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Curbside starts Monday, June 8th!

Mid-Hudson has not resumed deliveries between libraries just yet, so we’ll only be able to offer you items that we have here in our collection. We’ll be limiting the Dover owned check out items to 5 items, until delivery resumes.
Item returns must be placed in our book drop, and not handed to the library staff. All items we receive at the library will be quarantined for 72 hours. This includes items from Mid-Hudson once delivery resumes. Patrons will notice that items they have returned will not come off of their account right away. Items that come out of quarantine will be backdated upon check in.
We have items here that were on hold or in transit for our patrons while were were closed. We’ll be calling those patrons about them on Monday, and scheduling a pick-up.

We’ll have 3 designated ‘Curbside Pickup Parking Only’ spaces in our parking lot, with our phone number. When you arrive during the pickup hours, call the library and let us know you’re here. A staff member will come out and place your bagged items in your vehicle.

Please have patience with our library staff, as this is all new to us too, and we’re figuring out what works best as we go along. 

BTW – We’ve missed all of you! ~ DPL Staff


Good News!

Finally, we have guidance for association libraries!

Thanks to the Mid-Hudson Library System, regional control rooms, NYLA, the Governor’s staff, and a ‘Hail Mary pass’ on Friday by Assembly member Didi Barrett – whose staff made getting association libraries included in NY State’s guidance for libraries their #1 priority over the past two business days, association libraries have been added to the list of libraries that are allowed to open with restrictions in NY state!

“Libraries that are operated by a not-for-profit or other non-governmental organization may perform curbside or “in-store” pickup once the region in which they are located reaches Phase 1 and may perform other ‘in-store’ operations once the region in which they are located reaches Phase 2.”

We’re having a meeting of our board of trustees on Wednesday, June 3rd and by Thursday we should be able to give our patrons a tentative date on when we’ll be able to begin offering curbside service!