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Service Updates to Computer Appointments

With the newest order from the MDHHS, we’re rolling out a new service to keep our patrons digitally connected while also keeping them and our staff safe! While we temporarily shut down our computer lab, Chromebooks will now be available for checkout. Computer Checkouts start November 18. Starting this Wednesday, patrons will be able to check out Chromebooks like they would any other material from the library. Unlike the 1 hour limit in the computer lab, Chromebooks will check out for 2 hour blocks. To check out a Chromebook, patrons must have a library card in good standing and be…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Writing on Track

So, you want to be a writer? The prospect might seem daunting--especially if you are tackling a project for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriNo) in November. You sit there in front of a blank page (or screen) and all the stories that are running around in your head just cease to take form.  What do you do?  Here are a few tips that might help get the juices flowing. Create an outline Outlines can help you map out your story before you write. Think of it as carving a path before you lay down the cement. If you have an idea…

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Tiny Taylor Libraries are here!

We love books at Taylor Community Library and we love to share them with our community. Literacy is so important during this time, so we’re looking to make it just a little easier with our new initiative - Tiny Taylor Libraries! Reading is an important part of education and wellness, it’s also fun. Reading is an activity that can foster our imaginations, open our minds, and improve our vocabulary. And during a time when outside stressors weigh on our daily lives, it can also keep our spirits up. We want to promote the benefits of reading within our neighborhoods. Very…

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Introducing: Auto-Renewals!

Starting October 1, 2020, materials checked out on your card will automatically renew before their due date, saving you time and potentially late fees from our partner libraries. Your items will auto-renew if: The item does not have other holds The item has not reached its limit of 2 renewals Your account does not have blocks preventing renewals It is an item that is eligible for renewals When do auto-renewals occur? Auto-renewals will occur 3 days before an item's due date. You will still receive your full loan period, as the renewal period is added at the end of the…

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Say Hello to Our New App!

These days, using the library online is more important than ever. That's why Taylor Community Library is bringing you a simpler way to manage your library account and request library materials. Our new mobile app is an easy-to-use, one-stop shop for all your library needs. Want to place a hold on a new book you just heard about? Need to renew some items that you're not ready to part with? Our app can handle all of those requests. When our building is open again, you will also be able to check out your items directly…

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Seeking Volunteers for Porch Deliveries

What is the porch delivery service? Porch Delivery is one of our Book It! services that we offer to library patrons who live in the city of Taylor. Patrons can contact the library and ask that their requested books be delivered directly to their home. Why are volunteers needed? We are recruiting adult volunteers to deliver library items to patrons who request this service. What do volunteers need to do? Volunteers will pick up prepackaged bags of library items from the library and deliver them to the porches of specific library patrons who reside within the city of Taylor. How…

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Learning to Read at Home

School looks really different this year, but the fact still remains: children who are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade have a more difficult time catching up. This can effect kids long after 3rd grade. We're here to help shed some light on what goes in to helping a child learn to read, so no matter where your children are learning this year, you are prepared to help them grow their reading skills. Write & Draw Together Squiggles are fine! No matter what your children are writing and drawing, the act itself is preparing them for…

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Support for Educators in Uncertain Times

With kids heading back to school both in-person and online, educators and parents face new and unique challenges this school year. Taylor Community Library is offering a series of new workshops to assist educators and their students. Our online workshops are presented online and range from storytimes for lower elementary to a writer's workshop with a local author for older kids. Below are our programs for the 2020-2021 school year: KidWrites Workshop: Poetry Edition Need a fun explanation for simple poetry forms? The basics of writing poetry can be hard to start for students, but there are some fun…

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Take the Pledge & Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Looking to give your little one a head start for Kindergarten, even if it's years away? A love of reading doesn’t have to wait until your child steps through the doors of their Kindergarten room. The ability to read has been linked with academic success in school, and even reading to your newborn has long term benefits. It can be a bonding experience for your family. It also teaches children the building blocks of language-- the alphabet and their shapes. Reading to your child prepares your little one for their first year of school with confidence. …

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