Books Leaving the Library

I just got back from vacation! Hello! I didn't go anywhere, but taking some time at home is always really nice for me. Before I left, and now that I'm back, I'm spending a lot of time working with the nonfiction collection. It is kind of out of control in here, because my job is to take care of patrons. Lately, though, there aren't as many of you coming in for my help, so I have time. This is what I've been working on: Oh, very exciting, very exciting, a picture of bookshelves. What you don't see is just how…

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Fall Reading Challenge for Adults

Every bookworm needs their brain food! Feed your mind by tracking the books you read this Fall and leaving reviews for other patrons to read, and earn new badges! Participants will automatically be entered in a drawing for a lovely raffle basket, drawn the first week of December. You receive one entry per badge earned. Visit our Beanstack to sign up!

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Storms and mood trackers

An interesting week! We are open again!! Things are different. We don't have chairs for patrons, and we have nice new plexiglass screens at the desks, but it is nice to have people walking around again. (It would be really awesome if you would ALL wear your masks, though. And over your nose, not just your mouth.) How did the storm treat you all? I hope if your power isn't back, it's restored soon 😊 Something that I have started this week is tracking my mood, symptoms, and meds in an app called Bearable. I know I am way behind…

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Looking for a D&D group?

We recently received an amazing donation from Wizards of the Coast that gives us and all members of our campaign access to every book currently on dndbeyond.com 🙌🐲🐲🎲 Katherine will be running a 2-3 hour game online, every two weeks, on a day that's convenient for the group. We will pick one of the official D&D story arcs to play together. This group is open to adults and high school students. Email katherine@scituatelibrary.org to sign up!

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Numbers everywhere

Today I've been working on my piece of the annual report we make to OLIS. I kind of feel like I'm drowning in numbers. I need to report the number of reference questions that come to me at the desk, over the phone, and by email, text, and live chat. the number of programs I run for the year the number of people who attend those programs data about video views data on how much people are using this website The past few months have been so complicated, and so many things have changed, it wasn't exactly a simple prospect.…

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What's going on inside the library??

Right now the library building is mostly closed, but the staff is in there working. I know you want to ask - what are we doing in there!? Well, here is a snapshot of what the library is like right now. The circulation department includes all the people who you're speaking with when you call to schedule a curbside pickup or make an appointment to come browse our new titles. They are working all the time to get you items as quickly as possible while following a lot of new policies and procedures that (1) are very important for the…

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Reference blog

Did you notice that the library has a new site!? It has an updated style and layout, and we have way more control over how it looks than we used to. It's mobile responsive and it will be able to change and evolve with time. Y'all, I have been working towards the release of this site for two years. We faced a lot of setbacks, but with patience and perseverance, it is here! I am beyond excited; this has been the biggest long-term project I have completed since starting to work here. Please leave a comment or email me and…

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Reference blog

This blog is maintained by Katherine, the Reference Librarian. It will be updated at least once a week with news about the reference department, adult services, website stuff, and other sundries.

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