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LIBRARY NEWS: Lake Placid Public Library getting a new roof

The Lake Placid Public Library has been getting a new roof this summer. (Provided photo)

Lake Placid has been enjoying the warm sunny days of summer these past weeks. The streets are busy with families exploring what we have to offer in the Adirondacks.

The Lake Placid Public Library roof construction is well underway and will continue on into late August. It sure looks great. Anyone wishing to contribute to this much needed upgrade should note “Library Roof Project” on the donation.

The LPPL is excited to see many of our patrons back in the library to check out new books. We are also still taking phone and email requests for easy curbside pickup. Thank you for being patient with us as we try to serve your reading needs. The computer room and downstairs non-fiction section remain closed; however, we can gather any non-fiction requests for you.

Ms. Linda’s Zoom story time

Every Friday morning at 10:30, Ms. Linda joins with our preschool friends for a fun story/song time on zoom.

If you know of any families with pre-school age children that would like to join in on the story time please email librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org or call 518-523-3200 and we can add you to the library’s Zoom invite list.

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Although not our typical summer reading program, we are still enjoying a summer full of reading with weekly themes, book suggestions and activity packets. Special thanks to the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, The Wild Center and the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory for sending goodies to complete our activity packets.

We want to remind families that the children’s summer reading log ended on Saturday, Aug. 8. Just email or drop off your child’s reading log so we can have Stewart’s ice cream certificates ready for families to pick up at their convenience (librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org).

2020 Student Poster Contest

We will finish out the summer with a student poster contest in collaboration with The Bookstore Plus.

Any student in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 is encouraged to enter the “My Favorite Reading Spot” poster contest. There will be five categories: pre-k, kindergarten through grade 2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. There will be one winner in each category.

The winners will be announced the week of Sept. 7. Each winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to The Bookstore Plus and will have their artwork made into a poster for display throughout Lake Placid. The poster entry form and template are on the library and The Bookstore Plus Facebook pages, or can be picked up at either location. Entries should be emailed or dropped off at the library by Monday, Aug. 24 to be judged (librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org).

Census

The LPPL would like to remind patrons and residents that responding to the U.S. Census matters. The census results help determine federal funding for states and communities as well as determining how many seats in Congress each state gets. It is not too late to complete your form online, by phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail. Census takers will be following up by making in person visits to homes that have not responded. All census takers will wear masks and follow safety protocols.

New arrivals

Our shelves have many new books ranging from children’s books to fun reads for all.

Just to name a few of our new children’s books, “Disney Read-To-Me Treasury,” “Hello, Adirondacks” and “You Don’t Want a Dragon!”

Our adult fiction sections have new listings including, “A Walk Along the Beach” by Debbie Macomber, “Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Revolution” by Brian Freeman, “The Henna Artist” by Alka Joshi, “Near Dark” by Brad Thor, “The Black Swan of Paris” by Karen Robards and “The Kings Justice” by Susan Elia MacNeal.

You may also visit our website anytime to request books or just browse the inventory.