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What’s Happening at the Library

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Do you have comments or ideas you would like to share with us on library plans for 2021, or maybe you would just like to know a bit more about the nuts and bolts of how the library decides on future plans? If so, just head on over to the Library Board meeting on September 22 nd at 4:00 p.m. at the Cambridge City Public Library where

we will start the meeting off with an official Public Budget Hearing. We are trimming $12,000 off our budget over the next 18 months to stay more conservatively within what tax revenues are predicted to be during this economic downturn. By spreading this reduction out over the next 18 months, I believe that this reduction should not adversely affect library services. The Library Board typically meets on 4th Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and the public is always welcome to attend. Attendees will need to enter at the south door, plan to wear a mask, and socially distance during the meeting.

 

If you have a new baby, a toddler, or a preschooler in your life, you can enroll them in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Registering and logging books for this program is now available online through our READsquared app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet! You can also pick up a paper log at

the library to keep track. This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Your child will get a free book from the library to keep after every 100 books read. When your family has read 1,000 books, your child will earn a special prize. Families must come to the library in person to

pick up free books and prizes. Remember that it is never too early to start reading to a baby, and every time you read to a child, you are helping them build pre-literacy skills, increasing vocabulary, and aiding in crucial brain development.

 

The next meeting of the Senior Center Book Club at the Golay Center is planned for Wednesday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Call Kim Scott at 405-478-3335 to reserve a copy of the

book.

 

If you have not yet done so, please remember to turn in your census form now. An accurate count of everyone who lives in our community will help ensure adequate state and federal funding and adequate representation in government for our interests at the state and national levels. You can go online to my2020census.gov to complete

the form.

 

Speaking of civic duty: if you are not already registered, October 5 th is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming general election on November 3rd . You can check your voting status or register to vote online at indianavoters.in.gov or you can pick up a paper copy of the voter registration at the library. Paper copies of

voter registration must be received on or before October 5th.

 

We offer an app to access e-books and e-audios through your mobile device. Just download Libby from your app store for access to free e-materials 24/7. The first time you set it up, you will just need your library card number and the name of your home library.

 

The library is open with reduced hours.  On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, 9am to 10am is our designated “senior hour.”  

2—6  Monday

9—1 Tuesday  

2—6  Wednesday

9—1  Thursday  

9—1  Friday    

 

Curbside pickup continues by appointment from 9am – 4pm, Monday through Friday.  We can also do copies, scanning, and faxes for you during these hours.  Please call us at 765-478-3335 to arrange the best time for you.

 

We added three new bestsellers, seven new movies, one new audiobook, eight new children's books, and 11 other new books to the collection last week.  The new bestsellers are "Royal: A Novel," "The Last Sister," and "The Midwife Murders." The new movies this week include "Hidalgo," "Mad Men: Season Four," and "The Gods Must Be Crazy."

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