Talbot County Free Library Celebrates National Library Week April 19-25

(Easton, MD) – During National Library Week, April 19 – 25, the Talbot County Free Library invites all community members to find the library in their own homes by visiting the website www.tcfl.org to access virtual services and resources. While the library’s physical spaces are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, people can still enjoy the library’s ebooks, movies, video games, online story times, and much more—all from the safety of their home.
“The Talbot County Free Library has been a cultural hub for our community for 95 years,” said Director Dana Newman. “We are determined to do even more during these difficult times to make sure the people of Talbot County receive the information and library resources they need to successfully weather COVID-19.”
During this time of crisis the Talbot County Free Library has responded to the community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways by providing internet hotspots, online reading resources, online children’s programs and virtual story time, frequent community updates, 3D printed safety masks for healthcare workers, coaching for seniors navigating online food ordering, temporary virtual library cards, and so much more.
This week, check out the library’s Facebook page and website for posts highlighting staff and services and other fun activities that you can do from home. Children and adults are encouraged to help celebrate National Library Week, National Poetry Month, reading, and being creative by submitting poetry, writing, pictures, or photos of other art forms about any subject that inspires you to share your creative spirit. Submissions can be sent to celebratereading@tcfl.org and will be published on the library’s page.
Individuals can also submit the titles of two of their favorite books to celebratereading@tcfl.org and, based upon those two titles, library staff will recommend two other eBook titles for you to enjoy from Hoopla.
The following children’s programs will be available on the Library’s Facebook page this week:
– Story time on Facebook Live, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Great family engagement activity for watching and interacting together. Recommended ages birth – five.
– Creative Fun with Tim Young, Wednesday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. Join the ever-entertaining children’s book author and illustrator, Tim Young, for interactive drawing and writing fun.
Access the library’s Facebook Live events here: https://www.facebook.com/130124829867/live/
For more information about services provided by the Talbot County Free Library or for help navigating their online resources, visit www.tcfl.org or call 410-822-1626.