2-21 Library Corner

Posted 2/21/21


February 21 – February 27

The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library has entered Phase 4.5 of our 5-Phase Reopening Plan. Face coverings are required to enter the library, and reservations may be required depending on the time of day that you plan to visit. To make a reservation for computer use, please call the Nonfiction Desk at 423-472-2163, ext. 126.

For all other reservations, please call the administrative assistant at 423-472-2163, ext. 110. For more information, please see the sections titled CURBSIDE PICK-UP and 5-PHASE REOPENING PLAN.

SUNDAY | February 21

Quaran-STEAM – The Experiment — with Mr. Mike

Join us at 1 p.m. for an experiment with Mr. Mike on Facebook and Instagram. For stories linked to Mr. Mike’s experiment, join us on Friday at 2:30 p.m. for Quaran-STEAM with Mr. Mike.

MONDAY | February 22

Monday Wiggles

Baby story time, 3:30 p.m. on Facebook live, for ages 2 and under includes stories, finger play and other activities to be tried at home with your babies.

Monday Night

LIVE. & Project Pack Pick-Up

For a fun time with stories, family challenges, crafts, and more go to Facebook LIVE at 7 p.m.

Project packs for all of this week’s programs will be passed out starting at 7:30 p.m. on the 8th Street Loading Dock.

TUESDAY | February 23

Story Time with Dewey

Story time for ages 3 to 5 years, with crafts, music and stories, is on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. on the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library page ... with special guest Dewey the Library Dragon.

Dramatic Readings

If you're an adult who misses being read to, then join 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 join us for a gaming session on Jackbox through Discord at 5 p.m. Please email for access to the Discord server.

WEDNESDAY | February 24

Crafts for Everyone

At 3 p.m. on Facebook Live is a crafting time for all ages. Grab a project pack on Monday night at the 8th Street Loading Dock or take a look through your household items and craft box. You may already have what you’ll need to craft with us.

THURSDAY | February 25

Baby Book Worms

Story Time for ages 3 years and under with crafts, music and stories will be streamed on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m.

Origami Folding

Explore the art of folding pages on Facebook Live at 4:30 p.m. Follow along for a detailed tutorial of our most recent designs. To request instruction on a specific design, email

Teen RPG

Teens ages 13-19 are invited at 5 p.m. on the Discord app to continue 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

FRIDAY | February 26

Story Time in the Garden

Lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years with crafts, music and stories, all set in a garden, is at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live.

Crossover Book Club

This club is for adults interested in crossing over to YA fiction and reading g stories written for teens. Due to the cold weather of January and February, we are returning to the Zoom app where you can join us at 7 p.m. for a rambling discussion about what we've been reading. This month, we will discuss “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Please email for Zoom access.

SATURDAY | February 27

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in the parking lot

The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

VITA will be operating in the library parking lot as a curbside service this year, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 10. Appointments are not needed or accepted; this is a drop-in service only performed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Qualifying patrons will need to bring a copy of their photo ID (and spouse's if filing jointly), copies of Social Security cards of dependents, a copy of their 2019 tax filing if possible, and copies of the appropriate 2020 income documentation, e.g. W-2 Form. VITA will process all documents and have completed tax paperwork available for pick up on the following weekend.

Teen Zone After Hours

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to join us from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Discord app for a late night session of movie streaming and gaming. Please email for access to the Discord server.

Other resources, services and programs

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