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Montgomery Locals 4.15

By Staff | Apr 15, 2020

The Montgomery Area Public Library is closed until further notice due to the mandatory shut down; however, Library Director Nicole Loffredo is using technology to reach out and provide digital resources to keep everyone happy and entertained until the library is open again.

The library’s web address is www.montgomerylib.org and there is a link on the front page for eBranch2Go which enables people to use their library card number to access ebooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded. Thousands of titles are available.

Nicole is also staying active on the library’s Facebook page by posting links to different resources, book recommendations, virtual tours, activities for families, and videos. She’s posted a video of herself telling a story geared towards small children as well as a book review for the Adult Book Club to help keep the members connected even though

they can’t meet in person.

If you’ve never attended the Adult Book Club, they are always welcoming new members so you can get involved now by reading a book and posting about it on the Adult Book Club Facebook page. April’s theme is “Around the World” so members are asked to read a book by a foreign author, or, if the options for members are limited, any book which takes place in a foreign land can be read.

If you prefer traditional books rather than electronic ones, carts of books have been placed in front of the library and are yours to keep.If you checked out materials before the library was closed, you won’t be charged any overdue fines.

THOT “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” Napolon Bonaparte

The Montgomery Area Historical Society is asking local residents to keep journals of this strange era we are living in and record their thoughts and experiences. They will be collected after the restrictions on gatherings have been lifted. The journals will be sealed in a time

capsule to be opened in 50 years.

At the request of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company, please hold all donations for the Community Aid bin at the carnival grounds until after all the social distancing requirements are lifted. The bins aren’t being emptied during the shutdown.

Hometown Hero Banner orders can be ordered until September and placed by contacting Fae Herb at fherb@montgomeryborough.org or (570) 506-9892.

Community Garden Plots are available for rent to anyone who lives in the Montgomery Area School District. The garden will open on Friday, May 1. Applications are available by e-mailing Susan Andrews at sandrews@montgomeryborough.org