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Mooneyham Library Begins Curbside Pickup

Your library is still here for you! We are committed to providing patrons with safe access to physical materials through a limited curbside pickup service.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, patrons can request books and other materials by calling the library at 828.248.5224. To find out which materials are available, patrons should visit www.rutherford.nccardinal.org/eg/opac/home, select “Mooneyham Public Library” and search for the desired items.

“Patrons will need to provide us with their library account number or verify the name, address, phone number and DOB on their account,” said Library Director Denise Strickland. “To place an order, patrons can call the library Monday through Friday from 10AM to 12PM and 2 to 4PM. They also need to leave a callback number.”

Once your order is placed, library staff will search for your items and return your call to schedule a pickup time. You may request up to five items per account. You can request items (books, DVDs or audiobooks) by author, title or genre or ask library staff to select items for you based on your previous checkouts.
 
The library's curbside service will be provided at the back of the building through the fire door. Patrons should call 828.248.5224 when you arrive in the back parking lot to let library staff know that you are ready for your pickup. Remain in your vehicle and library staff will bring items to your car on the passenger side during your reserved time slot. “To ensure safety, we are spacing pickup times at least ten minutes apart,” said Strickland. “We know that our patrons have been missing our services, and we sure miss our patrons. We hope that curbside service will be useful during this unique time so everyone can stay safe and keep reading.”
 
“The limited hours will allow us to see how the service works and perhaps improve it,” said Strickland. “We would eventually like to see those hours expanded, and we want to encourage everyone to use curbside pickup service and provide feedback on their experience.”
 
All returns must be put in the dropbox. Due to not being able to resource share, items must be returned to Mooneyham Library. The library will quarantine returned materials for seven days before checking them in and returning them to circulation.
 
Remember, the Mooneyham Library building remains closed to the public until further notice. Lobbies, restrooms, computers and other spaces will not be accessible.
 
For more information regarding the library's curbside pickup service, call Mooneyham Library at 828.248.5224, visit www.townofforestcity.com/library or check out their Facebook page.
 

 

  • Preschool Storytime: This program is offered every Monday and Thursday at 10AM from September to May. (same program both days) This story program is for children ages birth to five years and a caregiver, which has an emphasis on stories and activities for toddlers. Each week, we offer stories, songs, rhymes, movement and book sharing time. This program emphasizes early literacy skills and is a great way to meet other families with young children.

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten: This program is a fun, exciting and free way to start your child on the path of success! Any child ages birth to kindergarten can participate. The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a larger vocabulary and building background knowledge – all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

  • Summer Reading Program: This program is offered for preschool through fifth grade in June and July. There are a few shelves in the library where we place books for sale. Please feel free to browse them any time you visit with us. 

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