Library reopens, welcomes residents

by | Apr 8, 2021 | Latest

The Lois Nelson Public Li­brary finally reopened last month after being closed to the public for nearly a year.

Although the doors remained closed throughout 2020, books and DVDs were still available for residents to borrow. Like many other libraries across the nation, The Lois Nelson Li­brary adopted a curbside service that allowed residents to call or email the librarians, who would pull the items requested and bring them to a cardholder’s ve­hicle.

Library Director Cathy Dun­kel said the curbside service has been a success and the library plans to continue utilizing it for the time being.

When the library was closed, Dunkel said they were still working to get the library ready to reopen and ordering new books.

The librarian said the craft kit service they offered during the pandemic will also con­tinue. Parents can register for a craft kit and then pick them up. To accompany the kit, the library will also upload a video on the library’s Facebook page with Dunkel walking residents through the craft’s steps. The next craft kit will available April 15.

Last week, the library re­opened some of their computers to the public with time limits. Dunkel said her primary goal is keeping everyone safe.

“Even though we are getting the vaccines, we still want to keep it safe,” Dunkel said. “The library is known to be a safe place to go to and we want to continue that.”

The library asks users to re­turn their items using the drop box outside and currently holds returns for 72 hours. Dunkel said there isn’t consistent guide­lines concerning how long li­braries should hold returns. The Sachse Public Library holds their returns for 24 hours and while others, the Nicholson Me­morial Library in Garland for example, holds theirs for seven days.

For the full story, see the Apr. 8 issue or subscribe online.

By Dustin Butler[email protected]

 

0 Comments

Related News

Panthers compete in Buffalo Stampede

Panthers compete in Buffalo Stampede

Princeton cross-country returned to action for their fifth meet of the year last Thursday in Haltom. Senior Aubrey Leverton had another top-five finish in the girls varsity 5K, finishing fourth (20:17.82). J. J. Pearce won the girls team competition, while junior...

read more
Third special session begins

Third special session begins

The Texas Legislature started its third special session Monday, Sept. 20. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the third special session Sept. 7 and identified five agenda items including redistricting. “The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to redraw legislative and...

read more
EDC considers hiring director

EDC considers hiring director

Princeton Economic Development Corporation may soon have an employee to call its own. The board discussed possibly hiring a director during the Sept. 13 special meeting. No decision was made, but the board asked EDC President Sherry Campbell to contact other EDCs in...

read more
City hires new library director

City hires new library director

Glenda Puckett has big shoes to fill, but she is excited to take on the challenge. Puckett replaced Cathy Dunkel, who retired in August, as the new library director. Although she started in utility billing, Puckett has experience working in a library. Before taking...

read more
PISD board keeps masks optional

PISD board keeps masks optional

The Princeton ISD school board discussed how to prepare for COVID outbreaks during the regular meeting Monday, Sept. 20. The board opened the meeting with public comments. Thirteen speakers were given three minutes each to speak on any topic, with a majority speaking...

read more
Lady Panthers swept by The Colony

Lady Panthers swept by The Colony

The Princeton volleyball team lost its Tuesday night matchup at The Colony, losing in three sets: 25-12, 25-19, 25-17. Junior Rachel Sadler led the Lady Panthers with seven kills, 14 digs and a block. Senior Brooklyn Purcella had six kills. With the loss, the Lady...

read more
Governor announced additional agenda items

Governor announced additional agenda items

Gov. Greg Abbott announced additional agenda items to be added to the third called session, which began Monday, Sept. 20. The announcement came Sept. 22 after Abbott submitted a message to the Secretary of the Senate identifying the items. The first additional item is...

read more
Panthers race in Lewisville

Panthers race in Lewisville

The Princeton cross country team returned to action for their fourth meet of the year last Thursday at Lake Park in Lewisville. Senior Aubrey Leverton earned her second straight win of the season with a personal best of 19:46 in the girls varsity 5K.  Leverton,...

read more
Lady Panthers lose to McKinney North

Lady Panthers lose to McKinney North

The Lady Panthers started off district play last Friday. Princeton (18-12) played well in its preseason schedule. Matched up against some of the best 5A opponents, the Lady Panthers held their own. Princeton would need this momentum heading into one of the toughest...

read more