We are thrilled to be launching contactless curbside pickup (by appointment)!
How Does It Work?
1. Order by phone 845-868-1341 (Have your library card available when you call)
2. Get a pickup time window
3. Arrive at the library at the designated time with your library card
4. Call the library from the parking lot and follow all pickup instructions as directed
Curbside pickup will be available during our normal business hours:
Monday & Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Please note that, at this time, only items owned by Stanford Free Library are available because delivery between MHLS libraries is still suspended.
Patrons are asked to please remain in their vehicles until their materials have been placed on the table. At this time, items can only be obtained via curbside pickup and no one will be permitted inside the building. Requests cannot be made at the library entrance. All requests must be made via phone.
For the safety of our staff as well as our patrons, all items are to be returned using the outside book drop; staff are not permitted to bring them in from a patron’s car.
The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority and we have planned this new service with this in mind. Our guidance for this phased reopening comes from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), NY Sate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Dutchess County, NYLA (New York Library Association), and the Mid-Hudson Library System. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding. This is new territory for all of us and we promise that we will continue to do our very best to serve you!
For those of you who prefer to stay at home, our virtual library is still open 24/7. Visit us online to take advantage of our many wonderful services like e-books and e-audibooks through Overdrive/Libby, children’s books on Tumblebooks, Kanopy film streaming, or online courses through Universal Class and language learning with Mango. Or check out our newest offering of high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos via Creativebug.
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