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If you’re reading this, then it means you have found our brand new blog for the Adult Services Department of the Library! My name is Lisa Kropp, and I’m the Director of the Library. While my background in librarianship concentrated on youth services work, (this is a very old photo of me with my then baby, Alex – I can’t believe he is graduating high school this June!) I also teach a general reference and customer service course in the Department of Library and Information Studies for St. John’s University, and have been known to cover the adult reference desk here and there…hoping that I can find the answers to the questions still! When I’m not working, chances are I am either gardening, jogging, or taking obsessive amounts of pictures of my three dogs, since my two human teenagers won’t sit so nicely for photos anymore!

Recently, when the COVID-19 outbreak forced all of the public libraries on Long Island to close for undetermined lengths of time, I challenged our staff: how can we communicate and share information with our library patrons when the physical building is closed? How can we engage members of the community on their own schedules, and not just during our regular hours of operation? That challenge was accepted, and met, by the adult librarians who created this blog and its content in record time.

Plans are to post new content daily on a wide variety of topics. Our staff have great information, and personal interests, to share with you here. Look for book and movie reviews, some sharing of recipes, music recommendations, and more. Excited by genealogy? Check out some posts coming soon that will show you how to use our online databases and tools to explore your family’s history. Not sure how to access or use eBooks, or how to stream movies and music? We have a post on that too!

So thank you for reading, and learning, with us. I’m partial obviously, but I think you are in for a treat as our knowledgeable staff share their information and interests with you.

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