Teen Summer Reading

Teens have been busy reading and earning badges to help their team make it out of the forest. The the team that finishes first gets treated to an ice cream party!

Click HERE to see Week #1 Team Results

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More Services Now Available at the Library

The Library is open to the public in accordance with phase 4 of Governor Little’s Stay Safe Order.  Face masks are encouraged and social distancing is required.  Please keep visits brief (30 minutes or less).  Faxing and copying are available but the computers, printing from the computers, and Community Room use are still unavailable.  The toys and backpacks are still off limits and small children must remain with an adult at all times.

We are sorry for any inconvenience these limitations might cause.  We appreciate your cooperation and would love to see you in the Library. 

Curbside pickup is still available for those who prefer that option. 

Please call 208-226-2335 if you have any questions.

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Summer Reading

The Children’s Summer Reading program is in full swing. Children’s packets, containing reading logs and weekly craft and activities, are still available outside the Library front door.
Click HERE for more information.

Week #1 June 12-18 Click HERE to to watch Miss Debbie read “Jack Breaks the Beanstalks” and demonstrate the “grow your own Beanstalk” craft.

Week #2 June 19-25 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Princess and the Pea” and demonstrate the “Prince/Princess” paper craft.

Week #3 June 26-July 2 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Three Little Pigs” and demonstrate the finger puppet craft.

Week #4 July 3-July 9 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Three Bears” and demonstrate the craft (this is the week #4 story even thought on the video Miss Deena said it was week 3, oops).

Bear Hunt Activity:

For the activity this week “We are Going on a Bear Hunt” so click HERE to watch Miss Deena read this beloved children’s story. We invite all community members, including you, to place a bear in your window. Now you are ready for a bear hunt, so gather your family and venture out around town and see how many bears you can spot. We would love to see some of your adventures so snap a few pics and post them to social media using the hashtag, #AFLibraryBearHunt 

Happy Hunting, and please be sure to follow social distancing guidelines. 


StoryWalk® is located in the AF City Park, starting directly across from the Library.  You are invited to participate at your leisure.  This weeks story is “Lost”. A new story will be place each Friday during the 6-week program (StoryWalk® will not be available on Thursdays to allow for mowing at the park).  Please be sure to observe social distancing guidelines.

Teens who are registered for Summer Reading, don’t forget to turn in your reading report by Saturday to help your team on its journey through the forest.

Adult Summer Reading is also underway.Click HERE for more details.

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AF Library Video Storytime

We now have a video Storytime each week! Click below to view.

Click HERE for video storytime resource links and craft patterns

6-3-20-Storytime-Dogs Click HERE to view

5-14-20-Storytime-Caterpillars and Butterflies Click HERE to view

5-7-20 Storytime-Birds Click HERE to view

4-30-20 Storytime-Bees Click HERE to view

4-23-20 Storytime-Trucks Click HERE  to view

4-15-20 Storytime-Duck Click HERE to view

4-9-20 Storytime-Bunny Click HERE to view

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Summer Reading, “Re-Imagined”

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Browsing by appointment at the library starting Monday June 1st!

We are opening our doors!

The library staff is happy to announce that our doors will be open to the public on a limited basis starting Monday, June 1.

We will be allowing 3 patrons at a time inside the library for 20-minute sessions to browse and check out. We ask that you call the library at 208-226-2335 to schedule your time slot. We are requiring masks, social distancing, and ask patrons to be considerate and responsible in handling materials or items.

Our hours will be Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 and Saturdays 10:00-5:00.

We are still offering curbside service. We ask that all items continue to be returned through our book and video drop boxes.

Computer, copies, and other office-like services are not available at this point.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and willingness to allow a safe reopening for our patrons and staff. We look forward to seeing you!

PLEASE NOTE: We are having trouble posting on our Facebook page. We have discovered it is on Facebook’s end and we are hoping they can resolve it soon. Thank you.

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Curbside delivery starting Tuesday, May 26th!

Information for our curbside service starting Tuesday, May 26. 

We are excited to be able to serve you again soon. We appreciate your patience as we follow guidelines to phase our reopening. We wanted to let you know how our curbside service will work. This will be in effect until further notice. At this time, the library will not be open for other library services. Thank you for understanding.

  1. Go to our website at www.aflibrary.org and click on the KOHA icon. Log in using your library card number and PIN. If you don’t know your PIN, call the library and we will assist you.  You can then place items on hold. Or call the library starting May 26 at 208-226-2335. Holds will be ready the next day if we receive your requests by 3:00 pm.
  2.  To pick up your check-outs, simply pull in to a designated curbside parking spot and call a number that will be posted. This number will be different from our library phone number. We will promptly bring your bagged and checked-out books to you. Your order will include your check-outs slip with the date they will be due. Any returns need to be dropped off using the book drop as we will be following our sanitizing procedures.

Please comment with any questions. We appreciate our amazing patrons!

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Board Meeting




MEETING DATE: May 21st, 2020

TIME 5:00 PM

Call to Order

Action Item:  Approval of February’s Meeting Minutes

Action Item:  Approval of February, March and April’s Bill’s

Action Item: Library Opening guidelines

Treasurer’s Report

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The library BOOK DROPS will be open Monday, May 18th! We would ask that all patrons with library books and movies would return the materials during the week of May 18th – 22nd through the book drop. The library staff will spend that week quarantining, disinfecting and then shelving those library materials. All materials that come in must be subjected to a 72-hour quarantine period before they are available again.

On Tuesday May 26th the library will start curbside delivery to the public using our parking lot. Starting that Tuesday books can be put on hold by going to the library website at www.aflibrary.org  and then using the online catalog or calling the library at 226-2335. Those items, if available, will be ready for pick up the next day.

More information will be posted next week through the paper, the library Facebook page and our website at www.aflibrary.org or by calling 226-2335 after May 18th.

This process will be our operating procedure until it is advisable to open the doors to a limited number of patrons at a time, and then transitioning to full library services.

We appreciate your patronage and understanding! We ask for patience as we work through this unprecedented time. We look forward to seeing your faces and helping with your library needs once again.

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Library Board Safety Discussion Meeting

Wednesday at 5:00 pm outside on the library patio.

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