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Remember — You Count!

Less than 50% of us in Livingston County have filed our Census survey!  The Livingston County Complete Count Committee reminds us all:  From hospitals, libraries, and schools to roads, social programs, and highways, your response helps shape our County’s future!  In fact, your response is critical!  The Census determines how many representatives in State and Federal government will speak for us.  Our population numbers  help determine the total State and Federal funding for each of our communities.  Please file your Census TODAY!

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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

Sierra Club Invitation

Prior to the arrival of COVID-19, our area Sierra Club scheduled a discussion at Dansville Public Library on climate change, clean energy, and making a difference in YOUR community.  Their presentation will be in a digital format.  To join in the discussion, register for May 12th at 7 p.m. or May 13th at noon.  Click on the link of your choice below.
What: Before the Flood – Film Discussion
When/RegisterMay 12th, 7:00pmhttp://bit.ly/may12btf
May 13th, 12:00pmhttp://bit.ly/may13btf
Connect with Sierra Club members and supporters for a film discussion diving into the impacts of climate change, local clean energy solutions, and what we can do to make a difference in your community. The film can be seen for free at https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/before-the-flood-2016 and it is also available to stream on Disney+, and for rent on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and Amazon Prime.

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