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Montgomery Locals 6.17

By Staff | Jun 17, 2020

Monday, June 15, marked the start of two important events at the Montgomery Area Public Library. Phase Two of their reopening process began and so did the children’s Summer Reading program.

People are now allowed inside the library as long as they haven’t experienced signs of shortness of breath or fever. Everyone needs to use hand sanitizer before entering the building, and once inside people must practice social distancing and wear masks. Patrons are going to be permitted to look at the collection, use intra-county library loan, and schedule a 30-minute appointment to use a computer. The library is once again offering services such as copying, faxing, scanning, and


Book donations and in-house programming will not be able to resume until further notice. Phase Two hours will remain the same: 10 a.m.-6 .pm. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.

The Summer Reading program which has been happening for decades will be moved to an online platform for 2020. Instead of the traditional paper reading logs, children can keep track of the books they read by going to montgomerylib.readsquared.com. The site gives kids the chance to earn

badges for the number of books and the time they spend reading.

Another Facebook group is called “Summer Reading 2020 Page Turner Adventures.” This group will be filled with activities for kids such as author interviews, science experiments, crafts, and recipes. Links for both pages can be found on the official Montgomery Area Public Library Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded too, so encourage your children to join in the Facebook group and earn as many reading badges as they can. The more they take part, the higher their chances of winning a prize.

In addition to Summer Reading, library director Nicole Loffredo will still be adding some videos to the “Miss Nicole’s MAPL Moments Page” for children to enjoy. For adults who want some reading activities to enjoy, the Adult Book Group will continue meeting online for the immediate future. You can join the library’s “Adult Book Club” Facebook page. The once-a-month

meetings are being held on Zoom.

THOT- “I don’t have to look far to find treasures. I discover them every time I visit a library.” Michael Embry

Birthday wishes go to Lori Shuck, who marks her special day on June 20.

Limb and stick curbside pickup can be arranged on Wednesdays by calling the Borough (570) 547-1671. Limbs must be four inches or less in diameter. The brush pile is open on Wednesdays.

Hometown Hero Banners can be ordered by contacting Fae Herb at faeherb@aol.com or (570) 506-9892.

To stay updated with emergency weather warnings and instructions, follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency Facebook page. If you are interested in volunteering with the agency, contact Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.

If you would like to volunteer with one of our local fire companies, please call the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at (570) 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at (570) 547-1000. Emergency responders as well as non-emergency personnel are needed.

The Montgomery Lions Club is expanding its membership. To join, call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.