrin Public Library

The T/E Green Team has placed a plastic film/bag recycling container in the parking lot of Tredyffrin Public Library, next to the Paper Retriever Bins.

We welcome patrons to use this bin to recycle the following items:

  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Bread Bags
  • Case Over-Wrap
  • Dry Cleaning Bags
  • Cereal Bags
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Newspaper Plastic Sleeves

This is for plastic bags only. Please do not put plastic containers in the bin.

Service Changes due to COVID-19

An Important Update:

During this time, we will be implementing a robust curbside pickup service in order to continue to provide library materials to our patrons.
PAOLI LIBRARY
Call 610.296.7996 or visit tredyffrinlibraries.org to arrange your pickup.

Our curbside hours will be the following:
Monday through Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

TREDYFFRIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Call 610.688.7092 or visit tredyffrinlibraries.org to arrange your pickup.

Our curbside hours will be the following:
Monday through Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

We are implementing this measure as a precaution, one that we hope will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons. We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate through unprecedented events.

Thank you for your understanding & cooperation!

A reminder on how curbside works:

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 to place your holds. Please leave a message & we will handle the requests as soon as possible.
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.

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive multiple emails, you don’t need to schedule separate pick ups. We will include all your available materials that are available at the time of your scheduled pick up.

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 & observe directions on posted signs.
Enjoy your Library Materials
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 library haul!
You may use the book drops to return items too. Please note, all returned items are being quarantined & will not be checked in for 3 days, remaining on your account.

Don’t worry, we backdate all check-ins to the day you returned the materials!



A Note from the Friends of TPL

Greetings from the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library & the Red Fox Book Shop

Thank you for asking about us. The pandemic has slowed us down but has not stopped us. We remain temporarily closed, but anxious to re-open & see you all again!
Our volunteers send their greetings: Kate, Denise, Pat, Barb, Edwina, Christi, Mike, Mel, Chris, Vincent, Nancy, Terry, Alicia, Sue + 25 more.
We currently have a small selection of books which we send to Amazon & they fulfill your orders.
Congratulations to our dedicated librarians who have produced an outstanding array of children’s, teen & adult programs during this unprecedented pandemic. They have Zoomed & streamed onto our laptops, tablets & phones with creative stories, crafts & lectures for all ages. Thank you!
Back at the library over 10,000 books are ready & waiting. We shall return! We miss you. Take care of yourselves!
REMEMBER TO VOTE!

Board of Trustees Meeting September 2020

Thursday, September 24, 7:30 pm

Via Zoom

To 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, September 23.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H3mdhAj-Q3mMamhVpxXNsg

Matthew Venza Author Event

26 Cents Author Visit

We’re excited to announce a virtual author visit with Matthew Venza about his new book 26 Cents. 
In addition, the author will answer your young one’s questions about writing a book. You may even win a copy of the novel!

 

Reference Chat Hours

New Reference Chat Hours

Due to issues with the reference chat platform we originally were using, we’ve switched to a new program called Tawk.to. This chat program is far more robust than the previous one. Additionally, we’re pleased to say it’s also easier to find!

Just look in the bottom right hand corner of your screen and you will see the “Let’s Chat!” icon when a staff member is available to chat. Want to ask us a question when a reference librarian is not available? Click on the icon to send us an email inquiry. It couldn’t be easier to connect with your reference staff at Tredyffrin Township Libraries!

Please be aware that at this time, with the exception of Fridays, we do not have chat availability during hours where the libraries are open. At those times you may call the staff by dialing 610.688.7092 for Tredyffrin Public Library and 610.296.7996 for Paoli Library.

Reference Chat Hours

Monday: 9 am – 1 pm; 5 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday: 9 am – 1 pm; 5 pm – 7 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 1 pm; 5 pm – 7 pm

Thursday: 9 am – 1 pm; 5 pm – 7 pm

Friday: 9 am – 1 pm; 2 pm – 5 pm

Saturday: 2 pm – 5 pm

No availability on Sunday

The Libraries Reopen on Monday, July 13

Update, Upgrade, Renew, Improve, Improvement, NewReopening the libraries on July 13th

Schedule time to use a PC at Tredyffrin Public Library

Schedule time to use a PC at Paoli Library  •  Schedule time to browse at Paoli Library

We continue to prioritize people’s health and safety. In that spirit, we are pleased to reopen to the public with limited hours.

 

Tredyffrin Public Library will be open to the public Monday – Thursday, 1pm – 5pm and Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Curbside Pickup will be available Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 7pm.

Paoli Library will be open to the public Monday & Wednesday, 1 pm – 6 pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 1pm – 5pm; Friday, 10am – 2pm, but by appointment only. Curbside Pickup will be available Monday & Wednesday, 1pm – 7pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 1pm – 5pm; and Friday & Saturday, 10am – 2pm. The Paoli Library space is much smaller and there are limited options for necessary physical distancing.

Tredyffrin Public Library and Paoli Library will also allow access to library PCs when we are open to the public using SignUp.

There are a number of social distancing and safety protocols as well as operational changes that we will be asking you to follow while in the libraries.

  • Please wear a mask when entering and using the libraries. We have additional masks to offer to community members who may forget to bring their own.
  • Please limit inside visits to 45 minutes (or less). Spaces will not have chairs or tables for use at this time and we encourage you to use the libraries for browsing collections and checking out materials, picking up holds, and using library PCs only.
  • Computer use will be by appointment only, and limited to one daily 45-minute session (schedule computer usage with SignUp).
  • All meeting and study spaces will remain closed. No public gatherings of any kind will be permitted in those spaces.

We will also be making every effort to regularly and frequently clean and disinfect surfaces and frequently used areas. Frequent high-touch surface areas will be cleaned throughout the day by library staff and cleaning and disinfecting will be performed in the evenings by our cleaning company.

We’ve received a few questions about library services, donations, and returning materials. Some common questions and responses are below.

Can I return library materials?

Yes, please return all borrowed items to the external book drops at Tredyffrin Public Library and Paoli Library.

Why are library materials still showing as checked out on my account even though I returned them?

We are following protocols set by the CDC and the American Library Association for quarantining library materials. Any returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. This quarantine procedure is being used throughout the Chester County Library System. Because Coronavirus can live on surfaces for longer than 72 hours, the library recommends taking additional precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19 which may include quarantining items brought in to your home for longer than 72 hours, hand washing after handling any material, and using disinfectant to clean surfaces.

Will I be charged overdue fines?

No overdue fines will be assessed for materials checked in after being held in quarantine. Staff have been instructed to waive any fines that may accrue on an item returned within the proper timeframe. If you experience and problems with your returns please contact the Tredyffrin Public Library Circulation Desk at 610-688-7092 or Paoli Library at 610-296-7996.

Can I make in-person meeting room or study room reservation?

We are not accepting in-person meeting or study room reservations and rooms are not yet available for use when visiting the libraries.

Can I drop off donations?

No, please do not bring materials donations (books, DVDs, CDs) to Tredyffrin Public Library or Paoli Library. The libraries are not accepting donations. We do not yet know when we will begin accepting donations again.

We will be updating our status and service offerings as circumstances change and will be sending out updates in our newsletter, on our website, and on social media. Thank you for being patient with us as we navigate some rather complex issues relating to public safety and providing library services to the community.

Sign Up!

We’re using SignUp.com to organize our computer use and browsing at Paoli.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click a button to see our SignUp.
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot you like. For safety, you may not reserve more than one session a day.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please call 610.688.7092 x 212 (Tredyffrin) or 610.296.7996 (Paoli)  and a staff member can sign you up manually.

Use a PC at Tredyffrin Public Library

PC usage at TPL is on a first come, first serve basis. Patrons are restricted to one 45 minutes session per day.

Schedule to use a PC at Paoli Library

Please be aware that all PC usage will be limited to 45 minutes. We appreciate your cooperation.

Schedule to browse at Paoli Library

Please be aware that we ask that all browsing be limited to 30 minutes. We appreciate your cooperation.

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.