Tina Stevens

Tina Stevens

Franklin County Library continues to offer curbside services only through this month.

Director Tina Stevens said that includes checking out books, audiobooks, DVDs (up to 4 per account), music, games, children’s books in surprise bundles of 10 and purchasing Book Nook items from the library’s Facebook page.

The curbside services also include faxing, scanning, copying, laminating, notarizing and creating new or replacement cards.

In addition, beginning on Tuesday, computers and printing will be available by appointment with masks required.

Wi-Fi is available 24 hours a day.

Patrons may call the library at 931-967-3706 and request items for checkout.

The checkout limit has increased to 15 items, including a maximum of four movies, during this time. Patrons can also reserve items online.

“We have lots of new titles, including bestsellers,” Stevens said. “Please visit our website to search and reserve items in the catalog using your library card. Folks may also call to reserve titles or access our concierge book service. Don’t know what you want? We’ll browse for you and select items based on your checkout history and subjects you like.”

Those who visit the online catalog will see newly released items on the home page.

Hitting the shelves

The following books are some of the new arrivals available at the library.

“Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline; “Dark Tides” by Phillipa Gregory; “Fortune and Glory” by Janet Evanovich; “The Permanent Record” by Edward Snowden;

“Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage & Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere” by Ree Drummond; “Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now” by Evan Osnos; “The Archer” by Paul Coelho;

“Awakening” by Nora Roberts; “Deadly Cross” by James Patterson; “War Lord” by Bernard Cornwell; “Snapped” by Alexa Martin; “His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope” by Jon Meacham;

“Mouthful of Birds: Stories” by Samanta Schweblin; “Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds” by Gwenda Bond; “A Good Man” by Ani Katz; “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Karen Kingsbury;

“Daylight” by David Baldacci; “All That Glitters” by Danielle Steel; “Rhythm of War” by Brandon Sanderson; “The Ickabog” by J.K. Rowling; and “Marauder” by Clive Cussler.

“And there are many, many more,” Stevens said. “Watch our Facebook page for virtual programs, new arrivals, and Book Nook postings. Follow us on Instagram and Snapchat too!”

Please reserve your pickup time be calling 931-967-3706.

The library is located at 105 S. Porter St. in Winchester and is operating with regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

The library will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.