July 5th-August 28th: Mondays 11:00-1:00 & 6:00-8:00, Tuesdays 10:00-1:00 & 4:00-6:00, Wednesdays 11:00-1:00, Thursdays 10:00-1:00 & 4:00-6:00, Fridays 11:00-1:00, Saturdays/Sundays 9:00-12:00 (For pre and post season hours, please check our social media pages!)
The Main Room of the library will be open 8am-8pm seven days a week throughout the day for library patrons to check out books and utilize the workspaces. The Children’s Alcove will be opened during specific times when a library employee will be present in order be sure proper protocol is being followed. The Children’s Alcove will be locked at all other times. Curbside pick-up and drop off will continue to be an option for those not comfortable going inside the library.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays- Session 1 from 9:15-10:00, Session 2 from 10:15-11:00)
Bring your 2 and 3 year olds to Storytime with Ms. Kate! Each week will be dedicated to a different children’s author as we explore their writing and similarities throughout their books. The children will participate in interactive games, crafts, and other activities that coincide with the book topic. Registration for Storytime costs $10 per session and open the Wednesday of the week prior. Storytime will be divided into two sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings to allow for smaller groups and proper social distancing protocol to be followed. Each child must attend with only one caregiver.
Children will keep a log of the books they read over the summer. Every Tuesday, we will meet to share what we are reading, participate in activities that promote a love for reading, and distribute prizes for the total hours read. This program is differentiated for children aged 6-12 by having children read their own individual books. This event usually does not exceed fifteen children so registration is not necessary.
Kids of all ages will love our weekly Book Bingo program! We will play three rounds of Bingo where children will have the opportunity to win a brand new book. Registration for Book Bingo costs $15 and will open the Wednesday of the week prior.
STEM and Stories with Ms. Maddie
(Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00)
Register your 7, 8, or 9 year olds for STEM and Stories with Ms. Maddie. Every Thursday, Ms. Maddie will lead the group in an interactive read aloud. Each read aloud will include Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math elements. After the read aloud, kids can expect to participate in a hands-on activity, game, craft, or experiment.
(Schedule to Follow)
Please follow the Saltaire Library’s Instagram and Facebook accounts to get up to date information on special events! Online registration for events will take place to maintain proper social distancing. Based on the number of anticipated attendees, the location of the event will be determined, as well as if it is possible to host two events to better accommodate the number of attendees.
Summary of Summer 2022, COVID- 19 Protocol
- Masks should be worn by all unvaccinated patrons who are two years and older.
- All library staff will be fully vaccinated.
- Cleaning of all high surface areas will take place daily.
- Free masks will be available at the main entrance to library, and will be required for those who are unvaccinated.
- Online registration for programs with high attendance will be made available the week prior to an event (Storytime, Book Bingo, Author Events).
Additional programs will be added to accommodate all patrons in smaller group sizes.
- Text will be included on the registration pages to remind participants not to attend programs if experiencing any COVID- 19 symptoms.
- Hand sanitizers will be located around the library.
- Doors will be open during programs for increased air circulation.