Thursday, June 19, 2008

Getting Ready for Summer @ the Library

Summer has arrived, and things are hopping at the Ridgefield Library. Here are a few reminders to help you get the most out of your library experience this summer.

Effective June 22nd, the Library has switched to summer hours, which drop our Sunday openings until after school starts in the fall. We remain open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 9 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Summer Reading programs for children, teens and adults begin this week, and the next six weeks will be chock full of special events and activities. To make sure you don’t miss anything, sign up now for our weekly e-mail newsletter. Ask any service desk for a registration form. At the same time, you can sign up to receive overdue notices and hold notifications by e-mail as well – a real time and money saver for you and for the Library.

To get in and out of the Library as efficiently as possible during these busy times, make sure you bring your library card with you and have it ready when you get to the check-out desk. This saves time and ensures accuracy. You will also need a library card in good standing to take advantage of our new self-service check-out machine, which should be installed within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more on this exciting new service.

To use this express check-out station, your account must be free of any delinquencies such as lost item charges or total fines over $5.00. To help you clear up these charges, we now accept Visa and MasterCard at the Circulation Desk. To help us avoid unnecessary processing fees, we suggest a minimum charge of $5.00. Ask for details on your next visit.

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