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Library Winds Way Through Summer Programs
Escalon Librarian Nazli Ali, foreground, works at her computer while Library Assistant Jodi Crawford, in background, assists a patron. Library staff members are available, behind a protective screen and utilizing face masks, for service in the lobby at the Second Street library. Marg Jackson/The Times

You can’t get any farther than the lobby – but programs and services are still available at the Escalon Library on Second Street.

The doors to the library open, allowing residents in, but they have to stop at a table set up in the lobby, complete with Plexiglas shields, that protect both the public and the library staffers. Pick up of checked out books and materials is done and kids and adults can also take part in the Summer Reading Program.

The summer reading continues through July 31, with a log available and information about how to chart your progress, turn in your reading lists and be entered for a prize.

There are also a number of Virtual Summer Events happening, with performances available on Facebook Live, including the actual performance and then a week of a recording of that show being available. Go to to view the shows.

July performances are at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. They include: The Bubble Lady, July 1 and available for the next week; followed by Germar the Magician on July 8; Cascada de Flores presents Aquiles Va Un Cuento, July 15; Lizard Lady Reptiles, July 22; Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, July 29.

On Thursdays, go to Facebook Live for a craft project.

At the library itself, hours for the lobby service are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Patrons are asked to wear a face covering while at the library.