Message From the Director: Livingston Life During Covid-19, as told by You

Livingston Library Community,

The Livingston Public Library has been compiling stories of life in Livingston during the Covid-19 pandemic for our local history archive.  As the pandemic progresses and we continue social distancing and self isolation, we may begin to feel frustrated, lonely, and even hopeless.  Rather than wait to compile all of our community stories into our archive following reopening, we have decided to share a selection of the stories on our library blog.  Every Sunday, we will share a new story submitted by a member of the Livingston Community to our blog Beyond the Books, here. This week’s story was submitted by a local piano teacher, who composed a song of hope.

Through these stories we hope that you can remember that even though we may be physically separate for now, we are all in this together for the long haul.  If you are interested in submitting your own story of life in Livingston, please fill out this form found on the Library’s website.

Stay in touchStay safe.
~Amy

Message From the Director: Happy Mother’s Day!

Livingston Library Community,

On this day, we say thank you to the mothers- the carers, the nurturers, and the women who have touched our lives and helped to shape us into the people that we have become. In honor of all the moms out there, our librarians have compiled two book lists:  Books for Mom, which contains fun and light fiction and non-fiction titles for all the mother’s out there and Books and More for New Moms, which contains books and music for those brand new to motherhood.

This Mother’s Day is especially special because May 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, giving women the right to vote. It’s hard to believe that it has only been 100 years since women have been given this right.  To learn more, check out our blog post  Women’s Right to Vote Turns 100, for a list of titles you can borrow from our virtual library as well as other digital resources.

My own mother nurtured my love of books and libraries and is a big part of the reason I am a librarian today. Her encouragement and support has meant the world to me. Be sure to give the women who have helped to shape your life a (socially distanced and virtual) hug.

Stay in touch, Stay safe.
~Amy