Don’t Microwave Your Library Books!

Don’t Microwave Your Library Books!

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Yes, people are doing that, and it’s bad. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that they haven’t learned yet whether warm weather or temperature affects the spread of the coronavirus, many people believe it does. Other viruses like the ones that cause the common cold and the flu do spread more during the winter than during the summer, which could be why people speculate that the coronavirus does the same. But it hasn’t been proven. However, the CDC also says that “it may be possible that people can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has …

Eight NYPL Locations Opening Next Month

Eight NYPL Locations Opening Next Month

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New York-based booklovers, rejoice! Your bank accounts and delivery drivers will soon be thanking you, because eight beloved New York Public Library locations will be opening with a grab-and-go service from July 13. In a statement from Anthony W. Marx, the library’s president, locations in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island will be the first to open in the initial phase, followed by more as time goes on and the virus restrictions allow. Every branch of the NYPL closed its doors in mid-March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to e-books, using the library’s online catalog, or, …