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News Release – Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 15, 2020

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June 11, 2020 at 2:18 AM

Winfield Public Library – Phase II: No Contact Curbside Pickup

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PHASE II: NO Contact Curbside Pickup begins Tuesday June 2, 2020 – Weather permitting. Heavy rain and thunderstorms may delay or cancel Curbside services on a daily basis.
This limited service will be available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday 12 pm – 2 pm.

Patrons with active library cards can reserve items online or call 205-487-2484.
You will set up a time to pick up your items outside the front entrance.
All return items must be returned in the outside book/media deposit on the sidewalk.
PLEASE have your items in a bag if it is raining.

You can view our collection online by going to http://www.winfieldpubliclibrary.com
At the top of the page click the Library Search link. This will let you search or browse our collection.

You have 2 choices to reserve items:

  1. 1. You can call the library at 205-487-2484 and tell staff what you would like to borrow and set up a time for pickup.
  2. 2. While viewing the library catalog, you should see an account log on option in the top right corner.
    Username will be your first initial and last name, all lower case.
    Password will be your library card number. Your library card number is located on the back of your card, use the barcode numbers.
    After you log on you can click on the items you would like to checkout, then click on the reserve button.
    When you see the message “Item reserved successfully” you can click the top right X and continue to browse and reserve.
    You will still be limited to 6 items with a 2 movie/TV series limit.
    The library staff will get a notification that you have placed items on reserve.
    The staff will gather your items then call or text you when they are available to be picked up.
    You need to be sure we have your current phone number on file.

We ask that patrons stay in their vehicle and call the library at 205-487-2484 to inform staff you are in the parking lot.
The staff will let you know if your items are ready and will place on a table outside in a bag with your name attached.
We ask that all patrons follow social distancing protocols while waiting for your items.
6 feet spacing will be marked outside but waiting in your car will be the best procedure.

Safely reopening the library in phases. Please be patient as the library remains closed until further notice.

The Covid-19 virus has had an unprecedented impact on the library and the communities we serve.
Our plan to reopen is dependent on factors such as recommendations from local and national health agencies,
social distancing protocols, critical community needs, and a sustained reduction in new Covid-19 cases within
the community for at least 14 days. The primary consideration is maintaining the safety of library patrons and staff
while finding ways to provide necessary services that the library is uniquely positioned to perform.

NO DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME – NO EXCEPTIONS!

PHASE III will be announced ASAP. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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May 29, 2020 at 1:16 AM

Amended Alabama “Safer at Home” Order – 05/21/2020

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May 21, 2020 at 3:26 PM

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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May 20, 2020 at 10:45 PM

USDA Offers Farm Loans for Farmers Facing Covid-19 Related Challenges

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May 14, 2020 at 12:30 AM

Amended “Safer at Home” Order to take effect May 11, 2020

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May 8, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Alabama Governor Issues “Safer at Home” Order To Go Into Effect April 30th at 5:00 pm

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April 28, 2020 at 11:31 AM

Amended Curfew for Marion County till April 30th at 5:00 pm

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April 16, 2020 at 4:23 PM

Governor Kay Ivey Issues Stay at Home Order – 04/03/2020

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April 3, 2020 at 5:04 PM

Open Meetings Act Proclamation – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

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April 2, 2020 at 12:16 PM

City of Hamilton – Quarantine and Curfew Order 03/30/2020

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March 30, 2020 at 7:17 PM

UPDATED – Marion County Order of Quarantine – Passed Today – 03/30/2020

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March 30, 2020 at 3:17 PM

USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selectedfor General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

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March 30, 2020 at 11:33 AM

USDA SERVICE CENTERS OPEN FOR BUSINESS BY PHONE APPOINTMENT ONLY

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March 30, 2020 at 11:31 AM

OUT OF DATE – SEE ATTACHED LINK TO CURRENT ITEM – Declaration of Emergency Conditions and Quarantine for Marion County – 03/28/2020

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March 28, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Governor Ivey’s Emergency Order – Non-Essential Businesses to Close – 03/27/2020

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March 27, 2020 at 12:23 PM

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Winfield Public Library Closed(until further notice) – 03/15/2020

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With consideration of decisions by state and local officials, school systems, and public health departments, the Winfield Public Library Board of Trustees have made the decision to close the library to the public effective immediately until further notice. This includes cancellation of all library programming.

We are closing to protect the health of our staff, our city, and our patrons, for which we care deeply. Closing sooner will offer greater benefit to the social distancing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Marion County.

Don’t worry about things like overdue books or returning items. All physical materials currently checked out will have due dates extended until we reopen. All holds that were placed will be waiting for you to pick up when we reopen.

We hope you understand that to interrupt our mission of providing access to information, ideas, and experiences is something we do only because we feel we have no other choice. Please stay safe, monitor your health, follow guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen, and in the meantime, please take care of yourself and those around you.

Regina Sperry
Director/Librarian
Winfield Public Library
PO Box 1527
Winfield, AL 35594
205-487-2484
http://www.winfieldpubliclibrary.com

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March 15, 2020 at 7:12 PM

Get Ready to Spring Forward – March 8, 2020

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Don’t forget to change those smoke alarm batteries!! Smoke Alarms Save Lives!!

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March 4, 2020 at 7:00 AM

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18th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival – March 7th and 8th, 2020

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For more information please visit www.jbaf.org

 

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February 17, 2020 at 1:11 PM

Shop for One-of-a-Kind Artwork at the Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival

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Hamilton, Alabama – Juried artists from across the Southeast will make their way to North Alabama the first weekend in March for the town of Hamilton’s highly acclaimed art festival. Now in its eighteenth year, the Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) will be held March 7-8, 2020, and confirmed for this year’s event are over 50 artists from Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina who will be creating and demonstrating throughout the weekend.

Presented by the Northwest Alabama Arts Council, the JBAF offers two days of quality folk art exhibition, an art station for children and free admission and parking. The JBAF is known for its emphasis on Southern folk art, but there are various mediums available at each year’s festival to include pottery, multiple forms of glass art, mixed media, jewelry making, wood art/carving, metal art, sculptures, gourd art, quilting, fabric art, paintings, basket weaving, wire art and photography. Over 50 artists offering one-of-a-kind creations and masterpieces will be on hand and festival goers will have the opportunity to shop their incredible work and a free kids’ art station will be provided where children can create their own works of art.

Featured artist for this year’s festival is the “Birdhouse Man,” Ray Dutton, of Moulton, Ala. Following a career as a carpenter, Dutton, along with his wife, began traveling the festival circuit throughout the Southeast 20 years ago. The award-winning artist is known for his colorful and elaborate birdhouses. Other hand-crafted items by Dutton include four different styles of churches, bird feeders, butterfly houses, bat houses and carpenter bee traps. At the 2020 JBAF, Dutton will debut a new style of butterfly house and a school bus birdhouse.

The festival honors the late Jerry Brown, a ninth-generation potter whose work can be found in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Brown was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship in 1992, as well as receiving numerous merit awards, and in 2003, he was awarded the Alabama Heritage Award from the Alabama Arts Council. Brown, who passed away unexpectedly in 2016, was the only known potter in the United States who used a mule, Blue the Mule, to help him mill clay for his pottery. For more information on Brown and his mule, visit http://www.jerrybrownpottery.com.

Set to take place at the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, located underneath the city’s water tower at 3196 County Highway 55 in Hamilton, the festival location offers easy access for travelers by taking exit 14 on Interstate 22 (formerly U.S. Highway 78). Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and parking is free. For more information, visit http://www.jbaf.org or call 205.921.9483 or follow the event on Facebook at Jerry Brown Arts Festival and on Twitter @JerryBrownFest.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consist of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at http://www.NorthAlabama.org.

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February 12, 2020 at 11:58 AM

USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers

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February 7, 2020 at 11:04 PM

Medicare Classes – Winfield Public Library

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Medicare Classes at the Winfield Public Library, Thursday, February 13th 10 am – 12 pm

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January 31, 2020 at 5:17 PM

Origami at The Winfield Public Library

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Crafternoon at the Winfield Public Library, Thursday, February 27th 3:30 pm ages 8-18

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January 31, 2020 at 5:16 PM

Storytime at the Winfield Public Library

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Storytime at the Winfield Public Library, Thursday, February 13th 3:30 pm ages 4 – 7.

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January 31, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Winfield Public Library – D & D Saturdays

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D&D Saturdays, February 8th & 22nd 10 am – 2 pm. Ages 10 and up. Join us at the Winfield Public Library for an afternoon of adventure and imagination. We are beginner friendly and provide all the supplies needed.

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January 31, 2020 at 5:13 PM

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