Category Archives: Features

Masks Required

At this time we are requiring that ALL individuals over the age of 2 wear a mask when entering the library.

Effective August 2, 2021 masks are once again required of all people in all public and shared areas inside the library building, regardless of vaccination status, as recommended by the CDC.

This change is due to the increased transmission throughout our community of COVID-19, and to protect the safety of all who use our library buildings. On July 27, 2021, the CDC issued new recommendations everyone, even those fully vaccinated, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Saratoga county reached the threshold of substantial transmission on July 29, 2021.

We thank you for respecting our safety procedures and your continued support of our library.

Pride Month Book talk

Children books featuring the LGBTQIA+ Community

Adventures with my daddies

All boys aren’t blue (teen)

And tango makes three

Born ready: the true story of a boy named Penelope

Daddy and dada

Daddy, papa and me

The family book

Fred gets dressed

From archie to zach

Granddads camp harriet gets carried away

In our mothers’ house

It feels good to be yourself: a book about gender identity

Jacobs school play starring he, she and they

Julian at the wedding

Julian is a mermaid

The list of things that will not change

The lottery plus one

Mommy mama and me

Out rainbow

Pride colors

Pride puppy

Pride: the celebration and the struggle

Pulp (teen)

Rainbow a first book of pride

Rainbow boy

Rainbow revolutionaries

Rick

Riley cant stop crying

share your rainbow

Stella brings the family

The stonewall riots (teens

To night owl from dogfish

To bright to see

When aidan become a brother

Worm loves worm

You and me both

Ancestry at Home

Ancestry Library Edition is accessible now through September from your home computer or device!

Patrons with Round Lake Library or Round Lake-Malta Branch issued cards can use their card number (starts with 10014, no spaces) at https://roundlake.sals.edu/ancestry to search Ancestry’s database for historic and genealogical records.

Screen capture of Ancestry sign in page with red arrow pointing to hyperlinked "Ancestry: Library edition"
After submitting your card number, hit that little tiny “Ancestry: Library edition” text link.

Please note that the Library Edition does not include full access to all features available thru Ancestry.

For patrons registered at other libraries, please access this service through your home library’s website.

Current Services and Restrictions

Most services are back to normal, see full list below.

We will continue to offer curbside pick-up for those patrons who wish to use this service.

We ask that everyone continue to follow safety measures when visiting the library:

  • All individuals over age 2 must wear masks inside the library, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Please practice social distancing when possible.
  • We are back to regular hours: 10am-8pm Monday thru Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday (except holidays)
  • Curbside Pickup still available
  • Services such as printing, copy, fax, and notarization are available
  • A limited number of public computers are available
  • Seating for small groups and Malta meeting room available
  • In-person programs offered outdoors over the summer
  • Take-home craft kits available
  • No donations are being accepted
  • Returned items are no longer being quarantined
  • Late fees are not being charged

See our Reopening Plan and Cluster Action Initiative chart for more info.

Lego Robotics Kits

Return of the ROBOTS!

The library’s four LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits can now be taken out on a 14 day loan from the Malta Branch for home use.

With a kit, you can build one of many different kinds of robots, following plans from LEGO or other sources, and then program your robot from a PC or tablet.

You can download the free programming software from LEGO onto your own device or borrow a Library PC with the software already installed.

LEGO’s software is drag-and-drop graphic programming suitable for the recommended 10+ age group. Other more advanced programming languages such as Python and RobotC can also be used.

EV3 extension kits are also available for building even more elaborate robots.

Pickups and returns must be scheduled in advance, and are only available at the Malta Branch.

For questions or to schedule a pickup, email Paul at plavin@sals.edu.

Virtual Field Trips

We will be adding to this list, so check back!

Check out Google Street View and Google Art & Culture for tours of famous sites and museums

*These links are not affiliated with the library.*

9/8/20- Thanks to Sarah for some great new links!

Zoos

San Diego Zoo

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden livestreams via Facebook

Houston Zoo

Aquariums

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Georgia Aquarium

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Agriculture

FarmFood 360 11 Virtual Tours

American Dairy Virtual Farm Tours (by age group)

National Parks

Yellowstone National Park

Lots more US National Parks

Out of this World!

Slime in Space

Explore the surface of Mars

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Star Atlas Virtual Planetarium

Stellarium Virtual Planetarium

US Space and Rocket Center

Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas

Museums

New York State Museum

VOMA Virtual Online Museum of Art

The National Gallery of Art

National Constitution Center

New York State Museum’s exhibit Represent: Contemporary Native American Art

The Louvre

Boston Children’s Museum

The Museum of the World

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Museo Galileo

Cultural Sites

The Sistine Chapel

Egyptian Pyramid

Petra (aka that stone temple from Indiana Jones)

The Great Wall of China

Easter Island

Machu Picchu

The Acropolis (Athens, Greece)

Trip to Jerusalem (also available for older grades)

Tour of Buckingham Palace

Plymoth Plantation

Visit the White House

The Lincoln Memorial

Ellis Island

The Alamo

Science Expeditions

Mount Everest

The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

Galapagos Islands National Geographic Expeditions

Explore a coral reef in the Bahamas

Amazon Rainforest

The Virtual Rainforest

Sailing through Antarctica

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

African safari to the Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa

360 Virtual East African Safaris