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Important Library Curbside Opening Information!

In keeping with guidelines from the CDC and NYSDOH limited staff will be returning to the building on June 8. At that time we will be preparing for curbside pick up and making some adjustments to the staff and public areas.

Curbside pickup will begin the week of June 22. We will be limiting holds to our items at that time. To place a hold, you will be able to call the library, email or live chat. To pickup your items you must reserve a pickup time either by calling the library or using the reservation calendar. We will be staggering times to follow social distancing guidelines. One person or family at a time will be permitted access to the pickup lockers. Locks will be programmed and you will be supplied with a code. Once you take your items out of the locker, return the lock to the book return. There will be no public access to the building during this time. Face masks are required.

July 1 we will be allowing access to computers and other services by appointment only. Face masks will be required. Social distancing will be followed to keep staff and community members safe.

Mid- late July the library will be open for browsing and quick services. Number of people at one time will be limited. Face masks required.

All programs in the library will be cancelled for the remainder of the year. No large group gatherings will be permitted. We will continue with our online programs.

Clintondale Branch

The Clintondale Branch pickup schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday from 10:30am-11:30am
  • Wednesday & Thursday from 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday 2:30pm-4:30pm

Please call (845) 883-5015 to make arrangements for pickup.

Don’t Miss This Call!

New York State has partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Vital Strategies to create the NYS Contact Tracing Program, a nation-leading initiative to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and make it safer to begin to return to normal again.

Contact Tracers work with people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to identify people they have had contact with and let them know they may have been exposed to the disease. 

If you get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993), PLEASE answer the phone. Answering the phone will keep your loved ones and community safe.

Learn more about NYS Contact Tracing

Highland Public Library Launches Reopening Plan

Highland, NY, 5/24/20 —  As Ulster County and surrounding regions prepare for reopening, the Highland Public Library  looks forward to once again serving the community in a broader capacity in addition to all the digital services offered in partnership with the Ulster County Library Association.

Highland Public Library will reopen in accordance with NYS Phased reopening plan following guidelines from CDC, NYS and Ulster County Executive. Safety of library staff and community patrons is our top priority. Reopening will be handled in phases. 

Phase one focuses on preparing the building for limited staff to return. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and workspaces and public areas will be reconfigured to meet these guidelines. 

Phase two will provide limited services to the public.  We will begin offering curbside service and limited computer usage appointments.  Facemasks and social distancing will be required for all on library property whether in the building or outside. Hand sanitizer will be available on-site.