Bradshaw-Chambers County Library holds online events

Published 8:30 am Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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VALLEY — The first Saturday in June is usually one of the fun days of the year for local youngsters. Bradshaw-Chambers County Library hosts a summer reading kickoff on the library lawn. It’s a fun day with games, free food, pony rides and a chance to win prizes. COVID-19 put a damper on the lawn party this year, but that doesn’t mean there’s no summer reading program. An online program began on Tuesday, June 2 and will extend till mid-July. The first event at 10:30 a.m. EDT on June 2 featured Lew-E the Clown and Oogly on the library’s Facebook page. Other scheduled programs this month include WOW Factor Science, Animal Tales, and imagination Island, which features ventriloquist Marc Griffiths. It will be taking place at 10:30 a.m. on June 23.

There are online summer reading challenges and activity challenges for kids, teens and adults this summer. Participants can earn online badges and virtual tickets for a chance to win gift cards.

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The library is following the recommendations of the Alabama Department of Public Health in regard to the coronavirus. The building is closed to the public for now but there is a walk-up service. From 12 noon utill 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday through Friday, staff members will be there to assist people. The LaFayette Library provides the same service from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT  on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

To avoid face-to-face transactions, all materials being dropped off by patrons will be passed through the backdrop, which is located to the right of the front door.

Patrons are encouraged to return to their vehicle or to wait at an appropriate distance from the door and other patrons. When your materials are ready, a staff member will call you or instruct you on picking up the materials.

Check out is being limited to five items per card. Books are also available for digital checkout at

Photocopies are available but are limited to 10 pages of essential documents.

Faxing is available. Anyone who wishes to send a fax is asked to have all papers ready, including a cover sheet with your name on it, your phone number and the fax number. Fees for photocopying and faxing are being waived until further notice.

WIFI access is available from the library parking lot.

Bradshaw-Chambers County Library, Cobb Memorial Archives and the LaFayette Library have  strived to be major resources to the people of Chambers County. People can show their support by donating to the Friends of the Library, Anyone who donates $10 is a library friend. Those who donate $25 are library partners, and those who give $50 are library patrons. Anyone who donates $100 or more is a library benefactor.