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Current Stage of Reopening

As we move through the phases of our reopening plan, the Round Lake Library and Malta Branch will be allowing patrons in for limited browsing starting Wednesday, August 12.

Library hours will be Monday thru Friday 10 am – 6 pm.

Patrons will be allowed to browse the stacks, being mindful of the one way aisles and maintaining 6 foot social distancing guidelines.

Please sanitize your hands before touching any library materials and after touching your mask, face, etc.

Only a limited number of patrons will be allowed in the library at one time. Patrons may be asked to wait outside if capacity has been reached.

The upstairs of Clark House will be closed, but staff can retrieve items for patrons.

Returned material will continue to be quarantined for a minimum four day period before being checked in. As we are not open Saturday or Sunday, some items will not be checked in until almost a week after return. No late fees are being charged at this time.

  • No public computers or printing from computers
  • No seating areas
  • Copy/fax/scanning services available – please ask staff for assistance before touching the machine
  • Contactless curbside pick-up will still be available for those who wish to use it
  • If you are unable to wear the proper face covering, please contact the library and we will make arrangements for curbside pick-up
  • We are not accepting book donations until further notice

As we continue to move through our reopening plan and our area numbers and statistics continue to improve we will work towards returning to our full services.

See the letter from our director about stage three of our reopening.

DIY Mask-Making

Want to make a fabric face mask?

Check out a these video or photo tutorials, or see our basic sewing instructions below.

Help protect yourself and others when you have to go out in public.

How to Make a Mask

What you will need:

  • Cotton Fabric, any color or print
  • Rope elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also use 1/8” flat elastic)
  • Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)

You can Make Two Sizes: Adult or Child

  1. Put right side of cotton fabric together. Cut 2 9×6 inch (adult) or 7.5×5 inch (child) pieces.
  2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stiches forward and back will hold this.
  3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew few stiches forward and back.
  4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
  5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
  6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
  7. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction.
  8. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.

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 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


Field Goods Deliveries

***Due to Library Closure, pickups for Friday, March 20th will be available at A Bead Just So in Ballston Spa.***

Field Goods makes its weekly fresh produce delivery services available for pickup at the Round Lake Library’s Malta Branch.

Field Goods will make produce deliveries on Friday by 2:30pm. Anyone is welcome to place an order through the Field Goods website by Tuesday at 11:59pm for pickup on Friday of the same week.

Weekly or bi-weekly produce subscriptions cost $16, $21, $27 and $32. To sign up go to Field-Goods.com, click Order Now, search Public Locations for Malta, and then follow the prompts. Questions? Email info@field-goods.com!

Founded five years ago, Field Goods is a one-of-a-kind business that delivers freshly-harvested local fruit and vegetables to employees and consumers at workplaces and community locations. Field Goods subscribers receive 5 to 8 different types of fruits and vegetables each week, sourced from over 80 small farms. Weekly add-on options include local artisan bread, fresh pasta, various cheeses, extra fruit and more. A weekly e-newsletter, In the Bag, provides tips and recipes as a helpful guide for preparing the produce. During the winter, deliveries include over a dozen types of produce flash-frozen at the peak of their freshness, as well as greenhouse-grown produce, root vegetables, herbs, beans, oils, and other products. Customers sign up online at Field-Goods.com, and can put their account on hold and restart it at any time.

Research attests to Field Goods’ healthy results. The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department’s 2014 research study reveals a direct correlation between Field Goods and healthier diets, increased satisfaction with eating habits, and saving time and money on grocery shopping.

The Field Goods Story

Field Goods is a rapidly growing company in the position to reinvent food distribution. Located in Athens, NY, a small Hudson River town in Greene County, our company was started in 2011 with an old station wagon, two employees, and 60 customers. We’ve now grown to service eastern New York State, including the New York metro area, western CT and MA, and northern NJ.

Our distribution model provides numerous benefits to the community while reducing food waste and supporting sustainability. Consumers gain convenient access to local produce on a regular basis along with information that motivates them toward a healthier lifestyle. Employers benefit from a wellness program that is truly effective in changing the habits of their employees. Small farmers benefit from selling their unique products to a new market at a fair price, and the environment benefits from drastically reduced emissions!

Field Goods was recognized for its hiring of workers with disabilities, and received grants from Greene County Economic Development, the New York State Capital Region Economic Development Council competition, and the USDA for its work to support agriculture and create jobs in an economically disadvantaged area. Field Goods is a certified New York State Women-Owned business.