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Public Notice

Joeten-Kiyu Public Library Facility Opens for Limited Public Services by Appointment Only & UPDATED Library Hours of Operation

Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library facility will be open for limited public services by appointment only to ensure health and safety of our patrons, and in compliance with Amended Directive 7 of the CNMI Covid-19 Emergency Directives of 2020.

Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library hours of operation will be from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In order to alleviate traffic concerns, congregating of our patrons, and continue safe distancing best practices, patrons are asked to call (670) 235-7322/7323 (READ) to schedule their visit by appointment only.

This includes general circulation services (ex. book check-out, library card-sign up, and payments) and limited computer access to 45 minutes per visit. Curbside service will continue to be provided for those who prefer to pick up their materials outside of the library. The library asks that all materials continue to be returned in the book drop that is located outside of the main entrance as they will be placed in a quarantine location for a week prior to returning to regular shelves for circulation.

JKPL Facility Entrance Guide:

  1. Patrons must wear face mask upon entering. Patrons must bring their own face masks. No mask, no entry.
  2. Temperature check upon entering the facility. Patrons with a 100.4°F/38°C or higher will not be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patrons must sanitize their hands upon entering. Sanitizer station will be available upon entering the facility.
  4. Patrons must use plastic gloves upon entering. Plastic gloves will be provided by JKPL.

For the safety and protection of the community and the staff of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, failure to follow library policy and procedures will result in denial of access to library facility and services. (See below for JKPL list of services updated, effective May 26, 2020)

CIRCULATION SERVICES (By appointment Only)

  1. Limit of 10 patrons per visit for 30-minute intervals by appointment only. Families are encouraged to call ahead for an appointment.
  2. All minors must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.
  3. Library access is restricted to Circulation services– Checking out of library materials– books, magazines, DVD’s, and audio.
  4. Apply for a library card! First JKPL library card is free, and replacement of library card is $5.00. (Must be 6 years old and older. Please bring following documents: proof of address, ex. Phone bill or utility bill. Valid photo I.D.—CNMI driver’s license, CNMI Mayor’s ID, U.S. passport. If you are a Minor, your Parent or Guardian will need to fill out the form and provide the required documentation.)

COMPUTER & PRINTING SERVICES (By Appointment Only)

  1. Computer access will be restricted only for unemployment, tax, homework, and email purposes.
  2. Library card recommended.
  3. Time limit of 45-minutes for 1-patron per computer workstation and by appointment only. Limit of 10 public workstations available.
  4. Printing charges may be waived only for documents related to unemployment assistance. Restrictions may apply, ask a librarian for details.

CURBSIDE PICK-UP (By Appointment Only)

  1. Place items on hold beginning Monday, May 18, 2020.
    • Search the library’s online catalog at cnmilib.org or call the library to place holds on the item(s) you want.
    • There is a temporary limit of 05 holds per valid library card. If you currently have more than 05 holds on your card, please call the library at (670) 235-7322/7323 (READ) to speak to a staff person.
    • You will receive a notification (by email, text message, or phone depending on your account preference) letting you know that you can call to schedule pickup.
  2. Pick up your items.
    • All items will be checked out and bagged ahead of time. Each bag will have your holds slip stapled to it for identification.
    • Have your library card ready and ID available.
    • Library staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and we ask that you wear a mask and stay in your car.
    • On a big piece of paper, please write your last name and library card number placed inside of front windshield. Please ensure it is legible to library staff.
    • Pickups at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will take place via the parking lot.
    • Pop your trunk or open a passenger window. Library staff will place your bag in your car.
    • Pick up your bag of library materials and enjoy!
  3. Return your items
    • Due dates for all items have been extended to at least June 15, 2020.
    • You can return your items to the outdoor book drop during library hours of operation.
    • After return to the book drop, all library items will go through a one-week quarantine before they are checked in. Only items that have been quarantined will be used to fill holds. Again, no fines will be accrued during this quarantine. 
    • Use book drops for library returns only.

VIRTUAL SERVICES & REFERENCE HELP

  1. Free Wi-Fi Access Point at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library Parking Lot available during library hours of operation. Password for access to free Wi-Fi will be issued 1-per vehicle.
  2. E-Book access: Library staff will provide e-book access for Axis360 Baker and Taylor and Open eBooks. Patrons can access online e-books by visiting www.cnmilib.org.
  3. Free online community resources with links to databases.
  4. Ask a Librarian: Library staff provide answers to general inquiries regarding library services and/or use information resources to help others meet particular information needs.

On behalf of the staff and management of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, we humbly thank you for your continued partnership, support, patience, and understanding during our temporary facility closure. We appreciate your patronage, as we look forward to continue to serve your informational needs. Thank you and Si Yuús Maáse.

Funding for Joeten-Kiyu Public Library is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library-CNMI State Library. For the latest news and events, please visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at www.cnmilib.org and like/follow JKPL’s Facebook page @joetenkiyupubliclibrary and Instagram @joetenkiyupubliclibrary and Youtube: joeten kiyu public library. Sign up today for our free e-newsletter by emailing cnmistatelibrary@gmail.com!

PUBLIC NOTICE

Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will offer contactless/curbside pickup service beginning Monday, May 18, 2020

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library facility remains closed to the public but in addition to providing patrons with access to online resources the library is committed to offering safe access to books and other library materials through a limited contactless/curbside pickup service. To provide safe pickup environments that meet the requirements under the CNMI COVID-19 Emergency Directives– the Governor’s Social Distancing Guidance, library materials’ pickup service will be offered exclusively at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library.

Library patrons will be able to schedule times to pick up library books and items that they request in advance during library hours of operation Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Follow these simple steps to pick up library materials at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library:

  1. Place items on hold beginning Monday, May 18, 2020
    • Search the library’s online catalog at the cnmilib.org or call the library to place holds on the item(s) you want.
    • There is a temporary limit of 05 holds per valid library card. If you currently have more than 05 holds on your card, please call the library at (670) 235-7322/7323 (READ) to speak to a staff person.
    • You will receive a notification (by email, text message, or phone depending on your account preference) letting you know that you can call to schedule pickup.
  2. Pick up your items
    • All items will be checked out and bagged ahead of time. Each bag will have your holds slip stapled to it for identification.
    • Have your library card ready and ID available.
    • Library staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and we ask that you wear a mask and stay in your car.
    • On a big piece of paper, please write your last name and library card number placed inside of front windshield. Please ensure it is legible to library staff.
    • Pickups at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will take place via the parking lot.
    • Pop your trunk or open a passenger window. Library staff will place your bag in your car.
    • Pick up your bag of library materials and enjoy!
  3. Return your items
    • Due dates for all items have been extended to at least June 15, 2020. Therefore, there is no need to worry about overdue fines. Keep your checked out materials until we reopen if you like.
    • You can return your items to the outdoor book drop during library hours of operation.
    • After return to the book drop, all library items will go through a one-week quarantine before they are checked in. Only items that have been quarantined will be used to fill holds. Again, no fines will accrued during this quarantine.
    • Use book drops for library returns only.

The JKPL continues to offer the following services:

  1. Free Wi-Fi Access Point at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library Parking Lot for public available during library hours of operation. Password for access to free Wi-Fi will be issued 1-per vehicle.
  2. E-Book access: Library staff will provide e-book access for Axis 360 and Open eBooks.
  3. Free online community resources with links to databases.
  4. Ask a Librarian: Library staff provide answers to general inquiries regarding library services and/or use information resources to help others meet particular information needs.

Thank you for your continued partnership, support, patience, and understanding.

Funding for Joeten-Kiyu Public Library is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library-CNMI State Library. For the latest news and events, please visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at www.cnmilib.org and like/follow JKPL’s Facebook page @joetenkiyupubliclibrary and Instagram @joetenkiyupubliclibrary and Youtube: joeten kiyu public library. Sign up today for our free e-newsletter by emailing cnmistatelibrary@gmail.com!

JKPL Offers E-Book Access through Axis 360

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library offers online eBooks from Baker & Taylor through Axis 360.  You can access the eBooks by downloading the AXIS 360 app from one of following:

If you do not have a tablet or smartphone, you can access Axis 360 from a web browser on your computer by using the website https://jkpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/.

A library card and a PIN is required.  To request for a PIN, please call the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library at (670) 235-7322/7323.

Celebrity Bedtime Storytime Ft. Coloma Castro

❤️Hafa adai, CNMI! In celebration of National Library Week, our featured Celebrity Bedtime Storytime is local author Coloma Castro, who will be reading in Chamorro from his book entitled “I Lina’la’ Hu,” which means “My Life” in English. Si Yuús Maáse, Coloma! Thank you so much for taking part in National Library Week!

What are some of your favorite bedtime stories? Please let us know!

👉Visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website www.cnmilib.org and follow/like us on Facebook and Instagram @joetenkiyupubliclibrary for upcoming virtual programs and resources Joeten-Kiyu Public Library!

❤️Biba, National Library Week! Biba, National Library Bookmobile Day! Stay safe and healthy, CNMI!👍

#ilovelibraries #NLWD20 #ilovejoetenkiyupubliclibrary
#LibrariesStrong #nationalibraryweek #nationallibraryweek2020 PIALA – Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums Cnmi Motheread Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library Joeten-Kiyu Public Library Lady Diann Torres Foundation

JKPL’s Virtual Storytime, “A Chair for My Mother”. Narrated by Celina Foreman

❤️It’s “Virtual Storytime,” part of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Read-Aloud series. Today’s book is “A Chair for My Mother” written and illustrated by Vera Williams and narrated by Librarian Celina Foreman. Fun Fact: “A Chair for My Mother” is also one of the featured books of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council’s Motheread/Fatheread CNMI curriculum Cnmi Motheread, and Librarian Celina C. Foreman is a Certified Teacher in both the Adult Literacy Course and the Children’s Story Exploring Class. For a list of free resources to accompany today’s read aloud, please visit the following: link:

https://ocde.us/Charact…/Documents/A-…

https://www.rif.org/…/leveled-reading…

What is your favorite Children’s book to read aloud? Let us know.

👉Visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website www.cnmilib.org and follow/like us on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming virtual programs and resources Joeten-Kiyu Public Library!

❤️Biba, National Library Week! Biba, National Library Bookmobile Day! Stay safe and healthy, CNMI!

👍 #ilovelibraries #NLWD20 #ilovejoetenkiyupubliclibrary #LibrariesStrong PIALA – Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums Cnmi Motheread

JKPL’s Virtual Storytime, “The Tickly Monster”. Narrated by Rose Ulloa

❤️It’s “Virtual Storytime,” part of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Read-Aloud series. The first book is “The Tickly Monster” written by Andrea Doering (Author), Sue King (Illustrator) and narrated by Children’s Librarian Rose Ulloa. What is your favorite Children’s book to read aloud? Let us know.

👉Visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website www.cnmilib.org and follow/like us on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming virtual programs and resources @joetenkiyupubliclibrary!

❤️Biba, National Library Week! Biba, National Library Workers Day! Stay safe and healthy, CNMI!

👍 #ilovelibraries #NLWD20 #ilovejoetenkiyupubliclibrary #LibrariesStrong PIALA – Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums Cnmi Motheread

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board Registration Form

What is it? Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board is a group of leadership and community minded teens that work together to plan, promote, and execute teen programming for the library. T.A.B. programs happen 2-3 times a year and are run exclusively by T.A.B. members for teens across the CNMI. This is a great way to gain leadership experience, community service hours, and will also look great on any resume!

When is it? A definitive meeting time will be decided by the board.

Who runs it? T.A.B. is really a program run by the teens. Our Young Adult Services/Teen/Technical Services Librarian, Beth, guides and helps the members with their programs, but the teens involved have a lot of creative freedom with the design and execution of their programming.

What if I have more questions? Contact Beth at bethdemapanjkpl@gmail.com.

Please register the using the following link. https://forms.gle/wWSsdwhn4A6LpbmR8

JKPL ONline Resources

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TEEN VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER

Teen Book Cloud : Grade 7-12 ebook database: Access to Teen Book Cloud will be available until August 31, 2020! Login: ReadCNMI PW:login
Free Manga 450 Manga volumes offered free online
Free Writing Classes from Kelly Yang: Author Kelly Yang is offering live writing classes for teens M/W/F at 3 PM on Instagram live. Videos of past classes are available on her website.
Khan Academy : A free world class education for anyone, anywhere. 100% free. Online learning and test prep for all ages
Pottermore: Explore the world of Harry Potter
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls: “Change the world by being yourself”
Room of Requirement: Librarian Creates Virtual Escape Room to Entertain Harry Pot- ter Fans at Home

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 Hour of Code: Free coding activities for all ages
 NASA STEM Engagement: Explore free NASA STEM Resources for High School Stu- dents
 6 Animal Webcams – Sierra Club: Watch what the animals are doing on these six streaming webcams for free!
 Citizen Science: Explore National Geographic and study the world around you and send the data to scientists for free!
 Math.com: “The world of math online”
 Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips: Amazing virtual field trips
 VICTORY GARDEN CHALLENGE 2020: Free online classes on gardening, growing food, and self-reliance. Your challenge: Attend every class & get your garden planted!

LEARNING GAMES

BreakoutEDU Fun @ Home: Digital games for grades K-12

COMMUNITY VIRTUAL LEARNING

Audible by Amazon: Free collection of stories teach, entertain, keep young minds active, alert, and engaged.
Audio Book Cloud: All ages audio books free preview.
Romance Book Cloud: Collection of romance novels, free trial.
Free e-books and resources you can download to your smartphone or tablet. The Open eBooks app uses next generation eBook technology to make reading on your smartphone or tablet simple and  convenient. It is designed to make browsing, accessing, and reading eBooks simple and easy using your JKPL library card. Don’t have a card? No worries. Call your friendly Joeten-Kiyu Public Library 235-7323 (READ) for your ID or private message us on facebook @joetenkiyupubliclibrary for your code.

VIRTUAL TOURS AND EVENTS

National Park Virtual Tours: Virtually tour 33 national parks
National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tours
Cleveland Orchestra: Free access to streaming music performances and resources
Seattle Symphony Orchestra: Free live streaming performances!
Metropolitan Opera: Live performance every night from their catalog of recorded events
Google Arts & Culture: online tours of places as varied as Easter Island and the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan, and virtual access to pieces by artists such as Van Gogh and Edvard Munch
Opera National de Paris: Online tours of the world renown Paris National Opera and full performance viewings from past events
MapCrunch and GeoGuesser are exploration tools — a way to teleport to a random lo- cation in Google Street View
Virtual Globe Trotting: Visit celebrity homes via Google street view
Virtual Farm Tool: “Immerse Yourself in Canadian Farm and Food Tours”

FITNESS

Free at Home Workouts: Les Mills on Demand
Get your zen on from home with these digital yoga classes offered by local studios
Quarantine Fitness: ‘Prison-Style’ Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
YMCA 360 offers online exercise, fitness, wellbeing, and youth sports classes from the comfort of your own home. Popular classes like yoga, barre, boot camp, tai chi, boxing, weightlifting, and soccer are free for you and your family.

FOOD AND COOKING

Easy recipes you can make during coronavirus quarantine with five ingredients or less.
Free Access: The 50 America’s Test Kitchen Recipes You Need Now | America’s Test Kitchen –America’s Test Kitchen is providing this special collection of 50 all-time favorite recipes free for everyone during the COVID-19
The best online resources for quarantine cooking at all skill levels. They include beginner-friendly recipes and ways to use what you have on hand.
84-Year-Old Italian Nonna Is Live-Streaming Pasta-Making Classes From Her Home Outside Rome
Student Meals on a Budget Budgetbytes

ART

Color Our Collections: Free coloring books from 13 museums
Kris Loya Art & Illustration: Live watercolor painting classes
Mermaid Masterpieces: Mermaid Masterpiece is offering free live streaming painting classes through its Facebook page
Jarrett Krosoczska’s YouTube Channel: Daily webcasts about books, as well as art lessons
JarrettLerner.com: Author/Illustrator Jarrett Lerner provides writing and drawing activities, such as: blank comic book pages, “Finish This Comic!” comics, and drawing/writing prompts.
Skillshare Classes to Engage Your Creativity through Watercolor Flora, Striking Posters,  and Houseplant Care
MoMA: is offering free online art courses you can take from home
Stimola Live! Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.

PHOTOGRAPHY

 Nikon School Online Stream every course for free for the entire month of April!
 Leica and Olympus are offering free virtual courses and talks for photographers

HIGHER EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER

Free Online Ivy League Courses A list of 450 Ivy League courses you can take online now for free
Coursera offers nearly 2,000 free adult education courses from some of the world’s most respected and prestigious universities.
Udacity: Take world-class courses with students from around the globe at Udacity.
The Owl – Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a great resource for student writers who want to learn more about writing mechanics, formatting, outline development and avoiding plagiarism.

JOB READY SKILL CENTER

GCF Learn Free: Easy-to-follow tutorials on Microsoft Excel, Word, and Office, as well as Internet Basics, social media, and more. GCF Learn Free also offers free tutorials in math and reading.
Philadelphia Works Resume Builder: Resume Builder is a simple online tool for creating a resume. It uses a fill-in-the-blanks template, provides job descriptions from O*NET OnLine service, and produces a Microsoft Word document that can be saved and edited.
Learn2Type.com is a perfect place to brush up on your typing skills.
Career Planning & Advice: The Balance Careers
LearnThat.com offers free online classes for adults in four categories: business, life- style, personal finance, and technology.

RESOURCE COLLECTIONS

WXXI Education Learn @ Home Educational resources such as virtual events, newsletters, broadcast info, activities, calendars, and more for kids, teens, and adults!
Instructables: Get step-by-step, user created instructions on how to make just about anything. Examples include instructions on building a digital microscope or sewing a zipper.
Guinness World Records: Explore amazing world records
Stuck Inside? Come Hang Out With The Mighty Community!
Free Online Classes for Adults
Don’t discount YouTube as a free source of rich learning material. Simply enter a topic into the search engine to start your learning journey.

FOR LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS

Visit the CNMI State Library-Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
CNMI Archives: Northern Marianas College
Digital Archives: Northern Marianas Humanities Council
NMI Museum of History and Culture
University of Guam RFK Library
Visit the Guam Public Library System
Alele Museum & Public Library Republic of the Marshall Islands
Rose Mackwelung Library Kosrae State Department of Education
Palau Community College Library
Pacific Digital Library
College of Micronesia-FSM Library
Pohnpei Public LibraryFSM
Feleti Barstow Public Library American Samoa
National Library of Samoa
Museum of Samoa
Visit the Pacific Islands Association for Libraries, Archives, and Museums PIALA
Libraries, Archives, & Museums of Pohnpei (LAMP) Association
FSM-Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Kosrae Library Association
Chuuk Association of Libraries
Yap State Library Association
American Library Association
Institute of Museum and Library Services COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Libraries and Museums
How to Help Librarians and Archivists from Your Living Room If you’re cooped-up and curious, use your free time to decipher handwriting, tag images, and more.
Discover 36,918,180 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States in the Digital  Public Library of America including Library of Congress
Discover archival photos, maps, illustrations, and more for free at these libraries’ websites.
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