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We are opening!

It’s finally here! May 22nd we will be reopening for foot traffic and browsing! Yippee! So because of safety, we are still requiring a mask and the social distance inside of the building, but you will be able to come inside for in-person browsing. We will continue with the same hours with Grab N Go, Monday 4-7 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 11 AM – 3 PM. For safety, we have added air purifiers, touch-free hand sanitizers in traffic areas, and will have increased sanitizing. All library staff are vaccinated and will be masked to serve you. If you are not able to mask up for any reason, you are welcome to continue using Grab N Go services. We ask that visits be limited to a half-hour to promote social distance and everyone’s use of the library.  Seating has been removed from most areas.

We have missed our patrons. While a few things have changed for spacing there is still much to explore at your library. The new book rack is restocked and ready for viewing. Interlibrary Loans will start up again. There are DVDs and audiobooks, great reads and board games. We know it has been a long stretch and while everything inside was available to you through Grab N Go, it is just not the same as a visit to your library. We thank you for finding your way to Grab N Go and continuing to use and support your library, but we are so glad to have you back!

Grab N Go Service

All library materials are now available to you. IFL will take orders by phone 724-465-8841 Ext 0 or email at IFLGrabNGo@indianafreelibrary.org for up to 5 items. Library materials will be bagged and available for pick-up. You will get a call when the books are ready and schedule your pick-up time at the ground floor entrance. We ask that only one person may be in the entrance for safety. You will find your materials bagged and labeled just to the right of the door in the entranceway to Grab N Go. All materials can be returned in the Book Drop at the same entrance. They will be wiped down and quarantined in a separate area and not checked in for awhile No fines are taken at this time. The library will be quarantining materials after return for a minimum of five days [72 hours is the suggested time for plastic surfaces] before checking in and returning to the shelves. Our goal is to keep you safe while you can again enjoy your favorite reads. Thank you for your patience.

Hours are Monday 4 - 7 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm.

 

Computers by Appointment

A Computers By Appointment program begins May 23rd and will be available during Grab N Go weekday hours from 4 - 7 PM on Mondays and from 11 AM - 3 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Patrons will be scheduled for one hour of computer time. All computer areas will be cleaned in between appointments so there will be no extension of time. A mask will be required to enter the building and use computers. For printing, please bring exact change or money needed for printing or copying as no change will be available. Patrons will enter through the ground floor entrance shared with the museum and use the stairs or elevator to enter the library through the second-floor side door. There will be no entrance into other parts of the library. Call the library to schedule an appointment at 724-465-8841 Ext 113.

 

Text Anti-Racism and Black Life In America

The Indiana Free Library recognizes the importance of race, privilege, and black life in our community. To help our patrons, we have created an "Anti-Racism and Black Life in America" shelf on cloudLibrary. These resources have been chosen to help our community understand how to advocate for our black communities, to better understand the lives of black Americans, and to help families have conversations together. Visit our collection at yourcloudlibrary.com and look for our Featured section to find these titles. In addition and through a generous donation from Colleen Kennedy-Carpat, the library now offers new titles in a Black Lives Matter collection. Please see the catalog for individual titles and grow your world by reading something new.

 

Finding Credible Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis.  Visit the CDC's website for more information.

VaccinatePA is a volunteer team calling hospitals and pharmacies to identify which facilities are currently administering vaccines. This website will be updated daily to reflect the latest information we are able to gather.


Crick Critter Hunt Scheduled for July 17th Postponed because of Inclement Weather!!!

Hey guys!! I am so sorry to have to do this, but it is for the best!!

OUR CRICK CRITTER HUNT SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW JULY 17th AT TANOMA WETLANDS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE!!!

The people out at Tanoma and I are very worried about tonight's forecast. The Indiana area has severe thunderstorms and torrential rains in the forecast from the Weather Channel, so if it does that, there is no way we will be able to hunt for Crick Critters tomorrow. It will be flooded. I passed my lifeguard certification much too long ago to be of use to anyone nowadays, so let's just wait for a better day. What do you think?

Please help me pass the word just in case there are friends or family who may not see this on the internet. I will email all who have registered and give them a warning, too, and I will let you know the definite date of our Crick Critter Hunt as soon as I hear back from Tanoma. I am thinking it will be the first Saturday in August.

Please stay safe tonight and be on the lookout for bad weather.

Any questions, please just email me (Val) at iflkidsfun@gmail.com 

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