While some adjustments had to be made due to COVID-19, the Huntingdon Valley Library has continued to serve the public throughout the pandemic, reports Lucy Bustamante for NBC 10 Philadelphia.
During the mandatory shutdowns, the library immediately moved to an online service. The staff were issuing library cards from home, answering reference questions on their phones, and had moved all of the library’s story-times and educational programs to online platforms.
Taking into account the social-distancing needs, the library also made changes to some of its programs. The staff distributed make-and-take kits, organized very popular scavenger hunts, and created a fairy tale walk in the park.
Now there are big plans for the following months.
“We are very excited” about the future, said Pam Dull, the director of the Huntingdon Valley Library. “Summer is our busiest time here at the library. So we have a wonderful summer learning program and we are having a million-minute challenge this year.”
This is the second year for the challenge where the library challenges members of the community to read for one million minutes in six weeks.
As a bonus, the library will virtually host Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of Jedi Academy.
Watch the entire segment at NBC 10 Philadelphia.