Like everything else in our new normal, going to the Chandler Public Library will look very, different. We listened to what other libraries across the state are doing, discussed the issues with the Library Board and heard recommendations from the Lincoln County Health Department. The City of Chandler including the Library Board and staff have put together new procedures, temporary we hope, to keep the staff and public safe so we can reopen the Library.
Curbside pickup will continue. You can get on our website www.chandlerlibrary.okpls.org or you can download the Librista app on your phone or tablet. You find our library and see what is in our collection. Once you are looking at our collection, find a book you want, call us, we will pull the book off the shelf and arrange a time for you to come pick it up.
At this time, no children under 12 will be allowed in the Library. Children 12-18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. We will not have a Summer Reading Program this year, but we are in the process of putting together activity packets for curbside pickup.
We would ask that when you come to the Library you please wear a mask. The staff will have a mask on while patrons are in the Library and would ask for the same from our patrons.
Next, no one will be allowed to come in and sit at the tables at this time. If you need to log on to the Library’s wifi you will need to remain outside on the bench or in your car. You can call the Library and we will give you the wifi password.
We will be open regular hours, 9-6 Monday-Friday and 9-noon on Saturday, but all the doors will remain locked so that we can make sure that no more than 10 people are in the Library at any one time, that includes staff. The Library will be open for patrons to conduct the business of checking out books, making photocopies, and faxing.
When you get to the Library call us at 405-258-3204 and let us know you are here or just knock on the door and we will open it and let you in if there’s not too many people in the building.
For those needing to use the public computers you will have to call and make an appointment. Because our computers are so close together, we will only have 2 computers on each day. The appointments will be spaced so that the staff will have time to disinfect the computer stations after each use. In the past if you were in the middle of something the staff would give you extra time to finish. That will not be possible now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
There will be new procedures for checking books in and out. Those will be explained to patrons when they come in.
We are hoping these changes will be temporary and like everyone else we are playing this by ear. These could change as state recommendations relax and as people all work together to keep ourselves and each other safe. Until then we will do everything we can to make this as easy as possible on our patrons. Our goal is give people access to books, computers and services in a safe way.
Since we were not able to have a Book Bonanza and we are not sure when we will have another Book Bonanza, we will have a cart/table outside to give away books. We will put it outside weather permitting everyday during operating hours. At the end of the day any materials left on the cart/table will be thrown away and the cart disinfected.
We are not accepting donations of materials at this time. Our storeroom is full and until we find new homes for what we have we can’t accept anything.

Karen Kingsbury children’s book, Finding Home and the Hunger Games prequel Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes by Suzanne Collins.
The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben, Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, Camino Winds by John Grisham, Close Up by Amanda Quick, Dead Land by Sara Paretsky, The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver, Hello Summer by Mary Kay Andrews, Hidden Salem by Kay Hooper, The Last Trial by Scott Turow, The Lincoln Conspiracy (nonfiction book) by Brad Meltzer, Masked Prey by John Sandford, Walk the Wire by David Baldacci, Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel, Week at the Shore by Barbara Delinsky and 20th Victim by James Patterson.

After Sundown by Linda Howard, Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs, Devoted by Dean Koontz, Fearless by Fern Michaels, Forgotten Murders by Jude Deveraux, Hit List by Stuart Woods, Jerusalem Assassin by Joel Rosenberg, Last Odyssey by James Rollins, Numbers Game by Danielle Steel, Texas Outlaw by James Patterson, Revenge by James Patterson, Tranquility Falls by Davis Bunn and Long Range by C.J. Box. Young adult books, Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare and Prisoner by Stephen King Drawing of Three series #1, graphic novel

Story Time resumed on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Story Time will continue with the theme-“What Can We Dewey In the Library”, during the winter/spring session, learning about the Dewey Decimal system and the different kinds of nonfiction children’s books at the Library.
In 2020 we will be doing things differently in winter/spring session. Story Time will go from January through the end of April and then we will take the month of May off to prepare for the Summer Reading Program.
We will also have one or more guest readers for three weeks at the end of January and first of February. Be sure to come and welcome our guest reader.
In the past we have discontinued Story Time in March but I find it’s too hard for kids to get in the habit of coming back when the weather warms up so we will see if we can have a more consistent attendance scheduling Story Time this way.

Sixteen new books for the new year were added to the Library circulation this week. We have something for everyone, children, young adults, adult mystery and romance.
New young adult series by James Patterson, Ali Cross and new graphic novels in the children’s area are Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland, this is book one in the Wings of Fire Graphic novel series and Dogman: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey.
New adult novels include Abandoned by Allison Brennan, Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg, Final Option by Clive Cussler, Genesis by Robin Cook, Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith, Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker and his daughter Rachelle Dekker, Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci, Noel Street by Richard Paul Evans, Rise of the Magicks by Nora Roberts, Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith, Spy by Danielle Steel and Tom Clancy’s Code of Honor written by Marc Cameron.

The Library will be closed for the following holidays:

Thanksgiving-Thursday-Sunday, November 28-December 1
Christmas-Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24-25
New Years Day-Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wishing everyone blessings during this holiday season.

The fall session of Story Time will wind up on Tuesday, November 26 with a celebration of Thanksgiving. Then Story Time will take a break in December and will resume on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Story Time will continue with the theme-“What Can We Dewey In the Library”, during the winter/spring session, learning about the Dewey Decimal system and the different kinds of nonfiction children’s books at the Library.
In 2020 we will be doing things differently in winter/spring session. Story Time will go from January through the end of April and then we will take the month of May off to prepare for the Summer Reading Program.
In the past we have discontinued Story Time in March but I find it’s too hard for kids to get in the habit of coming back when the weather warms up so we will see if we can have a more consistent attendance scheduling Story Time this way.
Every one have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas and I look forward to seeing all of you back in 2020.
Love, Miss Sandy

The Library purchased about 20 new books recently including the children’s book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney and the nonfiction books Finding Chika: A little girl, an earthquake and making a family by Mitch Albom. Other new books include 19th Christmas by James Patterson, Andromeda Evolution by Michael Crichton, Bloody Genius by John Sandford, Blue Moon by Lee Child, Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini, Child’s Play by Danielle Steel, Deserter by Nelson DeMille, Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Guardians by John Grisham, Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark, Night Fire by Michael Connelly, Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout, Quantum by Patricia Cornwell, Shape of the Night by Tess Gerritsen, Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock, Stealth by Stuart Woods, Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich, and What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand.

New fiction books at the Library include: The Dark Side by Danielle Steel, The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross, The Institute by Stephen King, Killer Instinct by James Patterson, Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson, The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter, Lethal Agent (a Vince Flynn novel) by Kyle Mills, Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux, Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer, A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier, Sins of the Fathers by J.A. Jance, Tidelands by Philippa Gregory, The Timepiece by Beverly Lewis, The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler, Under Currents by Nora Roberts, What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr, Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb, and You Don’t Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark.
Also new are How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado and young adult books The Golden Tower by Holly Black and The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan

Story Time will resume Tuesday, September 3 at 9:30 a.m. for fall with the theme

What Can I Dewey in the Library?

Children will learn how to use the Library, all the different classifications of books, all the information available at our library and how to find what you are looking for.
Tuesday, September 3 we will celebrate Grandparents Day reading books about grandparents and making a craft for grandparents. Also the children will be able to select the books that we will read the following week, September 10. We will also have snacks that week to celebrate the beginning of Story Time.
Story Time will be held every Tuesday morning from 9:30-10 a.m. from Sept. 3-Nov. 19.