Schenectady County Public Libraries will stay open longer beginning Monday.
The move comes as in-person capacity has increased to 50% and both the county’s and state’s positivity rates remain low.
“Positivity rates in our county have remained low, allowing us to expand capacity and in-person hours at all of our open library branches,” said Legislator Cathy Gatta, Vice Chair of the Education & Libraries Committee.
“While COVID-precautions are still in effect, we hope that this expansion allows more of our residents to enjoy all our libraries have to offer.”
The county’s seven-day positivity rate as of Friday was 1.55%, according to a release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The state’s positivity rate is at 1.6%.
People will still be required to wear a mask, maintain physical distancing and still comply with all county procedures, which may include having their temperature taken.
The new library hours are as follows:
Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phyllis Bornt Branch Library & Literacy Center
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glenville Branch Library
- Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mont Pleasant Branch Library
- Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Niskayuna Branch Library
- Mondays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Quaker Street Branch Library
* Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rotterdam Branch Library
Mondays and Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Tuesdays: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Scotia Branch Library
* Tuesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.