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Youth Services

Fall 2020 Update

The Witherle Library Children’s Room is open only by appointment for families (which must include an adult) as well as teacher and student visits. Children over the age of twelve may also schedule an appointment.

Visits are for browsing only during regular business hours including after school. Much of the Youth Services collection is available for loan, however visitors do not have access to toys, games, and public electronic devices. Public restrooms are not available at this time.

Patrons may still request an unlimited number of books, DVDs, books on CD, and magazines by title and genre. The staff is available to make suggestions. You can pick up your request inside the library or in the downstairs touch-free cubbies. Take-home art and craft bags will be available on top of the cubbies throughout the year.

Make An Appointment

To schedule a visit to the Children’s Room please call the library or stop by the upstairs front desk.  Visitors will be registered and all over the age of two are required to wear a mask.  If for any reason you or a member of your family is unable to wear a mask, curbside and home delivery services are available.

Curbside Book Orders

Youth Services librarian Irene Hall has ordered many new titles for 2020. There are a couple of ways to get materials – books, movies, magazines – for kids of all ages. Materials are available for pick-up using our touch-free system at the ground floor entrance.

1) You can go to WML’s website and access your online account.  There, you can browse what’s currently available at our library or order books through the Minerva system.

2) Call or email Irene and request materials.  Specific or general requests, both work. We are happy to help!

Take-and-Make Art Bags

When a new project bag is available, the library will post instructions on its Facebook page for a fun art project to make at home.  Bags of supplies will be available to pick up at the downstairs self-serve cubby.  These projects are suitable for the whole family-younger members may need a little help. No registration required.  Made possible by the Friends of Witherle Library.