5-17-20 - Library Corner

Posted 12/31/69


May 17 – May 23

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5-17-20 - Library Corner


The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library's  physical location is open for curbside pick-up and reference phone services Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We have also instituted a Library Material Return Plan for all library materials that were due after March 18, and a general 5-Phase Reopening Plan for the coming months.

Please see the sections titled Curbside Pick-up, Library Material Return Plan, and 5-Phase Reopening Plan for more information.

Our online resources and virtual programs will remain available through our website and social media, and we hope to continue working through these trying times together.  


Spanish Story Video  — Check Facebook at 10:30 a.m. for a link to a Spanish Story Time video picked by your local librarians! We’ll be sharing a new video every week with some of our favorite children’s stories narrated in Spanish. 

Zumba for All Ages   — Want a fun new way to get in shape while staying at home? Join us on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. for a quick class for all ages! 


Story Time with Dewey   — Lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years with crafts, music and stories. Join us on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. 

Dramatic Readings   — If you're an adult who misses being read to, then join us on Facebook Live at 3 p.m. for dramatic renditions of selected short stories, essays, and poetry! Please note that readings may include adult themes and language. 

Teen Gaming   — Teens 13-17 can now join us for a gaming session on Jackbox through Discord at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays! Please email teenzone@clevelandlibrary.org for access. 


Rob-inar, Tech Talk   — Join Rob Knepper, our IT Coordinator, on Facebook at 10 a.m. as he gives some technology tips and answers some common questions. If you have suggestions or questions of your own, please send them to techtalk@clevelandlibrary.org between 10 a.m. and 12 noon Monday through Thursday. 

In the Kitchen with Mrs. Shannon   — Mrs. Shannon will be livestreaming from her kitchen on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Teens 13-17 are invited to find her on the Teen Zone Instagram account @teenzonecbcpl. Pop in and say “Hello” and hang out while Mrs. Shannon bakes delicious snacks! 

Crafts for Everyone   — Join us on Facebook Live and the Zoom App at 3 p.m. for a crafting time for all ages! We will be using things that you hopefully already have at home, so get your crafting boxes out and prepare to create. Please note that some of our previously scheduled Monthly Crafts have been incorporated into this program. Email kshorthouse@clevelandlibrary.org for Zoom access. 


Baby Book Worms  — We will be streaming Story Time for ages 3 years and under with crafts, music and stories. Join us on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m.

Zumba for All Ages  — Want a fun new way to get in shape while staying at home? Join us on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. for a quick class for all ages! 

Teen RPG  — Teens ages 13-19 are invited to join us at 4:30 p.m. on the Discord App as we continue our adventures with characters based on the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. This program encourages critical thinking, skill building, and teamwork to solve puzzles and complete quests. If you have any questions or concerns, or need information on accessing the Discord server, please contact teenzone@clevelandlibrary.org.

Origami Power Hour   — Explore the art of folding pages, now on Facebook Live and Zoom at 4:30 p.m. Included will be instructions on how to create origami squares at home and a detailed tutorial of our most recent designs. Specific designs taught the following week on request. Email kshorthouse@clevelandlibrary.org for Zoom access. 

D&D Campaign   — Join us at 6:30 p.m. for Dungeons & Dragons for adults! Our campaign has begun, but new players are always welcome, whether it's your first time playing or you're a seasoned gamer looking for a group to join. At this time, our sessions are being held on Discord, so please email kshorthouse@clevelandlibrary.org if you would like to join. For teens interested in role-playing games, contact teenzone@clevelandlibrary.org for details on our Teen RPG.


Story Time in the Garden   — Lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years with crafts, music and stories, all set in a garden. Join us on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. 

Family STREAM   — Join us on Facebook Live at 1 p.m. for fun science activities that you can do at home with your family!

Draw with Becca   — Whether drawing is old or new to you, follow along with Becca for some drawing basics! Find her on Facebook at 3 p.m. 

Crossover Book Club   — This club is for adults interested in crossing over to YA fiction and reading the exciting stories written for teens. Join us on the Zoom App for a rambling discussion about what we've been reading! This month, we will discuss Seafire by Natalie C. Parker. Please email kshorthouse@clevelandlibrary.org for Zoom access.


History Moments with Margot  — Join the head of our History Branch and Archives on Facebook Live at 11 a.m. as she shares moments from and pieces of our local history, as well as ways to preserve our own history for ourselves and our families. 

Curbside Pick-up  — The library has re-instituted its curbside pick-up service to Bradley County library patrons during the COVID-19 outbreak. We ask that you still limit requests to seven items per library card and allow at least 24 hours for your selection to be retrieved.

To reserve items, you can go to the library’s online catalog and log in to your account. When you find a title that shows as being “IN”, click on the item image or title. This will take you to the item summary. Look for the “Reserve” button. The titles you reserve will be pulled for you. You can also email circulation@clevelandlibrary.org or call the Circulation Desk at 423-472-2163, ext. 119 to request reservations. You will be notified when items are ready for pick-up. 

When picking up your materials, please stay in your vehicle and call the Circulation Desk at 423-472-2163, ext. 119. Library staff will place your items at the designated pick-up point after receiving your call. You can then retrieve the items after showing your library card or picture ID. You must have your library card or picture ID to pick up items.  

If you do not yet have a library card, you can apply for a card online by clicking on the “Get Your Library Card” button on our website’s homepage. To get your new library card, please bring a picture ID and two proofs of address that you can show to staff from your car. You will need two proofs of address to use our curbside pick-up service.

If you only have one proof of address, we can still get you a library card that has access to all of our Library eResources including Tennessee READS and TumbleBooks. 

Library Material Return Plan

To help our library staff keep up with the demand of processing returns that were due after March 18, we ask that you follow the guidelines below for when to return your library materials. Please use your last name to determine where you fall in the roster. 

A-H, Due: May 5 - May 12
I-P, Due: May 13 - May 20
Q-Z, Due: May 21 - May 28

We ask for patience as we navigate our reopening. We miss our patrons and we want to help get new library materials in your hands as soon as possible, but we need your help to do that so our staff will not be overwhelmed by old returns. Thank you!

5-Phase Reopening Plan

Phase 1: Staff report in. We will work to keep our social distance during this time as well as taking other precautions. Staff will work on projects related to reopening and continued virtual programming. 

Phase 2: Curbside pick-up resumes. 

Phase 3: Patrons will be allowed back in the building with proper social distancing. It will be in a controlled manner, limiting the number of patrons in at one time as well as time limits. The Community Room and the main lobby will be the only areas patrons can access.

The Community Room will be used as a holding area and patron computer center. The main lobby will be reserved for seniors, patrons with limited mobility, and at-risk individuals. Patrons will not be allowed into the material stacks at this point.

Tablets will be available for patrons to video chat with staff members, who will retrieve materials from the stacks.

Meeting spaces will not be available during this time. Patrons will be required to wear a mask to enter the main branch and the History Branch.

The History Branch will be open to limited use similar to the main branch. 

Phase 4: Most areas of the library will be open to the public on a limited schedule. This will allow for enhanced cleaning during this time. Social distancing will continue to be observed. There will still be a shortened time limit for computer use. Meeting rooms used for groups smaller than 10 people may return with proper social distancing. Patrons will be required to wear a mask when in the building. 

Phase 5: The library will be open to the public, business as usual. 

Notes: All returned materials will still be quarantined for three days before returning to the shelf during Phases 1-4. Virtual programming will continue during this time, as well as chat reference, and the ability to get a library card online. The library will be closely following all the governor’s and CDC recommendations.

Some of the stages may flow quickly from one to another while others may take longer to implement, but we look forward to seeing you back in the library in the future!  

For more information on the library, its resources, and events you can visit www.clevelandlibrary.org, find us on social media under Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, or call us at 423-472-2163.


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