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COVID-19 Update

available limited services as of march 2021
 Library Building
Curbside Service
Monday-Thursday9am – 7pmMWF 11am – 1pm
Friday9am – 5pmTTH 4pm – 6pm
Saturday10am – 4pm1pm – 2pm

March 31, 2021

We are happy to announce the Library will be extending the building hours as of Monday, April 5. Our services will remain the same at this time. Notary services resumed on March 15 and you can now call the Library to schedule an appointment. With the weather improving, we encourage you to take advantage of the Reading Garden, the newly created Shade Garden, and the picnic tables on our back lawn. You can access our free WiFi from outside the building or just enjoy a book in the sunshine.

As we move a little closer towards “normal,” it is important to remember that we must continue to follow the necessary safety protocols. Masks will still be required at all times, as well as social distancing while in the Library. At this time, it is still mandated that we quarantine materials for 48 hours after they are returned and it may take a few days for your account to be updated. No late fees are being charged at this time for overdue items, however, you are still responsible for any cost incurred from lost or damaged materials.

For now, we will continue with limited service in the building and virtual programming. We are hopeful that the warm weather and increase in vaccine roll out will allow for more opportunities to increase services in the coming months. Until that time, we appreciate your patience. It has been a difficult year for all of us, but we are moving in the right direction and are optimistic for the future.

Alexandra Gutelius, Library Director

The Pandemic Operations Plan has been developed in accordance with amended New York State Labor Law §27-c, and incorporates the Library Reopening Services Plan, Library Safety Plan and Cluster Guidance Plan.  The Pandemic Operations Plan  was approved by the Board of Trustees on March 15, 2021 and will be updated regularly. 

Pandemic Operations Plan

New York State’s Forward Plan

New York State COVID Vaccine Information

The Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) is documenting life during COVID-19, we invite you to share your story here:

Useful Links

New York State Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065

New York State Department of Health – Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID 19

World Health Organization