Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA Inc.

08/04/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/04/2020 18:54

Visit your local library branch, back to school help & more from the public library

Good afternoon, community leaders! Are you trying to reach a particular audience in the community with news, information, services or training? Let's team up! Our Library staff has the equipment for creating podcasts, on-demand videos and live-streaming events. Or, we can work together on a blog post or series of them. We can also accommodate some outdoor activities for small groups at many of our locations. Let me know if any of this interests you and thank you for all the important work you do!

Here is some news from the library this week that you are welcome to share widely:

Reminder: Most Locations are Open for In-Person Services

· In-person, curbside and drive-thru service is available now, from 10am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday at all locations except Elmwood Place, Mt. Healthy and Price Hill.

· Some locations are offering outdoor programs for youth. Visit our calendar for details.

· Drive thru is available at: Anderson, Covedale, Groesbeck, Harrison, downtown Main Library, Reading. The hours are the same as for in-person service.

· Greenhills will open for in-person service after Labor Day

· Elmwood Place and Mt. Healthy will begin providing curbside service on August 3

· Price Hill remains closed during its renovation and expansion

Our locations are operating under a reduced occupancy, so we have limited in-person service to one hour to enable us to serve as many customers as possible. Please know that we are not accepting groups at this time. For more information about what to expect for in-person services, read this blog post.

Getting Ready for Back to School? We can Help!

· Watch this video full of tips for parents about strategies for supporting learning from home

· Explore all the ways Homework HelpNow can help your child or teen succeed. Start with this video and then log into the site with your library card to explore

· Check out the 18-video series on our streaming service, Kanopy, called How to Become a SuperStar Student. While most videos are aimed at teens, there are some for parents about helping with homework and communicating with teachers.

· Have older kids? Familiarize yourself with our research databases they can use for school assignments

· Set up a virtual or phone appointment with a librarian to learn about what other resources and opportunities are available

Celebrate your Kids' Summer Learning efforts with Prizes!

Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, come to your local branch to enter to win a prize for participating in our Discover Summer program. Prize options will include kits to keep that will inspire you to build and play, or gift cards to some of your favorite places for food and fun. Stop by your branch for more details. One entry per child or teen. Prize drawings will take place the week of August 24.

Featured Event: Watercolor for Senior Citizens

Join us Monday Aug. 3 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. From still life to landscape, the beginning and intermediate student 60 and up will learn watercolor techniques and recognize elements of art including color, form, and texture. Class will be conducted through Zoom, so internet access and email address is required. Sign up for this free program.

Featured Resource: a New Kind of Storytime

This week we launched Important Conversations. Sometimes young children ask questions that are hard to answer. And it's best to answer their questions with words they understand. That's why our library staff put together a new Storytime at Home series, Important Conversations. These are available on-demand, 24/7 and address topics such as conflict, illness, race and more.