As of 2:15 PM today, 3/20, Gov. Cuomo has put NY on PAUSE. All non-essential personnel and institutions are to stay home and close down. Libraries are NOT an essential institution. So as of now, the Richards Library is CLOSED until further notice. Please share this on all of your related social media platforms so the word gets out. Once again, thank you all for your patience and understanding. We will get through this issue together. Stay home, stay healthy!!
Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin has moved back the filing date for taxes to 15 July 2020.
Governor Cuomo has ordered all library non-essential personnel to stay home. For how long has not been determined. Please check back for future announcements concerning this issue.
Erica Freudenberger and Jill Ryder of SALS has presented us with some links to FREE on-line access to books for kids and adults. Please read the post from Erica below:
We hope you’re doing well, and staying healthy. We know everyone has been through a lot this week, and we hope this news helps make your day a bit brighter. Jill Ryder got in touch with TumbleBooks, and they’ve agreed to make the product free to any of our member libraries that would like to offer it for your patrons.
Your accounts have been set up. Please find a summary of your access information below. We have included Direct Links for each account, which do not require library cards or authentication! The links will log users in with the push of a button. Please use the direct links and the username/passwords shown.
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx…
TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Your access will continue until August 31, 2020.