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Drive-thru and express service inside at this time.

Mon. 11-4, Tue. 11-4, Wed. 11-4, Thur. 3:00-7:30, Fri. 11-4

and Saturday 9:30-11:30 (drive-thru only)

Winter StoryWalk® starts at the library and is posted until 3/21/21.

Special Cat in the Hat Story Time  Facebook

 

Simply read a book from three of these categories by 3/20/21.

Reading Challenge Information  (printable)

 

1/21/21 Tanner H.-Bike Repair (Front Chain Ring Demo  Facebook)

2/18/21 Adela A.-LED Light Up Bracelet Demo -8 short steps

Kits at circulation desk-needle needed.

Step 1 https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/430159721646774

Step 2 https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/344960150291719

Step 3  https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/144126097557311

Step 4  https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/835155697040846

Step 5  https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/215821360230824

Step 6  https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/145825707359662

Step 7  https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/458968328592444

Step 8  https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/450246369741667

 

Each month will be a different theme such as STEM, arts and crafts, animal care, and more!

 

 

Winter StoryWalk® 1/14/21-3/21/21

Starts at the library and includes various business windows on and near Main Street!

 

Owl Theme https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/781180835817211

 Snow theme https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/164803845158379

Valentine theme  https://www.facebook.com/camlibrary/videos/4312244115458897

 

Free with your library card!

https://www.creativebug.com/lib/cambridgelib 

Unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft video classes

New classes released every day from recognized creative experts

Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes

Access to Creativebug community galleries and forums

Bringing UW to you! Check out these programs from UW-Madison.

Previous talks https://www.youtube.com/badgertalks

https://badgertalks.wisc.edu/badger-talks-live/

 

COVID UPDATES

CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY – COVID-19 UPDATE – JANUARY, 2021 - Library Reopening – February 1, 2021
• Limited Hours. Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 11am to 4pm; Thurs 3pm-7:30pm; Saturday 9:30-11:30am.
• Reopening Dates: Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 we are re-opening our doors for limited inside services. New Saturday hours beginning February 6 (Drive-thru window only).
• Health & Safety: Masks Required – hand sanitizer available – 6 feet distancing.
• Holds & Requested Materials. We encourage patrons to still use our drive-thru window to pick up their holds and other materials whenever possible.
• Copies, Prints, Faxes. We encourage patrons to use our drive-thru window for these services. You may email your documents to dir@cambridgelib.org in advance and we will reply when completed.
HOW TO USE A LIBRARY COMPUTER & FREE WIFI:
• Make a Reservation. Call or email us to make a reservation to use one of our computers.
• Limited Use. There is a one-hour limit and limited computers available for use.
• WiFi Patio 24/7. Our WiFi patio and free WiFi capabilities outside are available. No password needed.
WHEN TO COME INTO OUR LIBRARY:
• Computer Use. If you need to use a computer or internet, we have limited computers available with a reservation.
• Express Browsing Materials. Available for immediate check-out are high-demand and new materials in a variety of formats. Pre-selected grab bag style stacks of picture books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction and YA materials are available. You can also call ahead to request any of these materials and pick up at our drive-thru window.
• Newspaper Reading and Quiet Reading Room. You may use this room for small meetings or quiet reading (limited time).
CREATIVEBUG!--FREE & NEW WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD
• Unlimited access to thousands of online art & video classes
• Unlimited classes released every day from recognized creative experts
• Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes
• Accesss to Creativebug community galleries and forums
ONGOING SPECIAL EVENTS--Information on these events is available at the library and on our website and Facebook:
Dec 21 – March 21 – Adult Winter Reading Challenge
Jan 14 – March 21 – Winter StoryWalk
3rd Thursday Events – January-June – featuring Cambridge 4-H Club with informative demonstrations by the Cambridge 4-H Club members. Limited Take and Make Kits available for some of these programs Watch at your convenience. These programs will be available on our website and Facebook.
• January – Bike Repair
• February - Circuitry Bracelets
• March – Dairy Goats
• April - Crafts
• May – Knot Tying
• June - Poultry
Ms. Patty’s Story Breaks will be posted on these Wednesdays.
Limited Take and Make Bags Available
• Jan 27 – Snow Theme
• Feb 10 – Valentine
• Feb 24 – Owls
• Mar 10 – Shamrocks
• Mar 24 – Spring
Thank you for your understanding throughout 2020. Our hope for 2021 is to slowly inch forward into being the full-service library pre-COVID that you know and love.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

 

OverDrive (Libby) https://wplc.overdrive.com/

OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running web browsers with HTML5 support.  This is available for Dane County residents with a Cambridge Community Library card. For Jefferson County residents, that hold a Cambridge Community Library card, please call the Library at 608-423-3900 for more information.

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Winter Emergency Opening and Closing Guidelines

  • The Cambridge Library determines their winter emergency opening and closing procedures by using the Cambridge School District’s determination as a guide.

  • It is highly recommended that on any days the school is affected by the weather the library may be also. Please call the Cambridge Community Library (423-3900) before venturing out to the library whenever the school district is closed or opening late due to road conditions.

  • Safety first – if the weather man has highly suggested staying off the roads, please call to see if we are open.

  • If it is a story hour day (Wednesday or Friday) and there is no school or the buses run late, there will be no story time.

  • Your Library Staff thanks you for understanding the need to possibly open later or close early due to inclement weather.

 

LINKcat Mobile app

The LINKcat Mobile app vendor, LibraryThing, has added several fixes to the app that are designed to address the problems with accessing and using the app. If patrons continue to experience any issues with the app, have the patron clear the settings in the app (instructions below). The patron may have followed these steps in the past, but please ask them to run through clearing the settings one more time:

1. In the upper right hand corner, click the "hamburger" (either three lines or three dots) and select "Clear all settings."

2. Then click the "Clear" button to set the app back to "factory settings."

3. Then have the patron log into their account on the app again.

If patrons continue to experience problems with the LINKcat Mobile app, please have them report the following information:

1. Type of device used (ex. iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy s8).

2. Operating system, including version (ex. iOS 13.3, Android 8.1.0).

3. Detailed description of the problem: For example, is the patron getting an error message? If so, what is the error message and when was it received (approximate time and date)? When does the patron get the error message (ex. when logging in, searching, etc.)? If there's no error message, what happens to prevent the patron from using the app? 

Patrons please note: You can go to www.linkcat.info or www.cambridgelib.org in a browser on your mobile device instead of using the mobile app. You may prefer this option.

 

Outside book return is open.