We are now lending library materials for curbside pickup. Curbside borrowing is available Monday 9-4, Tuesday 9-4, Wednesday 12-7, Thursday 9-4, and Friday 9-4. Call or email us to request a loan and schedule pickup.

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Now Lending for Curbside Pickup!

As of June 1st we are delighted to be able to lend library materials for curbside pickup. Curbside pickup is available:
Monday, Tuesday 9 -4
Wednesday Noon – 7
Thursday, Friday 9 - 4

How does it work?
Borrowers need to be patrons in our system. Residents without library cards can request a temporary card. Call or email us with your request.
- 10 items per patron or 20 items per household
- 6 DVDs per loan
We will do our best to fulfill your request – check the catalog first if you can. We will check out and stamp your items, bag and label them, and contact you to schedule a pickup. Loans will be set out on the bench outside our front entrance for curbside pickup.
Items can be returned through our book drop. No late fines will be charged.

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The Union Quilters
by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Union Quilters by JEnnifer Chiaverini


In 1862, with their men off to fight for the Union, it falls to the women of the Union Quilters of provide for the soldiers at the front and the veterans who have come home, to run farms and businesses, and to protect their homes and families when the Confederate army threatens the Elm Creek Valley.

Evening Book Discussion Group - Monday, July 20 @ 7 pm

Never Caught
by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never Caught


The story of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything she knew and loved to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom. The story reveals Washington’s determination to recapture his property by whatever means necessary, providing a new look at Washington’s relationship to slavery.