Curbside Pickup of Materials Starting 6/1/2020. See below for further information.

New at Argyle Free Library

2020 Board Meeting Dates

All board meetings are always open to the public!

June 8th at 6:30PM

July 13th at 6:30PM

August 10th at 6:30PM

September 14th at 6:30PM

October 12th at 6:30PM

November 9th at 6:30PM

December 14th at 6:30PM

Our value to the community in 2018: $274,969.85

Fresh & Free Produce At Argyle Free Library

In conjunction with the Southern Adirondack Library System and the Fresh Food Collective, Argyle Free Library will now be offering the community free, fresh produce on a weekly basis! Come into the library to pick up your produce from our new mini fridge located at the circulation desk. We ask that you only take what you will use.

Knitting Club

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We welcome any hand-crafters at any experience level!

 Let's have a fun time as we knit together! 

The Knitting Club meets every Wednesday from 2:00pm-4:00pm 

Curbside Pickup to Start 6/1/2020

Starting this upcoming Monday, June 1st, the library will be offering curbside pickup service for patrons. The library building will not be open, but patrons can request items from Argyle Free Library by calling the library at 518-638-8911. Please note: the library is not doing inter-library loan at this point in time so requested items must come from Argyle's own collection.
The library curbside hours will differ slightly from regular operating hours. Patrons will need to schedule a pickup time for their items during these hours. They will be as follows:
Monday: 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday: 11am to 2pm
Thursday: 4pm to 7pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Sunday: Closed
This is a breakdown of how this process will work in order to protect staff and patrons:
1. Patrons will request items from Argyle’s own collection
2. Staff will confirm a pickup date and time
3. Five minutes before the agreed pickup time, staff will place the items on a chair located outside of the library building on the second entrance stairs under the overhang. Staff will wait by the window. Patrons will need to bring either their ID or their library card and show it to the staff member through the window to confirm pickup of items. We ask all patrons to wear a mask, as staff will be wearing both a mask and gloves.
4. If a patron has mobility issues, they should express this over the phone so that a car curbside pickup can be arranged.
5. Patrons must pick-up their items on the specified date and time. If a patron is a no-show, staff will attempt to contact them. If no contact is made, items will be put back on the shelf and taken off of hold.
During this phase of our re-opening plan patrons will not be able to renew library cards, pay fines or fees, apply for a library card, place interlibrary loan requests, drop off donations, etc. Patrons can return items to the library, but are asked to put items in the book drop outside of the library.
 
If you have any questions please reach out to Adah at aderosier@sals.edu or by calling the library at 518-638-8911.

Electronic Resources

Here is a list of e-resources to be used at home during this time. These resources are great for homeschooling or to help cure boredom and anxiety as we practice social distancing. I will update with more as I learn of them!

Digital Resources

Additional Digital Resources

Tumblebooks

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Great Books Reading Club

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The next meeting of the Great Books Reading Group is on May 23rd at 7pm. For more information, please email Mary Lou Strode at maryloustrode@gmail.com

New Book Policy

 

We have a new book policy here at AFL. Click the link below to read it:

Donated Book Policy