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Greetings from the Staff at Dansville Public Library during the COVID 19 shutdown:

ITEM #1 Please be sure to answer your Census 2020 filing! This is so important for state and federal funding resources. It really matters to YOUR LIBRARY! You can answer online, by telephone, and eventually by paper. Help protect live Census workers by using one of these easy social-distancing response methods! And do your part in Livingston, Steuben and Allegany Counties to achieve our goal of a COMPLETE COUNT this year.

ITEM #2 This could be a good time for you to do Family Research at ANCESTRY.COM — now available FREE from their company on your home computers/devices. Here’s the address: https://owwl.org/local-history-resources
Enjoy searching for your relatives, in the past and maybe even new relatives still with us!

Thank you for social distancing! We’ll let you know when your favorite library services become available again.

Be healthy. Be safe!
Terry Dearing, Librarian

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Shelter Library Materials at Home

COVID 19 Dansville Library Update:
CONTINUING: the BOOK DROP is now LOCKED as recommended by other OWWL libraries and Pioneer Library System.

Please note: materials now have a due date of April 20 and NO additional fines added on any items overdue before this change.

Please “shelter” our library materials at your home during this state of emergency. Thank you for your assistance.

As with all efforts to “distance” and with the uncertainty about the “life span” of the virus, we locked the book drop to protect everyone as best we can. We have been sanitizing items, but are not certain this is enough.

For comments, please email DansvilleLibraryDirector@owwl.org as I will monitor my email from home.
Please be wise, shelter at home, and may you continue to be healthy.
from Terry Dearing, Librarian and Board of Trustees

Book Drop to Be Locked 6 pm Mar 23

COVID 19 Dansville Library Update:
    Beginning this evening at 6:00 p.m., March 23, the BOOK DROP will be LOCKED as recommended by other OWWL libraries and Pioneer Library System. Please note: materials now have a due date of April 20 and NO additional fines added on any items overdue before this change. Please “shelter” our library materials at your home during this state of emergency. Thank you for your assistance.
    As with all efforts to “distance” and with the uncertainty about the “life span” of the virus, we are locking the book drop to protect everyone as best we can. We have been sanitizing items, but are not certain this is enough.
    For comments, please email DansvilleLibraryDirector@owwl.org as I will monitor my email from home.
    Please be wise, shelter at home, and may you continue to be healthy.
from Terry Dearing, Librarian, and Board of Trustees

Library CLOSED begins Mon 5:30 p.m.

Dansville Public Library WILL be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, March 16 ONLY.

BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M. MONDAY THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED INDEFINITELY.

On Monday, available holds can be picked up, materials may be checked out or returned, computers will be available, and miscellaneous business with the Library can be completed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: surfaces will continue to be sanitized by staff during open hours. Cover coughs and sneezes. Ask for sanitizer and virus-killing wipes when you visit. PLEASE stay home if you feel ill.

This plan of action was made with the health and safety of staff members, library visitors and our community as top priorities. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we cope with this state of emergency caused by COVID-19.

Thank you.
Board of Trustees, Dansville Public Library.
Teresa A Dearing, Library Director

COVID-19 Response Update Mar 14

Starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Pioneer Library System (PLS) will suspend the option of placing holds in OWWL. This means neither library staff nor patrons will be able to order library materials from another member library. Additionally, PLS will suspend delivery services which will result in no movement of library materials between member libraries until further notice. PLS will reevaluate this stoppage of service on Friday, April 3, 2020, with guidance from local and state government agencies.

This plan of action was made with the health and safety of our system staff, member libraries staff, and library communities as a top priority. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we respond to rapidly growing COVID-19 concerns.

To read more about your Library’s ongoing response to COVID-19 please check back here or on facebook.

DPL Virus Response

Dansville Public Library friends and visitors:  It was brought to our attention Friday evening there is a post stating all libraries in New York are closed. The post is referring to libraries in NEW YORK CITY.

However, at present, Dansville Public Library is still operating normal hours!!  Please watch this page for updates over the next few weeks.

We are practicing the best disinfecting procedures possible.  We are washing our hands and disinfecting surfaces.  BUT — You can help us!  Wash your hands.  Especially after sneezes and restroom visits.  If you are ill, please don’t come in.  Please ask for wipes before you use the computer…remember the arms of the chairs. We have tissues and hand sanitizer available at the desk. If any one of us is sick, we will stay home.

We are practicing “safe distancing,” not hugging, not shaking hands.  The second set of entry doors remain open to eliminate touching some handles and surfaces.  Toys in the Toy Room will be limited or perhaps removed.  If we have toys, please bring them to the main desk so they might be disinfected before the next user.

As the virus moves and further interrupts our lives, hours may be curtailed, requested books may be limited.  We are in this together, and we will continue to be “here” for you in the ways that are best for everyone concerned!  For questions or concerns, please call the Library at 585-335-6720.

Tea Party Today Mar 13!

Ms Mary Ellen announces “My First Tea Party Storytime” will be held today, Friday at 4:00 p.m.   This special event is for children ages 2 to five years old.  Each child can bring one guest to the party.  There will be stories and snacks and delightful fun for all! Tickets are a suggested donation of $3.00 per person and are available at the Library.  Stop in TODAY for your tickets.  For more information call us at 585-335-6720.

 

Mar 6 Family Make & Take

Ms Mary Ellen invites families to participate in a Main Street First Friday Event on March 6 starting early at the Library at 4:30 p.m.  Kids and families can create and enjoy this unique crafting time.  Make a delightful animal bookmark to take home!  For more information call us at 585-335-6720.

It’s A Seuss-a-Bration March 2

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss!  On Monday March 2, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., we celebrate his birthday again when Ms Mary Ellen provides stories, crafts and games for a delightful event!  Children ages 3 years and up are encouraged to attend.  This nationally observed celebration is supported by “Read Across America” instituted by the National Education Association which is “celebrating a nation of diverse readers.”  For more information about this event and other early literacy programs, call us at 585-335-6720.