Exeter Public Library
eNewsletter January 2020 Vol 1
Exeter Public Library - our website
State-wide Library Catalog - check your account, place requests for items
Rhode Island eZone - download ebooks and audiobooks with your library card
AskRI.org - lots of information, research databases and more!
Late Opening 01/14
We will be opening at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 14th. Staff will be attending a professional development opportunity in the morning.
As soon as the decision is made, we post it on our Facebook pages and our website. We also add it to the official lists of school and community closings with RI Broadcasters Association (because it's fun to see the library's name on tv)
Please call ahead 294-4109 if there is any doubt - if the machine picks up, we are closed!
Programs for Children
Storytime Snow Policy!
The library may be closed or have a delayed opening. Please call ahead 294-4109 before heading out in snowy and icy weather!
Tuesday Morning Storytimes
This session runs from Tuesday, January 21 - February 11th
for our littlest friends up to age 3 with their participating adult
10:30 - 11:00 am
Share books, rhymes, movement and more!
No registration required
for ages 3-5
11:15 am - 12 noon
Stories, songs and movement activities!
A new theme and craft each week
Children are encouraged to participate on their own, but their grownups are always welcome!
No registration required
If there is no school in EWG due to weather, Storytime will be cancelled!
Sensory Sensitive Storytime
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join us for a monthly Storytime that includes a quiet story and sensory activities.
This program is specially designed to be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.
No registration required. Please email or call Miss Aimee, email@example.com if you have any questions or need a social story before the program.
Programs for Adults
Reading Across Rhode Island
We will be having a book discussion here about Rising on Thursday, March 5th and there will be other events throughout the state.
From the author: "What an incredible honor it is to have RISING chosen as Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read selection for 2020. Five years ago, my husband and I relocated to the Ocean State, and it is here that I finished writing this book. During that time, the climate crisis has heated up calling us to new conversations about what it means to be a human on planet earth today. I so look forward to sharing RISING and the conversations it will spark with you all." – Elizabeth Rush
7:00 - 8:15 pm
$10 per class
Take some time to relax and join Aimee Fontaine of sun star yoga in the library for a mixed-level yoga class for adults
New students are always welcome! Modifications and variations make this a perfect class for beginners as well as experience yoga practitioners.
Please bring your own yoga mat.
No registration required.
If the weather is questionable, please check the library's Facebook page for cancellations.
Library Tips & Tricks
This is a state-wide, system-wide change that is tricky to explain, but I'm going to try.
If your book is is going to be due in two days, and there is no reason why you can't renew it, the system automatically gives you another full loan period. You will receive an email notice with the subject "Library Reminder - Auto Renewal Notice" listing which items were renewed and which items need to be returned. At the end of that second loan period, the process repeats.
Why doesn't everything renew?
- There may be a hold on the item (Someone else is on the waiting list for it.)
- You may have other items that are overdue
- You may owe more than $5.00 in overdue fines on your card
- It is part of another library's collection that does not allow renewals
So auto-renewal is great if you pay attention to the library emails you get and/or check your library account online.
But auto-renewal is not so great if you don't pay attention to those emails. Your items will be overdue if they aren't returned by their due date - whether that date is 3 weeks or 9 weeks from the day you checked them out! And we've learned, from personal experience, that 9 weeks can be a long time to remember you have a book somewhere in your house.
You can continue to call in and ask us to renew items for you, or do it yourself through the online catalog. If you have any questions about auto-renewal, please ask!
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday
We will be opening at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 14th.