The library doors are now open! The CDC’s guidance for those who are vaccinated came as good news and also came with a lot of questions for front-line services like the library. We are maintaining curbside services for those who request it, and still require that people wear masks while visiting the library.
We are busily planning a summer reading program that includes outdoor and some indoor in-person activities. Please save the date of Saturday, June 26 in the afternoon for our Summer Reading Kickoff event. Summer Reading is for people of all ages to make a goal to enjoy some reading this summer. Participants will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates to local businesses such as Postmark Books, and there will be regular prizes for kids. We will send out an update email mid-June with more details about the summer reading program.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. Those eligible can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers (if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price).
Our first foray into bringing people together in person will be our pop-up book sale and grand reopening celebration on Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be bake sale items and an amazing raffle drawing with goods from Main Street Rosendale businesses. The Friends of the Library are working hard to make this event a success and we hope lots of people will stop by and pick up some books or raffle tickets. The book sale will be outside on the lawn, raffle tickets are available now at the library.