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STAIR DISTRICT LIBRARY morenci, michigan

WHAT'S HAPPENING...

    THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED THROUGH JUNE 12, 2020 OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    PLEASE NOTE NEW MEETING DATE: THE MAY 18 LIBRARY BOARD MEETING HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO JUNE 8, 2020 AND THE JUNE MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 29, 2020.

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    Welcome!

    Explore the links on this site for a wealth of free resources including newly added RBdigital which gives access to audio books, magazines, newspapers, movies and TV shows, and comics and graphic novels...all with no waiting;

    OverDrive/Libby for access to books and audiobooks;

    Mango languages;

    Consumer Reports;

    MeL, the Michigan eLibrary; and more!

    Contact us at 458-6510 or email stairlibrary@gmail.com if you need assistance in setting up accounts.

    Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. We hope to see you soon in the library!

    Colleen Leddy, Director

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    Get ready for Library Takeout!

    While you wait for the library to start back up...and ever after...learn how to place orders online for library materials:

    • Click on the photo of the card catalog;
    • Click “Please login”;
    • Enter your library card number in both the username and password fields;
    • Enter search terms (title, author, or subject);
    • When results come up, click the hold icon for the desired item;
    • Click “Place Hold” in the next screen;
    • Click OK.

    To doublecheck that the hold was placed, click “Your Account” and scroll to “Items on Hold.”

    Items can be removed from that same section of the account if no longer desired.

    We will contact you when your order is ready.

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    VIRTUAL ART SHOW!

    Visit us on Facebook to see the artwork created by Morenci Middle and High School students under the direction of Mr. Grime, currently on display in the library annex. Click owl below to go to Facebook and then scroll down to the art show post.

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    BOOK DISCUSSION ON ZOOM!

    NOTE: The book discussion group usually meets the third Monday of the month, February through November, but will be meeting on Zoom as announced.

    Who: Anyone who loves books and a good discussion. 

    What: Summer House by Nancy Thayer: audio version on RBdigital

    When: Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

    Where: On Zoom! Email stairlibrary@gmail.com and ask for the meeting ID and info or text/call 859-779-4688.

    Why: It's fun! Intellectually stimulating! Socially uplifting!

    How: If you don't already have an RBdigital account, see directions below, under the RBdigital logo, to check out the audio book.  

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    LIT2LIFE!

    New video series by Cally Gautz brings children's literature to life in a new way! Check it out on Facebook! (Click on "LIT2LIFE" above to see the video.)

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    BABY/TODDLER TIME

    LIVE BABY/TODDLER TIME ZOOM SESSIONS SCHEDULED MONDAYS AT 11 A.M.: 

    • The program features short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, lap bounces and the like for children under two and their parents or caregiver.
    • Pre-school age children accompanied by their parent or caregiver are welcome to attend.
    • Registration is required. TO REGISTER, EMAIL COLLEEN at stairlibrary@gmail.com .

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    Find us on Facebook Live at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 7, for another moonrise celebration! Trivia contest with prizes! Greet the full moon (it's a supermoon...the Flower Moon!) with David Green of the Morenci Howling Society!

    A NASA @ My Library program...

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    Coming soon...another Zoom like this one:

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    All ages welcome! To register, text Colleen at 859-779-4688 or email stairlibrary@gmail.com

    It will help if you can gather these supplies ahead of time:

    Dig for the Bone: rice, permanent marker, measuring cup, bowl. (Completely color 5 grains of rice ahead of time with the permanent marker.) 

    Animal Hide and Seek: stuffed animals

    Winter Fur Coat: at least 5, if not more, long sleeve shirts/jackets/coats

    Cookie Monster: small flat cookie (Oreo, Nilla wafer, other similar type)

    Stack Master: preferably at least 15 plastic cups (must be uniform in size/shape), or cans     

    Traffic Yam: sweet potato, potato, or onion. Cleared floor space.               

    Marshmallow Race: straw (not necessary), preferably small marshmallows, large will work

    M&M Coding: M&Ms (or other small colored items such as Skittles or Fruit Loops) and something to sort the M&Ms into designated areas (such as bowls, matching colored paper, or taped off squares)

    An Elephant Nose: traditionally with pantyhose and tennis ball…Can substitute with orange or apple and long sock, filled pop bottle

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    RBdigital is available now! Create an account and then gain access instantly to magazines, audio books, newspapers, movies, TV shows, comics and graphic novels! It's an amazing collection of FREE materials. Click the link, download the app, set up an account in 4 easy steps, and KABOOM! instant access to great stuff!

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    Looking for some great resources for children? Check out this list compiled by Mary Beth Reasoner, Children's Librarian at Tecumseh District Library. Click here

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    ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS MORENCI AREA RESIDENTS ARE ASKING...

    Click here for free access to a wide variety children's books:

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    The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

    See more info about coronavirus tax relief here:

    https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

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    The Census can be filled out online even if you lost the 12-digit Census ID:

    https://my2020census.gov/

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    CoronaCard!

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    NEW to district residents who don’t currently have a library card!

    Get the Stair District Library CoronaCard! Our online card will give free access to ebooks and audio books through OverDrive/Libby for adults and children in the district as well as magazines, newspapers, movies, TV shows, comics and graphic novels and additional audio books through RBdigital.

    Email stairlibrary@gmail.com or text Colleen at 859-779-4688 with this information:

    • name

    • address

    • residency (City of Morenci or Seneca or Medina)

    • phone number

    • child (under 18) or adult

    Patrons who already have a library card and who need help getting set up with OverDrive/Libby or RBdigital: email stairlibrary@gmail.com or text Colleen at 859-779-4688

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    UPDATE:

    During the library closure due to COVID-19:

    • Please do NOT use the book return. Staff will not be in the building to handle returns.

    • Please hold on to all Stair District Library and interloaned items until the library reopens.

    • MeLCat interlibrary loan service has been suspended throughout the state until further notice. However mel.org has a wealth of information. Plan to spend some time there and here on this site!

    • Continue to check here and our Facebook page for updates, call/text director Colleen Leddy at 859-779-4688 or email stairlibrary@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. 

    3.15.2020

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    RAISING READERS! STAIR'S ABC'S: Art, Books, and Cooking: To be annouced

    (Formerly Family Storytime...New focus, new fun!)

    Explore Art, read Books, learn to Cook something. A! B! C! (And still some Music and Movement!)

    • JOIN THE FUN!
    • The program focuses on the 3-5 year-old age group, but all family members are encouraged to attend. Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Registration is helpful for planning, but not required; see contact info below.
    • Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email stairlibrary@gmail.com or stop in or call 458-6510 during regular hours: Monday & Wednesday: 10  a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Wednesdays in the summer at 5 p.m.

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    Clean Up Your Act!

    The Clean Up Your Act Little Book Club has resumed meetings!

    Inspired by little, short books such as Marie Kondo's "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing."

    Next session: June 25, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

    On Zoom


    Melissa Elliott will guide the group. Join in or just listen to lively, unpredictable conversation and discussion! Melissa has lots of great resources to suggest...not just little books! 

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    "MADDOGGS' SCIENCE: GIRLS NIGHT OUT!"

    Bright Idea: FREE field trip to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to explore light and optics! FREE guided tour of the Light and Optics Gallery! FREE brown bag dinner!

    Thursday, Sept. 19, 3:15 p.m.: meet at the library to carpool to Ann Arbor

    Will be rescheduled for a later date. Registration will be required to help with staff planning.
    Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email stairlibrary@gmail.com or stop in or call 458-6510.
    (“MADDOGGS” stands for Mothers, Aunts, Daughters, Daughters-in-Law, Grandmothers/granddaughters/girlfriends, and Sisters. The "O" is for other people: everybody is welcome to attend! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!)

    “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” is a series of 6 FREE events/field trips with short demonstrations of scientific principles. It's part of the NASA @ My Library grant initiative. NASA @ My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center.

    Last event date and time to be announced:

    Out to Ohio: Field trip to Plum Brook Station to tour the Glenn Research Center & NASA Glenn Visitor Center. 

    Previous events:

    • Starry, Starry Night: Field trip to the Dark Sky Preserve at Lake Hudson preceded by a light dinner and activities at the library, Sept. 29, 2018

    • Light Bright Library: an evening at the library with electrical gadgets such as Snap Circuits, Lite-Brites, Makey Makey. July 23, 2018

    • Planetarium: Science Cafe at the library with Snippets of Science and Snazzy Snacks, followed by field trip to Adrian College Robinson Planetarium with Dr. Sarah Hanson & /cosmic Colors planetarium show. Feb. 17 2018, 5 p.m. at library; 7 p.m. at planetarium.

    • Paint & Sip: of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" Oct. 19, 2017

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    "SCULPTAMANIA!"

    Creative Construction Toys Available Daily in the Library

    Play with our NEW totally cool creative construction toys whenever we're open! (Funded by Disney through a grant administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association)

    • MagnaTiles
    • B. Toys Bristle blocks
    • Connectagons
    • Keva planks
    • Magformers
    • Quadrilla
    • Strawbees
    • Blocks: architectural, unit, Haba
    • 255-piece domino race set
    • Sculpture in a Box
    • K'Nex
    • Zoob
    • Suspend
    • Squigz

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