Now that some of the states are opening up, like mine,that means some of the libraries are opening too. So, I wanted to give a shoutout to our wonderful librarians. Thank you for putting your lives at risk so that people can enjoy the library again. I hope you know that some of us really do appreciate all the had work you do.
Libraries have always been a safe haven for me. Ever since I was a little girl, I would hide at the library to get away from my control freak parents. I also used the library when I was living in the streets. It was the only safe place for me to go and find help.
Now, I can not go to the library, cause of mobility issues, but they have a way to help me with that too. Thanks to the library, I can learn new skills, for free, so I can get a job.
Since the library was always a safe place for me, I would like to find ways to make it safe for the librarians who keeps the library open. Here are a few ways you can use the library safely.
- First, if you are not following their newsletter, make sure to call them to find out what their rules are. Some, might only have curbside pickup and dropoff.
- Check to see if they have a website, you can get all kinds of information there, like how to handle the covid issues.
- Download some apps….I love the Libby app, Overdrive app, and Flipster app. You can use those to borrow ebooks, audiobooks(my fav), comic/graphic books, magazines…etc
- See if they have online classes…you can learn some new skills that way, and might keep you from being bored or help you get extra income.
- Since, they can not do book fairs, see if you can help by donating books or money for their cause.
- Do not be afraid to call them to ask questions, they love to help.
If you do get to go to the library, please please please, wear a mask and gloves. I know it seems like a small price to pay, but some people do not understand.
I am sure I missed some ways, if you could think of any, please feel free to share in the comments section. Thanks!
And thanks again to all the wonderful librarians out there.
Luv and hugs, Renee