In 2020, even with our doors closed due to COVID-19, the Ellington Farman Library was still working to carry out its’ mission in a variety of ways. We stayed connected to our patrons with an updated online presence offering helpful links to health, census, election information and activities that provided not only fun but educational content. We offered materials for free on our front porch in large totes that included a variety of reading materials for all ages. Curbside pickup assisted students in finishing their English classes by providing them Classic Literature books when their schools had run out of copies. The library increased our financial donation to the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System so they could purchase more book titles that our patrons could access online thru Libby and the Overdrive collection. The smell of sanitizer was in the air starting on June 22 as we were finally able to physically open our building to a limited capacity. Our 2020 Summer Reading Program looked a little different but we still distributed 84 weekly themed take home Activity Bags. What a special joy it was to see families in the park sitting at the picnic tables and working together on their library crafts! In January 2021 staff completed a much needed weeding and reorganizing of our item collection. We also color coded Adult Nonfiction books according to theme so patrons can easily locate a topic.
Read more of the March Ellington Farman Library Newsletter by clicking on the link below.