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The library will close at noon on Saturday, February 4. We'll reopen at 9:00 AM on Monday, February 6.

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Librarian's Lounge

Welcome to the Librarian’s Lounge! Every month, stop by to find out what Megan Tully, AFL’s Reference and Adult Services Librarian, has been reading, cooking, creating, and more. She’ll share highlights of her previous month’s adventures through the library’s collection and resources. Join in to find your next great read, spark your creativity, or learn something new!

Librarian's Lounge - August 2022

Things have been busy since my last post! We made it through two heat waves and the library has been in full swing with all of our summer events and the summer reading program. If you’re reading this before August 27, there’s still time to log your reading and earn points to spend on raffle tickets (for teens and adults) or beads to design your own necklace (for kids). In addition to all of the excitement at AFL, I’ve been doing lots of reading and a bit of exploring.

Librarian's Lounge - March 2022

It’s almost spring! Although I’m not usually one to wish the days away, I’m ready for weather that’s warm enough to sit outside and enjoy some time reading in the sunshine and fresh air. Until then I’ll employ a little technological wizardry to imagine myself reading by the sea or with the songbirds (see the Stress-Free Fridays post from July 31, 2020 for details!)

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Librarian's Lounge - February 2022

I began my last post talking about the snowstorm that was heading our way. That storm turned out to be just an appetizer for the one that dumped over two feet of snow on the area just before we turned the calendars to February. If you don’t mind venturing out in the snow and ice (and it’s safe for you to travel!), stop by the library this month to leave a love letter to the library or pick up a blind date with a book.

Librarian's Lounge - January 2022

As I’m writing this, the first big snowstorm of the season is heading our way. I’d be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to it. After all, a snowstorm is a perfect excuse to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book!

But it’s not all cozy winter reading over here. A new year means planning for new and exciting things at the library. With that in mind, this month’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of reflecting, I’m looking ahead and setting some resolutions for myself as a library user. 

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