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Dragon Week

Let’s explore Dragon Magic this week!

First, listen to a story about a baby dragon! (see video below)

Then stop by the library and pick up a craft bag full of supplies to make a dragon egg. Click here for the instructions. (We are doing curbside pick up only, from 11AM- 6PM M-F, so call when you get here!)

Maybe you would like to learn some computer coding as you travel through the mystical jungle and train your dragon to eat bugs or gain power-ups? Give it a try!

How would you like to learn a dance from the musical Dragons Love Tacos?

Do you want to learn how to draw a dragon? The author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin, has a wonderful video that will have you drawing dragons in just minutes.

Join us in some Dragon Magic this week!

Online Role Playing for Teens

Do you want to be the main character of your story?

Do you want to go on an adventure and explore ancient dungeons?

Teens in grades 6-9 are invited to participate in an online role playing game similar to Dungeons and Dragons.

No prior experience is necessary. We will be meeting every Thursday from 1PM to 2PM.

Our first virtual meeting will be on July 2nd to discuss how it all works. Check here for the link!

Hope to see you there!

Place a Hold for Curbside Pickup

Now that we’re open for curbside pickup, you can put in a hold request for items that are here and we will let you know when we have them ready for you.

You can search and place holds through the online catalog. To log in, your user name is the number from your library card (no space), and your password is the last 4 digits of your phone number.

To search Clark House’s items go to https://pac.sals.edu/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=88.1033.0.0.3

To search the Malta Branch’s items go to https://pac.sals.edu/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=111.1033.0.0.3

You can also email us at roundlake@sals.edu or call to have items placed on hold (Clark House 518-899-2285 or Malta 518-682-2495).

At this time we are only able to fill holds with items in Clark House and Malta, as inter-library loaning has been suspended.

Once you recieve the notification that items are ready for pickup, please follow our Curbside Pickup Procedures.

Curbside Procedures

We will continue to offer ONLY Curbside Pickup through at least July 10th, 2020.

Round Lake Library Contactless Curbside Pickup:

  • Hours of Curbside Service: Monday–Friday 11am-6pm
  • Patrons must place requests for material in one of the following ways:
  1. using the online catalog: pac.sals.edu/
  2. call the library during operating hours (Clark House: 518-899-2285 Malta 518-682-2495)
  3. send an email to the library roundlake@sals.edu
  • Requests placed will be filled as soon as possible during operating hours.
  • Requests will ONLY be filled with material in either the Round Lake Library or Malta Branch at this time.
  • Please wait for a notification from the library that your items are ready before coming.

Pick-Up Procedure

Patrons must wear proper face coverings during pickup.

Items will be placed in paper bags, carried to car or left on a designated table.

Clark House (in the village of Round Lake)- Curbside Service with Car

Once at the library, please call the library and staff will bring items to your car. Please have your ID ready to show staff through window and open trunk for staff to place items in.

Walking Patrons Clark House only – For those patrons walking to the Round Lake Library they will be required to call the library when they arrive – place proper ID on table in porch and then step outside. Staff will then come out to the porch, check ID and place bag on table. Once staff go back inside the library the patron may re-enter the porch to get ID and items.

Malta curbside may move into the vestibule of the Community Center during inclement weather. Please call the library when you arrive – place proper ID on table in vestibule and then step outside under the awning. Staff will then come out to the vestibule, check ID and place bag on table. Once staff go back inside the library the you may re-enter the vestibule to get ID and items.

Book Drops Open for Returns

The Round Lake Library would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.  As restrictions begin to lessen and regional phased openings begin the library has been carefully planning our reopening. 

At this time, we will be opening our book drops to accept material returns beginning the week of June 8th. We anticipate starting contactless curbside checkout beginning the week of June 22nd.   

We cannot accept donations at this time. 

As we begin to reopen and provide library services we are making sure to provide them in the safest way possible. New procedures and safety protocols are being put in place for everyone’s safety. 

Please check our website and social media sites for more updates in the next few weeks. 

We look forward to seeing everyone again and providing library services to our community. 

 The Round Lake Library 

Both Branches Closed to the Public

Both branches of the Round Lake Library will be closed to the public until further notice. We are currently filling holds for curbside pickup.

During this time, no overdue fees will be charged, and library materials can be returned in the outdoor bookdrops.

The Overdrive ebook and e-audiobook platform can be used by anyone with a card in the system, regardless of fines, overdue items or account expiration. Se e all of our online resources for more options

DIY Mask-Making

Want to make a fabric face mask?

Check out a these video or photo tutorials, or see our basic sewing instructions below.

Help protect yourself and others when you have to go out in public.

How to Make a Mask

What you will need:

  • Cotton Fabric, any color or print
  • Rope elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also use 1/8” flat elastic)
  • Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)

You can Make Two Sizes: Adult or Child

  1. Put right side of cotton fabric together. Cut 2 9×6 inch (adult) or 7.5×5 inch (child) pieces.
  2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stiches forward and back will hold this.
  3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew few stiches forward and back.
  4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
  5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
  6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
  7. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction.
  8. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
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