Although the earth and sun may have already aligned astronomically, New Englanders know that spring really doesn’t start until sometime this month. April is a time of new beginnings. We at the library are always ready to help you plan and launch your springtime projects and adventures. If you are working on your garden or landscaping, for example, the library offers a wealth of materials to help you. Spring sports – baseball, softball, golf, fishing, and lacrosse – have started. Players of all skill levels (as well as coaches) can find informative instructional videos and books at the library. So whatever your project or interest, consider starting by visiting the library or its website.
Although I am sure students have not forgotten, some parents, grandparents and other caregivers may need a reminder that school vacation week starts April 15. If you are looking for fun family activities, visit the library’s events calendar. How about a daytrip? You can visit museums, aquariums and historic sites around New England for free or at reduced prices by using one of the library’s museum passes.
There are some new beginnings at the library as well. The SAILS network has launched a new on-line catalog and a new, simpler way to download e-books. We will be training the library staff in how to use these new tools as well as how to help you use them effectively. The training will take place during the morning of Friday, April 12. On that day, the library will open to the public at 12:30 pm rather than 10:00 am.
If you have visited our web site recently, you may have also noticed that we gave it a makeover. There are still some tweaks that need to be done, but we hope that you find it clearer and easier to use. One of the features that I particularly like is the feedback tab, which you’ll find on the left-hand side of the screen. You can click on the feedback tab to send us a comment, suggestion or question, or email me directly. Please use it to help us serve you better.