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Yes, We Are Here

We are here, but we are not open… sound familiar? Yes, we are living in a new reality right now at the Library along with everyone else. We are definitely trying to make it work within the safety guidelines we have been given to protect both our staff and our patrons. The good news is that we are here to answer questions. Call us from 10-4:00 Monday through Friday @ 937-996-1741.

Many of you have asked about returning your NMPL items. First, we are fine free so no worries about that. Second, we are not able to return items to our partner libraries so that is not an issue either. We are happy to have you keep your items if anyone in your house is still reading or watching them, or you could share them with a neighbor or friend. Our Book Drop is open from Friday evening until Monday morning for you to return items. If you have more than 10 items, please call to schedule a time to drop them off.

Lastly, if you are in need of something new to read or watch, we can help. The bad news is that we cannot get any items from other libraries; the Good News is that we have a building filled with thousands of items for you to check out today! Go to our website https://www.mynmpl.org and click on the Catalog. Limit your search to New Madison Public Library and place Holds on anything you would like to pick up. Next, call us to schedule a Curbside Pickup. Next thing you know, you will be kicked back watching your favorite movie or swinging in your hammock reading a new book. #stillinthistogether #NMPL45346

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Little Free Library Project

Summer Reading is in full swing here at NMPL, but we are already working on new projects for the fall and beyond! One of our new projects is creating, placing, and maintaining Little Free Libraries.  We are partnering with volunteers from the community and the Universalist Church of New Madison to provide little outposts where readers can find books in unusual spaces. The motto of Need a book, take a book; have a book, share it makes these spaces useful to our community.  The plan is to get volunteers to help build these book-sharing spaces then we will place them in public areas, fill them with a variety of reading materials, and hope that others will borrow and share, too. 

If you have never heard of a Little Free Library, check out their informative web site https://littlefreelibrary.org/ where you will find among other things a map of existing Little Free Libraries, examples of LFL from all over the world, and a brief history of this book-sharing movement. In our quest to increase literacy of both adults and children in our communities, the staff and leadership here at NMPL hope that this project will bring books to those who cannot visit us and those who cannot afford to buy books. After all, everyone need a little reading and sharing in their lives.

If you or someone you know is interested in helping with this project, give us a call at 937-996-1741 and ask for Brenda or Stephanie. You can also email brenda@mynmpl.org. Happy Reading! J used0 \lsd

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