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MAJOR CARPETING PROJECT at LIBRARY in SEPTEMBER
PLEASE HELP US SERVE YOU!
The Upper Level of the library will be recarpeted during the month of September. Beginning September 7 until the project is completed (perhaps September 30), we will offer full Children’s services and limited Adult services on the LOWER LEVEL ONLY. Here are answers to some of your questions:
     Please use the Main Entrance during this time (under the canopy). The upper entrance is closed There will be a greeter when you enter who can help you find where you need to go.
     You may RETURN items at the outside book drop at the back of the library or in the All Returns Here bin in the lower level hallway.
     You may BROWSE adult material in the lower hallway. We have a display of new fiction, non-fiction, Young Adult, CDs and DVDs and more. Or, look for items in our online catalog. If you see something you’d like put a RESERVE on it. When you receive notice that your item is available, call us to arrange for curb side pickup.
     You can CHECK OUT items either in the Children’s Library or in the temporary Circulation Department in Administration.
     REFERENCE staff will be available to help you by phone or in person. Ask the greeter to let us know that you need help and we will come to you.
     COMPUTERS for Public Use. We have moved two additional computers into the Children’s Department for your use. Staff will direct you. Please keep your visit short as the number of computers available is limited.
     We have moved a COPIER, the FAX MACHINE, the SHREDDER, and the SCANNER to the lower level for public use. Please ask the greeter to direct you to where they are located.
     NEWSPAPERS, CONSUMER REPORTS and VALUELINE have been moved into a “mini-lounge” near the elevator on the lower level.
     FRIENDS BOOK SALES will be held on Tuesdays from 9am to 6pm.
     NOTARY SERVICE – please call Kate between 12:30pm and 8pm Monday through Thursday to make an appointment. Appointments are available Monday to Thursday 1-4pm and 5-7:30pm. The service is not available on Fridays.
     We’re sorry but there will be no access to Study Rooms or Meeting Rooms until this project is finished.
 
REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS RESUME TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
MONDAY - THURSDAY  9 A.M. - 8 P.M.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY  9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Library services will be offered on the LOWER LEVEL ONLY for the duration of the project.
 


* As of Friday, August 20*
MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE LIBRARY AND ALL BUILDINGS in SOUTH WINDSOR, REGARDLESS OF THE VACCINATION STATUS OF VISITORS.

We are following CDC and CT State Department of Public Health guidelines during this period of increasing infection rates, and we are particularly cautious because so many of our patrons are youngsters not eligible for vaccination.
If you have forgotten a mask and need one, please ask and we will give you one.  If you are unable to wear a mask, we will be glad to provide service curbside or by phone or email.
860-644-1541    refswpl@libraryconnection.info


FRIENDS BOOK SALE UPDATES~

The book sale has resumed inside the Library on Tuesdays only, 9 AM - 6 PM, with no appointment necessary. 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.
Limited book sale donations are being accepted in the blue bins near each entrance. Donations must be boxed or bagged and must fit  in the bins. Please do not place boxes or bags on the floor or outside the building. We cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines, or textbooks; please recycle worn, damaged, and yellowed books via curbside pick-up at your home.
 

Registration for our adult virtual programs can be done by emailing:

refswpl@libraryconnection.info

Please use the Subject: Program Registration and include in the message:
1. Program Name and Date
2. Your Name
3. Your Phone Number
4. Your email address

*We will send you the link for the virtual program the day before or day of the event.*
You may register for more than one program in a single email, but please include the Program Name and Date for each one. 
Unless the program description indicates otherwise, you may register up to two hours before the program.

We hope to see you soon!
 
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Where Can I Sign Up For the Covid Vaccines?
When you are eligible, sign up on the following pages:


ECHN - https://www.echn.org/covid-19-vaccination-resources/

Connecticut -
portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal

Hartford Health Care -
hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/covid-vaccine/schedule-your-vaccine

TEMPORARY LIBRARY CARD
Click HERE to apply for a temporary card.

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.
Coronavirus Update
Here's a link to the National Institute of Health. They are posting updates regarding the Coronavirus. Click here for information.
More Coronavirus information
You can click here for infromation from the CDC - Centers for Disease Control. You can also sign up for a weekly email newsletter with Coronavirus updates on this page.
South Windsor Coronavirus Information
To keep up with South Windsor news, check here
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DOWNLOADABLE COLLECTION
Click link above and on the right, for E-books, E-audio books, movies, and music from HOOPLA, OverDrive/Libby and SimplyE.
Want to learn how? Check links on the right for short "how-to" video.
Questions? Contact Reference Dept. 860-644-1541.
We can help you over the phone while we are open!  

When the Library is closed due to inclement weather...
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.
If you are unsure about venturing out in bad weather and do not see any special notices, call the Library at 860-644-1541 to be sure we are open before leaving home.
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South Windsor Local History  compiled by Jonathan Porter, MLS