We are open!

Fairview Public Library has resumed its regular hours. Patrons are allowed in the library but we are limiting capacity to six patrons at a time to ensure social distancing. Social distancing and masks are required.

Our copy and fax machines are up and running! Black and white copies are 25 cents, full color copies are $1 and fax transmission is $1 per page.

New books arrive every week! Interlibrary loan is also working again, giving our patrons access to books from every library in the system

Hope to see you soon!

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Health Insurance Help

If anyone needs help with health insurance, Angela from Fidelis Care is working remotely and doing applications over the phone. Call (607)-725-4158 if you need her help.

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This Week’s Kids Craft Kits: Mosaic

Hey Library Littles!! This week’s craft kits are ready to pick up at the library! This week we will be making our own version of a mosaic. I will post a video for it on our Facebook page on Friday!

Reminders: Please return any reusable or unused materials to the library in the return slot to be used again later on!

Also, if you create a masterpiece, send us a photo either on Facebook under the video of Miss Cherie showing you how to do it, privately via Messenger if you prefer, or via email at Director@fairviewlibrary.org . Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Summer Reading: Kids Crafts Info

Pssst! I will be off to set up some summer reading kids craft kits today for pickup either in the library or curbside (by tomorrow) due to the new COVID restrictions. More to come later!

**cute cat pic for attention**

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Printable summer reading log


Here is a reading log for summer reading! Print it off, record what you read, how much/long you read for, and shoot for at least fifteen minutes each day! (If you are unable to save and print the log image from this page, see our Facebook page. It is available there as well.)

Any of our Library Littles who complete this and turn it in by 4:00 pm on August 28th will be eligible to win prizes!

Turn this in inside the library following the new safety procedures, as a photo in our Facebook messenger, or via email to director@fairviewlibrary.org.

Happy summer, and happy reading!

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Fairview is open for Curbside Pickup!


Fairview Public Library will begin offering patrons curbside delivery of books starting on Wednesday, May 20th. At this time, patrons will NOT be able to enter the library. The procedure to access new materials is as follows:

1.Patrons may contact the library via phone (845 586 3791) or email at director@fairviewlibrary.org and request materials. Please note that Four County Library System is not currently making deliveries so there are no inter-library loans available. Materials are limited to those owned by Fairview Public Library.

2.If you have placed a request by phone, the library staff will indicate when the material will be available. If you have sent an email, staff will call when materials are ready for pick up.

3.Please pull into the driveway and call the library. Staff will bring the books out to you. If you do not have a cell phone, knock on the library door. Once staff has acknowledged that they have seen you, you may return to your car and staff will bring out books.

Book handling:
1.Please return books via the book return slot.

2.Books returned are quarantined for 24 – 48 hours. Then they are cleaned with antibacterial wipes and quarantined for another 24-48 hours before they re-enter circulation. This procedure meets the guidelines of both the CDC and Northeast Document Conservation Center.

3.Before and after handling books for patron pick up, staff will be sanitizing their hands either through vigorous hand washing or using alcohol based hand sanitizer. This includes cleaning hands prior to pulling books from the shelf, prior to carrying books to the car and after delivering books to patron vehicles; hands will be cleaned at every step of the process.

NOTE: staff will be wearing masks as they handle materials for delivery to your vehicle to ensure that you will be safe.

Currently, curbside delivery will be available Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 3 pm as we only have one staff member in the building. We are hopeful that we can begin to offer more hours and more services in the coming days.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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