Priscilla Martinez, Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, Member At-Large

Priscilla Martinez, Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, Member At-Large Member At-Large, Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees -- unanimously appointed by the elected Loudoun County Board of Supervisors July 2019

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07/11/2020
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Free learning tools keep students engaged in reading this summer at Loudoun County Public Library.

“Everyone needs more courage. Informational text is important, but emotional text is crucial. While we fight for the wor...
07/06/2020
If You Really Want to Unlearn Racism, Read Black Sci-Fi Authors

“Everyone needs more courage. Informational text is important, but emotional text is crucial. While we fight for the world of our dreams, we should read pieces from the people who have already created it.”

I needed some hope. I shared this with my sociology professor, and he went to his bookshelf and took down The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Leguin. After that, you

Virginia Department of Elections
06/20/2020

Virginia Department of Elections

Did you apply for a mail-in absentee ballot? Remember to return it promptly to your registrar's office after receiving it. It must arrive there by 7 pm on Election Day, June 23. Find out more: www.elections.virginia.gov/absentee. #VAisForVoters #VaElections2020

#loudouncounts
05/02/2020

#loudouncounts

During this #2020Census Digital Action Weekend, take a moment to remind your friends and family to complete their Census! Funding for many libraries is partly determined through Census data - a full count is critical to ensure we can best serve our communities. #CountOnLibraries

Check out the libraries' Makerspaces' busy 3-D printers with PPE in production -- headbands, extenders, and face shields...
04/30/2020

Check out the libraries' Makerspaces' busy 3-D printers with PPE in production -- headbands, extenders, and face shields. LCPL expects to produce 1,000 to 1,200 face shields per week for a variety of county agencies as well as long-term care facilities that have identified a critical shortage of PPE. Many thanks to the staff making this happen!

Happy National Library week! It's a great time to find out all about your library's virtual offerings! With your Loudoun...
04/22/2020
6 Ways to Virtually Celebrate National Library Week

Happy National Library week! It's a great time to find out all about your library's virtual offerings! With your Loudoun County Public Library card, you can all these resources -- and more! -- for free :-D

Ancestry.com (annual savings of $298)
Lynda.com (annual savings of $359.88)
Consumer Reports Digital (annual savings of $59)
Mango Languages (Rosetta Stone would be $35.97-$200)
Audiobooks on OverDrive (Audible would be $14.95/month)
Freegal streaming music (Pandora would be $59.88-$119.88/annually)

Just head to library.loudoun.gov and have your library card number so you can login. Don't have a library card yet? You can apply for one there, too!

National Library Week is April 19 – 25.

04/15/2020
Loudoun County Government

#todoscuentan

¡Sus vecinos comparten como el Censos 2020 es seguro, facil e importante asi tenemos fondos para los programas sociales que ayudan a todas las familias del Condado de Loudoun! Responda hoy mismo - visite 2020Census.gov, haga clic en "Responder", cambie el lenguaje a "español", y ¡conteste en diez minutos! Las formas en papel del censo llegaran por correo esta semana si la necesita.

Loudoun Installs Wi-Fi Hot Spots to Help Western Loudoun Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic Loudoun County is offering n...
04/11/2020
Loudoun County, VA

Loudoun Installs Wi-Fi Hot Spots to Help Western Loudoun Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

Loudoun County is offering new Wi-Fi hot spots for residents in western Loudoun. The county has worked to amplify the Loudoun County Public Library’s Wi-Fi signal so that it is available to access in the parking lots immediately adjacent to the Lovettsville, Middleburg and Purcellville libraries.

Residents who have no reliable internet service are encouraged to use the free Wi-Fi to access information about COVID-19 and complete any other type of essential online business, such as ordering groceries or other household supplies. Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles in order to maintain the physical distancing needed to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Users of the service who are not in vehicles are also asked to maintain a distance of approximately 6 feet from others.

The name of the network is LibraryWiFi. No password is required, although users will need to click “accept” on the landing page.

The Wi-Fi hot spots are expected to be operational Monday, April 13, 2020. Service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.

Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.

Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19.

Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an to [email protected].

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Loudoun Installs Wi-Fi Hot Spots to Help Western Loudoun Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

Loudoun County Government
04/05/2020

Loudoun County Government

#Loudoun County has created a hub of interactive maps and web-based applications designed to help Loudoun residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details here: loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5671

Grab your chalk and practice social distancing while sharing joy! Write messages to the world and post them this Saturda...
04/02/2020

Grab your chalk and practice social distancing while sharing joy! Write messages to the world and post them this Saturday, April 4! #Chalk4Joy #Chalk4Peace

Due to Virginia's statewide stay-at-home order through June 10, all Loudoun County Public Library locations are closed u...
04/01/2020

Due to Virginia's statewide stay-at-home order through June 10, all Loudoun County Public Library locations are closed until further notice to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We understand this closure creates hardships for those who rely on our services, which is why we've taken steps to implement the Ask a Librarian hotline and to expand our selection of eBooks and other digital media, both of which you can read about below.

Updates will be posted on our website as the situation develops. Here are a few things to note:

*All programs, events and meeting room reservations are suspended through at least June 10.
*Due dates for physical items have been extended until June 20.
Holds will be available when the library reopens.
*Please keep your checked out items until we reopen.

With the library's physical locations closed, access to eBooks and other digital media is more important than ever. That's why we're giving you more of what you love:

*Borrow up to 10 items on Hoopla
*Borrow up to 15 titles on OverDrive
*Use Ancestry.com from home

LCPL has launched a new information and research hotline to assist with all your library needs. Call 703-777-0323 and our staff will be happy to answer your questions. The hotline is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

While our locations may be closed, we are committed to serving the community in any way possible. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the library and thank you for your continued support.

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04/01/2020

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>> Keeping libraries safe is important for both workers and guests. But during the current COVID-19 pandemic, questions ...
03/29/2020
How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic | American Libraries Magazine

>> Keeping libraries safe is important for both workers and guests. But during the current COVID-19 pandemic, questions about how to do that—particularly when it comes to materials and surfaces—have complicated answers.

Keeping libraries safe is important for both workers and guests. But during the current COVID-19 pandemic, questions about how to do that—particularly when it comes to materials and surfaces—have complicated answers.

❤️My daughter and I enjoying the fresh air, the sounds of cows, barred owls, mourning doves, and cardinals, and our babb...
03/27/2020

❤️My daughter and I enjoying the fresh air, the sounds of cows, barred owls, mourning doves, and cardinals, and our babbling brook while reading a bedtime story to Samurai, our Ameraucana rooster. 🐄🦉🕊️📖🐓😴💤 Many thanks to the Loudoun Literacy Council for this fun opportunity to #readacrossLoudoun 😊

Join us as Priscilla Martinez, Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, Member At-Large reads Perro Grande Perro Pequeño to her rooster Samurai for Loudoun Literacy Council’s #ReadAcrossLoudoun
Loudoun County Public Library

“Big Dog, Little Dog (in Spanish)”
Read by Priscilla Martinez, Library At-Large Mameber
Loudoun Literacy Council
#ReadAcrossLoudoun
“Big Dog, Little Dog” written by P. D Eastman, illustrated by was read with limited permission by Random House.

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03/27/2020
American Library Association

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The Internet Archive has announced the creation of a new National Emergency Library with over 1.4 million books available to borrow digitally, and no waitlists. With libraries across the country closed, we appreciate them for filling this critical need.

This article is free for everyone, but did you know that your library card includes access to the Consumer Reports websi...
03/27/2020
These Common Household Products Can Destroy the Novel Coronavirus

This article is free for everyone, but did you know that your library card includes access to the Consumer Reports website with lots of helpful ratings and information? YES, it does! If you don't yet have a library card, sign up at library.loudoun.gov and you can instantly access tens of thousands eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, TV shows and online learning opportunities including The Great Courses and Lynda.com!

Concerned that stores will sell out of disinfectant products?Consumer Reports shows you the common household products that can destroy the novel coronavirus, according to Consumer Reports.

#survivalkit #jackpot While Loudoun County Public Libraries are closed, staff have developed a “Quarantine Survival Guid...
03/25/2020
Quarantine Survival Guide

#survivalkit #jackpot While Loudoun County Public Libraries are closed, staff have developed a “Quarantine Survival Guide,” featuring an array of online tools for learning, exploration, and recreation. In addition to the library’s popular eBooks and digital offerings, these resources are all absolutely free. Check out virtual storytime with familiar LCPL faces, as well as resources for students, parents, and everyone spending time at home.

https://library.loudoun.gov/Quarantine-Survival-Guide

Loudoun County Public Library

This just in: There’s more of OverDrive to love! ❤📱 You can now borrow 15 eBooks and digital audiobooks at once and plac...
03/24/2020
Libby, by OverDrive - an app for library ebooks and audiobooks

This just in: There’s more of OverDrive to love! ❤📱 You can now borrow 15 eBooks and digital audiobooks at once and place holds on an additional 15 titles at the same time (up from 10 titles). We’ve also added lots of new books, including 345 classics you can download instantly without waitlists or holds.

New to eBooks? Download the Libby app and get started now: meet.libbyapp.com.

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title. Libby has a ground-breaking ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player.

Aww, teddy bears in windows! Such ingenuity in these trying times!
03/23/2020
Fairfax County Public Library

Aww, teddy bears in windows! Such ingenuity in these trying times!

We've heard there are some bear hunts going on in neighborhoods around the county! For an engaging extension of the children's book "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," check your neighborhood's online resources to see if people are participating by placing teddy bears in their windows to be spotted by families on walks — what a wonderful way to bring the community together and encourage families to get outside and stay active while social distancing.

Watch the animated version of the book at the link below if your little ones need an introduction to the story!

In case you missed it: Booklist's online resources are now free for all libraries and readers.
03/21/2020
Booklist Just Announced Free Online Access for All

In case you missed it: Booklist's online resources are now free for all libraries and readers.

The American Library Association’s book review magazine is giving away free access to all its online content.

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center (WRC) has created new virtual resources for those seeking job and career assistanc...
03/20/2020
Workforce Resource Center | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center (WRC) has created new virtual resources for those seeking job and career assistance during this uncertain time. From online learning and unemployment insurance to resume critiques and employment coaching, the WRC is available to assist you.

https://www.loudoun.gov/1592/Workforce-Resource-Center

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center provides no cost resources and equipment to both job seekers and businesses. This center offers job announcements, resume preparation assistance, computers, phones, fax, and other resources necessary to conduct a job search.

03/20/2020
Prince William Public Libraries

Prince William Public Libraries

Let's get you moving on this Friday morning!

If you haven't met Mister John at Potomac Community Library yet, you are in for a treat! Join Mister John for an exciting "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom" song and dance!

The Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Thursday, March 19, to keep all branches closed...
03/20/2020
Online Resources

The Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Thursday, March 19, to keep all branches closed until at least April 1 and to suspend the implementation of curbside pickup service.

All book return drops have been closed. Library patrons are asked to hold on to any materials they’ve checked out until the book return drops reopen. Due dates for all physical materials have been extended to Saturday, June 20. Patrons will not be subject to any penalties or fees during the closure.

Additionally:

* Anyone without a library card can sign up online for a temporary card that is valid for six months.
* All blocks have been removed from customer accounts to allow for the use of online resources.
* Items will remain on hold while the library is closed to the public.
* All programs, events, and meeting room reservations are suspended thru at least May 10.
* The limit on Hoopla borrows has been increased to 10 items per month (up from six items per month).
* Outreach deliveries to senior living facilities and nursing homes are suspended.
* Library staff are recording programs and storytimes to keep our community engaged online. They will be posted on social media as they become available.
* While branches are closed, customers are encouraged to explore the library’s vast selection of eBooks and online resources (please see below).

Please check library.loudoun.gov/COVID19 for more updates as they become available.

https://library.loudoun.gov/SERVICES/Online-Resources

Loudoun County Public Library

Neat! This Hogwarts Digital Escape Room experience was created by a staff member of Peters Township Public Library in Mc...
03/20/2020
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Neat! This Hogwarts Digital Escape Room experience was created by a staff member of Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA. www.ptlibrary.org

Hello and welcome to our Harry Potter themed Digital Escape Room! You can complete this escape room as a family or individual, you can compete against friends and try it multiple times. Just make sure you have fun! This escape experience was created by a staff member of Peters Township Public Librar...

Excellent news!
03/20/2020

Excellent news!

Today, Macmillan announced they are lifting the embargo.

ALA's response: “Equitable access to digital content is more important than ever as libraries continue to serve their communities amid rapidly changing circumstances.”

Full Statement: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/03/ala-welcomes-cancellation-macmillan-embargo #eBooksForAll

For more information on equitable access to eBooks, visit: eBooksForAll.org

UPDATE 🚨 Visit our new COVID-19 page for information about helpful changes to your account and online resources: library...
03/19/2020

UPDATE 🚨 Visit our new COVID-19 page for information about helpful changes to your account and online resources: library.loudoun.gov/covid19.

Here are a few highlights:
• All Loudoun County Public Library locations remain closed to the public.
• The due date for all physical items has been extended to June 20.
• Items will remain on hold while the library is closed to the public.
• All programs, events and meeting room reservations are suspended through at least May 10.
• Staff are recording programs and storytimes to keep our community engaged online. (Stay tuned!)
• The limit on Hoopla borrows has been increased to **10 items** per month.
• The library is continuing to explore ways to implement a curbside pickup service.

We'll be updating our website with the latest details as they become available. Thanks for your patience!

📣To help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is closing all branch...
03/15/2020

📣To help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is closing all branches beginning Monday, March 16 and will implement curbside pickup service at all 10 branches later in the week. More details about how customers can utilize curbside service will be announced Tuesday.

Additionally, LCPL is giving new customers who sign up online six months to pick up their permanent library cards. Previously, patrons had to visit a branch within 30 days of registering online.

“New customers can register for a library card at library.loudoun.gov and instantly access an incredible selection of eBooks, eMagazines, TV shows, music, movies and online courses,” said Chang Liu, Director of Loudoun County Public Library. “And any patron who still needs to pick up and drop off materials at their local branch will be able to do so in a way that adheres to social distancing.”

Curbside pickup will last until further notice. Passport, notary and all other in-branch services have been suspended.

“My staff and I look forward to providing our full array of offerings as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so,” said Liu.

The Loudoun Library Foundation has also joined the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by suspending collection of all donations at its Sterling and Leesburg locations until further notice. The nonprofit is assessing the status of its annual Giant Used Book Sale in Leesburg that is scheduled for June.

For complete information, visit library.loudoun.gov.

Virginia Department of Health
03/15/2020

Virginia Department of Health

Todos somos responsables ayudar detener la propagación de coronavirus (COVID-19). Asegurar:

➡️Lavarse las manos
➡️Trabaja de manera remota
➡️Práctica distancia social

Manténgase al tanto. Consigue información confiable de COVID-19 siguiendo Virginia Department of Health y Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Para obtener estadísticas de casos de COVID-19 y un mapa de casos por localidad, visite el sitio de VDH: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

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Priscilla Martinez, Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, Member At-Large

As a child, my local library was often my favorite after-school hangout. As an adult, I continue to have an ever-present stack of library books at my bedside and downloaded to my phone, waiting to take me on my next adventure. And as a parent, I've ensured that my children (now teens thru adults) have grown up with the same attachment to our Loudoun Library system and its place in our lives. Additionally, having served over 5,000 Loudoun County youth as volunteer Chair of our county's Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as well as Cub Scout Day Camp Director, has also provided me with experience leading youth via the many other approaches to learning that are well-aligned with the services our library system currently provides to patrons. I have served as a volunteer in many organizations for the past 25+ years, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, education, interfaith, environmental advocacy, and numerous civic engagement initiatives in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, as well as in the greater DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.

That said, I believe it's my experience serving as a member of the Purcellville Library Advisory Board (PLAB) that has best positioned me to serve as a member of the Library Board of Trustees and, in particular, to bridge the Trustees' and advisory boards'/friends groups' experiences. During my tenure as president of PLAB for four years, I represented our branch to the Library Board of Trustees, presented annual reports on the Purcellville Library at the Trustees' meetings, and attended workgroup meetings called by the Trustees for presidents of branch advisory boards/friends groups. As a result, I have experience collaborating with Trustees and am familiar with the work of the Loudoun County Library Board of Trustees. Having led the PLAB allowed me to be attuned to individual branch needs, while interacting with the Board of Trustees allowed me to experience how Trustees' efforts and advisory boards'/friends groups' efforts complement each other.

I believe having these two perspectives has uniquely positioned me to work in tandem with fellow Trustees and with advisory boards/friends so as to provide the library patrons we serve with the resources, events, and spaces to further knowledge and exploration. I also believe that my experiences managing development, budgets, and investment decisions as president of PLAB and for our BSA Loudoun district have provided me with a firm understanding of fiduciary responsibility and the leadership required to prioritize it.

Finally, with the role of libraries evolving quickly in recent years, I anticipate that we will continue to see expansion of the ways that our library system serves our community. I am humbled and honored with the opportunity to contribute to the visioning and implementation of these new and innovative approaches in service to my fellow Loudouners.

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Volunteer at Naacp Loudoun (2006-present)

Volunteer at Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES (2006-present)

Steering Committee Member at Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) (2017-present)

Volunteer at Boy Scouts of America (2002-present)

Former Member, Board of Directors at National Capital Area Council, BSA (2013, 2014)

Former President at Purcellville Library Advisory Board (2010-2017)

Former Member of the Board of Trustees at Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (2014-2016)

Former Chairwoman at NCAC - Goose Creek District (2013,2014)

Former Camp Director at Loudoun County NCAC - Goose Creek District (2008-2011)

Former Volunteer at Girl Scouts Nation's Capital (2001-2011)

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