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Library Prepares for Summer Reading, Announces New Hours

Daniel Prince

Computer classes, regular weekly events announced

The Union County Library System is heading toward summer with plenty for its patrons to do. Tuesdays at 10 a.m., they continue to hold the Tuesday Storytime event for ages birth to 4, featuring stories, music, crafts, and fun. Today from 4-6 p.m., they have a craft event called “Chomp on This”. It is for all ages. At the event, you will make some snacks and get a sneak peek at summer reading. Thursday will be the virtual “Let’s Talk About STEAM” event. It will be posted to the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel Thursday at 4 p.m.

The library will be holding some computer classes this month. The first is called Computer Basics. It will teach those attending basic terms, the parts of the computer, and how it works. It will allow attendees to practice using the mouse and keyboard. The class will be held on Monday, May 16, from 5-6 p.m. It will be offered again on Thursday, May 19, from 10-11 a.m. A second class will be held on Internet Basics, teaching attendees to become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the internet. It will also teach how to use search engines such as Google. The only prerequisite for taking the class is to be familiar with a mouse and keyboard. The classes will be held on Monday, May 23, from 5-6 p.m., and again on Thursday, May 26, from 10-11 a.m. Classes are 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of hands-on practice. No registration is necessary, but the class is limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Summer reading will begin on Monday, June 6, so mark your calendars and prepare to dive into the fun. If you know of a summer camp or program in Union County who would be interested in receiving free books, activities, and prizes, contact Raven Miller, the Programs and Outreach Librarian, by emailing by May 31. Limited supplies are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The library will be closed two days in May. They will hold a staff day on Friday, May 20, and they will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. You can check your account anytime at You can check out e-books and e-audiobooks any time at

The library has changed its hours. As of the beginning of this month, the library is no longer closing for lunch from 12-1. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employment assistance is available on Mondays and Wednesdays. Library staff is available via chat, email, or phone Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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