242020Apr

Separated but Not Alone

Who could have predicted that my first year as the Alamance County Public Library Director would have ended in unprecedented times?  Patrons, staff, community members, and the entire world are sharing in the stress and craziness of this pandemic and how it impacts their everyday lives.  It seems that many have settled into this new normal and are now starting to question what the world will look like when we come out on the other side. 

I want to take this time to remind those hurting that our community is working hard to be able to offer assistance and resources.  While we can’t fix every hurt, I hope some of these things can help.

The Alamance County Public Libraries are also working to provide resources and information for you during this time.  Parents with young children are invited to join us on Facebook Live on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for a virtual storytime.  Our social media is very active; please follow us to find resources, information, and things to do. 

We also have downloadable books, audiobooks, and magazines available through multiple resources: https://www.alamancelibraries.org/books-more/ebooks/.  Hoopla offers streaming movies, music and television: http://www.hoopladigital.com/. There are also multiple online resources with learning and education opportunities that can be found here: https://www.alamancelibraries.org/reference-research/online-research-tools/ Library resources do require your library card number to access but for those who don’t have a card yet (or if you know someone who doesn’t, please share!), you can do this online and nothing will expire during this period! https://www.alamancelibraries.org/your-library-card/create-a-temporary-account/

I hope some of this information helps you.  And I look forward to the time when you can stop by the library again!

Susana Goldman, Director
What I’m reading right now: God’s of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown