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National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day 2021

National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day is celebrated annually on September 13th. This is a day that encourages children and adolescents to cook for or with their parents or guardians. Younger children are encouraged to work together with their parents or guardians to create something. This allows them to be supervised but still have in on the baking fun. Kids should find their favorite recipes and make a great meal, snack, or treat for the family. This is a fun and exciting day for everyone involved. -evolveservices.org Fix-it and forget-it kids' cookbook: 50 favorite recipes…

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Keeping Your Cool Going Back to School

This list of lower elementary titles encourages readers not to look at school as something scary, but as a new adventure full of new friendships, mischief, and learning. “The first day of school” by Margaret McNamara Can a dog go to school? A great book for beginning readers, this book tells the story of one little boy’s dilemma of going back to school with or without his dog. “I got the school spirit” by Connie Schofield-Morrison What does it mean to have school spirit and how can you find it…

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Limited Indoor Programming is Back, But What Does That Mean?

Starting September 1st we will be bringing back some of our indoor Teen and Adult programs such as Book Clubs, Teen Advisory Group, Visually Impaired Persons Support Group, Textile Lab, Afternoon Movies, Audio Described Movie Day, and more! While this is super exciting we still need to remain cautious during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are a couple of precautions to keep in mind: Masks are required at all times while attending indoor programming If you are unable to wear a mask for the entire duration of the program, please contact our director at least a week in advance to request…

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Books with Gorgeous Covers Our Staff Loves

They say, "never judge a book by its cover", but here at the library we not only celebrate cover love but also encourage it! Picking a book based on the cover is completely valid. Someone (or many people) worked really hard to make that cover gorgeous. Looking at the cover first, synopsis second is also one of the easiest ways to get a reluctant reader to pick up a new book. So come on, pick up a book based on its gorgeous cover. The insides just might match. "Nightlights" by Lorena Alvarez A beautiful, mysterious graphic novel…

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LOVE for Little Ones

Have you ever thought about "Love?" What does it mean and how far can it go? This list of children's books explores these questions with humor, attention, and beautiful pictures. "Love" by Matt de la Peña Can love mean more than one thing? This book explores the different ways that we experience love, from our earliest days to life's rough patches. "Robot in Love" by T.L. McBeth In this funny tale of love, can one little robot find the courage to follow his heart? Find out in Robot in Love. …

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So, what is a Circulation Clerk anyway?

Being a Circulation Clerk is a great job to have in the library. Clerks are the face of the library and they are typically the first library staff the community see when they enter the library. They check materials in and out for the library patrons and help them find the location of books throughout the collection. Some library clerks also work with processing the new materials that come in for the collection and fixing damaged items. I asked a group of Circulation Clerks what they liked about their jobs, and these are some of their comments: “I love…

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It’s Almost Summertime!

Warmer weather is coming... Welcome back summer with cool books, fun activities and raffle prizes by participating in this year’s Summer Reading Program. Ways to get in on the fun  Each week from June 1st - August 31st you can pick up a new activity bookmark at the library. Your challenge: Read for at least an hour, complete a few fun activities (like making a blanket fort) and return the completed bookmark to the library.  We want you to have a fun and safe summer, which means you can also participate in Summer Reading virtually. Instead of picking up a…

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Take Home a Technology Training Kit Today!

Throughout the COVID pandemic, one of the overwhelming needs that we have heard from community members is the need to access a computer or use wifi. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library of Michigan, we are now able to provide a chromebook and wifi hotspot for checkout to Taylor residents. Everything you need to get connected is packed together in one easy-to-use kit. The technology kits are available to be placed on hold and circulate for one week at a time. They will need to be picked up and returned at Taylor Community Library. …

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WiFi Hotspots Now Available to Borrow for Taylor Residents

You want it, we got it. No internet? No problem. (Sang to the tune of Ariana Grande’s hit) Taylor residents can enjoy reliable internet on-the-go with our Hotspot checkouts! Checkout our new Technology Training Kits and get a whole week of free internet connection ANYWHERE. Hotspots are portable devices which use LTE connection to convert into a wi-fi signal that your laptop or smartphone can use, and can be useful in and out of the home. Home internet has been inundated over this past year with many of us working and learning from home all day, stretching connections to the limit.…

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Indoor Browsing Now Available

We are opening the doors of our library for indoor browsing starting Monday, March 15. We ask that only one person per household come inside at a time to retrieve items and that guests stay no longer than 30 minutes per visit. We are also encouraging everyone to use our brand new self-check machines to limit staff exposure. You can also check out your items directly on your phone using the library's mobile app! While you are in the building, you will be required to wear a mask covering both your nose and your mouth. If…

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