An Update on Library Services

The library will welcome patrons back into the building on Monday, October 19.

Due to the COVID cluster in the county, three neighboring libraries had closed, and we were inundated with patrons. We could not safely operate. We continued to offer curbside service while we reconsidered how to best handle in-person visits in the safest manner possible.

There were no COVID cases in the library, fortunately. Had there been, we would have made the appropriate notification to patrons.

The biggest change you will encounter is that we are limiting the size of groups entering the building. Only two people per household or group may enter per day. We have found that larger groups stayed longer times and made social distancing from other patrons difficult. We will be continuing our policy of limiting the occupancy of the building.

Currently, the library is arranged to offer a grab-and-go experience. Your visit should be completed within 30 minutes, and that includes your internet session if you come to use the computers. Proper mask-wearing is compulsory, and social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained.

We will also continue to offer curbside and portico pickup. Click here to place a hold through our online catalog or call (845) 634-4997 x125 for adult and teen materials or x121 for children’s materials.  To notify staff that you’ve arrived to pick up your materials, dial x124. Please note that curbside pickup will end a half an hour before closing. 

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you again.