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Library Happenings – Curbside services, Friends of Library group resume

By Selena Harmon

Those uncomfortable with walking into the library or those in a rush and seeking convenience, we have a perk for you! On Monday, Oct. 26, the library will resume curbside. These services will be offered Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only. Please note that certain parking spaces will be dedicated to this service. Just give our friendly staff a ring and we’ll take care of the rest, 743-6533. Yes, it’s that easy! All items are eligible for curbside pick-up, so when available, consider adding a Teen Subscription Box or Take & Make Craft to your usual stack of books.

Ramping up services demands an increase in resources and support. That’s why we are restoring the Unicoi County Friends of the Library group! The community needs the library, but the library needs its community; a Friends group is the perfect way to unify the two. If you are interested, please call 743-6533 or stop by the library located at 201 Nolichucky Ave. in downtown Erwin.

A Bit of Thanks

What a great week! Secretary Hargett’s visit was delightful. A big “THANKS” to those who joined us in celebrating the reception of these much-needed monies. Funds will be used to purchase technology upgrades that will benefit library and community. Additionally, the library received a donation of over a dozen lightly used computers that will be used to replace dated public-access and staff computers, freeing up grant funds for purchasing other technology essentials. Have no doubt, the library is on a path to better serving the public, but we couldn’t do it without such outpourings of generosity.

Book Boost

Fans of mysteries and tales of redemption, Diane Chamberlain’s “Big Lies in a Small Town” is a fine option. The New York Times’ bestselling author has crafted a twofold story featuring character perspectives that operate in separate times but are inextricably connected. The narrative is simple but authentic and laced with emotion, forging a bond between characters and readers. I greatly enjoyed this tale and believe you will, too. Check it out from the library today. Better yet, add it to your curbside order.