The Library building will be closed until further notice, but our digital library is open 24/7.
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Our book drops are open for returns

We are now able to accept returns through our book drops only. Please return all items to the drive-through book drop in the Roosevelt Middle School south parking lot or to the walk-up book drop in the library garden. (Any oversize items that won’t fit in the book drop should be kept at home for now.) Your materials will be placed in quarantine for 7 days before they will be checked in. 

Don’t have a library card?

While the library may have the doors closed, we are still here to serve you! You can now register for an online-only library card that will grant you access to the library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming services, and research databases. Learn more. 

Already have a library card? No need to register, just use your library card to access your library’s electronic resources. If you are having trouble logging in, email

Social (Distance) Stitching on Zoom

Wednesday, 5/27, 11 AM

Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, cross-stitching, or sewing? Then join us virtually to socialize on Zoom while you stitch! Registered participants will be sent a link to join the event the day of the program.

Virtual Book Club

Discussion on Zoom, May 28, 7 PM

We invite you to read the book The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla. We will meet virtually through zoom. You will receive an email with the zoom link when you register.

Stream and Download Your Entertainment

Get all the entertainment you need at home through our free streaming services. Find hundreds of eBoooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, educational resources, and music on hoopla, kanopy, and libby.  Checkout dozens of popular magazines through Flipster. See all of our digital offerings.


Digital Learning From Home

Take advantage of the free learning tools that you can access with your library card! Learn a language on Mango, get learning resources through our Testing and Education Center, and review products on consumer reports. See all of our digital offerings.

Unlimited Access to TumbleBooks

Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device you want with TumbleBooks through August 31. You don’t need to check anything out, place any holds, or take up space on your device with bulky downloads. Expanded offerings are available for all ages.

TumbleBooks for kids: Animated talking picture books
AudioBookCloud: Digital audiobooks for all ages
RomanceBookCloud: Steamy romance novels for adults
TeenBookCloud: eBooks for students in grades 7-12
TumbleMath: Math eBooks for students in grades K-6


Curbside Service to Begin on June 2

Your library is offering curbside service! We will pull your hold items for you and bring them right out to you for contactless delivery. (Items from other libraries are not available at this time.) We appreciate your patience. For everyone’s safety, a limited number of staff are in the building at any time. Services may […]

Your Virtual Library

We can’t wait for the day we open our doors and welcome you back to our building. In the meantime, we are working to bring you as much as we possibly can virtually. Questions? We are here for you! Email  and we’ll get back to you. Don’t have a library card? While the Library […]


Wednesday, May 27, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mini Story Time
Wednesday, May 27, 11 AM - 12 PM
Social (Distance) Stitching on Zoom
Thursday, May 28, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mini Story Time
Thursday, May 28, 3 PM - 3:30 PM
Mini STEAM Project

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