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Library Happenings – Curbside pickup for patrons begins June 1

By Stephanie Eller

We have been getting a lot of phone calls asking when we will be reopening. Until we can be open to the public, we can still serve you.

Here’s what you will need to do: Call between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with your book order, or email us at [email protected] for a pickup time between 2-5 p.m. We will bag the books and bring them to your car. You may check out five items per card.

Please put any books you are returning in the drop box. Staff members will retrieve them, sanitize them, and quarantine them for three days before putting them back on the shelves.

If you have questions, or for more information, please call us at the library at 743-6533. We will be happy to help!

Finding Treasure

As I’m settling in my new position at the library, I am having fun going through random boxes. Some are not as exciting as others, but I keep digging. I know I’m going to find something that will be interesting, and I did! This box that I open has something so rare, OK maybe not that rare, that made me gasp. It is a very old Bible, circa 1892. It’s leather bound and about five inches thick with metal latches on the side to help keep it shut. I have never seen a book like this in all my life. I held it in my hands. Not for long; it’s super heavy. If only books could talk and tell you where they’ve been and who held them. That would be the real treasure.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Today (May 27) is National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The goal for this day is to keep American seniors fit and healthy.

I would like to share a quick story. One summer my daughter and I went to visit with my grandparents. At the time, I had been walking on the Linear Trail pretty regularly and I wanted to continue walking while we were there.

My grandmother didn’t want me to go alone, so she sent my grandfather to walk with me, all the while muttering that he needs the exercise because he’s starting to get a pot belly.

We head out, start walking, and the next thing I know he is leaving me in the dust! I’m literally semi-jogging just to keep up! This man is 40 years my senior and I cannot keep up with him.

I thought I was going to pass out before we ever made it back to their house. Needless to say, I didn’t go on any more walks with him during my visit.

The moral of this story: Do not underestimate your grandparents, because they will walk circles around you.