The Madison County Library has announced its January news and events:

•Friends News: Donations can be made by making checks to the Friends of the Madison County Library and mailed to PO BOX 38, Danielsville, GA 30633.

•Shop used in the library store on amazon.com from seller madcolib.

•The library shop will be open during Grab & Go hours.

•Community baby shower: through Jan. 31. Drop off baby-specific items for donation to the Madison County Food Bank. Bin is located in the library lobby. “Please call us to drop off items during curbside service hours, or bring them in during Grab and Go hours,” staff members said.

•Curbside service: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We are now providing curbside pickup of library materials,” said staff members. Place holds on gapines.org or call the library to have staff pick out a few, then pick up at the sidewalk. This is a no-contact pickup. Call the library when you arrive and the staff will bring the items out and wave to signal that they’re ready. The library also carry voter registration forms, absentee ballot applications, some tax forms, and 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten reading logs. Copy, fax, and laminating services are available as well.

•Crafts to go: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Request a kids’ craft bag to accompany your order during curbside hours. Some may contain small parts.

•Teen bookworm bags: Claim your bag of goodies. Each bag has a book (to keep), a craft kit, a sweet treat and other goodies. There are bags for ages 12-14 years and 14 and up, and all items can be kept. Available during curbside service hours.

•Printing service: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attach and email pdf or Word documents to the library at madcolib@yahoo.com and the staff will print your documents exactly as attached for 15 cents per page, black and white only. Use “print” in the subject line. You’ll get an email when your documents are ready and can pick up during extended curbside service hours.

•Computer sessions: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call to make an appointment to use a computer for one hour during our allotted times. You may make up to two appointments at once but no more than one per day. “Masks or other face covering must be worn while in the building and library staff are only able to offer limited computer assistance; bring a buddy if you think you’ll need help,” staff members said.

•Grab and go: Wednesday to Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. Visit the stacks to grab your own selections and check out at the self-check station. Visits are limited to one hour and masks are required. “For the safety of our community, we are limiting the number of visitors and computers will not be available during this time – see above for computer appointment times,” staff members said. Copy, fax, and laminating services will be available during Grab and Go service hours.

•Virtual storytime: Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. Children’s staff throughout the region will provide virtual storytime programs each weekday morning on the library’s Facebook page.

•Adult book club: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 11:30 a.m. Discuss First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen. Copies are available at the library; request during curbside pickup or Grab and Go hours. This meeting will be held virtually; call or email to register.

•Online resources: Available on the library website: www.athenslibrary.org/madison. Research genealogical databases such as Ancestry and Heritage Quest, learn a new language with Mango, research businesses on ReferenceUSA or stock tips with ValueLine. Help your online learners with Learning Express Library. All accessible with GALILEO password: call or message the library for the password. Wifi is available 24/7 in our parking lot; wifi password: yourlibrary

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