Community COVID-19 Updates

Important Updates for Library Patrons

March 15th, 2020

PLEASE be patient with our staff and the library system as the situation unfolds and we all do our best to serve our community safely!

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Statement on COVID-19

As the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been inching closer and closer to our community the library has been approached by many of our patrons with questions and concerns. While the threat of an outbreak in Cambridge is still very low, we believe it is important to be prepared, remain calm, and stay well-informed of the developing situation.
Our staff will be taking extra precautions by disinfecting the computers, desks, stair rails, toys and other high traffic hard surfaces within the library before, during, and after each day. We have informed our staff that anyone who is experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should stay home. We also ask that any patrons who have experienced these symptoms stay home to avoid exposing others. If you HAVE been ill and return books to the library, please let a staff member know so that the books can be disinfected before shelving. At this point we will NOT be cancelling any events or introducing any type of social distancing measures. If there is a case in our school and the school is forced to close for 24 hours, the library will follow suit so as not to entice those who are supposed to be isolated into a public space. If a staff member or a patron who frequently visits the library contracts the virus, the library will close for 24 hours to deep clean and receive guidance from CDC and our State Health Department. While both of those scenarios are still very unlikely, it is best to be prepared, not panicked.
Over the next couple of days the library will be developing a comprehensive Public Health Emergency Plan to be prepared for the possibility of community spread. This will be shared with the public as soon as the Library Board approves it.
In the meantime, we encourage our community to educate themselves on COVID-19 by visiting the CDC website, or their local, county, and state health departments’ websites. Please avoid sharing information from sources that are not reliable. Let’s stop the spread of misinformation while we stop the spread of this virus!Β πŸ˜‰

Women’s Guide to Retirement

Who would have thought that in the year 2020 there would still be a difference in finances based on your gender?! Well, there is and if you are a woman it is important to understand the obstacles that you may be faced with on your way to retirement!! To learn more about those obstacles, how to overcome them, and the path to financial wellness as a woman please join us for the next installment of our Financial Education Series presented by Marion Watkins on March 10th at 6:00PM. These workshops are FREE and open to anyone (even if you are not a member of our library). Snacks and drinks will be included. Give us a call at 518-677-2443 to reserve your seat TODAY!!

Snow Day

Per Library Board Policy the Cambridge Public Library follows the lead of our School District. If school is closed so is the library. This means that the library will NOT be open today, Thursday February 13th. Miss Betsy WILL be meeting with our Lights On Learning Renegade Readers at 5:30 this evening. Bring your favorite book from the last month! ❀❄

Climate Crisis Discussion: Part 2

On January 11th the Cambridge Public Library hosted a discussion about the Climate Crisis that our planet is currently facing. This event was standing room only and left many wondering, “What can WE do on a local level?” If protecting our planet and our beautiful rural landscape is important to you, join us at Cambridge Public Library as Sue Van Hook, Mycologist and Skidmore College Retiree, Kevin Maher, Cofounder and CEO of Agroforestry Management LLC as well local farmer Mark Anderson from Landview Farms LLC, present Capturing Carbon in the Soil Sponge: How Local Farmers Can Create the Climate Solution. PLEASE RSVP to the Cambridge Public Library by calling 518-677-2443. This is a FREE program and is open to everyone!

The Staff and Board at Cambridge Public Library would like to wish our entire community the very best as we celebrate this Holiday Season! Please be aware that the library will be closed on Tuesday December 24th and Wednesday December 25th. There will also be NO Babies on Board, Lights On Learning, or Friday Friends this week. Enjoy the time with your families and friends!!

Snow Day

The Cambridge Public Library will be CLOSED on Tuesday December 17th due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. The safety of our staff and patrons is our top concern. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding! ❀Enjoy the snow!!

Closed for the Holiday

The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday! There will be no Lights On Learning or Friday Friends this week. We would like all of our patrons to know that we are incredibly thankful for your continued support! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! ❀

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