Library to Close on Thursday, March 19

The Deposit Free Library takes the health of our community very seriously.  Following the States of Emergency declared by the counties, state, and federal government, we have made the difficult decision to close our building for a period of time.

We will be open this week, March 17, noon to 8 p.m. and March 18 noon to 6 p.m.  Library use will be limited to check out of materials only.  Computer workstations will not be available for public use.

Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, patrons can call the library between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. with specific book requests.  Books will be pulled, checked out, and packed for curbside pickup on those 2 days only.

The library will be closed from Thursday, March 19 through Tuesday, March 31. All programs will be suspended until further notice.   We will reassess the situation at that time.

All fines for overdue items will be waived while the library is closed.  The book drop will be open and checked during the closure should you wish to return materials.

The Four County Library System has suspended holds and deliveries of items from other libraries until further notice.  Holds that are listed as ready for pickup will be held at the library until reopening.

While our building may not be open, our online resources are available 24/7. This includes e-books, e-magazines, and e-audio books through the 4cls website and corresponding apps for your personal devices.  for the Libby and Flipster Apps on your device’s App Store. All of these resources are free with your library card. If you have any problems connecting, please feel free to call the library and leave a message.  Our librarian will return your call to assist you.

Library WiFi will remain available to patrons from outside the building using your personal devices.  Please be respectful of our grounds while using WiFi outside the building.

Please remember to check our Facebook page and website (www.depositfreelibrary.org) often for further information and updates.

This decision was made after much careful consideration. The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to us.  Stay safe, and keep reading at home!

Sincerely,
Staff and Board of Trustees of the Deposit Free Library

Lego Club on Saturday, February 22nd

Calling all Lego lovers!  Mrs. Armstrong is holding Lego Club on Saturday, February 22nd.  Please join us at 1:30 p.m.  We have a large collection of Legos that can be used to create some really fantastic structures.  Anyone from age 7 to 14 is welcome to join the building fun.  Your creations will be displayed in the lobby for everyone to enjoy.  See you then!

Support the Library by Shopping at smile.amazon.com

Support the library whenever you shop online.  When you shop at AmazonSmile instead of Amazon, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Deposit Free Library Association.  The site looks and navigates just like the regular Amazon site.  Help the library and get a great deal at the same time!  Use this link to support the library today!

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Use the Amazon Shopping app to support The Deposit Free Library!

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support The Deposit Free Library Association in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here

for instructions.

Stories with Santa – Friday, December 13th at 6:30PM

On Friday, December 13th, the library hosts a very important guest.  Santa will pay us a visit to read stories and talk with children.  The jolly old elf makes time in his busy schedule every year to stop by the library.  Don’t miss him!  Kids can wear their pajamas if they like.  There will a chance to take photos following the story time.  Hope we see YOU in the library this month!

The Annual Book Sale is Coming July 18-20

It’s that time again!  Each year during Deposit’s Lumberjack Festival, the library holds its gigantic annual book sale.  Even though the Front Street construction project is ongoing, we still plan to hold our popular three day sale from July 18th through July 20th.  The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each of those days.  Look for the tents on the library lawn.  There will be thousands of books in all genres for all ages.  Most hardcovers will sell for $1.00 and paperbacks for 50 cents.  Stock up on summer reading.  See you at the sale!

Summer Reading Is Here!

The first day of summer has arrived, and the library’s Summer Reading Program has begun.  This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”.  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, we will be featuring lots of stories and activities focused on space.

To kick off our program, all the students at Deposit Elementary School had the opportunity to visit the Kopernik Observatory’s portable planetarium on June 18th.  They saw the moon, the planets, and the constellations projected on the planetarium ceiling while learning a lot of facts about our universe.  It was a great hit with all who attended.

Programs at the library begin on July 8th.  There are weekly programs for ages 2- 15 and a Summer Reading Challenge for all ages.  Contact the library or stop by for more information.  We want to see YOU this summer!

National Library Week April 7-13

Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes National Library Week!  We are celebrating with special visits from our school friends and the return of weekly Toddler Time programs.  If you are a regular library patron, stop by to look over our new books and movies.  If you’ve never been to our library, come in and see what we have to offer.  Large print books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, a book sale room, a computer station, and a children’s room full of favorite stories.  It’s all there at the Deposit Free Library!  We hope to sign up many new patrons this month.  Will you be one of them?