COVID-19 Update 7/22/2020

July 22, 2020

                Here is another periodically update for our community on how the library and its services are doing:

Monday 2:15 -6:45pm
Tuesday 2:15 - 4:45pm
Wednesday 2:15 - 6:45pm
Thursday 2:15 to 4:45pm
Friday 10:15am - 12:30pm

  • The library has now moved to its own “level 4” reopening which includes allowing community members in the building by appointment only. Please call us at (315)322-5673 to make an appointment.
    1. Appointment hours:

Monday 2:15 -6:45pm
Tuesday 2:15 - 4:45pm
Wednesday 2:15 - 6:45pm
Thursday 2:15 to 4:45pm
Friday 10:15am - 12:30pm

  • Programming will be offered virtually, with some grab and go options. In Madrid, the summer reading program begins on Wednesday, July 1st and runs until Monday, August 31st. To participate create a free account on READsquared http://hepburnlibofmadridny14.readsquared.com/ there is also a number of the 65 libraries in the system creating online content that anyone can access. Those offerings can be found at: https://ncls.libguides.com/virtualbranch/summer
  •  Returns can be made to the blue outdoor book drop at the front of the library beginning June 8th.  Under new study guidelines, materials will be quarantined for 96 hours or more. This could mean items stay on your accounts longer.
  • There has been a modification to the amount of holds patrons are allowed to place- patrons can now place holds on up to 20 items at a time.
  • At this time, there are no plans to reinstate use of the Community Room by the public. Announcements will be made as we do get closer to offering the space again. This is due in part to the fact that renovations, cleaning and organizing are still ongoing. We hope that when we do reopen this space, that the efforts of the staff, board, volunteers and contactors helps to make things easier for everyone.
  • The library Board of Trustees has 2 vacancies. If interested, please look at our webpage at: https://www.hepburnlibraryofmadrid.org/Minutes

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Laurel Murphy

Director

previous update 7/15/2020