LIBRARY TAKEOUT & OTHER SERVICES
Timberland libraries are currently offering Library Takeout and other limited services. Books and other materials can be pre-ordered directly online at trl.org with a library card number and PIN, or with assistance from library staff. To learn more about Library Takeout and in-person services, including browsing, computer, and copy/print/scan services, and to plan your visits, please go to: trl.org/plan
Libraries are offering customized Grab Bags of itemsthat can be picked up during Library
Takeout hours, including picture books, easy non-fiction for kids, music CDs, and DVDs. Fill out the form, indicate preferences, and library staff will fill a bag! To learn more about Grab Bags visit: trl.org/grab-bag
BOOKS & APPS FOR KIDS
Explore a variety of booklists for physical and digital collections that can be read, watched, or listened to on computers and mobile devices using apps such as Libby, Kanopy, and
Tumble books here: trl.org/books-and-apps-kids. Checkout the new kid-friendly catalog and let us know what you think!
Library staff offer programs for all ages via Zoom, including Storytime and Early Learning Tidbits in English and Spanish. Explore the full calendar of events at events.trl.org/.
Recorded events are also available on the TRL YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/timberlandlibrary/featured
TRL offers a variety of resources to help navigate topics of interest for children and their grownups including Creativebug (DIY crafts) and more. Check out a full selection of databases here: trl.org/reference-databases
Consider an adventure! Timberland Library has expanded the “Library of Things” to include
physical items such as birding backpacks, park passes, and musical instruments. Visit
trl.org/library-things for more info.
Timberland Library partners with the Hands-On Childrens Museum to offer free museum passes throughout the year. Some libraries also offer “Make & Take” kits with support from HOCM, TRL, and local Friends of the Library groups. Contact your local library to check for availability of HOCM passes and Make & Take kits as quantities are limited. Find contact info here: trl.org/locations
YOUTH CONNECT BOXES
Share books with the groups and organizations you serve. TRL lends boxes of children’s books to locations such as apartment complexes, health care agencies, classrooms, home daycares, community centers and after-school programs.
Complete the form here: trl.org/youth-connect-boxes Please note: For groups only.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND EDUCATORS Explore additional resources including links to homework help, homeschooling info, and remote learning here: trl.org/groups/parents-educators
Check listings of local and state services that could be helpful for families needing assistance: trl.org/community-resources
Staff are busy preparing for a fun, active summer that includes virtual performances, Storytime, STEAM events, Take & Make kits, outdoor Story Trails, reading and activity challenges, and prize books. Stay tuned for upcoming information regarding the 2021 Summer Online Library Program.
We would love to hear directly from you, whether it’s to help get started with a library card, to assist with book selection and other services mentioned, present to your group or organization via Zoom, or to learn more about ideas you have for growing partnerships and serving communities beyond our buildings.