Serving the waterside community of Crisfield, the southernmost town in Maryland, the new Crisfield Library replaces an aging limited facility while providing nearly four times the amount of space. The library serves as a community center and information hub for this small community by providing a 21st-century facility that offers opportunities to engage with technology and alternative education programs.
Beginning May 26, the Crisfield Libraries will be offering Books to Go pickup daily from 11 am to 4 pm in the library lobbies. Please visit http://somelibrary.org/books-to-go or call the library to request materials and schedule a pickup slot.
Feel free to make your request as general or specific as you like, from particular titles to “10 audiobook thrillers,” and the library staff will work to fill your request. Due to the added complexity, requests must be placed no later than 8 am on the day that you would like to pick up your materials.
You may also place holds on individual titles through the library catalog at http://somelibrary.org/catalog. We are currently limited to items on the shelves in the libraries. Interlibrary delivery is not operational at this time. If you’re using the catalog, please also complete the Books to Go form or call to schedule a pickup time.
Please remember to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the lobbies.
The bookdrops are open for returns. For staff and patron safety, all returned material is being quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. The Somerset County Library does not charge fines, and all due dates will continue to be extended until the libraries are fully operational.
The library facilities remain closed to the public, and the library is following a reopening plan progressing alongside Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery. We expect further service expansion during the “Medium Risk” phase of the Roadmap.
Programs to Go:
Beginning June 1, take home crafts will be available as Programs to Go. Please register for programs through http://somelibrary.org/programs and then schedule your pickup time through the Books to Go form.
Canvas Painting: Create your own masterpiece with paint and canvas!
Crafty Corner: Join us in making miniature glass coastal magnets!
Garden Spoon Markers: Decorate wooden spoons to use as markers in your garden!
Miniature Flower Vases: We will be chalk painting salt and pepper shakers for a unique miniature vase.
Pina Colada Sugar Scrub: This homemade piña colada sugar scrub is great for sloughing off old dead dry skin, leaving you feeling clean, silky smooth, and ready to take on the world!
Sand Art: Layer different colors of sand in a clear container to display!
Summer Planters: Paint a terracotta pot and plant some seeds to enjoy all summer long!
Tic Tac Toe Bags: Create a mini-travel sized version of this classic game!
Tween & Teen Programs:
Abstract Canvas Painting: Create your own masterpiece with paint and a canvas!
Baseball Washer Keychains: Make a baseball themed keychain with string and a washer.
DIY Phone Prop: Build your own phone prop with paper rolls and washi tape!
3D tulips: Use colored paper to create your own 3 Dimensional tulip!
Mini Flower Painting: Use paint and your own fingers to create a beautiful flower on a mini canvas!
Princess Hat: Use paper and cute accents to create your own princess hat!
STEM Jumping Bunnies: use paper cups and rubber bands to watch potential and kinetic energy right before your eyes!
Tube Dragon: Upcycle old toilet paper tubes to create your own dragon!
Book discussion: Thursday, June 11 at 2 p.m. through Zoom
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. Available on Hoopla!
An invitation with instructions will be emailed. Please email Gabe Stuckey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact either the Princess Anne or Crisfield Libraries and register with your email so you can be emailed the Zoom invitation.
Resume Resources: Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m.
Do you need a resume or need to revise an existing resume? Join us on Zoom to learn about the various resume resources and begin working on a resume. Please email Gabe Stuckey (email@example.com) or contact either the Princess Anne or Crisfield Libraries and register with your email so you can be emailed the Zoom invitation.
Job Resources: Thursday, June 25 at 3 p.m.
Are you looking for a job? Do you need help navigating job resources online? Join us on Zoom to learn about the various job resources and how to apply for a job online. Please email Gabe Stuckey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact either the Princess Anne or Crisfield Libraries and register with your email so you can be emailed the Zoom invitation.
Story Time: Come listen to some cute stories and songs with Mrs. Becky on Wednesdays at https://www.facebook.com/somelibrary.org.
Fairy Tale Trivia: Join us on Facebook June 15 through 20 for trivia questions from both classic and modern fairy tales.
2020 Summer Reading Program
This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Program registration for children, teens, and adults will begin on June 15. We are excited about developing a program that will keep children enjoying books throughout the summer!
Never stop learning. Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, the Somerset County Library now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible 24/7. Gale Courses offer well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. Gale Courses offers access to online learning courses that are available anytime, anywhere, any place.