Browsing in our Normanskill Room is off to a good start! No appointment is needed; simply drop by during our newly-expanded curbside hours: Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 1:00-7:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Guidelines are as follows: use hand sanitizer upon entering; masks required for ages 2+; maintain social distance of 6+ feet; five people at a time in the room for 15-minute browsing sessions; restrooms are not available, due to construction; self-service only; bring your library card; check out all items before leaving; room is monitored by video; returns go to the designated shed.
Our expanded return hours are: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Sat. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., to the shed with the green canopy. All materials are quarantined 96 hours, then sanitized prior to reshelving. For further updates, please see: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/gpl-reopening-plan/, Facebook and Instagram; and subscribe to: https://bit.ly/GPLeNews.
Concurrent with this partial reopening, we expect to begin construction on Thurs. Oct. 15. This renovation project has been planned for more than three years, was approved by Guilderland voters in May 2019, and is anticipated to last until next fall. We appreciate the public’s understanding as we strive to serve you to in the best possible manner, while safety remains our highest priority. For more information, please see: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/get-to-know-us/places/renewal/.
Our next storytime kits will be ready for curbside pickup Mon. Oct. 19, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., while supplies last. Each thematic kit will contain suggestions for books, rhymes and songs to share together, and one or more fun activities. Parents and caregivers, check out our YouTube channel Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for picture book read alouds, where our children’s librarians share some of their favorites.
The next online meetup of our virtual Cookbook Club is slated for Wed. Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. We’re experimenting with recipes from Big Love Cooking by Joey Campanaro, owner of renowned Mediterranean-themed Little Owl restaurant in Greenwich Village. This selection, just published in September, was suggested by one of our faithful Cookbook Clubbers.
— Luanne Nicholson