HASKELL TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
FREE BOOKS GIVEAWAY
FRIDAY MARCH 27
DRIVE THRU PICK UP ONLY
PLEASE USE THE DRIVEWAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE LIBRARY, YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR CAR WE WILL BRING YOUR BAG OF BOOKS TO YOU.
We started last week going through all of our book club books and books designated for our book sale. We will have a large number of adult fiction books and Christian books, however our supply of children’s books and audios are limited.
We plan to make this a weekly event until we run out of books. I regret at this time we do not feel that it is a safe practice to loan out books from our collection. We can disinfect the covers with wipes but have no way to disinfect the pages.
Our main goal is to get books to our patrons while observing social distancing and limiting the number of people at a gathering. These books are yours to keep-do not return!
NEXT WEEK WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY BOOKS FROM THE SUBLETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
We miss you- it is way too quiet in here! Please call 675-2771 or message us on Facebook if you have any questions.
Dear Patrons of Haskell Township Library,
Over the past several days, life as we know it has come to a screeching halt. The Haskell Township Library Director, Staff and Board have been in constant communication in our efforts to protect our patrons and staff while still meeting the needs of the community. We are having to make difficult decisions, as are most facilities of any kind in the country. These decisions are not made without discussion and thought, combined with currently available recommendations and information. We are in continuous contact with the Southwest Kansas Library System and are following their guidelines. At this time all libraries in this system are closed to the public. The American Library Association has also issued a statement recommending that all libraries, nation wide, close during this time. The safety of our patrons and staff is our primary concern.
Haskell Township Library will remain closed until further notice. We realize that closing is an inconvenience to those who would love to have books to read while practicing social distancing and this issue is what pains us. For this reason, we will have plans announced soon which will allow current patrons to take books home. Details are still being worked out; please check our Facebook page to stay up to date!
As previously posted, there are fabulous resources for ebooks available through the State of Kansas Library site. You can check out ebooks for no charge and read them on any electronic device. If you have not used this service before and need help with this process, please feel free to call the library (employees are still working) and someone will guide you through the steps. There are also numerous services available through the State of Kansas Library site which you may find engaging during this time of less social interaction. What a great time to research your genealogy! Pick a time in history and learn all about it through the resources on the site! Children can listen to books or can read books on their own. Explore the seemingly endless possibilities while you have the opportunity!
Another detail worth noting is that Haskell Township Library offers free wifi. You are welcome to pull up to the library and use your device to access our internet at any time of the day or night. If it’s nice out, let the kids sit on the sidewalk and use the internet.
We will continue striving to make the most out of a situation none of us ever expected. Check our page for ongoing updates and information. Thank you for your patronage as well as your patience and understanding. Social distancing isn’t easy or fun, but in the end, protecting the most vulnerable members of our families and community is what’s truly important. Please stay safe and healthy!
Joy Jacquart Member,
Haskell Township Library Board
In light of the recent COVID-19 development the Haskell Township Library will be following the schools lead by closing the library March 16 thru 21.
Our top priority is the health & safety of our children, patrons, and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation- stay up to date by following us on social media, checking our website, or calling the library 620-675-2771.
Your Kansas Library Card gives you access to Cloud Library, RB Digital, and other resources. If you need help accessing any of the above give us a call.
We have updated our Internet Policy and will now require the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 to sign a consent form before they can get on the computer.
Starting Friday, January 10th anyone under 18 years of age using the computer will have to have their parent or guardian’s written consent. The parent or guardian will be given a copy of the library’s Internet Policy. The parent or guardian must come in the library to sign the consent form.