We are discussing the details of our library’s reopening plan. We can’t wait to see your faces again, but we need to do this safely. We are working hard to ensure we have a good plan and enough personal protective equipment, supplies, and disinfectants.
Our Library staff is working hard to make a plan for our reopening, and exploring how we can provide curbside pickup, when we can reopen the book drop, and eventually open our doors to your smiling eyes.
As soon as we know what that plan and timeline will look like, we will release details. Please check back here for the latest information. If you would like more frequent communications regarding the Library's reopening process, please sign up here.
We are here to help! If you have questions about accessing library resources from home, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be glad to help you.
We appreciate your patience, and understanding. We thank you for doing your part in this global pandemic, to keep our community safe.
Join us in our NEW online book discussion group! We will provide the title of a book our staff is currently reading. We encourage you to read with us and engage in an ongoing online discussion about the book. It will be an opportunity to share your thoughts, ask questions and more as you read! To get started, follow this link to the Beaman Memorial Book Discussion Group on Facebook and click [+Join Group]!
Our first title is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Described as "a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature" by the New York Times Book Review, Where the Crawdads Sing has become a national sensation. If you haven't read it, now is the time! If you have read it, read it again! We can share our thoughts and questions within the online book discussion group as we read. Where the Crawdads Sing can be accessed as an ebook and audiobook through our Overdrive collection. Visit https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/
BookPage! Get your May issue of BookPage! While the print version is currently unavailable, you can still access your favorite book review publication online. Discover great new titles to enjoy while social distancing and place your holds on digital copies in Overdrive and Libby! Click on the cover image to start browsing!
Have you had an opportunity to read our latest eNewsletter? If not, no problem! You can access our most recent eNewsletter, Our Virtual Reality, right now! It is full of great information including upcoming virtual programming for adults, teens, and children, recommended reading lists to inspire your next read and more! If you would like to receive the eNewsletter directly in your inbox, email email@example.com to subscribe.
As a result of COVID-19, many professionals have been forced to navigate a new normal. In an effort to support our community as we learn to cope with our current situation, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) has made a number of online courses, or learning paths, freely available. These learning paths are intended to provide job seekers, professionals working remotely, educators, small businesses and business leaders with relevant, applicable skills that may ease some of the stress and uncertainty experienced as a result of this unprecedented situation. The available learning paths are accessible via the links provided below:
- Job seekers navigate career strategies in today’s job market
- Professionals remain productive and efficient while working remotely
- Professionals manage stress and build mindfulness practices into their work day
- Professionals build resilience during this challenging time
- Educators transition to teaching online
- Talent acquisition professionals adapt to the changing business landscape
- Sales professionals learn the skills to sell during these unusual times
- Small businesses navigate the challenges of today's economy
- Leaders clearly communicate and influence positive change in times of crisis
While we continue to practice social distancing at home, this is the perfect time to become acquainted with Niche Academy!
Available through Beaman Memorial Public Library’s website, Niche Academy provides access to free online tutorials that allow patrons to learn new skills or freshen up existing skills. While there are a number of tutorials available, a couple may be of interest to those considering career advancement or change, including:
LinkedIn: Learn more about LinkedIn, a social networking site that facilitates the building of strategic business relationships and the pursuit of new job opportunities. Get started here!
Tech Talk: Creating a Basic Resume Using Microsoft Word: Create a basic resume using a Microsoft Word Resume template. Access the tutorial here!
The Census has begun! Do you ever wonder why it is so important? This quick video explains all about it. If you haven't filled out yours yet, it's the perfect time to do so. Remember you can park outside the Library and use the Library's WiFi from outside the building to fill out your form online.