Monday, June 29, 2020

"Social distancing has fundamentally challenged the way libraries across the MetroWest region operate"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Nearly every library has needed to similarly adapt to changing demands - particularly in children’s departments. 
Summer reading and summer programming helps serve as vital educational supplements to maintain learning out of school, Caleigh Keating, youth services librarian at the Franklin Town Library, said. Children’s departments are often one of the busiest sections of the library and serve a vital role in the community. 
As a result, Franklin has begun offering more virtual events than ever before, such as storytime sessions, book clubs, and “Dungeons and Dragons” sessions, and has started promoting novel software, such as Beanstack, to track reading logs. Additionally, the Franklin Town Library has sent weekly packets with activities including arts and crafts and STEAM projects so children can continue learning at home. 
Though she misses seeing her patrons, Keating said offering more online events has helped the library better fit parent schedules, encouraging increased family participation."
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The Franklin Public Library has a resource page focused on service for this pandemic period

Franklin Public Library has a resource page
Franklin Public Library has a resource page

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