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Please note the Library's SUMMER HOURS:
     MONDAY - THURSDAY 9 am - 8 pm
     FRIDAY 9 am - 4:30 pm
     SATURDAY 9 am - 1 pm
The Library is closed on Sundays from May 29 until September 11, the weekend after Labor Day.

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED JULY 2 - 4 IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.  There will be no Book Sale July 2.



 
COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS SURVEY AVAILABLE at the LIBRARY
During the month of June, the South Windsor Health Department is conducting a survey of residents to determine health needs that should be addressed by the department.  Residents age 18 and over are invited to complete the 50-question questionnaire.  Although the survey is being distributed online, the Library has paper copies that may be completed by those who prefer to respond without using a computer.  Paper copies may also be returned to the Library for forwarding to the Health Department.  The surveys are submitted anonymously.

Summer Reading for ages 18+ - Read Beyond the Beaten Path 
Will begin soon. Watch this spot for updated information.

   

    
JUNE 20 - 26 is POLLINATOR WEEK!!
Celebrate by watching a special film with us Tuesday or Thursday
We'll start our summer "Off the Beaten Path" adventures by showing the one-hour PBS film "My Garden of a Thousand Bees" on Tuesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Program Room and Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room.  Come and see who nature photographer Martin Dohrn found in his own backyard during the COVID shutdown.  Help yourself to a bee identification card and some wildflower seeds to help South Windsor's bee population.  Bzzzzzz.......

COVID -19 Antigen Rapid Home Tests Available at the Library
In order to assure the widest distribution of COVID-19 home tests, the State of CT has given the Library a case of tests manufactured for iHealth Labs.  There are two home tests in each box.  Although the box shows an Expiration Date of 2022-06-23 (June 23),the FDA has extended the Expiration Date to 2022-09-22 (September 22).     Please take only the number of tests your family needs.  There is no cost for these tests.  The tests are in a basket at the Adult Circulation Desk.

 

About masks and other pandemic changes…
Although masks are no longer required in the Library or other Town buildings, the CDC recommends that everyone---regardless of vaccination status---  wear masks in public spaces while the COVID surge continues.   We ask that you consider wearing a mask during your library visits, especially in the Children's/YA area, where you are likely to encounter unvaccinated young people.  We’ll still provide a mask for you if you arrive without one.   Our programs will continue to include both live and virtual options when possible, and we will gradually reintroduce use of our meeting rooms.  As the situation evolves, these protocols could change again. We appreciate your patience as we all navigate each new phase of the pandemic.
 
SOUTH WINDSOR PHOTO CONTEST RETURNS
After a hiatus during COVID, the South Windsor Human Relations Commission is again sponsoring a contest for South Windsor photographers of all ages.  Photographs must have been taken in South Windsor (at any time) and must reflect the theme Resilience and Hope Rising in South Windsor. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2022, and photos will be on exhibit in the Library Friends Room Gallery in August.  Cash prizes will be awarded.  Visit or call the Library for full details.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND ROOM USE DURING THE PANDEMIC
Our rules for use of meeting and study rooms at the Library have changed periodically during the COVID pandemic, and this will continue until infection rates decrease substantially and social gatherings no longer pose a serious risk of contagion.  We will observe Town decisions regarding pandemic protocols and will monitor public health research when determining acceptable activities in our building. 
  • We may limit the number of library program participants or determine that “in-person” programs will be held virtually. 
  • We may decline requests for meeting room use by community groups when the proposed activity would prevent following announced protocols.
  • We may cancel or postpone activities if the COVID situation worsens significantly, even if the activity was previously announced or approved.
We all share the hope that conditions will improve soon and our lives will return to the comfort we previously enjoyed.  Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times together. 
 
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FRIENDS BOOK SALE UPDATES~

The book sale will continue inside the Library on Tuesdays, 9:15 A.M. - 6 P.M. and 9:15 A.M.- 12 Noon on Saturdays.  All COVID protocols in effect at the Library will be observed at the book sale. For the safety of all, the number of people in the Friends Sale Room will be limited. Additional shoppers will need to wait their turn to go into the sale room when available.
 
 
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TEMPORARY LIBRARY CARD
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South Windsor residents can register online as a patron of our library and get temporary access to request materials and access some online sources.  If you do not visit South Windsor Public LIbrary to complete the registration process within 3 months, this account will be deleted.  Please bring proof of residency, such as photo ID, utility bill, or other official mail to the Library and we will then provide you with your physical Library card.
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Overdue fines are not charged for days that the Library is closed.  Book drops remain open.
In case of special closings,  information about our hours and any program changes that may result is posted to our website first. Local television and radio stations are contacted, but may broadcast the information with a delay.
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South Windsor Local History  compiled by Jonathan Porter, MLS