Library Plans March Activities
By Guest Columnist Renee Rayburn, LBPL Youth & Technology Services
Hello, Long Beach!
If you haven’t noticed, we have been adding “Booklists” to our card catalog feature. Located on the right-hand side next to the “What’s Popular” and “What’s New” is another tab called “Booklists.” Click on this, and it will show you the different lists we will be featuring. Some will just be temporary; others will be featured here for longer.
We will be kicking off March with Read Across America in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Our challenge will include a survey that we will have posted on our website in which patrons can take part. We encourage you to be familiar with all things Dr. Seuss!
On Wednesday, March 17, you might need everything from x-ray vision to the luck of the Irish to find the four-leaf clover we have hidden in the library. Find it, and you could win a pot of gold - or maybe just a box of Lucky Charms. Leprechauns have known to be tricky, you know. While you’re in the library, check out a green book to make sure you’re “pinch proof!”
For all the kids, on March 30 and March 31, we are celebrating National Pencil Day and National Crayon Day (respectively). Make sure they come by on either of those days and pick up a tote bag that they can color!
The Long Beach Library Book Club will hold its next meeting via Zoom at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 18. They will be discussing American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. To participate in the meeting, contact Sue Caldarelli by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will give you further instructions on how to participate.
There are no meetings in March for the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library or the Long Beach Board of Trustees. We will keep you posted on when these groups will next meet.
Due to the rise in cases in our area, the library is still not able to schedule Preschool Story time, Parent’s Coffee, or any type of group meetings at the library due to social distancing restrictions. Our meeting rooms are being used for quarantine purposes.
To make our computers more easily accessible, reservations are no longer required. Computers will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in both the main wing and the children’s wing. However, patrons must still have a regular library card or temporary computer card with us to use them, and the fifty minutes per visit is still in affect, due to the limited number of computers we have to offer in each area. As a reminder, log out of personal accounts, and let a staff member know when you have logged off, so that the area can be cleaned for the next user.
Thank you for your patronage, and stay safe!