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Library reminds residents of protocols, hours

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., wants to remind patrons of their hours. The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

In addition to inside service, patrons may still arrange for curbside pickup. Door to door delivery service remains an option for home-bound patrons within the library’s service area who cannot get to the library due to permanent or temporary illness or handicap, regardless of age.

Due to capacity limits, the library currently has one public computer available. It is expected a second computer will become available within the next couple of weeks. The patrons are advised to call ahead to reserve a time slot.

Anyone who wants to visit the in-house museum needs to schedule an appointment.

The patrons and visitors are reminded that masks are required and hand sanitizer is available prior to browsing and computer use. The public rest room remains closed.

The patrons are asked to continue to return materials to the outside book drop. The materials are taken out of the drop and put in quarantine before they can be checked in and returned to the shelves. Because there can be a lag between the time a book is left in the drop and it is removed from the patron’s record and the financial hardship patrons may be enduring in the wake of the pandemic, the library became fine free after re-opening in mid-June.

Library Director Dawn Lamphere, notes that “While the library has become fine free, we do hope patrons remain respectful of due dates and return what they borrow in a timely fashion.”

The book donations are not be accepted at this time and should not be left in the book drop.

Anyone with questions can contact Lamphere at (518) 568-7822.

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