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Now Hiring!

If you read our column regularly, you may remember last week’s announcement of the retirement of one of our Library Clerks, Joan Prindle. Well, from the title of this week’s column and through the power of deduction you may have realized what’s next: Someone new! Right now, we don’t know who that new person is …

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To Mask or Not To Mask?

This week, the CDC and the State have eased indor mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals. While we are excited about the world getting a little more back to the way it was, we’re still requiring patrons and staff to wear masks in our building. Why? So many reasons!   Let’s start with the New York State Department …

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The Lost Column

Regular readers of this column may have noticed over the last two months that it has not appeared in the MidYork Weekly. Interestingly enough, this is not the result of a lapse in writing by myself, or an error on the part of the MidYork Weekly staff (Mike Jaquays), who have been nothing but amazing …

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Reminder – Masks Still Required Indoors

I hesitate to even write a post about this, as the times they are a-changin’ a-rapidly, and there’s a-good chance by the time this is published they’ve changed yet a-gain, but given the increase in activity in our building and the constant updating of CDC guidelines, a-few things need a-remindin’. (Don’t worry, I’m abandoning the …

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Baby Steps Toward Normalcy

Effective immediately, the library is ending its 6-day quarantine on returned materials. This policy was based on a ‘better safe than sorry’ interpretation of the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Study, a national research project that sought to produce science-based information about how materials can be handled to mitigate COVID-19 exposure to staff and …

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The Month of Many Names

Sure, April is National Library Month, but to us, being a library means collaborating with patrons and organizations for the betterment of the community. So sure, come get a library card (even though National Library Card Sign-Up Month is in September) and all that, but the focus of this column is about another “Month” in …

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