As extra companies and companies within the Capital Area start to reopen, we at Altamont Free Library are within the ultimate phases of getting ready for our return. (Keep tuned for an announcement quickly!) Once we do reopen, it is going to nonetheless be a while earlier than we will safely have the general public within the constructing, however we shall be providing curbside service. Right here’s what you’ll must learn about how that may work:
— We shall be engaged on a diminished schedule, with restricted night hours, and no weekend hours;
— You possibly can request books and DVD’s from our assortment at http://www.catalog.uhls.org or by calling us at 518-861-7239. We will be unable to get supplies from different libraries at first:
1. When your objects are prepared, a library employees member will name or electronic mail you with a time you may choose them up.
2. Your order shall be ready on a desk within the library’s vestibule in a paper bag together with your identify on it. Please comply with the instructions you will note posted about “visitors circulation” and social distancing.
three. Presently, the library constructing and its restroom will stay closed to the general public. Printing, pc, faxing and photocopying companies will not be but out there.
four. Borrowed supplies may be dropped off within the marked packing containers within the library’s vestibule throughout enterprise hours. Due dates for beforehand checked out supplies have been prolonged to July 1 on the earliest, and may be renewed even additional — overdue fines will not be being utilized to beforehand borrowed supplies.
5. Returned objects shall be quarantined on the library for not less than 72 hours earlier than they’re able to be checked in and recirculated.
Our board and employees thanks in your help and persistence as we transfer towards re-opening in ways in which supply the companies you want, whereas defending the well being and security of our group. Regulate this column, our web site, and our Fb web page for an announcement quickly!
Video Storytimes and On-line Assets
Despite the fact that we’ll be opening up for curbside pickup and drop off quickly, it’s going to be some time earlier than we’re in a position to safely maintain library applications like storytime. In case you and your younger ones have been lacking weekly Storytimes as a lot as we’ve, the library employees has been engaged on one thing to tide you over till we will see one another in particular person once more. Head over YouTube.com and seek for “Altamont Free Library”. There you’ll discover video storytimes we’ve been placing collectively, with new ones showing each Tuesday and Friday. You may also like us on Fb and discover them there. Every new version is chock filled with tales, songs, crafts, motion actions, and bubbles offered by employees members Meg Seinberg-Hughes, Erika Peterson, Jo Ann Mulligan, Ann Gainer and me! Please take pleasure in!
Along with video storytimes, there are tons of different on-line sources you will have entry to together with your library card. Go to https://www.altamontfreelibrary.org/online-services to discover a full and continuously up to date record.
In case you’d like to make use of Ancestry, Hoopla, Overdrive, or any of our different digital companies, however can’t discover your library card, ship me an electronic mail at
or name the library at 518-861-7239 and depart a message together with your identify and cellphone quantity, and I’ll get you your card quantity throughout the hour.