As the pandemic stretches on, Santa Fe's public libraries continue to create innovative ways to reach their communities.
The Santa Fe Public Library has introduced a new option for parents to request personalized checkout bundles for children.
Use the form here to tell the librarians your child’s age; what topics, themes, genres, characters or subjects they’re interested in; about how many books you’d like; and which branch you’d like to visit to pick up your child’s bundle. The librarians will select books to fit your child's interests, and email you when they are ready to check out during their curbside pickup times, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m.).
The Vista Grande Public Library in Eldorado is offering a range of to-go options. The “Grab & Go Bag” concierge service, available for adults and kids of all ages, can be requested using an online or in-person form. Just fill out what kinds of books (or DVDs) you like to check out, and staff will put together a selection of items based on ages and requests.
The Vista Grande library is also offering "Binge Bags," with a selection related to a single topic or theme. Examples include some STEM topics like weather or geology, an historical era or a part of the world, and genres such as spy novels or fantasy.
Finally, the library is offering Kids' Activity Grab Bags, with a new theme every two weeks. Each free bag contains four activities including craft kits, ideas for home projects, color pages and other kinds of items, available for pick-up during the library's open hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
For more information, visit vglibrary.org.
By Kristen Cox Roby