After being closed since March due to the pandemic, the Patagonia Library reopened on June 1 for curbside pickup. The library is still not open for patrons to enter.
I’m not going to sugarcoat things; it isn’t always easy to show up. There’s a lot of scary stuff going on in the world. Between standing on the brink of the next Great Depression, drastic social changes due to COVID-19, human rights violations against Black people and other POC, and an upcoming divisive presidential election, life is overwhelming. Many days my heart is heavy and much weighs on my mind, but at least I have the library. Let the library be a beacon for us all at this dark time.
You can choose how personalized you want your library experience to be. Some people prefer to use the online catalog to place reserves, others need a little more guidance. Feel free to call or email us anytime; we’re here for you. Curbside pickup is offered Monday-Friday, 10-12pm. Don’t have access to the internet? Ask us about our “What’s New List,” or grab a copy from one of the bulletin boards around town!
There are a lot of free digital resources on our website. Back in April, we became a part of the Little Libraries That Could ebook consortium. Check out or place holds on ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines without ever having to leave your house. We still offer Kanopy, our free movie streaming service. Get ten free films to stream each month, as well as access to The Great Courses lecture series and Kanopy Kids. If you’ve got extra time on your hands and want to learn a new language, or brush up on what you already know, sign up for Mango Languages. With over 70 languages to choose from, you’ll be a pro by the time everyone can travel again.