Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-3 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 3-7 pm
June 19, 2020
On Monday June 15 we began receiving some of the nearly 30,000 items that our patrons have had in their possession for three months. At 11 am Monday morning, there were about two dozen people waiting to return their items. We were so happy to see you! It has been far too long since we have been able to interact with our patrons face to face.
Over the past three months, Library employees have been working from home, making sure that you have had access to digital content. But we know that for many of you, there is nothing better than a physical book. We have been taking lots of calls this week to schedule curbside pickup appointments that start on June 22. Detailed information on that service is available here.
The health and safety of patrons and employees is of utmost importance in all our plans. We have careful cleaning and sanitizing protocols for the building and returned materials. We are excited about the prospect of having patrons back in the building, but we also need to make sure we are following our Staged Reopening Plan and Safety Plan so that you and our library employees remain safe and healthy. When we do reopen the library in Stage 3, you will be allowed into the building to order and pick up materials, but you won’t be allowed to browse the shelves or read a newspaper. In later stages of the plan, the shelves will be accessible and there will be limited seating. We don’t have an exact date yet for the start of Stage 3, but will update you with that information as soon as it is available.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Alexandra Gutelius, Library Director
New York State Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065