This week at Elsie Quirk Public Library

It’s June!  One full year since we re-opened our doors to the public.  We continue to be deeply grateful to our patrons for the kindness, enthusiasm, and love of the library they have shown throughout this peculiar and taxing time.  Together, staff and patrons have helped each other find our way along this unmapped road.

The Elsie Quirk Library has quite a lot going on in June.  Check out our combined tribute to Pride Month and Juneteenth, focused on the theme of: Liberate, Educate, Celebrate.  Families are invited to join us for a return of the 40 Carrots Partners in Play program on Tuesday mornings in June and July, offered with COVID safety measures.  We are launching our Library of Wellbeing, a section dedicated to easy to find and easy to use resources for navigating some of life’s difficult spells.  This section, located along the carpet path to our reading garden, has curated materials on topics such as grief and loss, caretaking, stress and anxiety, and dementia.  This month and every month, the Elsie Quirk Library is here to help you learn, create, play, heal, and simply be your own self.

A Sampling of Library Events, Opportunities, and Resources to Explore:

To-Go Programs
Take home bags full of amusement.

  • Journal Kits
    All ages can enjoy our journal kits—create your own journal and record your observations.
  • Self Care Kits
    Found in our new Library of Wellbeing section, these are take-home kits to help with relaxation and de-stressing.

In-Person Programs!

  • 40 Carrots Partners in Play
    Drop-in parenting education and play group, Tuesdays in June and July, with sessions at 10:15 and 11:45.  For more information stop in our youth department and ask one of our friendly youth staff!
  • DIY Time Capsule
    Build your own time capsule, 

Community Support

  • Job Seekers Kit
    A purple folder packed with helpful tips, resources, and tools for job seekers, available at our community resource table.
  • Care Kits
    Reusable sinch bags with useful everyday items for those in need, such as personal hygiene supplies, sox, first aid supplies, and Kind Bars, available by asking any library staff member.
  • Snack Bags
    Full of popular snacks for children and teens 18 and under, available in the youth department.

Virtual Programs
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  • Alphabet Storytime
    Online storytime for kids, enjoy Elsie Quirk’s own Cris and George reading books with their favorite letters, and discover new library friends from other branches.
  • Tech by Zoom
    Need help with your new phone? Can’t figure out how to get e-books on your iPad? Want to find out how to make Word stop putting spaces where you don’t want them? Set up a tech by Zoom appointment with an Elsie Quirk staff member by registering online or giving us a call. We are also happy to talk you through setting up a Zoom account over the phone.

Outdoor Programs

  • Trivia Walk
    Keep an eye out for Elsie Quirk’s trivia walks, happening throughout the 100 days of centennial celebration. Pick up an answer card at the desk, stroll the walkway to read our trivia boards, and submit your answers to be entered into a drawing for intriguing prizes.

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