May 31, 2020

Alexander Co. Library is expanding curbside, virtual services

The Alexander County Library is expanding services offered at curbside and online, beginning Monday, May 11, 2020. Although buildings at all library locations are still closed to the public, staff can be reached by phone at 828-632-4058, and online resources are available at the library’s website, www.alexanderlibrary.org, and on Facebook by searching for Alexander County Library.

Books, movies, and music can be checked out using curbside service. Call in to the Library with a request for titles, and staff will bring the items to the door – the back door at the Main Library in Taylorsville or the front door in Bethlehem and Stony Point. All items can be returned in the drop boxes at the doors.

If you do not have a library card, call in, and staff can set up your new card over the phone. Additionally, the library is now making copies. Staff will take your papers at the door and return them to you at the door with the copies. Each copy is $0.10 per page, small bills or change only. (This does not yet include printing services.)

Beginning this week, storytimes (and more) will be offered virtually, on the Library website. New preschool storytimes will appear each Tuesday and be available through the week. Instructional videos, both educational and fun, will be posted, and old-time radio shows created by the Alexander Radio Theater or stories from the Alexander Listening Library will become available each week. The online resources available on the library’s website continue to be expanded as we add to the e-book collection. E-books, e-audiobooks, online classes, and research and job search help are all listed on the “Online Resources” tab of the Library website.

“All the staff at the Library are pleased to be able to offer ever more of our standard services as we continue to move through the phases of re-opening, and we hope to keep creating new ways to meet the needs of our community in these online times,” said Library Director Laura Crooks.

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