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Mathews Memorial Library comes up with creative ways to serve public

Mathews Memorial Library might be closed to the public because of the coronavirus threat, but staff members are still there every day, coming up with creative ways to accommodate the public’s need to read.

Director Bette Dillehay said the free pop-up library by the front door is being continuously stocked with popular novels, and the book drop is available for returning items.

People may select a book from the online catalog at and call the library to arrange for curbside pickup, weather permitting. Or just call the library and ask if they have a certain title available.

For the younger set, the library is livestreaming Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 10 a.m., when a library staff member reads a picture book. This is accessible at

Beyond that, the library provides digital access to a wide range of popular e-books and e-audiobooks, magazines, music, and more at, said Dilleha...

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