For the first time in over a year, the Carnegie Library will be hosting its preschool song & story time program in-person, outside in the library garden at 10:30am each Wednesday, beneath all-weather tents in case of inclement weather. Community members can look forward to many more outdoor library programs offered this spring such as the Slow Stitch Club every Wednesday from 1pm-2pm and the Homeschool STEM programs every third Thursday of the month at 2pm, also held in the library garden. Librarians will also be at the opening day of the Eureka Springs Farmer’s Market on April 15th with its free seed library, a story time and milkweed seed bomb craft, as well as at the Community Center’s Earth Celebration.
With the addition of three more air purifiers in the building, the library has also expanded browsing and computer hours so patrons may make an appointment or drop in anytime to use a computer or find books or DVDs starting Sunday, April 11th. Building capacity will still be limited, the Carnegie Library board is still requiring face coverings worn by everyone inside and patrons are limited to one hour in each building per day. Curbside pick-up tables will still be operating for those who do not wish to come inside just yet.
The library is also now accepting book donations at the library annex for its used book sale once again, but humbly requests that donations be limited to 3 boxes per person per day, due to limited space and staffing for sorting purposes.