This is very difficult news for any Library Director or Library Manager to deliver, but we hope you know the small staff at your little but lively library well enough to understand our concerns for your safety and our own in light of taking COVID-19 precautions.
Following the suggestions of both the New York Library Association and NYS Governor’s Office, and the actions of Otsego County schools (as per the Otesgo County Department of Health’s advice) Harris Memorial Library will be closed to the public for a duration of two weeks as of end of business on Monday, March 16th. We hope to reopen Monday, March 30th. Please check in on our Facebook page (@harrislibrary) for the most recent updates.
To help make this temporary change easier, we are extending loan times of ALL resources to 6 weeks, waiving all fines during that period, and allowing you to take out a few more resources than normal, too. We will also offer certain virtual opportunities to replace our regular Story Times and Spanish for Kids, and have limited resources made available on the porch (starting Monday) for patrons to keep.
I appreciate your understanding,