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As everyone is aware, COVID-19 has presented a huge problem to our country.
Therefore, the City of Garden Ridge has decided to take the precaution of closing the City Library, effective March 13.
This includes all classes as well as checking out materials. The reopening date is subject to change based on evolving recommendations from health officials.
Our goal is to limit any community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We are listening to state and local leaders as they recommend that people not congregate in groups and observe social distancing. We will continue to evaluate the real and potential threat of the disease on our local community. Please visit us on our website or social media pages for further information.
Remember, you can get reading materials on the Libby app and SimplyE app. No late fees will be assessed during the time we are closed. Feel free to call us at 210-651-6570 for any instructions on how to use them.
We appreciate your understanding and support during these unprecedented circumstances, and we hope to welcome you to the Library again very soon!
We are a member of the Lone Star Consortium of electronic books. Go to the link below for help in downloading it.
There is another app called SimplyE that you may use as well. If you haven’t used it yet, here are simple instructions:
- Download the SimplyE app from the Apple or Google Play store
- Open the app
- Find your library
- Search or browse for ebooks and audiobooks
- Click on “Get” when you find the title you want
- The first time only, you must type in your library barcode number and PIN (phone number) without spaces or dashes; this information is now saved
- Read (or listen) and enjoy!
I hope this helps! SimplyE of Amigos continues to be available to you if you need help – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another wonderful resource comes from Tumblebooks. This company reached out to all libraries offering free electronic books until August 31. Please use them! The address is below in case you wish to write a thank you note.
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com - K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com - K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.TeenBookCloud.com - gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com - all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.RomanceBookCloud.com - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Your access will continue until August 31, 2020.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions/concerns.
Tumbleweed Press Inc.
1560 Avenue Road, Suite 300
There are some online storytime links for your preschool children. You might find some fun and entertaining ones here:
Mondays: Shiraz, the read-to dog, by appointment between 3:15-4:45
Mondays: "The Magic of Me" Series, 3:15-4:15 pm. For ages 8-11, learn positive self-talk, positive dreams and goals, making positive choices, and developing an attitude of gratitude.
First Monday of each month: Adult Game Night, 6:00-9:00 pm. Learn to play Farkle and other fun games.
Tuesdays: Northside Knitters bring their own handwork and enjoy each other’s company while they work @ 10:00 am.
Tuesdays : Lego Robotics 3:30-4:30. It will begin again January 14, 2020. Must Register
Crafternoon - held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month @ 12:00 noon. Various crafts will be done.
Card-Making Class - held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 1:00 pm. The finished products are works of art and are sure to be heirlooms.
Wednesdays: Lego Club, 3:30-4:30 pm. Make different project each week with regular Legos.
Thursdays: Prenda Coding Club, 5:30-6:30 pm. Learn how to code and program your own games, websites, and videos.
Thursdays: Adult Coloring, 1:00 pm. This is a great time to relax and visit with other Colorists while nurturing your creative side. (You don’t have to stay in the lines!)
Fridays: Storytime happens every Friday at 10:30 am. Children will enjoy the stories, songs, games and crafts.
Stay and Play, immediately following Storytime. The children can play and explore while the parents and grandparents can socialize.
Saturdays: Every second Saturday, "Family Craft Day," Come and go, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch-n-Learn, March 11 @ 12 noon, "Building Soil." Part of the Comal Master Gardeners series.
Lunch-n-Learn, March 18 @ 12 noon, "CPR and Blocked Breathing Passages." Presented by Fire Chief Zipp.