New Library Schedule

Effective Tuesday, Oct. 13th, the Richards Library is expanding its schedule. Please read carefully and completely. Please share this on all your social media platforms too!

Mon/Wed/Fri: The library will continue with book pick-up on these days. Pick-ups are by appointment only. We will call you when your items arrive to set up a time for you to come by. If we cannot reach you, we will leave a message for you to call us back at 518-623-3011 to set up an appointment. Appointments will NOW run from 10:20 AM-5:30 PM…this should allow people who get out of work later to get their materials.

Tues/Thurs: The library will be open from 10 AM-4 PM. People who wish to use our computers will be able to make an appointment for 1 hour/day by calling us at 518-623-3011. The last appointment slots will run from 3 PM-4 PM. Walk-ins for faxing and copying will stop at the entry control point at the Library Avenue entrance and a staff member will send your fax or make your copies. Please, NO big bills to pay for faxing or copying; faxing is $1/page and copying is $0.15/page.

As always, please use the Library Avenue entrance for all business. A mask/face covering must be worn to receive any service and must be worn at all times when at the computers. If you have any questions, call us at 518-623-3011.

Update to Computer Usage-Part 2

After going through our first day of opening up for computer usage, fax and copying services, we are streamlining our computer usage appointment times to 1 hour . Our days and hours are still the same for usage: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 AM-2 PM…please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment so we may ask some health questions and take your temperature. Those people who have already set appointment times for Thursday, Sept. 17th, your times are still good. Thank you to all and please share this update on all your social media platforms.

School Opening and the Library

Dear Parents:

As we enter the 2020-2021 school year, we are also stepping into a new style of learning, safety and health awareness.  By now you have received information regarding the opening of school and all the special protocols that need to be followed for a safe and healthy environment.

The Richards Library is no different in this area.  In order to maintain the health and safety of our patrons and staff, we are informing you of the changes we are instituting.

For the time being, school children will not be allowed in the Library after school.  The children can still be on the Library’s grounds to await rides or wait for friends who walk home with them.  And, if any child feels that they are being threatened or in danger, they can still use the Library as a safe space; all they need to do is knock on our door.

These changes are not permanent and will be revised as the health crisis evolves and as our hours and services expand.  We will allow the children back into the Library, but at a date to be determined.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 518-623-3011.

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