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LIBRARY CLOSED – THROUGH APRIL, 2020

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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In an effort to keep everyone in our communities healthy, the staff and volunteers at the Graves Library are doing their part to reduce the risk of anyone contracting the current virus.  That said, we will continue to remain closed through April, 2020 in accordance with Governor Mills’ mandate.

We are working behind the scenes to stock shelves, create new and different programs, work on professional development to be ready for you upon return.  In the meantime, here are some things to explore remotely:

Our website has several links to valuable sites (newspapers, homework, e-book and audio-book downloads, magazine articles, genealogy, movies, etc.)  Visit:  graveslibrary.org

For e-books and audio-books: click on the CLOUD LIBRARY app (bottom left icon on our home page-graveslibrary.org).  Because of Governor Mills mandate and the generosity of current pledges, the State Library has just added over $75,000 worth of new materials to choose from.  And, if you would like to open a temporary Portland Public Library card, please send them an email at lending@portlib.org.  Portland has additional resources on its website that you, as a York County resident, has free access.

For education articles, national newspapers, homework help, medical assistance, and genealogy (now including Ancestry.com) :  click here MAINE DIGITAL LIBRARY (Formerly MARVEL!) on the LINKS tab.  For many of these databases, you will need to create a user name and password.  The “getting started” tab will walk you through this.

TED-ED is full of webinars, talks, lessons worth sharing for teachers and students around the globe.

If you are Facebook user, many Maine authors are reading stories and supplying coloring pages of their art works for free.  Chris Van Dusen is reading at least one of his children’s books per day (chrisvandusen.com).  Other authors are following suit.

Our Wi-Fi is accessible in the parking lot.  Please use : Graves Public Library.  There is no password.

Miss Stephanie is offering live story time every Monday and Friday at 10:00 am through OUR Facebook page.

If you need math fun, language fun, or reading fun, Scholastic.com is willing to help with their “learn at home” choices.

Please call the Library if you have any questions.  We are trying to do our part to steer you in the right direction.  (207) 967-2778.

 We are all in this together.

We wish for good health and safety for all of our patrons and friends.

Mary-Lou Boucouvalas

Library Director, Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library

This message will be updated on a weekly basis.

For more on the virus, please visit the CDC website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html