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As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), The Dillon Public Library is  temporarily closed to the public as of Tuesday March 17, 2020. 

The health and safety of library patrons, staff, and volunteers is a top priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and maintain ongoing communication with local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a week-to-week basis on our website. Follow us on social media, and check back for the latest information.

In the meantime, we invite the public to explore library services and online resources by visiting dillonpubliclibrary.org

If you have any further questions please call 406-683-4544 or email dpldirector@dillonmt.org.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

Lori Roberts, Library Director.

Dolly Parton is reading bedtime stories on Thursdays. For more information click on the link below:

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/31/824638554/dolly-parton-will-read-bedtime-stories-to-kids-online-every-week

To help in this challenging environment, I wanted to make you aware of a powerful, national E-Learning tool that has been made available for free by Indianapolis’ PBS station, WFYI.

It relates to the acclaimed documentary “Eva: A-7063,” about Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor turned global ambassador for forgiveness and healing. The film has aired on PBS stations across the country, and it won seven regional Emmys and the national Gabriel Award for Human Dignity. You can now stream it and use the tools for free.

The producers released the 56-minute educational version of the film, along with the accompanying Eva Educator’s Guide, for free on www.thestoryofeva.com throughout April. We recommend both highly. They do an excellent job of conveying Eva’s life-affirming messages of empathy, resilience, moral courage and more — messages sorely needed in these difficult times. In fact, the Indiana Library Federation recently partnered with the Eva producers to spread these materials to all of Indiana’s school and public libraries, and the engagement has been remarkable. People—especially young people–just seem to “get” Eva.

If you’re interested, here are some links you can share with your libraries, along with a draft of a social-media message for you and your libraries to post. And again, everything is available for free on www.thestoryofeva.com.

Eva E-Learning overview

https://indd.adobe.com/view/ad43069e-403f-46cd-b492-252b26317029

“Eva: A-7063” acclaim and awards

https://www.thestoryofeva.com/media-kit/reviews/

Teacher reviews of the Eva Educator’s Guide

https://indd.adobe.com/view/f6bb355d-2ef4-4468-aedc-9addc82715f1

Draft of social media post:

Free E-Learning tool: The educational version of the nationally acclaimed documentary “Eva: A-7063” — about Holocaust survivor turned forgiveness advocate Eva Kor — and the accompanying Educator’s Guide are available for free at www.thestoryofeva.com throughout April. These materials teach forgiveness, resilience, moral courage and more, and are excellent tools for libraries to use and share.

Library Directors looking for professional development for staff may also assign staff to watch the film and consider related programming with the tools. (You might also be familiar with her book, Surviving the Angel of Death.)

Thanks so much for your consideration. Eva Kor was a remarkably inspirational woman, and the Indiana Library Federation hopes you get as much use out of these materials as we have!

Lucinda

Lucinda Nord

Executive Director

Indiana Library Federation

941 East 86th Street, Suite 260

Indianapolis, IN 46240-1853

317-257-2040, ext. 101

Cell: 317-502-8504

Indiana Library Federation leads, educates and advocates to advance library services for the benefit of Indiana residents.

Learn more at  www.ilfonline.org.

via infoDOCKET. From the Internet Archive:

“To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend wait-lists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.

During the wait-list suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a wait-list, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe. This library brings together all the books from Phillips Academy Andover and Marygrove College, and much of Trent University’s collections, along with over a million other books donated from other libraries to readers worldwide that are locked out of their libraries.”

Direct to More Info, FAQ, and Links

https://www.infodocket.com/2020/03/24/the-internet-archive-launches-a-national-emergency-library-to-provide-digitized-books-to-students-and-the-public/

Here are some helpful (and free) STEM education resources to consider during COVID-19 school closures: 

Ranger Rick online is free until June 2020…There are some great educational activities and information.  https://rangerrick.org/ 

As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.

Featured lesson plans in this collection contain full contextualization for the media they include. Plan and adapt our lessons in creative ways, using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, and more

https://montana.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/emergency-closings-collection/

Junior Library Guild is offering free Books, Click on the link below for more information.

https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home?utm_term=Learn%20More%21&utm_campaign=FREE%20eBook%20access%20for%20your%20homebound%20readers%21&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Mar 3rd- Dungeons and Dragons 4-6pm. Friends of the Library Meeting 7pm.

Mar 4th- Come Learn about your family history with our Genealogy Class, 1-3pm, taught by Charlene Macioroski from Beaverhead Genealogical Society.

Mar 5th- Books and Babies will be from 10-11am and Story Time will be from 4-5pm. Our theme this week is Dr. Seuss. Come for stories and a craft.

Mar 10th- Joel Longie is teaching Classical Guitar from 6:30-7:45pm. If you are interested please sign up at the library. If you just want to hear Joel play, he will play between 6-6:30p before class. Book Club will met at the Library at 6:30pm.  The book is “There There” by Tommy Orange. Please feel free to join us is you would like more information, but have not read the book.

Mar 11th- Bob Gunderson led a discussion on tracing your family back to Revolutionary War times. Sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution, Montana Continental Chapter.

Mar 12th- Books and Babies will be from 10-11am and Story Time will be from 4-5pm. Our theme this week is Johnny Appleseed. Come for stories and a craft.

Mar 17th– Joel Longie is teaching Classical Guitar from 6:30-7:45pm. If you are interested please sign up at the library. If you just want to hear Joel play, he will play between 6-6:30p before class.

Mar 19th– Books and Babies will be from 10-11am and Story Time will be from 4-5pm. Our theme this week is Cherry Blossoms. Come for stories and a craft.

Mar 24th– Joel Longie is teaching Classical Guitar from 6:30-7:45pm. If you are interested please sign up at the library. If you just want to hear Joel play, he will play between 6-6:30p before class.

Mar 26th- Books and Babies will be from 10-11am and Story Time will be from 4-5pm. Our theme this week is Dragons. Come for stories and a craft.

Mar 28th- Erik Rose will be at the library between 11am-3pm to teach the community about Kumamoto  Japan, Montana’s Sister State.  There will be all kinds of information and activities.

 

All library events are free and open to the public unless otherwise posted.  If you have any further questions about the Library’s events please call 406-683-4544.