LIBRARY UPDATE

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Library Update May 28, 2020

  • We are now in phase 2 of Nueces County Public Libraries operations.
  • All County Libraries will remain Closed to the General Public.
  • Book Drop box are NOW OPEN at Keach Family Library (KFL) and Bishop Branch Library (BBL) so patrons can start returning overdue items. No fees will be accrued during this time.
  • Patrons will drop off all materials in the book drop boxes. Please no donations at this time. Library Staff will not be processing these materials until after Quarantine of all items for 72 hours before they are sorted and checked back in.
  • Wi-Fi is available outside the KFL and BBL buildings.
  • Digital materials and resources are available at the Library's website and is open 24/7 and accessible anywhere an Internet connection is available. Library patron's can access a wealth of digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, and movies, from the library's Digital Library.
  • The safety of our staff and customers are our top priority. We will continue to monitor the events on COVID-19 and will determine the next phase of our library operations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • We are currently doing curbside for Keach Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Place a hold on the online catalog with your library card or call us to place holds.
  • We are currently doing curbside for Bishop on Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Place a hold on the online catalog with your library card or call us to place holds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science & Discovery

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NCPL Virtual Videos

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Don't have a social media account like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Been missing out on our videos?

 

Don't worry! Below are links to our videos posted on our Youtube Channel! 

 

Magical Crafts (Summer Reading Program 2020)

 

Magical Storytime (Summer Reading Program 2020)

 

Goodnight Storytime (Special Storytime Series)

*New Bitmoji Google Classroom*

 

Virtual Storytime

*New Bitmoji Google Classroom*

 

Virtual Arts & Crafts

*New Bitmoji Google Classroom*

 

How to use our Library

 

 

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Check out our Virtual Escape Rooms that can still be played after the Summer Reading Program!

 

Play just for fun or play for points for our Summer Reading Program! Codes at the end of the escape room! 

 

Virtual Escape Room Homepage

 

 

Hosting Virtual Trivia

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The Nueces County Public Libraries is hosting Virtual Trivia for adults and teens.

The following dates are for September: The zoom meeting link will be posted the day before the event!

Thursday, September 10th: Wonder Woman Trivia!

Crystal Drillen is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Wonder Woman Trivia
Time: Sep 10, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88288020178?pwd=WkQ3QklWMUJQMnBZcFY4bUUwYjIxZz09

Meeting ID: 882 8802 0178
Passcode: Wonder

Thursday, September 24: DC Comic Trivia!

 

Sensory Storytime

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Visit our Sensory Storytime Webpage for more information.

 

 

NCPL's Bitmoji Library!

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*SLIDES WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY*

 

If you want to request a hold on a book:

1. Click on the book in the slide

2. It will take you to the library catalog page then click "Place Hold"

3. Make sure to log into your account

(If you don't remember your pin(EZ Password) please email us at keachlibrary@gmail.com or call us so we can reset the pin).

4. Select a Library Location "Bishop" or "Keach" and then click "Submit". 

4. You're done! We will give you a call when all items are collected.

(Some books may be in a different location, so please give us some time.)

 

We will also schedule a pick up time for your items during our Curbside Service Hours.

 

Keach Family Library - Robstown Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-4pm

Phone: 361-387-3431

Bishop County Library - Bishop Hours: Mondays & Wednesays 1pm-4pm

Phone: 361-584-2222

 

If you don't have a library card, don't worry!

All Texas Resident's are eligible for a free Nueces County Library Card!

Sign up here at this link.

 

Back to School Children's Books:

 

New Easy Collection Children's Picture Books:

 

Easy Collection Children's Pirate Picture Books:

 

Preschool Rhyming Book Suggestions:

 

Curbside Keach Library

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Curbside Pick-Up

Curbside Pick Up Service is back starting next Tuesday June 16th. Time & Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm - 4pm at the Keach Family Library.

You can start logging into our online catalog to put in online requests or give us a call, just make sure you have your library card number available so we can fulfill the requests. There will be no weekend service. Only hold pickup will be provided. See information below on other services provided by phone.

Please call at least one hour before you’d like to pick up your holds. Library staff will instruct you how to pick up your materials once you get to the library. Please be sure to have your library card or ID ready.

If a hearing impairment makes communicating by phone difficult, you may request holds by emailing keachlibrary@gmail.com. Please specify which branch has your available holds. You will receive confirmation of your request and instructions for pick up from the designated library.

Curbside Pick-Up Scheduler

Patrons can sign-up for a Curbside Pick-up time slot by phone at 361-387-3431 or online on our NCPL Curbside Pick-Up Site.

Book Drops

Outdoor book drops at all Nueces County library locations are open. Please note that returned items will initially be placed in quarantine, and your account will be updated a few days later after items are checked in. All materials checked out before mid-March have been renewed until Wednesday, June 16, 2020.

Donations

We are not currently accepting donations.

Telephone Information Service Available

Struggling with what to read next? Need reference or research assistance? Have a question about your account?  All branches are providing telephone information service starting Monday, June 14 . Libraries providing Curbside Service can be reached during Curbside Operating Hours. Libraries NOT open for Curbside Service can be reached Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Online Art Gallery

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Nueces County Public Libraries Presents

Nueces County Online Art Gallery


Online Art Gallery to share your art work with the community. Want to add to our collection?

Send us a picture of your art work to nclibrarysubmissions@gmail.com.

Please include any information you want to be displayed with your art work (ex. Name, Age, Description of art work or story to go along with art work).

 

Please do not include phone numbers, email address will only be accepted in description.


5th Week of July

Library Takeout Book Bundles!

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Introducing our new program:

Library Take Out Book Bundles!

Fill out the form below based on your reading level/age and get a selection of 5 hand-picked titles! While the physical building is still closed to Coronavirus, we hope this tool will help you find some great new books to read. We will do our best to respond to your request in a timely fashion.

Children's Book Bundle

Teen/Adult Book Bundle

Remote Learning Resources

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Brainfuse

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Hoopla is Now Available as a Nueces County Public Libraries resource. Simply create an account to access FREE e-books, audiobooks, music and movies. Limit of 5 items total per month until July 30th.

Hoopla

Book a Librarian! Virtually

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Book a Librarian Virtually

What can you learn from your Nueces County Public Librarians?

1 on 1 Online: Personalized Service Online

With the new 1 on 1 Online service, you will receive the same friendly, personalized customer service you have come to expect at your NCPL branch location, but online and at your convenience. Get help with finding books and movies you will love, basic technology questions, as well as research guidance for business & finance, genealogy, job search, legal resources, and more!

It’s free, it’s easy, and you don’t even need a library card! (though we will be happy to help with that, too!)

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

  • NCPL's 1 on 1 Online will be happy to help you find answers to your questions. We cannot, however, provide legal, medical, or financial advice, proofread documents nor offer personal opinions. 
  • 1 on 1 Online meetings will be recorded for quality assurance.

How to join a Microsoft Teams meeting

COVID-19 Resources

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Staying Up-to-date on Coronavirus

 

Nueces County Commissioners and Nueces County Public Library are staying abreast of the situation and will continue to keep you informed as developments warrant. There are some very simple steps you can take to minimize your chances of contracting respiratory illnesses like the Coronavirus. Staying up-to-date on developments of outbreaks and avoiding misinformation are two of them.

Stay informed. Click on the Badge below to visit the CDC COVID-19 information website to learn more about the Coronovirus.

Mantente informado. Haga clic en la Insignia a continuación para visitar el sitio web de información de CDC COVID-19 para obtener más información sobre el Coronovirus.

 

 

The Corpus Christi Nueces County Health Department has launched a site with comprehensive information on coronavirus.   https://www.cctexas.com/coronavirus

The Texas Health and Human Services is also a site for current information, answers to frequently asked questions and links about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Here are the common-sense steps you can take to stop the spread of germs

  •     Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  •     Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  •     Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  •     Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  •     Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care.
  •     Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  •     Keep up to date on the latest news.

DIGITAL LIBRARY

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FUN Resources for Home Use

 

Educational Databases with your Library Card

Virtual Library Databases

Call us or more information and have your Library Card ready!

 

 

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