While we love our physical library space, the librarians of Meinders Community Library also love going out into the community. As the Children’s Librarian, one of my favorite duties is going to visit daycares. Pre-pandemic, it involved going to read a few stories to the kids and receiving nice compliments like “Library, I like your lips—they’re pink!” or “I like your pretty eyeballs.” We may not be doing indoor visits right now, but I still drop off fresh reading material every couple weeks. We managed to get a few outdoor storytimes in last summer and hope to do that again soon.
Because we want readers of all ages to have good books, we provide the residents of our nursing home and assisted-living facilities with a rotation of large-print books. The library also has a shelf of donated books at the food shelf for people to take. Children’s books are especially popular, so we are always happy to accept new or gently used children’s book donations.