UPDATE: Curbside services during the stay-at-home order– effective Apr. 8


Starting Thursday, April 8:

  • All our open branches will offer curbside returns and holds pick up.
  • Customers will no longer be permitted to enter the buildings.
  • The Bookmobile and Homebound Services will continue.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Borrowed items can only be returned when branches are open.
  • Mask wearing outside in line remains mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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This week's poetry challenge is Haiku. Haiku poetry is originally from Japan. Haiku in English has 17-syllables, often written in three short lines, with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line and 5 syllables in the third line.  

Haiku are ideal for observations, feelings, and they often are rooted in nature and the seasons. They work particularly well when two different images are used spark off each other.  It’s good to include one or more of the senses such as sound, smell, taste or touch, and not just what we can see.  Spring is arriving.   Why not try a haiku about spring? Or about emotions?  Check out this video guide.

Share your Haiku on social media, using the #NPM2020 hashtag for National Poetry Month. 

Watch for our blog next week with a new challenge!