Guilderland Library Notes for Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Guilderland Public Library will be fully closed on Wednesday, Dec. 30 — no checkout or return products and services presented — owing to prepared development function.

Curbside hrs will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. There will be no providers available on New Year’s Working day, Jan. 1.

Construction update

Our children’s addition is materializing quickly! At the time this place is completely enclosed, it will be heated and the concrete slab will be poured.

Inside of, the previous children’s region and fiction part is ready for renovation, and interior demolition plus sprinkler-area and public-rest room renovations are progressing. To perspective the regular photo album tracking progress on this undertaking, go to:  https://little bit.ly/GPLConstructionPhotos

Because of to construction, social-distancing constraints, and mounting COVID-19 scenarios, community searching is not out there. We will continue to evaluate safely and securely welcoming patrons again into the building based on established metrics, and keep you posted.

Updates are posted on https://bit.ly/GPLbuildingproject, Facebook, and Instagram. To subscribe to our weekly eNews and regular newsletters, go to https://bit.ly/GPLeNews

Wintertime Studying Challenge

As we usher in 2021 with cautious optimism, we also kick off our yearly Winter season Looking through Problem with a sense of accomplishment and expectation!

GPL had the honor of staying named one particular of the top-looking at libraries — in the full country! — in 2020, many thanks to your participation. Our prize was $1,000 of publications for all to delight in.

Can we make on that achievement to arrive at even greater heights in 2021? We feel so! This is the excellent time of 12 months to curl up with a heat blanket, hot beverage, and powerful browse.

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to log all of your looking through for the whole month of January at: guilderlandlibrary.beanstack.org. For even less difficult logging, down load the Beanstack Tracker Application. Pleased looking through!

Tech support

Maybe you obtained a new Apple gadget through the holidays, but could use a minor enable maximizing its use — and you aren’t too eager about venturing out. You are in luck!

Our volunteer laptop mentor, Robin, is very well-versed with Apple products and can give individual help on employing an Apple Enjoy, Apple iphone, Macbook, iPad, or Apple Tv set. Robin can also aid résumé preparing working with the Discovering Categorical databases software observed on our web site.

Commencing Tuesday, Ja. 5, a single-on-just one appointments with Robin get started at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Thursdays, lasting a single hour. Signal up on the Occasions tab of our site, indicating the distinct topic of desire in the Notes subject. You ought to have an e-mail tackle and capability to fulfill online in buy to take part,

Night Owls On the net

The following digital meet up with-up of our Evening Owls ebook discussion group is prepared for Monday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. This month’s choice is “The Truths We Maintain: An American Journey” by Kamala Harris. 

Make sure you location a hold on a copy for curbside pickup. Simply call us at 518-285-0050 or e-mail us at
for help positioning a maintain, and register on the Events tab of our web page to take part.

Curbside inside of

We reconfigured our Normanskill Home to accommodate curbside patron choose-up indoors during the winter season months. Checkout methods continue to be the very same:

— Request products by means of the Higher Hudson Library Method catalog on our house web site, UHLS application, or by contacting 518-285-0050 (our standard / reference range)

— We’ll notify you when your goods are completely ready

— Park in the library’s primary ton during curbside hours, which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

— Connect with 518-2850-0671 (Circulation) to allow us know you are below

— We’ll put your components on the table inside the Normanskill Space. Enter to the proper of the Small Totally free Library and

— Adhere to all protocols posted, together with carrying a mask, retaining social distancing and working with hand sanitizer.

Expanded

return hours

Return shed several hours in the key parking whole lot are as follows: Monday as a result of Friday from  9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

All components are quarantined for six days, which includes exterior sanitizing, prior to reshelving.  Although fines are nonetheless waived, we recognize the timely return of resources for the subsequent borrower.  Make sure you notice that it may just take ten or additional days for your returned items to be reflected on your account.

Our on the net means are obtainable 24/7, and Wi-Fi is always out there from our parking ton.  See www.guilderlandlibrary.org for further aspects on our present-day providers.