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July 2021 Family Newsletter

The Library is Open!

Starting June 30th the library will be fully open (almost). You will no longer need an appointment to visit the library and will not be required to wear a mask when inside the library. However, we want to continue to create a place where everyone can feel safe. The first hour of every day and Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm we will be requiring masks for everyone (including staff and volunteers) inside the library. We hope that this will provide a time for families with young children or anyone that wants a little extra protection to use the library. We will continue curbside check-out as well. 

We will not be starting any library programs for kids (Storytime, Lego Club, etc.) as this population is not yet able to receive a vaccine. We will continue to provide virtual programs and will be hosting programs outside as well (more on that below).

Library Hours

Monday 12-6pm (12 - 1pm masks required)

Tuesday 10am - 7pm (10 - 11am and 5 - 7pm masks required)

Wednesday 10am - 7pm (10 - 11am masks required)

Thursday 10am - 7pm (10 - 11am masks required)

Friday 12 - 6pm (12 - 1pm masks required)

Saturday 10am - 1pm (10 - 11am masks required)

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading has officially begun! Be sure and sign up if you haven’t done so already. You get to choose a brand new free book just for signing up! You can find the signup link and all other Summer Reading related links on our website or by clicking here

Every Tuesday there will be a new craft to pick up from the library. Just drop by the library to pick them up for your kids. There is no sign-up for crafts this year. They will be distributed until we run out. Feel free to ask if we have extras from previous weeks (we usually make too many).

Be sure you submit how many hours you spent reading each week! Every week (except this first week) there will be a random drawing from all the kids who submitted reading hours that week. Winners will get to choose a prize from the prize gallery. You can find the link to submit hours and view the prize gallery with the above SRP link.

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Storytime at the Creswell Library

We are going to have a Family Storytime in the Park this month! On July 14th at 10:00am we will be at Holt Park to read stories and sing songs! Since we will be outside, masks will not be required but we would ask you to respect other people's choices to wear a mask or distance themselves. Bring a blanket and come hang out with us!

Storytimes will continue through the summer via Zoom.

Pre-K Storytime is on Thursday 10:00-10:30 am and Baby Storytime is Friday from 10:00-10:20 am.

Pre-K Storytime Zoom link and passcode:

Meeting ID: 639 784 683

Passcode: Bestbooks1

Baby Storytime Zoom link and passcode:

Meeting ID: 638 577 83

Passcode: Bestbooks1

July Reads for August Book Clubs

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Book Club for Kids (Ages 7-11) meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm and will be reading The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. “’Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?’ When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end, just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. With their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?”

Middle School Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm and will be reading York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby. “It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before.

Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction.

Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York.

And if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.”


Send an email to Nick at if you have any questions about the book club or if you would like to join.

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