Reopening Update

Staff are excited to be back and looking forward to providing curbside service starting on Tuesday, July 7. We will be contacting everyone with holds to schedule your pickup. The building does remain closed to the public. The book drop is open but if you have a large number of items to return please call us to schedule a drop off. You can continue to place holds but you will only be able to receive items from our Library at first. You can place holds online now or by calling the Library.

We are finally at a point where we can start offering curbside pickup of holds, tax forms and youth activities. As you request items staff will contact you to schedule a time to come pick up your items. For everyone’s health and safety we have specific guidelines in place for this service.  It is expected that patrons will practice social distancing, wear a face covering and stay home if sick. Patrons will arrive at the Library at your scheduled time, park or pull up along the back steps, if you have a cell phone call to let us know you have arrived, remain in your car and keep your window up, show staff your library card through the closed window, staff will place your bag in an empty back seat or in your trunk. Do not attempt to give staff any returns at this time. Returns can be placed in the drop box. Do not just show up and expect to collect your items, we are quarantining materials for safety and delivery of items is taking longer than normal.

Our Reopening Safety Plan

Any contractor, vendor, visitor and staff must complete the Questionnaire below upon entering the building. Face coverings and social distancing is REQUIRED

The Community Library is suspending fines on all Library resources until further notice.


Tuesday, June 30: 10am -6pm

Wednesday, July 1: 10am -6pm

Thursday, July 2: 10am-6pm

Friday, July 3: 10am-6pm

Saturday, July 4: CLOSED for the Holiday

Tuesday, July 7: 10am -6pm , curbside service begins

Thursday, July 9: 10am-6pm

The Building Remains Closed.

Linda Babbage joins our staff

The Community Library would like to welcome Linda Babbage to our staff as the children and youth services librarian. Linda’s School Media Specialist career began in 2003, and she has had the privilege and opportunity to serve and engage with students ages 4 through 18 years old. She has experienced the culture and community of both the small rural school as well as a large city district. Linda is very excited to be bringing her children’s and youth skills and knowledge into the Public Library arena and cultivating collaborations.

Library Budget Vote Passed

Thank you for continuing to support the Library. We look forward to bringing new and exciting programs to the community over the coming year.

Board of Trustees Election Results

Harriet Berard and John Scott will serve an additional 5-year terms. Current appointed Trustee Janice Clark will begin her 4-year term July 1, 2020.

New Resources

You can now read the Mountain Eagle online. 5/7/2020, 5/14/2020, 5/21/2020, 5/29/2020, 6/5/2020, 6/12/2020, 6/19/2020, 6/25/2020

We have a new resource available to track your reading. This Spring into Summer Reading Program is designed for all ages and encourages life-long reading habits. Once you’ve earned enough points you’ll receive a completion certificate you can print and share! You can also track the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten with this new resource. Download the READ Squared app or visit ReadSquared HERE to setup your account and get reading.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

Schoharie County Health Department: https://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/departments/public-health/

Announcements and directives from Governor Cuomo’s office specific to New York: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news