Fine-Free Children’s Collection

In keeping with the Board of Trustees action from earlier this year, the Community Library will no longer charge overdue fines for materials intended for young people and learners. All items with a call number on the spine starting with the letter “J” will no longer have fines for being returned late. Fees will still be added for items that have been damaged or lost.

Cardholders with more than two items overdue on their account will not be able to check out more items. If they are children’s items, please bring them back in order to borrow more.

Items from our Young Adult collection and General collection will still have overdue fines charged. No items have due dates set for dates that we’re closed regularly or for holidays that the library observes. When bad weather stikes and we close early, we typically forgive fines the next day that we’re open.

Please ask at the Front Desk or Director’s Office if you have questions and thank you!

Thank you!

Your support of the library’s 2020 budget and Trustee elections will help keep our library a strong part of the community. Providing information, technology, and personal enrichment to everyone in our communities is our mission and we’re so glad to do it with your hearty support!

2020 Budget

Our 2020 Budget represents a 1.14% increase from 2019 and goes to support vital services at your Community Library.

Pick up your copy of the full budget brochure at the library today!

Help Wanted

The library has vacancies listed on our Employment page. The deadline for applying for both positions is Monday, May 13. Applications must be sent to Schoharie County Civil Service, as noted on the postings.

The Library Assistant position also has an exam that all applicants must take to be considered. The deadline for that exam application is ALSO Monday, May 13.

Winter weather again!

Cobleskill-Richmondville Schools have cancelled the Superintendent’s Conference day and have closed schools due to the winter weather. The library will be closed today, 3/22 in keeping with the Board of Trustees approved Operating Schedule and policy on unexpected closures.

It’s getting colder . . .

As we get further along in the year, keep in mind the library’s policy on weather-related closings. Simply put, the library will not open for public service when the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District is closed due to weather related emergencies.

The decision regarding closure may be made by the Director based on weather reporting or in consultation with local safety authorities, maintenance personnel, library personnel including staff and the President of the Board of Trustees.

For closures at times where the library is already open, library staff will instruct patrons on how to remain safe in either exiting the building or remaining in the library. Notice of library closure will be made available to the public using the most readily accessible means including listings in broadcast media, via the Internet, recorded telephone greeting, and physical signage.