Update: Library Closed Until Further Notice

Library Closed Until Further Notice

For the Health & Safety of Our Community.

Library Services Update

Update, 3/23/2020 11am
Dear Community,
Due to Governor Cuomo Signing the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Executive Order, the library is closed until further notice.
The library’s online resources remain available at www.beaconlibrary.org.

Edited, 3/23/2020 11am

To our community members,
We would like to share this updated information with you. During the closure you can expect:
The outside drop box will be locked (no items are due and no fines will be charged).
Assistance will be available via email. Department Head contacts are as follows:
Adult Services: adults@beaconlibrary.org
Teen Services/Room reservations: community@beaconlibrary.org
Youth Services: youth@beaconlibrary.org
You can also call the library and leave a message for any department, but email will be answered faster.
If you had an AARP tax appointment and have not heard from them you can dial 211 and ask for assistance
If the library is your drop off location for Field Goods you can contact them at: (888) 887-3848.
If you have a Healthcare Navigator Appointment please call MISN toll free at 1-800-453-4666.
If you rely on the library’s tiny pantry you please try the outdoor Tiny Pantries at Beacon Recreation, 23 West Center Street or Christ Church Methodist Congregation, 60 Union Street.
Since many of us will be home it is a great time to get to know our electronic resources. Click HERE to discover more!
Check back often for updates on our web page, Facebook, or sign up for our newsletter HERE.

Update 6/14/2020 8am

To our community members,

In light of the recently declared state of emergency for Dutchess County, the closing of all public schools, and in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Howland Public Library will be closed starting Monday March 16th until Monday March 30th. The library will be open for normal hours on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th to give everyone a chance to check out materials. Any items that are currently checked out will not be due until April 2nd. Please hold them until we reopen. All fines during this time period will be waived as well. The safety of our patrons and community members is paramount but we apologize for any inconvenience. We will continue to provide limited hours of telephone and email assistance while closed. Be sure to check back for updates as they develop.

Be well,

Kristen Salierno