This summer will be very different from previous summers.
Travel plans may be altered or put on hold; the last day of school may have been anticlimactic with no in-person goodbyes from teachers and classmates; and outdoor activities may require the use of face masks depending on social distancing guidelines. If it feels like the world has turned upside down, it has.
It feels that way at the library, too, with buildings closed to the public, and interactions between library staff and patrons changed to virtual and online contact only. Things are slowly changing, however, with the ability to offer curbside holds pickup. If you want to know more about this service, be sure to check out our web site, www.fvrl.org, and look for the Curbside Holds Pickup icon.
I’m very excited about this because I feel like I can start recommending print books again. Highlighting our eAudio and eAudiobook collections for the past three months has been fun — and I will continue to include them in future columns — but I love physical books, so here’s to the written word in all formats!
It occurred to me the other day while I was running errands that the errands themselves offered a unique collection of subject matter.
First, I stopped at a jewelry repair shop to get my watchband fixed; next I visited a local bird shop to buy ant moats for my hummingbird feeders; and last but not least, I browsed the shrubbery section at a small nursery (I never get to use the word “shrubbery”). Watches, ants and shrubs — hmm, how can I turn this into a column?