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Front Page - Friday, August 7, 2020

Library to continue online programs this fall




The Chattanooga Public Library will continue its efforts to keep the public and its staff safe during the pandemic by offering online learning programs this fall.

Since shutting its doors to the public in March, the library has delivered programs for all ages through Facebook, YouTube and its new Make Play Read Learn portal, mprl.chattlibrary.org.

The library launched its MPRL portal this year to provide reading and learning challenges during its summer learning program. Because of its success, the library will continue using the portal to deliver programs virtually until in-person events resume.

The library will also continue its early learning programs, including Baby Bounce, Toddler Time and Preschool Story Time. New videos are available Monday through Saturday on Facebook, with an additional Sunday program starting in September.

Other library programs that will be available online this fall include weekly Zoom meetings for fiber arts enthusiasts, monthly Zoom book clubs, weekly crafting videos, bimonthly recording tutorials, podcasts and STEM-based teen activities on YouTube.

The library also will continue its curbside book and DVD service at its downtown, Northgate, Eastgate and South Chattanooga library branches.

Members can reserve items for pickup at chattlibrary.org, where people can also obtain a new library card, renew existing cards, pay fines and download or stream digital materials.

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Source: Chattanooga Library