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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!

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.

Virtual Story Times

Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories- premiering at 6pm on Thursday, April 2

Jeff Goldblum reads Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

Grover reads The Monster At The End Of This Book

Local teens reading picture books on Facebook

Story Time From Space with Astronauts on the International Space Station

#OPERATIONSTORYTIME | Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!

Olaf the Snowman (Josh Gad) is reading bedtime stories on Twitter

Neil Gaiman’s Mouse Circus website for Young Readers– includes full readings of Coraline and The Graveyard Book

Betty White reads Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Author Mo Willem hosts a live virtual online Lunch Doodle every weekday at 1pm ET

Storynory: A vast collection of audio stories where children can read along to the text. The website’s library includes original stories, fairy tales, and classics.

Virtual Field Trips

We will be adding to this list, so check back!

Check out Google Street View tours of famous sites and museums

Zoos

Oklahoma City Zoo Red Panda Cam

San Diego Zoo

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden livestreams via Facebook

Houston Zoo

Aquariums

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Georgia Aquarium

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Georgia Aquarium

Agriculture

FarmFood 360 11 Virtual Tours

American Dairy Virtual Farm Tours (by age group)

National Parks

Yellowstone National Park

Out of this World!

Explore the surface of Mars

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Star Atlas Virtual Planetarium

US Space and Rocket Center

Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas

Museums

New York State Museum’s exhibit Represent: Contemporary Native American Art

The Louvre

Boston Children’s Museum

The Museum of the World

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Museo Galileo

Cultural Sites

Petra (aka that stone temple from Indiana Jones)

The Great Wall of China

Visit the White House

Easter Island

Ancient Greece

Ellis Island

Plimoth Plantation

Trip to Jerusalem (also available for older grades)

Egyptian pyramids

Tour of Buckingham Palace

The Alamo

Science Expeditions

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

Galapagos Islands National Geographic Expeditions

Explore a coral reef in the Bahamas

Amazon Rainforest

Sailing through Antarctica

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

African safari to the Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa

360 Virtual East African Safaris


*These links are not affiliated with the library.*

Field Goods Deliveries

***Due to Library Closure, pickups for Friday, March 20th will be available at A Bead Just So in Ballston Spa.***

Field Goods makes its weekly fresh produce delivery services available for pickup at the Round Lake Library’s Malta Branch.

Field Goods will make produce deliveries on Friday by 2:30pm. Anyone is welcome to place an order through the Field Goods website by Tuesday at 11:59pm for pickup on Friday of the same week.

Weekly or bi-weekly produce subscriptions cost $16, $21, $27 and $32. To sign up go to Field-Goods.com, click Order Now, search Public Locations for Malta, and then follow the prompts. Questions? Email info@field-goods.com!

Founded five years ago, Field Goods is a one-of-a-kind business that delivers freshly-harvested local fruit and vegetables to employees and consumers at workplaces and community locations. Field Goods subscribers receive 5 to 8 different types of fruits and vegetables each week, sourced from over 80 small farms. Weekly add-on options include local artisan bread, fresh pasta, various cheeses, extra fruit and more. A weekly e-newsletter, In the Bag, provides tips and recipes as a helpful guide for preparing the produce. During the winter, deliveries include over a dozen types of produce flash-frozen at the peak of their freshness, as well as greenhouse-grown produce, root vegetables, herbs, beans, oils, and other products. Customers sign up online at Field-Goods.com, and can put their account on hold and restart it at any time.

Research attests to Field Goods’ healthy results. The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department’s 2014 research study reveals a direct correlation between Field Goods and healthier diets, increased satisfaction with eating habits, and saving time and money on grocery shopping.

The Field Goods Story

Field Goods is a rapidly growing company in the position to reinvent food distribution. Located in Athens, NY, a small Hudson River town in Greene County, our company was started in 2011 with an old station wagon, two employees, and 60 customers. We’ve now grown to service eastern New York State, including the New York metro area, western CT and MA, and northern NJ.

Our distribution model provides numerous benefits to the community while reducing food waste and supporting sustainability. Consumers gain convenient access to local produce on a regular basis along with information that motivates them toward a healthier lifestyle. Employers benefit from a wellness program that is truly effective in changing the habits of their employees. Small farmers benefit from selling their unique products to a new market at a fair price, and the environment benefits from drastically reduced emissions!

Field Goods was recognized for its hiring of workers with disabilities, and received grants from Greene County Economic Development, the New York State Capital Region Economic Development Council competition, and the USDA for its work to support agriculture and create jobs in an economically disadvantaged area. Field Goods is a certified New York State Women-Owned business.