Monday, November 30th 2020

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.

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Easy Reader Surprise Book Bundles

FINAL Easy Reader Surprise social media post Nov 2020
We all love surprises as much as you do – that's why we're adding a new Children's Book Surprise service for Easy Readers! Starting Monday, November 30, you will be able to pick up a surprise bundle of 10 Easy Readers from any of our libraries. No reservations necessary! This service is great for kids ages 4-8, or for children who are learning to read independently. For more information on this service, visit our website!

Library of Things

Library of Things materials are back! Starting Monday, November 30, you can borrow the following materials through contactless pickup:
  • Board Games
  • Launchpads
  • Osmo Kits
  • Nintendo Switches
  • iPads
Learn more about our Library of Things collections here. You can request these materials online, via chat, or by calling the Library at 617-730-2370 ext. 3.

Library of Things materials must be returned during operating hours, at the same location where they were picked up. To return these items, bring them to the pickup table and place them in the bin provided by a staff member. Do not return Library of Things items through the book drop.

Putterham Library Hours

Starting Monday, November 30, the Putterham Library hours are changing slightly. The hours for contactless pickup at the Putterham Library are now:

Monday: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM -5:30 PM
Wednesday: 1 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

For full Library hours, please visit our website.

We apologize for the inconvenience this temporary change in service may cause you. We are all trying our hardest to provide the best service possible to you during this pandemic.

100 Books Before... Reading Recommendations

DRAFT 100 Books Combo Banner August 2020
Teens and tweens, are you taking part in our 100 Books Before... challenges? Our multi-year, personal reading challenges invite middle school and high school students to read and log 100 books for fun perks including monthly raffles, a grand prize upon completion, and major bragging rights! And if you're looking for books to read for your challenge, you're in luck!

Our teen and tween librarians have created two recommendation lists, one for the 100 Books Before High School challenge, and one for the 100 Books Before Graduation challenge. These are not required titles instead, we each created lists in a range of genre and plot categories that we highly recommend as engaging, fun reads.

Check out our recommended reads here!
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Brookline First Light


December 3 - December 10

The Library is excited to participate in this year's virtual First Light with the Brookline Chamber of Commerce! For a week, starting on December 3 at 5:30 PM, you can visit the First Light website to navigate an interactive map and "visit" local organizations. Join us and more than 25 local businesses for exciting, behind-the-scenes offerings. From tutorials to DIY crafts to performances, there's something for everyone, and all ages, to enjoy.

At the Library, we're celebrating with cozy winter crafts through our Craft-Along and Craft-Along Jr. kits. Check out our crafting tutorials on our YouTube channel.

Event Recording: Coping with the Holidays During COVID-19

Couldn't make our program on coping with the holidays during COVID-19? Not to worry – the recording is available online!

The holidays can be a stressful time, or even a mournful one. This year, the challenges of COVID-19 are adding another layer of stress and uncertainty. This program discusses these challenges and shares coping strategies that can help. No matter your situation or stage of life, you’ll come away with practical tips and a new perspective. This program is a partnership between the Brookline Senior Center, BrooklineCAN, and the Public Library of Brookline.

Watch the recording here!
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