The Library Board will be meeting on Thursday (June 4) to review detailed plans for bringing staff back to the Library and the introduction of contact-less services (aka curbside).
The current timeline is to have staff begin to report back on June 8 and to introduce the new services on June 15.
Last night the Library's Board of Trustees adopted a Covid-19 Pandemic: Building Reopening Policy. We are currently working on implementing Phases 2 and 3 of that policy: bringing staff back to the building and offering contactless service.
Our hope is to be able to begin the contactless service in mid-June. We will be issuing weekly updates on our progress.
The New York State PAUSE Program has been extended for Westchester County through May 28. The Library remains closed until further notice.
We are also offering a number of new virtual programs online in the month of May and hope that you will join us for Storytimes, read alouds, book chats, book clubs, trivia nights and more! Visit our calendar to learn more and to register: MPPL Virtual Programs
The New York State PAUSE Program has been extended through May 15. The Library remains closed until further notice.
The New York State PAUSE Program has been extended through April 29. The Library remains closed until further notice.
In light of the extension of the New York State PAUSE Program, effective March 30 the Library is closed until further notice.
Effective immediately, Library staff are available to assist you Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
There are currently two ways to reach a staff member.
1/ Call the Library at (914) 769-0548, select option “0”, and leave a voice message after the prompt. One of our librarians will call you back.
In the interests of transparency, the Library is sharing the following.
We have just learned that, during the week of March 9, a family member of an employee was at a work event with a person who subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus.
The employee was present in the Main Library during this week. Both the employee and the family member are asymptomatic and the employee is not under a quarantine order.
If you have any concerns, please contact your doctor or the Westchester County Department of Health for advice.
The Library is closed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
During this time, we recommend you make use of our digital resources. We have eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, TV, films and more available. All of our services are accessible through our homepage (under the "eContent" tab).
If have question or need assistance, there are two ways to get in touch with us.
- You can call the Library at (914) 769-0548, select option “0”, and leave a voice message after the prompt. One of our librarians will call you back.
We will be monitoring both the voicemail and email from 10am-4pm Monday through Friday.
Please note: If you currently have materials checked out, please hold onto them until the library reopens. Both book drops are closed. Fines will be waived for all materials checked out at this time.
Finally, here are some tips and resources to help you:
• It is recommended that you regularly wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, make use of hand sanitizers and try not to touch your face
• It is also recommended that you must cover your mouth and nose whenever coughing or sneezing
• There are other recommendations on how to stay healthy, and help other people stay healthy, on the CDC coronavirus web-site: we recommend you visit it at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• Up-to-date information from the Village of Pleasantville is available at https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/
• Up-to-date information from the Town of Mount Pleasant is available at https://www.mtpleasantny.com/
• The New York State coronavirus hotline is (888) 364-3065
Earlier Statement from our Library Director
This is a difficult and challenging time for us all. We place a very high priority on making the Library a safe and accessible place for our patrons and staff. To that end, I would like to share some of the actions we are taking in response to the Coronavirus crisis, and also some suggestions on actions you can take. Read more here
All programs taking place at the Mount Pleasant Public Library have been canceled as of Friday, March 13. We will notify those registered if/when the programs are rescheduled.
Many museums are closing temporarily in response to COVID-19. We are therefore suspending our Museum Pass Lending Program until museums reopen. Please check back with us for a date when we will resume this popular program. Thank you for your patience.
Starting Friday, March 13, 2020, libraries in the Westchester Library System will suspend all intralibrary and interlibrary loans for the foreseeable future. As several of our communities are now compromised by COVID-19, and very little is known definitively about how long the virus lives on nonporous surfaces, we believe it is in the best interest of our staff, patrons and the public health of the County to take this step immediately. This means our patrons will no longer be receiving holds from other libraries and our library will no longer be sending our items to others.
As always, Mount Pleasant Public Library Cardholders have access to a wide variety of digital services that can be accessed from home. Download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines, and stream music, films, and BBC shows all from the comfort (and safety) of your homes. View our services and tutorials under the eContent tab on our website: mountpleasantlibrary.org.
Please note: Going forward fines will be waived for patrons returning materials late during this time.