Although access to libraries has been disrupted during the pandemic, Longmont Public Library and the dedicated librarians inside keep finding unique ways to bring the library to you.

Pick-a-Topic Takeaway Bags are specially curated for each patron. Just submit your topic of interest (like sharks, astronauts or castles) and enjoy curbside pickup of a tote filled with materials related to your topic, including books, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines.

There’s also a new “Book Chatter” podcast, which debuted in January. On the second Friday of every month, listen to a rotating group of librarians discussing the featured book—it’s a program you’ll find more engaging if you’ve read the book first. On May 14, they’ll be chatting about “Yellow Bird:  Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country,” by Sierra Crane Murdoch. Check the rest of the schedule at bit.ly/LibPrograms.