Library Corner: Events planned as library continues phased reopening

Posted 6/7/20

The Cleveland/Bradley County Public Library is open for curbside pick-up, reference phone services, and indoor appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.To make an appointment for …

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Library Corner: Events planned as library continues phased reopening

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The Cleveland/Bradley County Public Library is open for curbside pick-up, reference phone services, and indoor appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
To make an appointment for computer use, please call the Non-Fiction Desk at 423-472-2163, ext. 126. For all other appointments, please call the Administrative Assistant at 423-472-2163, ext. 110.
 
For more information, please refer to the sections titled Curbside Pick-up and 5-Phase Reopening Plan. The library's online resources and virtual programs will remain available on the website and social media. 
 
MONDAY
Grab-and-Go Breakfast  
Stop by from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and pick up a free breakfast to go! There will be a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Library staff ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing. 
 
Sensory Story Time on Zoom 
This is a virtual sensory story time where stories will be read and songs will be sung from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Zoom App. Participants will use basic household items to enjoy an interactive experience. Email rcoleman@clevelandlibrary.org for Zoom access. 
 
Spanish Story Video 
Check Facebook at 10:30 a.m. for a link to a Spanish Story Time video picked by your local librarians! They’ll be sharing a new video every week with some of their favorite children’s stories narrated in Spanish.  
 
Summer Wiggles on Facebook Live 
This us a baby story time for ages 2 and under with stories, finger-play and other activities you can try at home with your babies. Join the story time on Facebook Live at 11 a.m.  
 
Grab-and-Go Lunch  
Stop by from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and pick up a free lunch to go! We will have a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Staff again ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing. 
 
Zumba for All Ages  
Want a fun new way to get in shape while staying at home? Join the library on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. for a quick class for all ages!
 
Summer Live! 
Tune in at 7 p.m. for a fun time with story skits, family challenges, crafts, fabulous costumes and more on Facebook Live! 
 
TUESDAY
Summer Stories with Dewey 
This is a lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years, with crafts, music and stories. Join on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m., on the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library page, with special guest Dewey the Library Dragon. 
 
Grab-and-Go Lunch
Stop by from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and pick up a free lunch to go! We will have a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Staff again ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing. 
 
Dramatic Readings – Summer Edition 
If you're an adult who misses being read to, then join the library on Facebook Live at 3 p.m. for dramatic renditions of selected short stories, essays, and poetry, all matching the library’s weekly theme during Summer Reading! Please note that readings may still include adult themes and language in the Summer Edition.  
 
Teen Gaming  
Teens 13-17 can now join library staff for a gaming session on Jackbox through Discord at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays! Email teenzone@clevelandlibrary.org for access.  
 
WEDNESDAY
Grab-and-Go Breakfast  
Stop by from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and pick up a free breakfast to go! There will be a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Library staff ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing.
 
Rob-inar, Tech Talk  
Join Rob Knepper, the library's 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 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  
 
Grab-and-Go Lunch  
Stop by from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and pick up a free lunch to go! We will have a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Staff again ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing. 
 
Summer Reading Crafts for Everyone  
Join the library on Facebook Live at 3 p.m. for a crafting time for all ages! During Summer Reading, the library is providing many of the supplies for our Summer-Themed crafts, so make sure to stop by the 8th Street Loading Dock on Project Pack Days to get your supplies and a list of anything else you'll need to craft with us! 
 
THURSDAY
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. 
 
Grab-and-Go Lunch  
Stop by from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and pick up a free lunch to go! We will have a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Staff again ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing. 
 
Weekly Project Pack Pick-Up 
Stop by the Loading Dock site on the 8th Street side of the library from 12:30 to 2  p.m. to pick up activities and craft supplies for ALL ages for the upcoming week. Thank you for observing social distancing and letting people on the loading dock complete their interaction before approaching. 
 
Zumba for All Ages 
Want a fun new way to get in shape while staying at home? Join the library on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. for a quick class for all ages!  
 
Teen RPG 
Teens ages 13-19 are invited to join in at 4:30 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, contact teenzone@clevelandlibrary.org. 
 
Summer Origami Scene 
Explore the art of folding pages at 4:30 p.m. on Facebook Live, with a fun summer challenge for June and July! Learn how to craft cute origami scenes based on the Summer Reading Program's weekly themes, and send photos of your scenes to kshorthouse@clevelandlibrary.org! Every qualifying photo will equal one entry into our Summer Origami Prize Drawing. One photo per household per week. Drawing will take place at the end of the Summer Reading Program.
 
FRIDAY
Grab-and-Go Breakfast  
Stop by from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and pick up a free breakfast to go! There will be a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Library staff ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing. 
 
Story Time in the Garden  
This will be a lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years with crafts, music and stories, all set in a garden. Join the story time on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m.  
 
Grab-and-Go Lunch  
Stop by from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and pick up a free lunch to go! We will have a table set up on the 8th Street loading dock. Staff again ask that only one family member pick up breakfast for each youth in the family, age 18 and under, one per child. They also ask everyone to wait for the person on the loading dock to complete their pick up before approaching the table, in the interest of social distancing. 
 
Summer Family STEAM with Mr. Mike 
Join the library on Facebook Live at 2:30 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.  
 
SATURDAY
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 your own history for yourself and our families. 
 
Summer Drive-in Series: The NeverEnding Story 
This summer, the library’s weekly movies series will be shown every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in its main parking lot Join in for this story of a troubled boy who dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.  
Space in the parking lot is limited on a first come, first served basis. All attendees must stay in or on their own personal vehicle, with the exception of our “Family Circles”. Snacks will not be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Thank you in advance for disposing of your trash responsibly. Weather permitting.  
 
“Family Circles”: There will be four socially distant “Family Circles” close to the screen where a family can watch the movie outside of their car. This option is also first come, first served. Please park your vehicle in the library staff parking lot (the lot across the street) and walk over to an open circle. You may want to bring lawn chairs/blankets to sit on. 
 
CURBSIDE PICK-UP 
The library has re-instituted its curbside pick-up service to Bradley County library patrons during the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff ask that you limit requests to seven items per library card and allow at least 24 hours for your selection to be retrieved.
 
To reserve items, 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. 
 
FIVE-PHASE REOPENING PLAN 
Phase 1: Staff report in and work to keep 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 are requested to wear a mask in 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 are requested 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. 
 
For more information on the library, its resources and events visit www.clevelandlibrary.org, find the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library on social media or call 423-472-2163. 

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