Norwood library director guest speaker at Norwood Kiwanis meeting
NORWOOD -- Amanda Jones, director of the Norwood Public Library was the guest speaker at the Norwood Kiwanis Club on February 1.
Jones spoke the library and how they have had to adapt their services to reach patrons during the global pandemic.“Along with many organizations in our region, the Norwood Public Library has increased virtual services and modified procedures to provide traditional services," said Jones. "Our library opened its wireless service to provide access to all community members from the parking lot and library gazebo. We now offer our early literacy story time on Facebook Live, and we have collaborated with libraries throughout the North Country Library System to provide a summer reading program for all ages."
She also noted that the library system increased its digital collection to meet the needs of patrons.
The library also now offers curbside service to library card holders and appointments for library visits. Card holders have access to thousands of eBooks, print materials, subscription databases, online courses, wifi hotspots, sensory early literacy kits, educational robots, discount passes, and more, she told the Kiwanians.