Category Archives: Library Services

Current Services and Restrictions

As of May 3, 2021, the Round Lake Library and Malta branch are in Stage 4 of our reopening plan.

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:

  • Everyone must wear proper face coverings
  • Limited number of patrons inside at a time
  • Practice social distancing

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

  • We are open 10am-6pm Monday thru Friday (except holidays)
  • Library open for limited browsing and indoor pick up
  • Number of patrons allowed inside at one time is limited 
  • Curbside Pickup available
  • Limited services such as copy, fax, notary 
  • Public computers available for no more than one hour per person per day
  • No meeting rooms or seating
  • No in-person programs (take-home craft kits available)
  • No donations are being accepted
  • Returned items are no longer being quarantined
  • Late fees are not being charged

Tax Forms

The deadline for Federal Tax Returns has been extended to May 17.

New York State Personal Income Tax Returns can be filed and paid through May 17, 2021 with no fines or penalties.

View printable Federal Forms, order by phone at 1-800-829-3676 or see online IRS Free File Options

View printable NY State Forms, order by phone 518-457-5431 or see online NYS Free File Options

Don’t have a printer but want to file a paper return? We can print federal and state forms for free, just give us a call and let us know which forms you need.

We have a limited number of complete instruction booklets available.

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 Story Times

Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories- premiering at 6pm on Thursday, April 2

Jeff Goldblum reads Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

Grover reads The Monster At The End Of This Book

Local teens reading picture books on Facebook

Story Time From Space with Astronauts on the International Space Station

#OPERATIONSTORYTIME | Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!

Olaf the Snowman (Josh Gad) is reading bedtime stories on Twitter

Neil Gaiman’s Mouse Circus website for Young Readers– includes full readings of Coraline and The Graveyard Book

Betty White reads Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Author Mo Willem hosts a live virtual online Lunch Doodle every weekday at 1pm ET

Storynory: A vast collection of audio stories where children can read along to the text. The website’s library includes original stories, fairy tales, and classics.

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

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


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Freading is Free eReading

We are certain you’ve noticed the lack of eBook options in our system. You may have also heard about the publishing industry’s reluctance to sell libraries eBooks.

Freading LogoWhat is Freading™?

Freading™ allows the Round Lake Library to increase our eBook Collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books- without waiting.

Use your Library Card to download a book each week for free.

Freading™has apps for most mobile devices including the Kindle Fire, Nook & Kobo. WOW!

Check it out now. What are you waiting for? Harness the power of your Library Card.

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Freegal Means Free Music

Freegal is music service which provides free, legal downloads of over 9 million songs by artists on over 28,000 labels from 100 Countries.

That means free access to music like Adele, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, David Bowie, Alicia Keyes, Pink!, Daft Punk and so much more.

Round Lake Library cardholders can download three songs a week with their library card barcode. Freegal songs work with any MP3 device, including iPods. This service works best if used with Firefox or Chrome.

What are you waiting for? Harness the Power of Your Library Card!

 

 

Read Down Your Fines

Kids- Pay Your fines through reading!

30 minutes = $1.

It’s as simple as that.

Ask a librarian at the desk for a timer, grab a book/manga/graphic novel and read. When the timer is done, take your library card (or ID) back to the librarian and have a dollar taken off your account.

The catch? You have to read while being in the library. Well… you can probably sit out on the porch if you want.

1000 Book Kid Program

1000 Book Kid Program

Sponsored by the Malta Sunrise Rotary

The Malta Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring a 1000 Book Program at both branches of the Round Lake Library.  This free and easy reading program encourages preschoolers and their parents to borrow, share, and read together.

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How It Works

  • Select and check out 10 children’s books
  • Inform the librarian that this is a 1000 Book Kid.  Your books will be put in a special bag
  • When you return your 10 books and bag, circle the next number on your child’s card. (each number represents a group of 10)
  • When you have circled 100 numbers your child will be awarded a special sweatshirt courtesy of the Malta Sunrise Rotary.

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Why do it?

  • Because anguage acquisition occurs before children enter school.
  • Because it challenges whole families to read 1000 books with their children before the end of first grade. Increasing the family’s bond.
  • Because it fosters a positive connection between books and family.
  • Because it helps children develop a lifelong bond with reading and books.
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