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FAQ CONCERNING LIBRARY OPERATIONS DURING PRESENT CLOSURE PART FOUR

11.  What if my library card has expired or needs updating?  If you call us, for now, we will update your card over the phone until June 30 or we reopen to the public.  If you come in person, bring your ID and library card and we can update it for a year.  Non-resident cards will be extended until June 30 or until patrons may come inside the facility again by phone or at the door.  

FAQ CONCERNING LIBRARY OPERATIONS DURING PRESENT CLOSURE PART TWO

4. Can I pick up an item I have on hold?                                                                                                                                                                       Yes, Call the Library for more information.

5. Can I put items on hold while you are closed?  You may call and place holds.                                                                                                         For the present, staff will answer the phone between 10 am and 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 10 am and 2 pm on Fridays.  Also, during the closure, you may email requests for holds at rrrpl@roanokerapidsnc.com.  There is a limit of 3 hold requests daily.

6. What about meetings and programs scheduled at the library?
All meetings and programs are postponed until the library reopens.

7. Will Wi-Fi be available outside the library’s physical building?
Yes!  Outside the library, Wi-Fi will be available 6 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm Mondays-Thursdays and 10 am – 1:45 pm Fridays and Saturdays.  We cannot offer Wi-Fi printing during the closure.  As a reminder, our Wi-Fi network is unsecured meaning a password is not required.  I do not recommend using the Wi-Fi network for information where privacy should be maintained.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ADULTS:

Films on Demand (via NC LIVE):  http://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=379

  • Lots of documentaries, movies, TV shows, and how-to videos
  • Public performance rights are included in the license for authenticated users
  • Share links to content or embed on a webpage

Internet Archive

Open Culture:  http://www.openculture.com

  • The best FREE cultural & educational media on the web

Kahoot:

  • A game-based learning platform; lots of existing quiz/trivia games covering different topics on the site or create your own

NEW PRESCHOOL STORYTIME PROGRAMS ONLINE

ROANOKE RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS TAPED WEEKLY PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME PROGRAMS BEGINNING THE FIRST WEEK IN MAY.  CHECK THEM OUT ON THE ROANOKE RAPIDS PARKS AND RECREATION FACEBOOK PAGE.  A NEW ONE IS POSTED EACH WEDNESDAY.

 

UPDATE OF LIBRARY OPERATIONS

At the present, patrons still will not be permitted inside the building.  Beginning on Monday, May 18, Roanoke Rapids Public Library will begin services in these areas: check out of materials, copies (limit of 20) and tax forms by curbside in the parking lot or at the door.  If patrons desire to check out library materials, we encourage them to call between 10 am and 1 pm on Monday through Thursday.  Materials will be ready for pick up 1 pm to 4 pm Monday through Thursday and from 10 am to 1 pm on Friday.  We encourage patrons to call the staff when they come to pick up materials.  Please have your library card ready.  The staff will bring the material to your vehicle and you may open your trunk or door to minimize physical contact.  Please practice physical distancing if there is a line at the door.  The book drop will remain open at all times until further notice.  If you have library materials to return  including DVDs, they should be returned in the book drop on Roanoke Avenue near the front door.

 

For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus):  Click any of the links below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For call for assistance and resources concerning coronaviris, call 211, visit nc211.org, or text COVIDNC to 898211 for text alerts

For more information on the state of North Carolina response to the virus, please visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus

For more information on the local response to the virus, please visit Halifax County’s website:  www.halifaxnc.com

City of Roanoke Rapids' website :  www.roanokerapidsnc.com

https://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Coronavirus

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN LIMIT OF MATERIALS PER LIBRARY CARD

Adult Books, Young Adult Books, Large Print Books (Total of 5)

Children's Books (Total of 10)

DVDs, Audio Books, Magazines (No change)

Other circulation policies fon checkouts limits remain in effect.

These temporary limits will remain in place until we begin circulation services at the service desk agian.

School is closed for coronavirus. That means kids are learning from home. Here are some free online educational resources click to go to website.

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

Scholastic Learn at Home

Seussville - Dr. Suess games and reading

Into the Book  - Games with reading strategies

Nat Geo for Kids  - Learn about geography and animals

Fun Brain - Math and reading games

PBS Kids  - Learning with PBS cartoon characters

NC Science Festival

Others at https://wpde.com/news/coronavirus/school-at-home-free-online-learning-resources

FAQ CONCERNING LIBRARY OPERATIONS DURING PRESENT CLOSURE PART THREE

8. What about printing and copy services?
During the closure, the Library will not be able to offer these services.

9.  Will the library still be distributing tax forms?
Yes.  Printed federal tax forms provided by the IRS and forms the library prints for state taxes and other federal tax forms will not be available.  The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21 on their website that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.  The NC Department of Revenue likewise announced they will extend the April 15 tax filing deadline to July 15 for individual, corporate, and franchise taxes to mirror the announced deadline change from the Internal Revenue Service.  For federal tax forms and information, go to www.irs.gov or call 1-800-829-3676.  For state tax forms, go to https://www.ncdor.gov/taxes-forms/individual-income-tax and click on the right side download forms and instructions or call 1-877-252-3052.

10. Are there other library resources available to me while the library is closed?
Yes!  Lots!  Look on our website for more information.  In addition to our digital collections, there will be other sources listed.  If you have a Roanoke Rapids Public Library card, go to the bottom of our home page and click on Home Grown e-Books, OverDrive Download, or NC KIDS Digital Library.  Call the library at 252-533-2890 and select prompt 4, if you have questions or need assistance.  The library’s website is www. http://www.youseemore.com/ROANOKERAPIDS/.

FAQ CONCERNING LIBRARY OPERATIONS DURING PRESENT CLOSURE PART ONE

As I am sure you know, Roanoke Rapids Public Library is closed to the public indefinitely due to recommendations by public health authorities and City Administration to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.  I hope that many of your questions will be answered in this FAQ.  But if not, please don’t hesitate to reach out!  Please stay safe and practice physical distancing.   We hope to see you soon!

1. When will the library reopen?                                                                                                                                                                                  Right now, we don’t know.  We will reopen as soon as public health authorities and City Administration tell us it is safe to do so.  Beginning May 18, we will begin offering checkout of material, copies and tax forms.

2. Will the book drop be open?  Yes, it is now.  We ask that all library materials be returned in the book drop.  It is located near the entrance facing Roanoke Avenue.

3. Will I have to pay fines on overdue items?
There will be no fines accruing on items while the library is closed.  Accounts will be backdated to Wednesday, March 11.  A new due date will be assigned to all materials once we know when we will reopen.

 

DURING THE LIBRARY CLOSURE, HERE ARE RESOURCES YOU CAN USE IN PLACE OF THE LIBRARY'S IN-PERSON STORYTIME PROGRAM. 

Click link below to go to the resource.

https://growingbookbybook.com/online-literacy-resources/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQagFNHMrGgQpYunk4rHXg

https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline

https://www.youtube.com/user/NinaStone13

https://kcls.org/content/

https://www.storyblocks.org

 

 

Click Image to access free practice driving tests:

 

 

 

Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has two new digital collections through OverDrive.  NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital can be access with a valid Roanoke Rapids library card and a PIN number. Contact or visit the Library for more information.

Hours of Operation
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

 

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