February 2021 New Adjusted Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 - 6:00 Saturday 9:00 -1:00 301 N. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 419-294-1345 Upper Sandusky Community Library usclibrary.org firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Programming at USCL has grown and evolved through the years but no year has had as many adaptations so much as 2020. Navi- gating these changes has been Adult Program Coordinator, Cheryl Lyon. An employee of the Upper Sandusky Communi- ty Library for over 27 years, Cheryl’s focus shifted to Adult Programs in 2018. These monthly events have drawn many to explore resources that are available locally and at the library. “I love book- ing interesting individuals to do a program that is educational,” says Cheryl. One of her most memorable programs was the “Landing on the Moon Party” that had over 100 people in attendance. “I really enjoy in person programs that the public enjoys coming to!” Unfortunately, last year saw the necessity of lim- iting such gatherings and set the library staff on a new course to find ways to do their part in keeping the community connected. Thus, the “Swap style”, “Take and Makes”, and virtual productions have kept programming for all departments available to our patrons. Cheryl’s popular “What’s Cookin’?” program has adapted by going virtual on USCL’s Face- book page, with featured recipes being posted online and printed in this newsletter monthly. Each month has been a new challenge that has been met with great success due to the loyalty of our patronage and a little creative thinking! In October, for example, Cheryl filled the foyer with pumpkins and invited people to decorate them in creatives ways to share with the public. “I really did enjoy the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Our patrons looked forward to coming in to see the display.” From “Take and Makes” to a Winter Reading Program that you can sign up for online and read books entirely through our Libby and Hoopla Apps, programs from USCL may look a little dif- ferently but their goal is still the same; to unite our commu- nity through a love of reading and learning. Although the reintroduction of in-person programming may still be on hold, Cheryl says she looks forward to being able to offer events like the Clothing Swap and enjoying a meal with the Cookbook Discussion Group. Until then, Cheryl and the USCL staff will continue to find innovative ways to deliver relevant and enjoyable programs to you each month. It’s what we love to do! Storytime on Zoom: Wednesday 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Thursday at 9:00 a.m. *Check our website or Facebook for how to log in. Tiny Tots* Monday at 9:00 a.m. on Facebook and Youtube. *These are prerecorded videos featuring short stories and finger plays. My Furry Valentine Do you love to show off your fur babies? Do pet accessories mean more than just a collar and leash? Do you have the BEST story to tell about your cat ‘s awesome sense of humor? Here’s your chance to share it all! Join Krystal on Tuesday February 9th at 6:30 for a Zoom Pet Show and Tell. Check our website for the Zoom log – in then gather your pets and spend some time with other animal lovers just like you. We guarantee that this will be one of the only pet gatherings you’ll go to this year where you won’t have to worry about shedding! Zoom Bingo Time! USCL is giving you another reason to shout for joy. Join us for Zoom Bingo on February 23rd! Stop by or call to register and to pick up your Bingo card or have it emailed to you. Then, check our website cal- endar for log-in information on the day of the event. There will be several small prizes and a Grand prize for the final round. Get your blotters ready...it’s Bingo time! Connect with us! www. usclibrary.org or uscl @seolibraries.org Upper Sandusky Community Library will be closed February 15th in observance of Presidents’ Day Kids Can Cook! Are your kids’ tummies growl- ing? Let Miss Jill show you how to make their dinner growl back with Dinosaur Vegetable Soup! Follow along with Kids Can Cook on USCL’s Facebook page on February 21st to see how you and your child can add some delicious fun to your meal time. This is one meal that is sure to be extinct in no time! An Adult Conversation Look inside for Cheryl’s “What’s Cookin’?” recipe!