A Message to Our Community

Dear Community Members, Neighbors, and Friends,

The Cambridge Public Library closed its doors on March 16th with hopes that our closure would end on April 1st and that our Staff would be able to implement zero contact delivery and pick up services during that time. Just like so many others, our plans were changed for us when Governor Cuomo issued the closure of all non-essential businesses until further notice. While we understand the risks that lending physical materials presents, it is still immensely difficult to accept that our hands are tied when it comes to serving those in our community who cannot access our digital resources. Please be patient with us as we attempt to navigate these new restrictions and begin planning for future library services. As of today, March 25th, 2020, we do not have a definitive open date, but will continue to closely monitor both the spread of COVID-19, the risks to our community, and the guidelines put in place by Governor Cuomo, Public Safety, Public Health, and the Southern Adirondack Library System.

While our building is physically closed please keep these things in mind:

  • All Overdue Fines have been suspended until further notice
  • Ignore any overdue notices you may receive
  • All libraries in NYS are requesting that patrons hold onto borrowed materials until further notice – DO NOT RETURN YOUR BORROWED MATERIALS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Free on-line resources can be found at Cambridge.Sals.Edu or salsblog.sals.edu
  • If you DO NOT have a library card, you can now get instant access at salon.overdrive.com

Just because our doors are locked does not mean the library is closed. The Library Director can be reached by e-mail at cbecker@sals.edu or via Facebook at this time and new phone hours will be implemented next week. The entire Southern Adirondack Library System is working hard to make as many digital resources available to our patrons as possible and we are busy planning for the future.

This is a very uncertain time for our Nation, our State, and our Communities. In such trying times, the Cambridge Community is fortunate in the fact that we can be certain of some very important things. It is certain that the Cambridge Community First Responders will continue to go above and beyond to serve and protect all of our residents. It is certain that for every community member in need there is a large amount of individuals, groups, and organizations in Cambridge who are ready and willing to help. It is certain that in times of crisis this great community pulls together and overcomes, proving again and again that Cambridge is an incredible place to live.

Please do not hesitate to contact the library with any questions or concerns during this time. We will do everything we can to help our community members.

Be safe, be kind, be well,

Christina Becker

Library Director