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MARCH 11, 2020 NEWS AND PROGRAMMING
General Library News
Fine-Free Period Continues
Rhode Island libraries will continue to waive overdue fines until June 1, 2021.
 
New Hours *Next Week*
Beginning the week of Monday, March 15, the Louttit Library's hours will be altered. On both Thursdays and Fridays, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other hours will remain the same (Mon, Tue, Wed: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; Thu, Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Sat: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m; Sun: Closed.)
 
Website Reminder
The Louttit Library website is still currently under construction. We are looking forward to a new site coming soon, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Feel free to contact us at 401-397-3434 or louttitlibrary@gmail.com with any questions.
Looking for mealtime inspiration? Along with Simply Gluten Free and Bon Appetit, the Louttit Library is subscribed to Food and Wine, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, The Pioneer Woman, and Tea Time. Stop by to check out a copy or two!
Children's Programs
Peeps Diorama

The Louttit Library is holding its first Peeps Diorama activity and we'd love for you to be part of it! When you've finished your creation at home, email a photo of your diorama—with a signed photo release form—to the library and we will enter your name in a raffle contest. Photos are due Friday, March 26.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required. To sign up you will need a valid, fine-free Ocean State Libraries card. Priority will be given to West Greenwich residents and there is a one diorama per family limit. Contact the library (401-397-3434 or louttitlibrary@gmail.com) to register, arrange to pick-up your supply bag, or sign up for a card.
Book Clubs
Are your children looking to meet other kids their age in a fun environment? The Louttit Library offers five different virtual book clubs every month. Sign up for a book club to enjoy a copy of the selected book, fun discussions, and a special craft. Each book club meets on Zoom. Contact Ms. Stephanie to register.

Tween Graphic Novel Book Club (Grades 6-8)
When Stars Are Scattered | Wednesday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Early Readers Book Club (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats | Thursday, March 25 at 5:15 p.m.

Elementary Graphic Novel Club (Grades 3-5)
Wings of Fire | Thursday, March 25 at 4 p.m.

Tween Book Club (Grades 6-8)
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise | Wednesday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

Elementary Book Club (Grades 3-5)
The Wild Robot | Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m.
Children's Take-Home Kits
Thursday Crafts

Every Thursday, Ms. Stephanie also puts together simple and creative arts and craft projects ready to be assembled at home. NOTE: The crafts go fast and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Take-Home Storytime
Stop by to grab a Take-Home Storytime bundle from Ms. Stephanie. Each kit usually includes books, song sheets, puzzles, booklets, and crafts.
Louttit Virtual Content
Picture Book Preview
We have something new for you: want to share beautiful stories with your children, stories that are illustrated just as beautifully? Ms. Stephanie is starting a new video series called "Picture Book Previews" where she introduces books that you can check out from the Louttit.
First Chapter Read Alouds
Middle grade readers (grades 3-7): looking for a new book recommendation from Ms. Stephanie? Our children's librarian has a new mystery for you that is all about pups! Listen as Ms. Stephanie reads the first chapter of
A Dog Friendly Town by Josephine Cameron.
BONUS: How to Stop Losing Our Emails In Your Inbox
Patrons with Gmail accounts: Are emails from the Louttit Library getting lost under other emails? Are our newsletters ending up in your "promotions" tab or in other sections of your inbox? Here are two ways--according to MailChimp, our newsletter application--to make sure you aren't missing out on learning about our newest programs and resources:
  • Add Louttit's "From" email address to Google Contacts
    Emails from a subscriber's Google Contacts always go to their Primary inbox. When you receive a newsletter from us, add our "From" email address to your Google Contacts.
  • Move Louttit's emails to the Primary tab
    Subscribers can teach Gmail where to deliver messages. When a subscriber moves one of our campaigns from the Promotions tab to the Primary tab, Gmail asks whether it should always deliver Louttit's campaigns there. Simply drag and drop the Louttit newsletters to your Primary tab!
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