The Morristown Public Library Board of Trustees was hopeful that all temporary safety policies created in response to Covid-19 would have been able to be rescinded by the end of September. The current local rise of the Delta variant has deemed that impossible for the time being. In the meantime, the library is exceeding NYS Minimum Library Standards and is available for masked browsing and computer use its regular 31 hours per week. We look forward to safely serving all of our patrons’ needs!
Month: August 2021
PLEIN AIR EXEC COMMITTEE
Due to Covid-19, the library will not host a Plein Air Festival this year. We share in the disappointment of the community, our hosts, and our artist friends. The Plein Air Executive Committee appreciates everyone’s understanding.
CHANGE IN SERVICE HOURS
The library is pleased to announce that beginning Tuesday, July 1st, the library will return to our regular schedule with masked in-person service:
Monday 1pm – 8pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 1pm – 8pm
Thursday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1 pm
For those that prefer the Grab-n-Go window service it will remain in place until further notice.
LINK TO MCS HOME PAGE
click HERE (link is external)to visit Morristown Central School’s website. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for any updates.
REOPENING JUNE 1ST
We are excited to welcome the public back to our wonderful resources at the Morristown Public Library on June 1st. While we’ve remained connected by offering virtual events and Grab-n-Go window services, we are delighted to once again provide an enjoyable experience for in-person visitors with the necessary COVID-19 precautions in place. The Trustees have taken all precautions for visitor and staff safety including:
- Masks will be required for visitors over the age of two.
- Capacity will be limited to allow for safe physical distancing.
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LIBRARY LEVY PASSES
The Board of Trustees and Staff of the library wish to thank patrons for supporting the library increase for 2021. We appreciate you! To read the NCN story, click HERE (link is external).
TEMPORARY PLAN OF SERVICE
Morristown Public Library will open for limited services beginning June 15th, through a Resolution of the Morristown Public Library Phased Reopening Plan by the Board of Trustees approved on June 8th, 2020.
The library has developed six levels of service that align with state directives to keep patrons and staff safe. Please note that the library may have to move back and forth between levels of service depending on the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Board of Trustees will closely monitor progress through each of these phases and make all decisions based on safety, through data collected as mandated by law.
On June 15th, the library will roll out a new Grab-n-Go service, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11 am until 2 pm. Patrons will be able to place holds for books and materials within Morristown’s local collection. When holds are ready, a library staff member will contact a patron to set up a non-contact pick-up time for their materials at the window near the entrance door.
If another patron is at the window when you arrive, we ask that you remain comfortably in your car until the window is free. Physical distancing is required at all times, as “Creating an Attractive Nuisance” is currently against the law.
At this time, no one but staff will be allowed access to the building. No services can be offered that require a patron to be inside of the building or to have physical contact with the staff.
Patrons will have access to placing holds and can either log onto the library’s catalog at www.ncls.org (link is external) or call the library at (315) 375-8833 to request materials. Phone calls will be accepted at the library Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday between 10 and 11 am. Please note all requests must be for materials in our local collection at this time. We are not able to provide Interlibrary Loan services, as the NCLS delivery service has not yet been reinstated.
To protect our community and anyone vulnerable, all patrons must wear a mask while on the library premises. If you have a condition that does not allow you to wear a face covering you must call the library during phone hours to make other arrangements.
Patrons will also be able to return materials in our drop box located outside of the main entry door. All materials will be quarantined 72 hours before re-shelving.
Thank you, and we look forward to serving you!
May 2020: The Trustees and Staff of the Morristown Public Library are working very hard to formulate a reopening plan within the boundaries of all local and state health and safety directives. We share in your frustrations and want you to know that we are anxious to get back to regular operations! Currently, the library is slated to open in Phase 4 of the Governor’s Reopening Plan. No date has been determined. We are bound by law to remain closed until given the go-ahead. Watch this website for updates. We do know this – reopening of the library will happen in stages and the first one will most likely be curbside-only by appointment. Policies are being revised within the boundaries of law to protect both patrons and staff, policies that will modify our Summer Reading, Plein Air and Book Sale plans.
What do I need to do to receive a payment?
You don’t need to take any action to automatically receive your payment if you:
- filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return and are eligible; or
- received one of these benefits:
- Social Security retirement benefits and survivor benefits
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and survivor benefits
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
- Railroad Retirement and survivor benefits
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