PINE BUSH AREA LIBRARY IS READY TO REOPEN
The staff is anxiously waiting to get back in circulation and helping our readers.
Starting the week of June 8th, RCLS will be transporting books back to their owning library. This will take about 2 weeks. We will accept local requests only by phone. Online and App holds are not yet available. Our hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be no Saturday hours at this time. Curbside delivery will begin on the 15th. Neighboring library card holders are welcome to request holds, too. You will be given instructions by phone (845-744-3375) when you call to place a hold on our books, only at this time. Appointments are necessary for essential business, such as making copies, scanning or notary. These activities will take place at the Community Room entrance. All books being returned must be put in the outside drop box. This is a slow start, but the libraries are being cautious. The staff is wearing masks and practicing social distancing and wiping down work areas frequently. They are required each day to answer questions on a health questionnaire and if their temperature is 100.4+, they will have to go home. When the public is allowed in (July) one must have a proper fitting mask, drop any returning books in the drop box outside, which will be quarantined for 7 days, as of now. Then, use the sanitizer by the door to sanitize your hands. If you are going to browse, gloves must be worn. There will be markers on the floor to aid social distancing. Our gains will depend on all of us working together. We are ready to book it!