Category Archives: Support

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.

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.

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.

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 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