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Regular Library Hours Will Be Reinstated On Monday, June 7 

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Jun 032021
 

Library Director Kathy Giotsas, MLIS, MBA, released this statement regarding the reopening of the Case Memorial Library next Monday.

The Case Memorial Library staff would like to extend a sincere thanks to all our patrons for your patience and understanding during this period where the library has been open for limited hours and services. We

Libraries across the state have been dealing with several challenges due to the pandemic. During this time, the library staff has been working behind closed doors to provide and arrange a full slate of virtual events, performances, and more. Staff also developed programs on our YouTube channel and created regular storytime videos, crafts, and recommendations for books along with Zoom book discussions, author talks, and so much more.

For the summer we will continue to create virtual events and programs along with our Summer Reading programs for all ages.

The Case Memorial Library is planning to restore its full hours of operation on June 7th, 2021. We are still planning to observe the wearing of masks, social distancing, and barriers.

Here’s what’s happened recently:

Sunday, May 16th – Outdoor programs began, utilize PPE, distancing and safety protocols must be followed. Zoom programs will also continue.

Monday, May 24th – The library will no longer quarantine materials upon return.

Schedule On Reopening

Monday, June 7th – Regular hours of the library will be restored.

  •   Mon. & Thu. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  •   Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Friday July 2nd, – Curbside service will end. Tuesday, July 6th – Fine collection will resume. Safety Procedures

    The Case Memorial Library has instituted a variety of safety precautions and procedures in order to keep staff and patrons as safe as possible.

  •   Programs and events will be held virtually or outdoors until further notice
  •   Masks are required to be worn by all for curbside pickup and inside the building

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Thank you for your understanding as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff and patrons remain our top priority as we take the next step in reopening to our full schedule.

All Case Memorial Library patrons must continue to follow best practices for COVID-19 health and safety which include masking, social distancing, safety barriers, and frequent cleaning. We continue to ask that all library staff and patrons, age two and older, wear masks or other approved face coverings inside the library building. This measure is in place for both vaccinated and unvaccinated members. Anyone who isunable to wear a mask should contact the library to discuss alternative service options.

  •   Patrons and staff should regularly use hand sanitizer and/or wash hands, clean shared equipment and surfaces between each use
  •   Sanitizing wipes will be located next to every public-use computer for patrons to wipe keyboard and mouse
  •   The library will have all commonly used surfaces sanitized daily
  •   Social distancing will be the norm inside the library and for both curbside pickup and item drop off

    We hope to see everyone in the library soon!

     

News From The Case Memorial Library

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Apr 222021
 

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, offers the following activities and events for children and adults in the coming weeks.

Virtual Author Talk: The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902

Monday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Female immigrants discovered their collective consumer power, while a cartel conspired to keep meat prices high. Join us for a Zoom talk with author Scott Seligman!  Please note that registration is required, as for online security reasons only registered attendees will be able to attend this event.

Take & Make: Blooming Paper Flowers

Wednesday, April 28
For children ages 3 and up.  Decorate paper flowers, then watch them blossom! Adult supervision is required.  Participants must supply their own scissors, crayons or permanent markers, and a large bowl or baking pan. Registration will end Tuesday, April 27. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from Wednesday, April 28 through Saturday, May 1.

Take & Make Craft Kit: Gemstone Soaps

Monday, May 3
For adults and teens in grades 7-12. Create your own colorful, scented gemstone soaps with this introductory soapmaking kit. Instructions and most supplies will be provided. Participants must supply a microwave, microwavable dishes, and a knife. Registration will end Thursday, April 29. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from Monday, May 3 through Saturday, May 8. Please select your pickup day when registering.

Tween Take & Make: Beaded Butterfly Magnets

Monday, May 3
For tweens in grades 4-6. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a special caregiver this Sunday or just want something pretty for your fridge, you’ll love this beaded butterfly magnet! We’ll supply beads, pipe cleaners, glitter, a clothespin, and a magnet so you can create your very own. Kit pickup will take place via curbside pickup between Monday, May 3, and Saturday, May 8. Please select your pickup day when registering.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.
We offer curbside pickup.
Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org
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Case Memorial Announces Arrival Of New Audiobooks

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Jan 222021
 

If you don’t have the time (or eyesight) to read a physical book, then audiobooks are the way to go. The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road has a wonderful selection of titles for you to enjoy, expand your knowledge, or for whatever reason you choose a particular book.

New Audiobooks have just arrived in January 2021

Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library.

Is this anything? / Jerry Seinfeld.

The law of innocence / Michael Connelly.

The midnight library / Matt Haig.

We offer curbside pickup and computer use by appointment.

Phone: 203-891-2170

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New DVDs Available At The Library

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Jan 202021
 

The Case Memorial Library now offers these new DVD titles.

New DVDs, January 2021

Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library.

The crown. The complete third season.
The dead don’t die.
Deadwood : the movie.
His dark materials.
The Gentlemen.
Keith Haring : street art boy.
Kiki’s delivery service.
The King of Staten Island.
Mulan.
Proxima.
Roadkill.
The secret of Kells.
Sweet Sweetback’s baadasssss song.
Tenet.
Terrified.
The walking dead. The complete ninth season.
Veep. The final season.
Yellowstone. Season Three.

We offer curbside pickup and computer use by appointment.
Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org
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It’s Still Happening At The Library

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Dec 292020
 

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library is here to serve the community.  Library doors are open as follows:

  • Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 noon 
  • Monday and Thursday evenings: 5-7 p.m. 

Masks are required at all times while you are in the building.  

Study and meeting rooms are not available and there is limited seating.  We ask everyone to observe social distancing.  

We are currently providing the following services:

  • Our public computers may be used on a first-come, first-served basis when we are open.  At other times, they may be used by appointment. Call 203-891-2170 or email reference@casememoriallibrary.org to make an appointment. Time slots for computer appointments are Monday through Saturday, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Holds can be placed on library materials through our online catalog, by phone, or by email.  When the items you request are available, we will call you to schedule a curbside pickup or you can come in to pick up the items.  Hours for curbside pickup are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Printing is available.
  • Copiers are available.

We have online programs that are free and open to the public.  

The Library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31. It will be closed Friday and Saturday, January 1 and 2, for New Year’s.

A note for RBdigital users:
After Wednesday, December 30, 2020, the digital magazines now available through RBdigital will instead be available in the Libby app from OverDrive.

The Bookcase Online Evening Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 14, 7 p.m.

Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for an online discussion of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. This discussion will take place on Zoom — please note that registration is required, as for online security reasons only registered attendees will be able to attend this event. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email before the event.  The registrant’s name as displayed on Zoom must match the name used for registration in order to guarantee admission. 

Information: 203-891-2170

Website: http://casememoriallibrary.org 


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New Music At The Library

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Nov 232020
 

The Case Memorial Library just brought in a nice variety of new Music CDs.

Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library.

Adagio for strings / Barber. In praise of Shahn ; To thee old cause / Schuman.

American head / The Flaming Lips.

Fall to pieces / Tricky.

Legends never die / Juice WRLD.

Palo Alto / Thelonious Monk.

Tea for the tillerman 2 / Yusuf/Cat Stevens.

The ascension / Sufjan Stevens.

This dream of you / Diana Krall.

 

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Phone: 203-891-2170
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New Audiobook Titles At The Library

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Nov 122020
 

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The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, announced the arrival of several New Audiobooks.

November 2020

Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library.

The book of two ways: a novel / Jodi Picoult.

Invisible girl: a novel / Lisa Jewell.

Magic lessons: the prequel to Practical Magic / Alice Hoffman.

The return / Nicholas Sparks.

Sex and vanity / Kevin Kwan.

A time for mercy / John Grisham.

The truths we hold: An American journey / Kamala Harris.

Case Memorial Releases List Of New Audiobooks

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Oct 132020
 

New Audiobooks, October 2020

Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library.

A good neighborhood : a novel / Therese Anne Fowler.

Anxious people / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.

How to be an antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi.

One by one / Ruth Ware.

The lying life of adults / Elena Ferrante.

The pull of the stars : a novel / Emma Donoghue.

Transcendent kingdom / Yaa Gyasi.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.
We offer curbside pickup and computer use by appointment.
Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org
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News From The Case Memorial Library

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Sep 302020
 

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library is here to serve the community.  As of Monday, September 28, we will open the library with limited hours and occupancy.  We will continue to provide curbside service during our regular hours of operation.

Library doors will be open as follows:

  • Monday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Monday and Thursday evenings: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Masks are required at all times while you are in the building.  

Study and meeting rooms are not available and there is limited seating.  We ask everyone to observe social distancing.  

 

We are currently providing the following services:

  • Our public computers may be used by appointment. Call 203-891-2170 or email reference@casememoriallibrary.org to make an appointment. Time slots for computer use are 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., and 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Monday and Thursday evenings only). 
  • Holds can be placed on library materials through our online catalog, by phone, or by email.  When the items you request are available, we will call you to schedule a curbside pickup or you can come in to pick up the items.  Hours for curbside pickup are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Printing is available.
  • Copiers are available.

We have online programs that are free and open to the public.  

EVENTS FOR ADULTS 

Online Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, October 22, 1 p.m.
Join Librarian Samantha Jasulavic for an online discussion of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. This discussion will take place on Zoom- please note that registration is required, as for online security reasons only registered attendees will be able to attend this event. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email before the event. Please call the library or contact Samantha at sjasulavic@casememoriallibrary.org to place a hold on a copy of the book.

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 

Monet Bridge Fingerpainting

Kit pickup: Wednesday, October 7-Saturday, October 10

For children ages 3-5.  Create a vibrant work of art inspired by Monet’s “The Water Lily Pond.”  Please be advised that children’s hands will come into contact with fingerpaint.  Smocks will not be provided.

Glow in the Dark Jack-o’-Lanterns

Kit pickup: Wednesday, October 14-Saturday, October 17

For children in grades 1-3.  Craft a luminous jack-o’-lantern the easy way!  You supply the pumpkin (ideally 3-4 lbs.) and we’ll take care of the rest.  This activity is best enjoyed outdoors.

Halloween Paint Rocket Art

Kit pickup: Wednesday, October 21-Saturday, October 24

For children in grades 1-3.  Paint a Halloween masterpiece using rocket science!  Please note: this is a potentially messy outdoor activity.  Participants’ skin may come into contact with effervescent tablets and washable tempera paint mixed with water.

Online 3-5 Year Olds Storytime

Mondays, October 5, 19, and 26, 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 3-5.  Preschoolers are invited to join Ms. Michelle for stories, music, and movement!  Registration is required. Please note: All registrants with a valid email address will be sent a link for storytime.  For security reasons, we are unable to admit non-registrants to this program.

Online Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:30 a.m.
For babies and toddlers up to two years old.  Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this virtual storytime with Ms. Michelle!  We’ll play with puppets, sing our favorite songs, explore books together, and more.  Registration is required. Please note: All registrants with a valid email address will be sent a link for storytime.  For security reasons, we are unable to admit non-registrants to this program.

Online 2-Year-Old Storytime

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 2-3.  Experience music and movement, dive into picture books, and sing your favorite songs with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is required. Please note: All registrants with a valid email address will be sent a link for storytime.  For security reasons, we are unable to admit non-registrants to this program.

The Library will be closed Monday, October 12, for Columbus Day.

Case Memorial Library: Power Is Back On, Open For Pick Up Again

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Aug 072020
 

After two days’ closure due to the power outage, the staff is back in the library and ready to help you with curbside pickup and computer use by appointment. The Case Memorial Library is located at 176 Tyler City Road.

Here are some new titles that arrived this month:


New Adult Fiction, August 2020

Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Library.

The all-night sun: a novel / Diane Zinna.
The angel of the crows / Katherine Addison.
Archie goes home / Robert Goldsborough.
A beautifully foolish endeavor: a novel / Hank Green.
Big summer: a novel / Jennifer Weiner.
Blacktop wasteland: a novel / S. A. Cosby.
The bones of Wolfe: a border noir / James Carlos Blake.
The Book of Lost Names / Kristin Harmel.
The book of second chances / Katherine Slee.
Brunch and other obligations / Suzanne Nugent.
The butterfly lampshade / by Aimee Bender.
A children’s bible: a novel / Lydia Millet.
Crossings: consisting of three manuscripts: The education of a monster: City of Ghosts : Tales of the albatross / Alex Landragin.
Deadlock / Catherine Coulter.
Destination wedding / Diksha Basu.
The distant dead: a novel / Heather Young.
1st case / James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.
Florida man: a novel / Tom Cooper.
The German heiress: a novel / Anika Scott.
The German house: a novel / Annette Hess translated from the German by Elisabeth Lauffer.
Grown-ups / Marian Keyes.
The guest list: a novel / Lucy Foley.
Half Moon Bay: a novel / Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman.
Hamnet / Maggie O’Farrell.
Handbook for homicide / Lorna Barrett.
He started it / Samantha Downing.
The heir affair / Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.
His & hers / Alice Feeney.
How the penguins saved Veronica / Hazel Prior.
In five years: a novel / Rebecca Serle.
The island child: a novel / Molly Aitken.
A journal of the plague year / Daniel Defoe edited by Louis Landa with an introduction by David Roberts.
A lady’s guide to mischief and murder / Dianne Freeman.
The Lost and Found Bookshop / Susan Wiggs.
Love, death & rare books / a novel by Robert Hellenga.
Malorie: a Bird Box novel / Josh Malerman.
Man of my time / Dalia Sofer.
More better deals / Joe R. Lansdale.
Motherland: a novel / Leah Franqui.
Musical chairs: a novel / Amy Poeppel.
Muzzled / David Rosenfelt.
Near dark: a thriller / Brad Thor.
Never ask me / Jeff Abbott.
Not like the movies / Kerry Winfrey.
Of mutts and men / Spencer Quinn.
The order: a novel / Daniel Silva.
Outsider / Linda Castillo.
Paris is always a good idea / Jenn McKinlay.
Pew / Catherine Lacey.
Playing nice: a novel / JP Delaney.
The request / David Bell.
A royal affair / Allison Montclair.
Second sister / Chan Ho-Kei translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang.
The shadow king: a novel / Maaza Mengiste.
The shadows / Alex North.
Simon the fiddler: a novel / Paulette Jiles.
A spell for trouble / Esme Addison.
A star is bored / Byron Lane.
To catch an earl / Kate Bateman.
To kill a mocking girl: a bookbinding mystery / Harper Kincaid.
28 summers : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand.
Utopia Avenue: a novel  / David Mitchell.
What you wish for / Katherine Center.
When she was good: a novel / Michael Robotham.
Witches and wedding cake / Bailey Cates.
You again: a novel / Debra Jo Immergut.

The Library is temporarily closed to the public. We offer curbside pickup and computer use by appointment.
Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org
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