While we are looking forward to the day when we can open our doors again, the library is still in the curbside service phase of our reopening strategy. We are actively working towards the day when we will expand service to the community with our safety measures in place. We appreciate your patience and support!
Call us for curbside pickup at 920-294-3572. New books are cozied up in their jackets and ready to come home with you today!
Curbside Pickup Service
Caestecker Public Library is excited to provide expanded access to online resources and safe access to physical materials. While the Library remains closed to the public, we will be offering Cubside Pickup for in-house items!
Hours for curbside pickup: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm starting April 24th. Hours may change as needed in the future.
As this is a new way of doing things at the library, we have tried to think of how to serve you best while knowing that there will be kinks along the way. Please have patience and know we will do our utmost to get materials to you in a timely manner.
Follow three easy steps to pick up materials outside of the library:
Step one: Place your items on hold.
Use our website at greenlakelibrary.org or the Winnefox app to search our catalog for items. Or, call us at 920-294-3572 and we will place the holds for you. Not sure what you want to read or watch? We would be happy to pick books or DVDs for you on the topic of your choice.
Step two: Arrange a pick-up time.
All email and text related communications about holds have been suspended. You will be called when your hold becomes available. As usual, you will have a week to pick up your holds. Please call the library when you are ready to pick up your items. Just before the arranged pickup time, staff will pull your items, check them out, and place them on a table in the front of the building. All items will be due June 1st. There will be a slip with the first three letters of your last name and the date attached to your items.
Step three: Pick up your items.
Go to the front of the library, where the book return is. Holds will be on a table outside of the building for contactless pickup. Your items will be labeled with your hold slip. Grab your items and enjoy!
All items checked out will not be due until June 1 and there will be no late fees. All items being returned to the library need to be deposited into the outside book drop. The book drop will be emptied once a day and all items will be quarantined for at least 24 hours before being checked in. If you need further assistance, library staff are here to help. Feel free to call or leave a message and we will return it as soon as possible.
See below for resources and ways to keep occupied while the library is closed! Some links may take you to Facebook as that's the only place these resources are currently shown. You do not need to sign up for Facebook to view or enjoy. For resources that require a library card to use and you find yourself without one, visit this page on our website to sign up for one today.
First off, visit our Research page. There you will find access to tons of resources for adults and children. We have audio and ebooks, the tech skills center to brush up on your computer software skills, Gale Courses that cover a wide variety of learning topics, or try learning a new language with Mango languages. We also have HeritageQuest Online for ancestry research, Newspapers.com, and NewspaperARCHIVE which has opened its entire collection to libraries with newspapers dating back as far as the 1800s. This is just a taste of what the Research page has to offer--go explore it!
I also encourage you to try out hoopla, our digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and more all for free with your library card. Our usual borrow limit is 5 per month, but we have upped it to 10 while the library is closed.
See below for topical listing of other resources:
Audo and ebooks
- Cornell lab Science & Nature Activities for Cooped Up Kids --new birders would enjoy this too
- 50 Bird Species and the Sounds they Make
- NPR's list of things that weren't free before the Coronavirus
- The Library of Congress list of Smart fun for kids
From ChiroPlus Complementary Healthcare Centers:
- Beginner Yoga Class #1
- Beginner Yoga Class #2
- Chair Yoga
- 90-minute Weighted Blanket Restorative Yoga
- Stress Release Yoga
- Twister Yoga--please only do this one with members within your household for social distancing
- Tai Chi
- Guided Meditation
STEAM & STEM