The holidays are coming fast. As a shared facility, when Cornell College closes for Winter Break, so does Cole Public Library. This year we will close curbside pickup Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m., reopening Monday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. Library materials will not be due during this break. If you are using curbside pickup, Story Time to Go, or book bundles, this is a long time to go without your public library. Fill out a curbside request at https://colelibrary.org/home/curbside-pickup/ before Dec. 23 and stock up on movies, magazines, audio books and books so you have plenty of library materials to see you through. For the dates we are closed, I have put together a survival guide to help you get through the holidays with other resources available to you. Are you getting ready to take a road trip and wished that you had picked up an audio book? Are you wrapping a last-minute gift and wishing that you were reading a great book instead? You can click onto the library home web page (www.colelibrary.org) click on the Resources link and scroll down to the BRIDGES link. This link will take you to a site where thousands of titles are available for you to download to your computer, tablet or other listening device. Do your children want a story? Are you trying to wrap gifts and dont have time to read to them? Are you driving over the river and through the woods to Grandmas house? Once again click onto the library home web page (www.colelibrary.org) click on the Resources link and scroll down to TUMBLEBOOKS. Click onto this link and it will take your child to the TUMBLEBOOKS web page, where hundreds of childrens books have been animated and recorded so that they can listen or read along to a story at home, in the car, or anywhere on the planet with internet. Are e-books your reading pleasure? Once again click onto the library home web page (www.colelibrary.org) click on the Resources link, then click on BRIDGES and download an e-book or magazine. There are thousands of titles to choose from and like all library materials they are free to borrow. When the book is due it simply is no longer available to read on your device. No over dues! This site also has many teen titles and chapter books for children. BRIDGES is not just for grown-ups. I hope this helps you have a story-filled holiday. Happy Holidays from Cole Library.

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