September Library News

ASTON LIBRARY NEWS–

The Library building remains closed at this time due to the Coronavirus situation.  Check at www.astonlibrary.org or call 610-494-5877 to see our latest status.  Mask wearing and social distancing will be strictly required when the library does open.

However, curbside pickup of requested materials is available NOW!  To place requests, use the catalog at https://charlotte.delco.lib.pa.us/ or call us at 610-494-5877. You may request materials from all 26 Delco libraries and the inter-library delivery will bring them here. You will be emailed when a requested item is ready for pickup.

Library staff will be available for CURBSIDE PICKUP of ready items during these hours in September-

(Closed Sunday and Monday)
Tuesday 2-8PM
Wednesday 2-8PM
Thursday 10AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM
Friday 11AM-4PM
Saturday 10AM-12PM

When picking up available items, please call the library (610-494-5877, option 0) from our parking lot and we will arrange contact-free pickup.

Storytime is continuing online at our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary .  Tuesday at 10:30 is Toddler Storytime, Wednesday at 10:30 is Infant Storytime, Thursday at 10:30 is Preschool Storytime.

Ms. Debbie is doing a Virtual Craft and Chat time for adults each week.  To join, email debbie@astonlibrary.org

You can access books for your Kindle, Nook, or other e-book reader with your library card! Go to  http://delco.overdrive.com to see what is available! Download the “Libby” App to your phone or tablet to enjoy the materials.

Go to www.astonlibrary.org, scroll down and look at the links on the right side of the page for great resources when the library is not open!  Use Ask Here PA to get help from a librarian online.  Use Bookflix and Tumblebooks to have books read to your young child.  Use Homework Help Now for help with schoolwork or your resume.  Use RB Digital to read magazines.

Even more resources are available by going to www.delcolibraries.org and clicking on ” Explore e-Resources “.

Don’t have a library card?  Just email your name, address, phone number, and birthday to support@delcolibraries.org and Delco Libraries will email you back a barcode that you can use to access eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and all of our other online resources!

Are you on Facebook? Follow the Aston Library there! Go to
http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary
and “like” us!  

Email debbie@astonlibrary.org and she can add you to the list to receive regular emails with updates, activities and information.

The Library Board of Trustees will meet online Tuesday September 15th at 7PM. Join with Google Meet at
https://meet.google.com/wur-mxue-msm
OR Join by phone +1 516-399-4738 (PIN: 264501064)

You can still join the Friends of the Library! Go to www.astonlibrary.org and click on “Join Our Friends” to send in your info!

-Stephen Sarazin, Library Director

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No Curbside Pickup Today (Tuesday August 4th)

Due to staff transportation problems, the Library will be unable to provide curbside pickup hours today (Tuesday August 4th).  We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

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August Library News

The Library building will remain closed until at least September 1 due to the Coronavirus situation.  Check at www.astonlibrary.org or call 610-494-5877 to see our latest status.  Mask wearing and social distancing will be strictly required when the library does open.

However, curbside pickup of requested materials is available NOW!  To place requests, use the catalog at https://encore.delco.lib.pa.us/ or call us at 610-494-5877. You may request materials from all 26 Delco libraries and the inter-library delivery will bring them here. You will be emailed when a requested item is ready for pickup.

Library staff will be available for CURBSIDE PICKUP of ready items during these hours in August-

(Closed Sunday and Monday)
Tuesday 2-8PM
Wednesday 2-8PM
Thursday 10AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM
Friday 11AM-4PM
Saturday 10AM-12PM

When picking up available items, please call the library (610-494-5877, option 0) from our parking lot and we will arrange contact-free pickup.

We will still be encouraging and supporting your child’s summer reading this year!  You can get a log to track your child’s reading by emailing debbie@astonlibrary.org .  You can also enter the County’s online program and take challenges at www.delcolibraries.org .  Give us a call at 610-494-5877 to get your child’s assigned summer reading books too!

Storytime is continuing online at our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary .  Tuesday at 10:30 is Toddler Storytime, Wednesday at 10:30 is Infant Storytime, Thursday at 10:30 is Preschool Storytime.

Ms. Debbie is doing a Virtual Craft and Chat time for adults each week.  To join, email debbie@astonlibrary.org

You can access books for your Kindle, Nook, or other e-book reader with your library card! Go to  http://delco.overdrive.com to see what is available! Download the “Libby” App to your phone or tablet to enjoy the materials.

Go to www.astonlibrary.org, scroll down and look at the links on the right side of the page for great resources when the library is not open!  Use Ask Here PA to get help from a librarian online.  Use Bookflix and Tumblebooks to have books read to your young child.  Use Homework Help Now for help with schoolwork or your resume.  Use RB Digital to read magazines.

Even more resources are available by going to www.delcolibraries.org and clicking on ” Explore e-Resources “.

Don’t have a library card?  Just email your name, address, phone number, and birthday to support@delcolibraries.org and Delco Libraries will email you back a barcode that you can use to access eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and all of our other online resources!

Are you on Facebook? Follow the Aston Library there! Go to
http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary
and “like” us!

Email debbie@astonlibrary.org and she can add you to the list to receive regular emails with updates, activities and information.

The Library Board of Trustees do not meet in August.

You can still join the Friends of the Library! Go to www.astonlibrary.org and click on “Join Our Friends” to send in your info!

-Stephen Sarazin, Library Director

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Independence Day holiday

Curbside pickup will not be available July 3rd or July 4th.  It will resume Tuesday, July 7th, 2PM-8PM.

Have a safe and wonderful Fourth!

Need help? Try AskHerePA for 24-7 assistance:

 

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July Library News

Library staff will be available for CURBSIDE PICKUP of ready items during these hours in July-
(Closed Sunday and Monday)
Tuesday 2-8PM
Wednesday 2-8PM
Thursday 10AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM
Friday 11AM-4PM
Saturday 10AM-12PM

Curbside pickup will NOT be available on July 3rd or July 4th.

When picking up available items, please call the library (610-494-5877, option 0) from our parking lot and we will arrange contact-free pickup.

To place requests, use the catalog at https://charlotte.delco.lib.pa.us/ or call us at 610-494-5877. You may request materials from all 26 Delco libraries and the inter-library delivery will bring them here. You will be emailed when a requested item is ready for pickup.

The library building will remain closed to the public in July.  Check at www.astonlibrary.org or call 610-494-5877 to see our latest status.  Mask wearing and social distancing will be strictly required when the library does open.

We will still be encouraging and supporting your child’s summer reading this year!  You can get a log to track your child’s reading by emailing debbie@astonlibrary.org .  You can also enter the County’s online program and take challenges at www.delcolibraries.org .  Give us a call at 610-494-5877 to get your child’s assigned summer reading books too!

Storytime is continuing online at our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary .  Tuesday at 10:30 is Toddler Storytime, Wednesday at 10:30 is Infant Storytime, Thursday at 10:30 is Preschool Storytime.

Ms. Debbie is doing a Virtual Craft and Chat time for adults each week.  To join, email debbie@astonlibrary.org

You can access books for your Kindle, Nook, or other e-book reader with your library card! Go to  http://delco.overdrive.com to see what is available! Download the “Libby” App to your phone or tablet to enjoy the materials.

Go to www.astonlibrary.org, scroll down and look at the links on the right side of the page for great resources when the library is not open!  Use Ask Here PA to get help from a librarian online.  Use Bookflix and Tumblebooks to have books read to your young child.  Use Homework Help Now for help with schoolwork or your resume.  Use RB Digital to read magazines.

Even more resources are available by going to www.delcolibraries.org and clicking on ” Explore e-Resources “.

Don’t have a library card?  Just email your name, address, phone number, and birthday to support@delcolibraries.org and Delco Libraries will email you back a barcode that you can use to access eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and all of our other online resources!

Are you on Facebook? Follow the Aston Library there! Go to
http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary
and “like” us!  

Email debbie@astonlibrary.org and she can add you to the list to receive regular emails with updates, activities and information.

The Library Board of Trustees will meet online on Tuesday, July 21st at 7PM.  Join with Google Meet http://meet.google.com/wur-mxue-msm or Join by phone +1 516-399-4738‬ PIN: ‪264 501 064‬#

You can still join the Friends of the Library! Go to www.astonlibrary.org and click on “Join Our Friends” to send in your info!

-Stephen Sarazin, Library Director

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Library in July

Library staff will be available for CURBSIDE PICKUP of ready items during these hours in July-
(Closed Sunday and Monday)
Tuesday 2-8PM
Wednesday 2-8PM
Thursday 10AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM
Friday 11AM-4PM
Saturday 10AM-12PM

Curbside pickup will NOT be available on July 3rd or July 4th.

When picking up available items, please call the library (610-494-5877, option 0) from our parking lot and we will arrange contact-free pickup.

To place requests, use the catalog at https://charlotte.delco.lib.pa.us/ or call us at 610-494-5877. You may request materials from all 26 Delco libraries and the inter-library delivery will bring them here. You will be emailed when a requested item is ready for pickup.

The library building will remain closed to the public in July.

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Library in “Yellow” Phase

The Library building remains closed to the public due to the ongoing danger of COVID-19. As we approach the “Green” phase, the Library will be making appointments with patrons for curbside pickup of materials. To request items, contact us via phone at 610-494-5877 or via email at hello@astonlibrary.org . Please provide details as to desired items and your contact information.

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June Library News

ASTON LIBRARY NEWS–

The Library building remains closed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus situation.  The Library does not anticipate that access to the building will be permitted until after Delaware County reaches the “Green” stage.  However, other services may be offered.  Check at www.astonlibrary.org or call 610-494-5877 to see our latest status.

The Library anticipates that once the facility is able to open, it will offer limited service at first, with only pick-up of requested materials available, and other assistance over the phone.  Wearing of masks and social distancing will be required at that time.  

No library materials will be due until at least June 22nd due to the crisis.

Storytime is continuing online at our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary .  Tuesday at 10:30 is Toddler Storytime, Wednesday at 10:30 is Infant Storytime, Thursday at 10:30 is Preschool Storytime.

Ms. Debbie is doing a Virtual Craft and Chat time for adults each week.  To join, email debbie@astonlibrary.org

Need help?  The library will still be checking voicemails left at 610-494-5877 even while we are closed.  You can also email us at hello@astonlibrary.org .

You can access books for your Kindle, Nook, or other e-book reader with your library card! Go to  http://delco.overdrive.com to see what is available! Download the “Libby” App to your phone or tablet to enjoy the materials.

Go to www.astonlibrary.org, scroll down and look at the links on the right side of the page for great resources when the library is not open!  Use Ask Here PA to get help from a librarian online.  Use Bookflix and Tumblebooks to have books read to your young child.  Use Homework Help Now for help with schoolwork or your resume.  Use RB Digital to read magazines.

Even more resources are available by going to www.delcolibraries.org and clicking on ” Explore e-Resources “.

Don’t have a library card?  Just email your name, address, phone number, and birthday to support@delcolibraries.org and Delco Libraries will email you back a barcode that you can use to access eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and all of our other online resources!

Are you on Facebook? Follow the Aston Library there! Go to
http://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary
and “like” us!  
We will also be providing regular updates, information and programs for our patrons through the Facebook page.  We share everything from book readings to recipes to sewing tips to yoga lessons to the latest on COVID.

Email debbie@astonlibrary.org and she can add you to the list to receive regular emails with updates, activities and information.

The Library Board of Trustees will meet online on Tuesday, June 16 at 7PM.  Join with Google Meet http://meet.google.com/wur-mxue-msm or Join by phone +1 516-399-4738‬ PIN: ‪264 501 064‬#

You can still join the Friends of the Library! Go to www.astonlibrary.org and click on “Join Our Friends” to send in your info!

-Stephen Sarazin, Library Director

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Summer Quest Family Bingo!

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National Poetry Month Contest Winners!

We’re very excited to announce the winners of the National Poetry Month Contest we held in April! Thank you to all who participated and shared your written works with us.

The First Place Winner of the kid’s contest is Lizzie, age 10, for her poem “Celebration of Voices.” 1st and 2nd runners-up are Maddie and Avery.

“Soft whisper in the breeze

Makes me feel like me

I could sing it all night long

Making it a happy song

A crescendo builds

A love fulfilled

We rejoice and sing together

Holding hands and singing songs

Family and friends

A musical fiesta.”

The First Place Winner of the adult’s contest is Nina, for her poem “The Death Stick Victory.” 1st and 2nd runners-up are Carol and Terry.

“I’ve got to save my lung before the shroud is hung.

Stop sucking nicotine like Beezelbub the fiend!

I’ve got a master plan to stop that cowboy man.

No more addiction, gotta blot out that fiction!

Started smoking when I was but a teen,

it was just part of the scene.

Didn’t care ‘bout my health, only social wealth!

Sucking smoke after hours, basking in teen power.

Feeling bold and brave (but digging my own grave!)

But now I’m over twenty-one, not a scared kid on the run.

See through media suggestions, got to form my own questions:

Do I choose life or death?

Do I cherish every breath?

Do I wish to see the sun rise every day?

See my little cousins play?

Or do I want to be six feet under?

My life one big blunder?

The tired PSA theme: “another life lost to nicotine!”

Now I have to think for myself, place rebellion on the shelf.

This cute little ill can’t be cured by patch or pill.

My addiction is from within.

I’ll have to forgive my past sin.

Moving past excuses, healing those bruises.

It’s the dawn of a new day.

I’m throwing those ciggies away!”

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