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AT THE LIBRARY: Paycheck Protection Program guidelines from the SBA, new events and services from the library

On Aug. 5, the Clark County Public Library received updated Paycheck Protection Program guidelines from the Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury.  

That 10-page document covers frequently asked questions about PPP Loan Forgiveness. The SBA, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, is providing this guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as provided for under section 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), as amended by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (Flexibility Act).

Borrowers and lenders may rely on the guidance provided in this document as SBA’s interpretation, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, of the CARES Act, the Flexibility Act and the Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rules. 

If you would like a hard copy of these guidelines, call the library at 744-5661 extension 2. That will put you in touch with a reference librarian. Ask the librarian to copy the document. Once the document is copied, the librarian will call you back to let you know it is ready and you will then be able to set up a time to pick up your copy.

You can also receive a PDF of the document by emailing john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.

Two of the library’s best reader advisers and book buyers, Jennifer Mattern and Laura Carpenter, have come up with a way to make your materials requests easier and even add a little anticipation and surprise: Grab-bag Book Bundles.

They created some special book and DVD “grab-bag” bundles you can enjoy through the library’s curbside pickup service. To see the different bundle themes, visit /www.clarkbooks.org/bundles.

Be sure to tell us the type of bundle you want when you call 744-5661 to place an order or when you visit the library’s curbside page (www.clarkbooks.org/curbside) to make a request online. You may get books and DVDs you don’t know about.  

At 8 p.m. Aug. 13, outreach librarian Brad Allard hosts an online game of Fibbage, the “fib-till-you-win” trivia game from the creators of You Don’t Know Jack.

Answer obscure and bizarre trivia questions while you come up with fibs to trick other participants into choosing your answers. If you submit a convincing lie, you can potentially rack up a lot of points. Once all have submitted their fibs anonymously, it’s up to you to choose which absurd answer is the actual truth. 

You will need two devices to participate: any computer or device that has access to Zoom and one mobile device to select the answers on Jackbox.tv.

Each round can host up to eight players at a time. The winner of each round will receive a gift card to the Daily Grind.

To sign up, go to the CCPL’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clarkbooks. Click on the “Events” link. Select Fibbage Game Night from the events list. Click the “See more” link at the bottom of the details box. Use the link provided to sign up.

At 7 p.m. Aug. 18, reference librarians Jennifer Mattern and Angela Taylor will lead another session of their Bright Spot Book Group using Zoom meeting software.

Bright Spot will discuss “Sets the Stars Alight” by Amanda Dykes. The title is available in ebook and audiobook format via Hoopla, an e-book platform available through CCPL’s Online Library.

Sign up to attend by going to the library’s Facebook page, clicking on the events link and following the instructions I described for Fibbage Game Night earlier in this column. You can also find directions for using Hoopla there or call the reference desk for help.

Spice up your week and try a Grab-bag Book Bundle.  Stay safe and healthy all week by wearing your mask, social distancing and washing your hands.  

John Maruskin is director of adult services at the Clark County Public Library. He can be reached at john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.