While the Alamance County Public Library buildings are still closed to the public, this in no way means that we have stopped serving our community. We are working diligently to get our buildings ready to welcome the community again with safety and social distancing precautions in place. In the meantime, don’t forget that Alamance County citizens can still apply for a library card online https://www.alamancelibraries.org/your-library-card/create-a-temporary-account/ to get access to our online databases, downloadable books and audiobooks, and streaming movie, television and music services https://www.alamancelibraries.org/books-more/downloadable/.
We are also offering Curbside Services at all four of our library branches Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Patrons can use the Library Catalog (https://catalog.alamancelibraries.org/) to search for their preferred items and place them on hold. When you’re notified that your items are ready, call when you arrive at your library branch and we’ll meet you at the front door.
Computer appointments are also available. Appointments are for one hour with safety, cleanliness, face covering and social distancing practices in place. Call your local library branch to find out the appointment times and availability. Please leave a message if we don’t answer the phone and we will call you back. More information can be found here: https://www.alamancelibraries.org/2020/06/24/computer-appointments-available/
Virtual programming is also going strong! Check out our videos on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AlamanceLibraries), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNI2uOEDIvKZ4iPcVaXRANw), and Instagram (https://instagram.com/alamancelibraries_) and website. The Things to Do page under Kids & Teens features videos on Origami, Yoga, and other Storytimes. While our in-person classes are not possible, there are now some helpful videos on some of the job and career resources and tools for job seekers on the Adult Education page. New content will be restarting in September.
And while our Summer Reading program is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean that the virtual programs, activity packets, and other resources are no longer available. Find them all here: https://alamancelibraries.libguides.com/ImagineYourStory
Need some help finding another book to read or author you might be interested in? We have a wide variety of reading suggestion resources available on our What to Read page! Check out the personalized readers’ advisory service, On the Shelves videos, new book lists, and more.
While our service model has had to change, we are definitely still working hard to get you the information, books, and programs you are interested in.