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Montgomery Locals 5.27

By Staff | May 27, 2020

The Montgomery Area Public Library will begin to make some of their services available again on Monday, June 1. The transition to fully reopen will happen gradually over time. The first step will be a

pickup and drop-off service that will allow patrons to borrow pre-selected items and to return materials.

The library hours will be temporarily changed to 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.

Patrons may place holds for items they would like to borrow by going to www.montgomerylibr.org and clicking the “My Account” tab on the top of the page or by calling (570)547-6212. Adults may borrow 10 items at a time, children may borrow 20 items. Only items that are in the Montgomery Library are available because inter-library loans aren’t permitted during the first phase of opening. The library is also unable to accept book donations until further notice. Materials that were borrowed before the closure will be due on Monday, June 8. The library is a wonderful part of our town and I’m looking forward to the day when it can have a full re-opening. It will undoubtedly be a

very welcome day for many people!

Many thanks to Nicole Loffredo for providing so many educational resources and activities online during these strange and uncertain times. From hosting the Adult Book Club meetings to reading stories for

children, she has done everything in her power to keep patrons educated and entertained through the library’s social media channels.

THOT – “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” Carl Sagan

Summer Alive will provide hot lunches to children and teens Monday through Thursday from May 26 until July 30. Please note that these will be pick-up only meals and the usual activities at the park are canceled for this year. Children must be registered to receive free lunches. Pick-up will be from 11:30-12:30 p.m. at the following locations: Montgomery Park, Coles Coffee, Craft and Consignment, Clinton Township Fire Hall, and Oak Grove Community Center. Some options for home delivery in

special circumstances are available. To register for meals or to learn more, visit www.summeralive.org.

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Montgomery Borough Council meetings have been conducted on Zoom. If you are interested in attending the virtual meetings, all of the login information is available on the Montgomery Borough Facebook page.

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Brush pickup is available on Wednesdays for Montgomery residents who pre-arrange it by calling the Borough Office at (570) 547-1671. The brush pile is also open on Wednesdays. Only sticks and limbs that are four inches or less in diameter are being accepted at this time.

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The Montgomery Area Historical Society is asking residents to keep a journal of their experiences during the pandemic and donate it to them to be sealed in a time capsule. The journals will be collected at a later time.

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The Community Aid bins are still closed at this time.

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Montgomery Events

Sunday, May 31 The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company will have a Burger Burn at the fireman’s kitchen on the Carnival Grounds from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Due to social distancing requirements this is a Grab-and-Go event. The menu will include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, French fries, and beverages. Becky’s Soft Serve will be availalble as well.