We miss you, our patrons, and decided we would like to try to connect with you in a different way while the building is closed. So, we are introducing two new programs that we hope you will enjoy, and participate in. One involves photographs, and one involves postcards. Please share this with all of your Falmouth friends, neighbors, and family.
The first project is what we are calling “Falmouth at Home” … as a way to document some of what is happening in the town during the pandemic. We are beginning by asking you to send us a photo of your home bookshelves or magazines you are reading or what you are streaming or what podcast you are listening to. You could even send us a photo of the library books, dvds, or cds that were the last things that you checked out from FPL before we had to close our doors. And, if you would like to tell us the story behind what you are reading or listening to or watching, we’d love to hear it. You can send your photos to fpldigital@
falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Please make your subject FALMOUTH AT HOME.
The second is a Postcard Project. We have been thinking about all of the people who are alone or who don’t have the internet at their homes or who are just bored with staying inside, and decided what we could do is send them postcards! (And maybe they would even send us one back.)
Linda Collins, our director, and Jill Erickson, Head of Reference & Adult Services (and once a month book talker on WCAI, and your author) participate in something called Postcrossing. This was part of the inspiration for our project. The library also got a grant that involves historic postcards of Falmouth, which you can read about here. So it seemed like a great idea.
We have started with a pile of postcards, stickers, and stamps, and we are sending out postcards this week. I kicked it off by sending out three postcards last Friday, so check your mailboxes! We just want to say hi, ask you what are you reading or watching or listening to, and wish you well. If you know someone that you think would like a postcard or you would like a postcard, just send us the mailing address to email@example.com. Please make your subject POSTCARD PROJECT.
We look forward to the day that we can reopen the doors of our libraries, and see you in person, but in the meantime we thought sharing postcards and photographs would be a way to stay in touch. Be well.
If you need to talk to someone, we have limited staff in the building Monday – Friday from 9-5. You are welcome to call us during those times. Please call our regular number 508-457-2555.