Update: Reopening Monday, August 3, for Limited Browsing

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Authored on Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 3:36pm, updated July 30 at 11:41am
Library Director, Ike Pulver, provides an update on the library's phased reopening, including elimination of the need for an appointment to pick up holds, and reopening a portion of the New and Popular Collection for in-person browsing, on Monday, August 3.

Hello, fellow Saratogians!

If you’ve been to Price Chopper, Hannaford, Four Seasons, Healthy Living, Fresh Market, etc., this week, you very likely have noticed license plates from states on the Governor’s required-self-quarantine-list. We are a community that relies largely on a seasonal economy, and we welcome visitors from the ENTIRE world.

At SSPL, we are committed to providing the best, and most, service possible. At the moment, for physical materials, we are requiring an appointment for every person wishing to retrieve holds/requests.

For now, we anticipate that that will change, effective Monday, August 3, 2020, when an appointment will no longer be required to pick up holds. A face-covering, however, will be required for entry into the building. #MaskUp Saratoga!

At the same time, we will be allowing metered access to people wishing to browse in our limited “New and Popular” collection, which will include materials for all ages. That will change if/when there is a local spike in COVID-19 cases, or we sense that the health and safety of our staff and/or clients is compromised.

Access will be limited, and timed, if required. There will be selections from all aspects of the collection, for all ages, available. If an item or subject is not available on the browsing shelves, we will be happy to place holds for you, and will not be able to retrieve them on demand.

Public toilets will not be available for the foreseeable future.

Oh, and in the middle of this, we will have contractors replacing a section of flooring damaged by a fire during our closing.

Things will be “unusual” for a while to come. Please bear with us.

Wishing you health,

Ike Pulver, Library Director