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Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

Photo of falling snow

It’s official, winter has hit the Fulton area with a vengeance! During this time of unpredictable weather, the library director and board president often confer on whether or not to close the library for an entire day, open late, or close early. The biggest factor used in this decision is whether or not conditions are deemed safe for people to be out. When local police advise people to stay home, we almost always close for the duration of the weather warning. We will make every effort to be open as long as it is safe for our staff to travel to and from the library.

When we do close the library, we post notifications on Facebook, on our website, on KROS radio, and with all of the Quad City television news stations. When the weather is bad, it’s always a good idea to check these sources or give us a call to see if we’re open before you venture out in the weather. When we do close, all materials due that day will automatically be due the following day we are open and no fines will be assessed for the day we are closed. If you need to renew, you may always do so by calling the library (you may leave a message during off hours, as well), emailing us, or accessing your online account.

If you cannot make it to the library due to a physical or health impairment, we do home deliveries and pick ups of library materials within the Fulton city limits, as well. This service is especially helpful to seniors during the winter months when snow, ice, and cold weather may make it difficult to get out and about. If you would like more information on home deliveries, please give us a call.

Lego Club

Calling all kids! Schmaling’s after-school LEGO CLUB is starting up again!
When: Every Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, September 7-November 16
Who: Geared toward 3rd – 8th grade students . . . but younger and older kids are welcome as well!
Every Friday, come work a series of building challenges: when you complete 5 you get a prize! The time is open – so come for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. However, the only time to complete the challenges is during the designated time, and participants will be using the library’s Legos only. Pictures may be taken of the completed challenges and some may also be put on display.

Teddy Bear Tuesdays

Beginning September 4th and running through April, the Children’s Department invites all children preschool aged through second grade to attend a story time led by our very own Miss Gwen.

In addition, the last Tuesday of each month will feature activities with the library’s DUPLO Lego bricks!!

This event is anticipated to happen every Tuesday the library is open, from 6 to 6:30 pm; please see Happenings for exact dates.  It is kindly expected that all children be accompanied to this event.

So wear pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal, enjoy the story, make a craft, and scarf a snack!