Board Book Circulation

Board Book Circulation

You may notice when you go to request a specific board book, that you can no longer place holds on titles. We have done this in an abundance of caution to keep our littlest patrons and our staff as safe as possible and to allow us to quarantine that collection for a slightly longer time. This decision is based on a recent report from the REALM project (Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) that is currently being conducted by Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Battelle research labs.  We are now circulating our board books in Board Book Bundles only.

Staff have curated several themed Board Book Bundles for you to choose from. To request these bundles, please use our regular book bundle request form, contact us at 607-272-4556, or request through askalibrarian@tcpl.org. Staff will notify you when the bundle is ready to pick up through our curbside appointment or drop-in lobby service.

Available themes:

  • ABCs
  • Babies (books with photos of babies)
  • Baby Signs
  • Baby's Day
  • Bedtime
  • Books You Can Sing
  • Colors
  • Counting
  • Farms
  • Feelings
  • Food
  • Grab Bags (#1 - #8)
  • High Contrast Books (black and white images for the youngest babies)
  • Interactive Books with moveable parts
  • Lift-the-Flap
  • Love
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Ocean
  • Out & About
  • Opposites
  • Pets
  • Potty Time
  • Seasons
  • Shapes
  • Spanish Titles
  • Things That Go (trains, trucks, cars, boats)
  • Wild Animals
  • Your Amazing Body

We quarantine these items for additional time at the library. If you desire, you are welcome to further quarantine them at home as well, prior to enjoying them.

Please keep all the books together in their provided reusable bag when you return them to assist in this process. Because they do not fit in the outside bookdrops, please bring these with you to your curbside pickup appointment or when visiting for in-lobby pick up and staff will take care of them.

                     

Thank you!