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Tupper Lake library scheduled to reopen Monday, with limits

TUPPER LAKE — The Goff-Nelson Memorial Library plans to reopen starting Monday, with services and hours modified as precautions against the further spread of coronavirus.

The library building will be open for public browsing and check-out only — not for using computers (although public Wi-Fi is available) or seating areas. Mask wearing and social distancing will be mandatory. Hand sanitizer and gloves will be made available. Any items library patrons handle will be placed in bins for quarantine and/or disinfection.

There will be limits on how many people can enter the building. Children under 10 must be supervised by adults. Restrooms will be closed. Loitering and using the desk phone will not be allowed, and requests to print, fax or make copies should be made with staff in advance. “Sneeze guards” will be installed at the circulation desk. The building cannot yet be used for tutoring or meetings.

For browsing and check-out, the library will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. four days a week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday — from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays. It will be closed Sundays.

The library will be open for curbside pick-up and request of materials, available though the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library system, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday — closed Sundays. Materials can be accessed through the library website, https://tupperlakepubliclibrary.org.

The library’s phased reopening plans are also posted on its website. The phase beginning Monday, in which patrons can enter the building, it its third of four. The library has not yet set a date for its Phase 4, which is full operation.

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