What's New at the Library
OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED--
BUT WE ARE OPEN ONLINE, BY PHONE, EMAIL, OR CHAT
NEW! Chromebooks available for checkout outside the Library
New! Virtual Summer Program Begins June 1
Online Registration begins Monday, June 1, 2020
Click here for the Children's Program Flyer
Click here for the Adult Program Flyer
Click here for the Teen Program Flyer
Click here for more information about the Children's Program
NEW! Support the Friends of the Library with your Amazon purchases!
Start your Amazon shopping by clicking on the image above and 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products will be donated to Friends of the Library!
Learn more about the Friends of the Library by clicking here.
Virtual Book Discussion for Adults
Share your thoughts on First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sara Wilson at our virtual book discussion Monday, June 22 at 7:00 PM.
Before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful. Anxiety is definitely a beast, let's see how Sarah Wilson came to terms with it and made it beautiful. Let's meet via Zoom to discuss. Zoom Meeting ID: 891 6295 6806. Password available upon request by phone, chat, or social media message.
New eBook Collection!
Created in response to the pandemic, this special collection of 5300 eBooks includes books for early readers, storytime books for kids, books for young adults, and even books for adults.
New Service Available!
Log in to your Library Account and pay your fines 24/7!
WHILE THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED, THESE SERVICES ARE STILL AVAILABLE:
Books and other items can be returned at our book drops
Books and other items can be renewed online at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/Renew
Credit card payments for fines can now be paid online! Just log into your account.
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/digital
Watch a movie on Kanopy by going to www.ArcadiaCA.gov/digital [Note that Kanopy is experiencing some slowdowns due to the increased number of users]
Read a story with your child at Tumblebooks by going to www.ArcadiaCA.gov/digital
Learn a new language on Mango Languages by going to www.ArcadiaCA.gov/digital
Subscribe to one of our eNewsletters so you'll be among the first to find out when we get a new book! Go to: www.arcadiaca.gov/librarynewsletters
Available during regular business hours only:
Books and other items can be renewed by phone at 626-821-5571
Credit card payments for fines can be paid by phone at 626-821-5571
If you've been notified your hold is ready, call 626-821-5571 to schedule a pickup.
Chat with a Librarian by going to www.ArcadiaCA.gov/chat
Talk to an Adult and Teen Services Librarian by phone at 626-821-5569
Talk to a Children's Services Librarian by phone at 626-821-5566
Checkout a Chromebook! Call 626-821-5571 to reserve one for front-door pickup.
Popular Tax Forms are available outside our front door (other forms are available online, see below)
Our Regular Business Hours are Monday -Thursday: 10-9, Friday-Saturday : 10-6, Sunday: Closed
Online Tax Forms
Federal tax forms are available online from the Internal Revenue Service: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions
California tax forms are available from the California Franchise Tax Board: www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/
Participate in a national survey on the COVID-19 pandemic from St. John's University in New York:
Coronavirus – Information and Emotions
Everyday life in the U.S. changed drastically in March 2020 when millions of people started living in a state of health emergency due to the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). There is a lot of information available about the pandemic, and we are interested in hearing about your individual experiences of information flow in this new situation. Where do you go to get the information you need? How do you deal with the amount of information that’s available about the virus? How do you evaluate the reliability of this information? All kinds of experiences are valuable, and your responses will help us better understand the public’s attitudes about information during a public health emergency. Your unique and informed perspective will help improve our understanding of the roles that information and communication play during a crisis, as well as identifying strategies for managing information and media consumption.
Participation in this research requires completion of an online survey that should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey contains a few background questions and seven main questions. You can choose how many questions you want to answer, and both short and long answers are welcomed.
If you reside in the U.S. and are of age 18 years or older, we invite you to participate in the online survey below.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L32TWCH
The survey is open 4/5/2020 –6/4/2020
ANSWERS TO POPULAR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARCADIA PUBLIC LIBRARY DURING THE PANDEMIC:
DO I HAVE TO RETURN MY BOOKS WHEN THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED?
No, you do not. Due dates for all items are being extended to June 1, 2020. We will not be charging overdue fines for any items due between March 13 and June 1, 2020. We will still be charging for lost items. Remember, you can still return items to our book drops at this time.
WILL I BE ABLE TO RENEW MY ITEMS?
We have extended the due dates of items due after March 13, but if your item was due earlier, you can still renew it (one time).
You can renew items online, over the phone (626-821-5571), or over chat.
CAN WE STILL CHECK-OUT MATERIALS?
You can contact us with requests as part of our Front Door Pickup service (see the details above). Unfortunately, you will not be able to enter the library to look for items at this time. But you are able to check-out our online materials such as: eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, Tumblebooks, stream movies via Kanopy, etc. Please visit the Library’s website at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/digital to check out our online resources.
IS THE LIBRARY OPEN?
No. As part of the City of Arcadia’s COVID-19 transmission mitigation efforts, the Arcadia Public Library and Gilb Museum are closed to the public effective Friday March 13, 2020. All programs and events at these facilities during the closure have been suspended until further notice. Public health officials have encouraged citizens to practice social distancing, particularly in locations and facilities where community groups gather, as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and welfare of local communities. The City of Arcadia is taking all necessary measures to safeguard our residents, visitors, community partners, and employees. For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit the City’s website at https://www.arcadiaca.gov/alert_detail.php .
HOW LONG WILL THE CLOSURE LAST?
For the latest information, please visit the City’s website at https://www.arcadiaca.gov/alert_detail.php.
WHEN SHOULD I RETURN MY ITEMS?
Items with due dates after March 13 have been extended until June 1, but they can still be returned earlier at any of our Library book drops, which are being checked at various times throughout the day.
WILL I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LATE FEES DURING THE CLOSURE?
All items due during the closure will be due on June 1, and no late fees will be added during this time.
I HAVE FINES ON MY ACCOUNT-- CAN I PAY FOR THEM?
We are currently taking payments for fines over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard during business hours, or fines can be paid online at any time. You are also welcome to wait to pay for fines when the library reopens.
I HAVE FORGOTTEN MY PIN NUMBER, WHAT CAN I DO?
Call 626-821-5571 for assistance.
MY ACCOUNT HAS EXPIRED, WHAT CAN I DO?
Temporary extensions can be made for accounts that have expired within the last 3 years. Call 626-821-5571 for assistance.
I RETURNED A DVD OR CD WITHOUT THE DISC-- CAN I RETURN THE DISC TO THE LIBRARY?
While the library is closed to the public, library staff is still operating during normal business hours. Feel free to stop by the main entrance or call 626-821-5571 and schedule a drop off time with an Account Services staff member. Please knock on the door and have your library card handy.
CAN I APPLY FOR A PASSPORT?
No. We are not accepting passport applications during our closure. If you are interested in getting a passport, go to www.travel.state.gov for the latest information.
CAN I PLACE A HOLD ON A BOOK?
Holds are available! Please note that holds for items that are available are pulled daily, but may take up to 48 hours to process. Staff will call you to schedule a pick-up time. Limit 5 holds per card.
WHY ARE THE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC?
As part of the City of Arcadia’s COVID-19 transmission mitigation efforts, the Arcadia Public Library and Gilb Museum are closed to the public effective Friday March 13, 2020. All programs and events at these facilities during the closure have been suspended until further notice. Public health officials have encouraged citizens to practice social distancing, particularly in locations and facilities where community groups gather, as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and welfare of local communities. The City of Arcadia is taking all necessary measures to safeguard our residents, visitors, community partners, and employees.
For more information regarding COVID-19 and Library and Museum operations, please visit the City’s website at www.ArcadiaCA.gov
COVID-19 INFORMATION UPDATE FROM THE CITY OF ARCADIA: https://www.arcadiaca.gov/alert_detail.php
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