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Schenectady County Public Libraries to stay open longer starting Monday

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Schenectady County Public Libraries will stay open longer beginning Monday. 

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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.

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