May 2020 Newsletter

Upper Sandusky Community 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 May 2020 Ready to Serve Check out Kathleen’s suggestions for online resources, learning, and entertainment! What’s all the Hoopla? USCL is open and happy to serve our community. In order to do our part in keeping our community healthy, we have instituted some safety measures that we encourage all our patrons to ob- serve as they return to the library. We ask that you: • Limit your visit to 30 minutes. • Wear a face mask if possible. • Maintain at least 6 feet distance from other visitors and staff. • Use provided hand sanitizer before touching library books and materials • If you or someone you live with is sick, please do not come into the library. We are happy to provide curbside pick up. Just give us a call! We are also modifying our check in/ check out processes in order to limit contact. In order to do this, we ask that you return all materials to our inside or outside drop box. When checking out, you will ask to hold out your card and item’s barcode for scanning. We have three computer stations availa- ble for 30 minute use and the Heritage Room and Ellison Room open for 1 party use for 1 hour increments. You can call to reserve a time for these rooms if you like. Our staff will sanitize throughout the day and y c n b sure that behind our masks, we’ll be greeting you with a smile! USCL is expanding our services to help keep you connected with the books and materials you need...or crave! Let us present Hoopla. This free library service gives patrons access to books, magazines, movies, television shows and music. Here’s how it works: Go to from your computer or download the app on your mobile device. Enter your regis- tration information, select your library, enter your library card number then let the fun begin! Hoopla materials can be streamed or downloaded to your device for offline enjoyment. Unlike Libby, resources are always available and there are no holds. You can enjoy up to 8 checkouts per calendar month. Lending times vary according to materials. • EBook/Audio books: 3 weeks • Movies and Television: 3 days • Music: 1 week. Titles are automatically returned when they are due. See what the excitement is about. Try Hoopla today! Connect with us! www. upper Staying Social Practicing social distancing can be lonely but USCL is here for you! Krystal Smalley, USCL’s social media specialist, is bringing bibliophiles togeth- er through our website and Facebook page. Connect to share what you’re reading, find recipes from the “What’s Cookin’” program, test your knowledge in Trivia contests, enjoy Story Time with the kids and more. Exciting new content is on it’s way, so be sure to check us out!