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Library's summer programs look little different - but they're happening


July 22, 2020

SISTERS Fawna, 8, and Freya, 4, Foxx read a library book together. It's a "Vox" book, which plays audio of the book as she reads it.

Summer's just not the same when there's a pandemic going on, but Sweet Home Public Library is trying to make the best of a tough situation.

It started when the library closed and staffers scrambled to get books to patrons. Library Director Rose Peda noted they started a drive-thru library option, so residents could call in their book orders. "We would just put the items in a bag for them and they would just drive up and off they would go," Peda said.

But the library does a lot more than lending out books, and one of the toughest losses for local families has been the weekly learning activit...

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