Jefferson County Library Continues Robust Offerings for Community

Jefferson County Library staff miss having patrons inside the building. Leadership is actively monitoring guidance from Governor Jay Inslee, hoping the county Covid-19 case numbers will soon lower sufficiently to safely open doors for short visits. With any luck, the library may be open for Grab-n-Go by the time you read this! Receive up-to-the-minute news by signing up for JCL’s weekly eNewsletters at jclibrary.info/news-letter-opt-in/

3D Printing Service is now back at the library. The previous 3D digital printer proved to be so popular that The Friends of the Jefferson County Library graciously provided a new and improved replacement for the use of the community. Library staff has previously made for patrons: replacement knobs for stoves, parts for a broken can opener, a new blender lid, and many more useful items that are difficult to find. Items created can be picked up at curbside service. To submit a file to be printed, or learn more about 3D printing, please see jclibrary.info/use-the-library/3dprints/.

If you are looking for IRS tax forms and/or booklets, you can pick them up from the library’s curbside service – park in a curbside space, call the delivery crew number listed on the sign, and let them know what forms you need. To order your forms ahead, call 360-385-6544.

The library’s Great Decisions 2021 discussions continue in March every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. online, facilitated by Dr. Joyce Francis, and co-sponsored by QUUF ALPS. Weekly topics include: March 4 – China’s Role in Africa; March 11 – The Korean Peninsula; March 18 – Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic; and March 25 – The End of Globalization? Each session will begin with a short video, followed by facilitated discussion. Registration is not required. Find a complete description of topics and links to join the meeting room at jclibrary.info/programs-events/greatdecisions-2021/.

The library’s online Tech Tuesday classes for March include one-on-one instruction for using Zoom meeting software, and a second class on how to use web-based email services. Tech Tuesday classes are held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and all are welcome. For dates and meeting links: jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/month/2021/03.

To add levity to your Covid evenings, JCL Trivia Nights continue in March every first Friday and third Thursday. Join librarians for a night of trivia competition based on topics that include pop culture, science, art, and history. Questions are multiple choice, and bragging rights are the awards of the night. Invite your friends, grab some snacks, and join the fun! jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/month/2021/03

The library provides Storytimes each Monday and Wednesday for kids from birth to preschool. Join librarian Martha Ashenfelter as she reads stories, sings songs, and encourages movement and fingerplay for early learning development. For dates and times: jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/month/2021/03.

The bookmobile continues to stop at Port Ludlow Village Store on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. to deliver wireless printing orders, contactless holds, tax forms, and soon, seed orders from WSU Seed Library: jclibrary.info/use-the-library/location-hours/.

JCL is located at 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., when you can borrow a laptop, talk to an information librarian, get curbside delivery of magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, books, tax forms, and print orders from library staff wearing gloves and masks for your protection. Wi-Fi is available in the parking lot 24/7. Contact the library staff at 360-385-6544, or email information@jclibrary.info