5.5.20 ‒5.31.20 ‒ vol. 16

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What’s Happening at the Town of Pelham Public Library

Although the Library building remains closed under Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE orders, the staff has been providing patrons with digital materials, notarizing documents by video-conferencing, answering reference questions and issuing new library cards.

They have also launched a new service for creating legal documents, such as wills, contracts and other everyday forms, from home. If you are having any problems logging into your account, or have any questions or requests, email pelhamlibrary@wlsmail.org.


Please note that the due date for all items currently borrowed has been extended to June 1st. Also, cancel any current holds on your account that you no longer want to help prevent a bottleneck. The library is looking forward to being able to reopen and are planning how to best provide services while protecting patrons and employees in accordance with New York State’s phased re-opening plan. They welcome your input on which services are most important to you. Email Library Director Patricia Perito at pperito@wlsmail.org to make suggestions.


Story Time Moves Online!

Children’s librarian Oswaldo Coto-Chang has been hosting virtual story time via Facebook Live. Join her every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:15 am at the Town of Pelham Public Library’s Facebook page as Mr. Oz engages your toddlers with their favorite stories, songs and dance.


Cultural Resources for Adults During COVID-19

This list of online concerts, museum tours and theater and dance performances can help you broaden your entertainment options, whether you’re looking for a break from your endless Zoom meetings or have run out of things to watch on Netflix. (https://www.pelhamlibrary.org/cultural-resources-for-adults-during-covid-19/)



Patrons Can Now Create Wills, Contracts and Court Filings Online

The Library is now offering patrons the ability to create customized legal documents for the State of New York through the Nuwav portal. This service is available free to Pelham patrons with a valid library card. Although Nuwav is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice, these forms are valid when completed correctly and used appropriately.



Adult Book Clubs Now Online: Thursday May 7 and Friday May 8

Both of the adult book groups will be held via Zoom. The After-Dark Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 pm and is reading White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht. The Second Friday Book Club is meeting on Friday, May 8 at 10:30 am and is reading My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store by Ben Ryder Howe, who will be joining the group. Email pelhamlibrary@wlsmail.org for a secure Zoom link to enter the meetings.


Introducing Staff Picks! What is Librarian Oz Coto-Chang Reading?

“If you like historical fiction, books following a military character like Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series or C.S. Forester’s Hornblower are always good picks. Now add a dash of fantasy and the Roman legion you have Stiger’s Tigers by Marc Alan Edelheit, book one of five in the Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer. Imagine a world where the Roman Empire exists and they fight along elves and dwarves against orcs. I could not stop reading this series!”