Yes, Mask Wearing Please

Wednesday May 19, Governor Cuomo announced New York State has adopted the CDC’s new mask and social distancing guidance for vaccinated people.
Dansville Public Library will continue to require mask wearing and social distancing until the Board of Trustees can meet in June to evaluate the wisdom in changing current protocols.
At the Dansville Public Library we are sensitive to the needs of our staff members and visitors of all ages. We are aware a number of visitors still do not visit due to health concerns or particular health risks. We also are concerned for children who visit and who may not be vaccinated soon, if at all.
During the next few weeks, we will ask for feedback from our users. You are welcome to send your written comments to the Library via regular postal service (200 Main St) or through the Book Drop. Or please feel free to call and leave a message on the answering machine. In addition, Director Terry Dearing would welcome discussing this issue with you at 585-335-6720.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the changing “landscape.”

New Story Stroll Library Lawn

Ms. Mary Ellen has posted the new Story Stroll on the Library Lawn!  This book is “Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt” written by Kate Messner.  Enjoy the story and the illustrations as you “tour” the Library Lawn.  For more information contact the Library at 585-335-6720.

Virtual Storytime on FB

Ms. Mary Ellen invites our littlest readers to enjoy Virtual Storytime on the Library’s Facebook page beginning May 12 and every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  Stories are appropriate for “lapsit” sharing with children ages 6 months to 36 months.  Begin the Wednesday morning Storytime habit with us!  For more information call the Library at 585-335-6720.

Library Workers Day Apr 14

Dansville Public Library will celebrate Library Worker & Assistants Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 beginning at 10 a.m.   Stop in for a moment or two,  say “hello” to our Staff members, and enjoy a small celebratory treat at the Main Desk.

We are saying a big “thank you” this day to all of those who help our visitors at the desk and on the telephone and email.  These are the people who do the work of getting you what you need and help you navigate the internet scene.  Honored are long-time volunteer Carol Welcher, Library Clerks Linda Chapman and Lacey Keagy, Library page Julie Guzzardi, Children’s Services Coordinator Mary Ellen Arena, part time clerks, Donna Chasey and Penny Leven.  We’re also grateful to those working behind the scenes, Board Treasurer Sue Colegrove and Building Manager, Jim “Drew” Goodell.

Our thanks to the Library Board of Trustees, also volunteers, who support all of us and all of you:  President Rhea Walker, Vice President Sherrie Reilly, Secretary Mary Ann Holden, Trustee Bill Forsythe, and Trustee Mary Harrington.

April 3 Morning Mystery Invite

On Saturday April 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Library continues Main Street’s celebration of the April “First Friday” event by providing a delightful and challenging “Morning Mystery” for children.  Just by following all the clues provided, out on the Library lawn, children can find the solution to the Mystery!

Families are invited to come, social distancing and masked if there is a “crowd” and enjoy.  Stop in at 10 a.m. and enjoy!

Spy on the Story Stroll

The March Story Stroll book is “How to Catch A Leprechaun” by Adam Wallace.  As you stroll around, you won’t need boots right now!  Take a look!  See if you can spy a very special object in the pictures.  It could be coins, perhaps a gold shoe buckle, a leprechaun or other fun objects.  Don’t miss your chance to  “catch a leprechaun” before it disappears!

Gardening “Talks” with Petra

Dansville Public Library is sharing in a delightful gardening program with presenter, Petra Page-Mann, available the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m.  Petra Page-Mann is the co-owner of Fruition Seeds in Naples, New York. Fruition Seeds makes organic gardening easier and more successful by regionally adapting certified organic vegetable, herb, and flower seed to thrive in the Northeast.
Here is the link to the first workshop:
Our Library thanks Naples and Macedon Libraries for offering this unique opportunity to Dansville Library patrons.  We hope you will watch and enjoy!

Children’s STEM Challenge

Calling all Children!  Ms. Mary Ellen will be live on Facebook© on February 17th!

Are YOU up for the Challenge?  Please join Ms. Mary Ellen Live  on Facebook©  February 17, 2021 at 1 p.m.   You CAN build a mailbox for Cupid!!

The Library is celebrating Valentine’s Day with families with this new craft.  Families can pick up their Challenge supplies this week and before the program.  For more information please call us at the Library 585-335-6720.

Story Stroll Features Hearts!

Valentine’s Day is on the way!  Ms. Mary Ellen invites children and families to enjoy the next Story Stroll on the Library Lawn which posted February 8th.  The featured book is The Day It Rained Hearts by author Felicia Bond.

Parents and Grandparents: You’ll want to help your children with the special activity, find the hearts!  If you haven’t Strolled the Story, now is the time to come enjoy!  Wear your boots, some of the panels might be in the snow!  Stop by soon!

Library Maintains Status Quo

Library borrowers are invited to make use of our Curbside, Pickup Service at any time.  Staff is ready to assist anyone who prefers more social distancing rather than entering the Library.  Virus infections have increased in the region, vaccine supply is very limited, and simply venturing out in the cold temperatures can be unpleasant.

Whatever reason is yours for not coming inside the Library, we support you!  Please call us at 585-335-6720 and we will help you search the catalog to find your next book or DVD, magazine or audiobook.  Make your choices, then set up a time for pickup and we’ll bring your items out to you in your vehicle!

Please note:  for safety reasons, all returned items are quarantined for a mandatory 72 hours minimum.  This might cause a delay in filling your requests or materials may be loaned by another library before ours are made available.  We are here to help you find something you want that IS available — Please call us.

The Library is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Our answering machine is on to take your message.  Be sure to leave your name, telephone number, and the time you called with your message.

Be well.  Be safe.