Backyard Astronomy

Come in to borrow the library telescope!

Please come on in to check out the library telescope to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star-hopping and learn how easy it is to use!

This telescope was donated to the library by John C. Root in memory of his wife, Susan E. Root, and is maintained by Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.

The library will be closed on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in observance of Labor Day weekend.

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Starting July 1st, 2019, you will no longer have to remember to call or log into your account to renew physical items (not OverDrive items) that you have checked out.

If a checked out item can be renewed, it will automatically be renewed on the due date.

An email notification will be sent on the due date alerting you of the renewal status for checked out items. 

It will indicate if your items were successfully renewed or unable to be renewed.

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