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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Plainview’s Unger Memorial Library Offer Curbside Service, Developed Guides to Assist Parent

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Curbside Service

To check out a book, library patrons need to call the Library at 296.1148 with the list of books and their library card number and driver’s license or state id card number. Library numbers are listed on the card.

Staff will research to see if the book is available; if your particular book is not available, they will offer an alternative. Once your order is complete, Library staff will notify patrons via phone and books may be picked up at the front of the Library (north side of building by main door).

Curbside service is available during Library hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Resources for Teachers/Parents

Suggested by teachers, librarians, and parents around the country, these resources will assist to provide meaningful education of our kids and keep them entertained. The guide includes links to lesson plans, e-books, streaming video, and more. Topics include music, visual arts, and theatre arts, reading and language arts, math, social studies, science, and languages – with others added if necessary. There will also be links to virtual tours of zoos, museums, and parks.

Unger also has a variety of databases available to assist parents and teachers such as LearningExpress Library, Award Books as well as the TumbleBook family of databases that includes TumbleBook Library, TumbleMath, TeenBookCloud, and AudioBookCloud. available to us during the COVID-19 situation.

Temporary Changes to Checkout Periods and Renewals

Due to changes in City facility policies, Unger Memorial Library has made some temporary changes to checkout periods and renewals.

Changes Include:

  • Books – checkout will be for 3 weeks instead of two. Unlimited number of books may be checked out. May renew by phone.
  • Audio-books – checkout will be for 3 weeks instead of two. Unlimited number of audio-books may be checked out. May renew by phone.
  • DVDs – checkout will be for 2 weeks instead of one. The limits will be raised from 3 to 10. May renew by phone.
  • Magazines – checkout will be for 2 weeks instead of one. Unlimited number may be checked out. May renew by phone.

Unger staff would like to remind citizen may also access OverDrive e-books and audiobooks. We will be allowing registration by phone during this time with a current library card.

For more information (or to renew), contact Unger Library at 806-296-1148.

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