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CLIFTON FORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY UPDATES COVID PROCEDURES

Due to the increase of Covid cases both locally and regionally, the Clifton Forge Public Library will be returning to curbside service.

Curbside service will be effective starting Monday, January 11, 2021. Staff will be available by phone Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Books and DVDs may be requested by phone or through the library web site.

Access to the library is through the parking lot doors only. When you arrive at the library parking lot, please knock on the library window near the bench, or phone us. A staff member will set your bagged items outside the door for you to pick up.

Patrons may return materials in the library drop box, located on the parking lot side of the building.

Patrons needing faxing, scanning, or copying services may phone to notify staff they are outside the library. Staff will receive their materials at the door. While the patron waits outside, the staff member will complete their request, then return the materials to the patron.

The library will have a limited availability of computers by appointment only. Computers may be requested for a 45-minute time frame between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Face masks and social distancing remain a requirement for any patron or staff interaction.

Online resources remain available through the library’s website at www.cliftonforgelibrary.org. Wi-Fi also continues to be available to the public.

To request books and DVDs or to schedule computer time, call the library at 540-863-2519.

The library is located at 535 Church Street.
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LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOK

Local author Gary Gardner recently donated an autographed copy of his first published book to the Clifton Forge Public Library.

“Accidental Accidents,” says the author, “is humorous, romantic, and also has a little action.” The story revolves around Warren Maypoole, a computer analyst who is quite comfortable in his position with the CIA “until he is recruited for field assignments despite being untrained and untried.” The computer whiz finds himself “in over his head, but,” Mr. Gardner says, “sometimes life has a way of working out.”

Mr. Gardner has “always been fascinated with short stories. The men and women that write stories have only so many pages to draw you in and satisfy you with a few pages,” he says. “Stories have always been told throughout history.”

He continues, “I have written for as long as I can remember but this is my first attempt at a book. It started as a short story, but the story took on a life of its own.”

Mr. Gardner concludes, “This is my first book that is published, and I have three more ready to be sent in. They are all collections of short stories, which is how it all started. I always said I don’t write books; I write stories. Just some are long.”

Gary Gardner is pictured presenting “Accidental Accidents” to Library Director Mike Barnes.

The Clifton Forge Public Library is located at 535 Church Street. Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The phone number is 863-2519.
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LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOK

Local author Gary Gardner recently donated an autographed copy of his first published book to the Clifton Forge Public Library.

“Accidental Accidents,” says the author, “is humorous, romantic, and also has a little action.”  The story revolves around Warren Maypoole, a computer analyst who is quite comfortable in his position with the CIA “until he is recruited for field assignments despite being untrained and untried.”  The computer whiz finds himself “in over his head, but,” Mr. Gardner says, “sometimes life has a way of working out.”

Mr. Gardner has “always been fascinated with short stories.  The men and women that write stories have only so many pages to draw you in and satisfy you with a few pages,” he says.  “Stories have always been told throughout history.”

He continues, “I have written for as long as I can remember but this is my first attempt at a book.  It started as a short story, but the story took on a life of its own.”
 
Mr. Gardner concludes, “This is my first book that is published, and I have three more ready to be sent in.  They are all collections of short stories, which is how it all started.  I always said I don’t write books; I write stories.  Just some are long.”

Gary Gardner is pictured presenting “Accidental Accidents” to Library Director Mike Barnes.

The Clifton Forge Public Library is located at 535 Church Street.  Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   The phone number is 863-2519.

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SANTA’S ELF AT THE CHRISTMAS DRIVE-THROUGH
Who was happier?
The children to see Santa’s Elf, or Santa’s Elf to see the children?
The Elf insists the greatest happiness was hers in seeing the precious children!
Along with Santa, the Elf wishes you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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SANTA’S ELF AT THE CHRISTMAS DRIVE-THROUGH
Who was happier?  
The children to see Santa’s Elf, or Santa’s Elf to see the children?  
The Elf insists the greatest happiness was hers in seeing the precious children!
Along with Santa, the Elf wishes you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Such a nice thing to do for the children!

MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL!

Throughout the year, our patrons make the library a wonderful place to be!

While this year has been different, you have nonetheless graced the library with your support. The library staff greatly appreciates that support and most importantly, we appreciate YOU.

The library is currently decorated to reflect the joy of the season.

We want to give a hearty “Thank You!” to John Moser and his daughter, RaeLynn, and to Cornelius Ray for so thoughtfully and beautifully decorating the Christmas tree. It is truly magical!

The library staff extend to each of you our wishes for a joyous and Merry Christmas!

Library Director Mike
Library Assistants Donnie, Debra, Kathie, and Iris
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LIBRARY SPONSORING WINTER READING PROGRAM

The Clifton Forge Public Library is sponsoring a Winter Reading Program for readers ages 3 through adult. The program begins on Monday, December 14, 2020, and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Books read do not have to be from the library. They can be from your personal collection, or a source of your choice.

Children ages 3-12 will receive a prize and an entry into a prize drawing for every five hours of reading or listening to a story being read to them.

Children ages 13-18 will receive an entry into a prize drawing for every five books they read or listen to.

Adults who are 19 and older will receive an entry into a prize drawing for every ten books they read or listen to.

To participate in the Winter Reading Program, readers of all ages may pick up a reading log at the Clifton Forge Public Library, located at 535 Church Street.

The library offers curbside service. All aspects of the reading program may be accomplished through curbside service.

The library also welcomes patrons inside by appointment. Face masks are required and social distancing is observed.

For further information, library staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Library staff may be reached at 863-2519.
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LIBRARY SPONSORING WINTER READING PROGRAM

The Clifton Forge Public Library is sponsoring a Winter Reading Program for readers ages 3 through adult.  The program begins on Monday, December 14, 2020, and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Books read do not have to be from the library.  They can be from your personal collection, or a source of your choice.

Children ages 3-12 will receive a prize and an entry into a prize drawing for every five hours of reading or listening to a story being read to them.

Children ages 13-18 will receive an entry into a prize drawing for every five books they read or listen to.

Adults who are 19 and older will receive an entry into a prize drawing for every ten books they read or listen to.

To participate in the Winter Reading Program, readers of all ages may pick up a reading log at the Clifton Forge Public Library, located at 535 Church Street.

The library offers curbside service.  All aspects of the reading program may be accomplished through curbside service.

The library also welcomes patrons inside by appointment.  Face masks are required and social distancing is observed. 

For further information, library staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Library staff may be reached at 863-2519.

PLEASE NOTE: All registration spots are now filled.

HEADS UP!!! Registration spots have been filling up quickly! There are only 6 openings left to sign up your children for the gift bags!

LIBRARY TO DO DRIVE-THROUGH CHRISTMAS GIFT BAGS
FOR AREA CHILDREN

Clifton Forge Public Library Director Mike Barnes is pleased to announce that he and Santa Claus have finalized plans to bring one of Santa’s elves to the library. The elf is coming on a special mission – to distribute gift bags to area children ages 3-12.

Santa’s elf will be in the library parking lot on Monday, December 14, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Parents or legal guardians are asked to drive to the parking lot side of the building and to remain inside their vehicles. Library staff will assist Santa’s elf in handing the Christmas bags to the children.

As the number of gift bags is limited for this special drive-through event, parents must phone the library to sign up their children.

Participants do not have to be a member of the library. Parents are encouraged to phone early as registration will stop when the total number of gift bags is reached.

Santa’s elf along with library staff will wear masks and gloves and will maintain social distancing.

To register your children, phone the library at 863-2519.

The library is located at 535 Church Street.
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PLEASE NOTE:  All registration spots are now filled.  

HEADS UP!!!  Registration spots have been filling up quickly!  There are only 6 openings left to sign up your children for the gift bags!

LIBRARY TO DO DRIVE-THROUGH CHRISTMAS GIFT BAGS 
FOR AREA CHILDREN

Clifton Forge Public Library Director Mike Barnes is pleased to announce that he and Santa Claus have finalized plans to bring one of Santa’s elves to the library.  The elf is coming on a special mission – to distribute gift bags to area children ages 3-12.

Santa’s elf will be in the library parking lot on Monday, December 14, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Parents or legal guardians are asked to drive to the parking lot side of the building and to remain inside their vehicles.   Library staff will assist Santa’s elf in handing the Christmas bags to the children.

As the number of gift bags is limited for this special drive-through event, parents must phone the library to sign up their children. 

Participants do not have to be a member of the library.  Parents are encouraged to phone early as registration will stop when the total number of gift bags is reached.

Santa’s elf along with library staff will wear masks and gloves and will maintain social distancing.

To register your children, phone the library at 863-2519. 

The library is located at 535 Church Street.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all:

LIBRARY OFFERS FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION
THROUGH UNIVERSAL CLASS

Clifton Forge Public Library Director Mike Barnes is pleased to announce that the library is offering a new course of online study which will replace the Gale Courses. “The library will now offer online classes,” Mr. Barnes says, “through Universal Class which is provided through the Library of Virginia.”

Whether you are looking for general education classes, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Universal Class offers hundreds of choices. The hours to complete each course as well as the Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) allotted for each course are listed. Many classes offer a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

The website for Universal Class states that it “is an adult learning community meant for adult learners. You must be at least 16 years old to use any Universal Class service. You must have parental permission to use Universal Class if you are under 18 years of age.”

Classes are offered in such areas as accounting, business, computer training, language arts, law, medical, real estate, special education, web development, writing skills, and more. Classes are also offered for Homeschooling as well as in Teacher Resources and Test Preparation.

To access the catalog of classes and to register for a class, go to the library’s webpage at cliftonforgelibrary.org. Scroll to Universal Class which is on the left side of the screen.

Universal Class is available to library members in good standing.

The courses are offered at no charge.

For further information, library staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is offering curbside service as well as welcoming patrons inside by appointment. Face masks are required and social distancing is observed. The library is located at 535 Church Street. Library staff may be reached at 863-2519.
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LIBRARY OFFERS FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION 
THROUGH UNIVERSAL CLASS

Clifton Forge Public Library Director Mike Barnes is pleased to announce that the library is offering a new course of online study which will replace the Gale Courses.  “The library will now offer online classes,” Mr. Barnes says, “through Universal Class which is provided through the Library of Virginia.” 

Whether you are looking for general education classes, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Universal Class offers hundreds of choices.  The hours to complete each course as well as the Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) allotted for each course are listed.  Many classes offer a certificate upon successful completion of the course.  

The website for Universal Class states that it “is an adult learning community meant for adult learners. You must be at least 16 years old to use any Universal Class service.  You must have parental permission to use Universal Class if you are under 18 years of age.”

Classes are offered in such areas as accounting, business, computer training, language arts, law, medical, real estate, special education, web development, writing skills, and more.  Classes are also offered for Homeschooling as well as in Teacher Resources and Test Preparation. 

To access the catalog of classes and to register for a class, go to the library’s webpage at cliftonforgelibrary.org.  Scroll to Universal Class which is on the left side of the screen.

Universal Class is available to library members in good standing.  

The courses are offered at no charge.

For further information, library staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The library is offering curbside service as well as welcoming patrons inside by appointment.  Face masks are required and social distancing is observed.  The library is located at 535 Church Street.  Library staff may be reached at 863-2519.

A representative from Congressman Morgan Griffith's office will be at the Clifton Forge Public Library today, Tuesday, October 13, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The representative will be happy to talk with you and to see that your concerns are presented to the Congressman.

Face masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
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A representative from Congressman Morgan Griffiths office will be at the Clifton Forge Public Library today, Tuesday, October 13, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The representative will be happy to talk with you and to see that your concerns are presented to the Congressman.

Face masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

CONGRATULATIONS, HAYNES,
FOR COMPLETING THE 1000 BOOKS CHALLENGE!

We want to congratulate Haynes Lacey Howard, who completed our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Haynes gained many essential early literacy skills by completing this program. We are SO proud of her!

A nationwide program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read aloud to their children.

At certain reading milestones, and when they complete the program, children receive rewards.

For more information, make an appointment and stop by the library. Pick up program materials and register YOUR children in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!

WAY TO GO, HAYNES!
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CONGRATULATIONS, HAYNES,
FOR COMPLETING THE 1000 BOOKS CHALLENGE!

We want to congratulate Haynes Lacey Howard, who completed our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!  Haynes gained many essential early literacy skills by completing this program.  We are SO proud of her!

A nationwide program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read aloud to their children.  

At certain reading milestones, and when they complete the program, children receive rewards.

For more information, make an appointment and stop by the library.  Pick up program materials and register YOUR children in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!

WAY TO GO, HAYNES!

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LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOK

Local author Lorrie Farrington donated a copy of her newly updated book to the Clifton Forge Public Library. “Love Climb … and Other Mountains” is an expanded collection of original poetry as well as some drawings and a nonfiction piece entitled “A Moving Document.” Copies of Ms. Farrington’s book are available for sale at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center located at 439 E. Ridgeway Street. Pictured is Mike Barnes, Library Director, receiving the book from Ms. Farrington.
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LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOK

Local author Lorrie Farrington donated a copy of her newly updated book to the Clifton Forge Public Library.  “Love Climb … and Other Mountains” is an expanded collection of original poetry as well as some drawings and a nonfiction piece entitled “A Moving Document.”  Copies of Ms. Farrington’s book are available for sale at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center located at 439 E. Ridgeway Street.  Pictured is Mike Barnes, Library Director, receiving the book from Ms. Farrington.

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