The library is open for indoor services with full operating hours! We are also offering some in-person programs.
Masks are optional in the library. We encourage you to continue wearing a mask when visiting the library, especially if you are in the Children’s Room or have any cold- or flu-like symptoms. Masks are required at programs with 15 or more attendees.
READ ABOUT THE REOPENING
For the foreseeable future, board meetings are still scheduled for the third Monday of the month at 7pm, but will be held virtually.
Find the dates of the 2022 Board of Trustee meetings here.
The next board meeting will be Monday, January 24 from 7pm to 8pm via Google Meet. Access the meeting here, or join by phone: 1-484-424-6580 (PIN: 551014709).
If you need help or have questions, get in touch! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond as soon as we are able. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for reading recommendations, virtual storytime, and more!
If you don’t have a library card, you can apply for a card here. If you lost your card, need to renew it, or are having trouble with it, email us at email@example.com
Please take advantage of our digital services! Even if you’re not comfortable returning to the library, you can still borrow books, audiobooks, magazines, and movies.
Helpful Links & Tools
On May 6, 2020, DMS Guidance Counselor Sherri Rinckhoff gave a talk about taking care of emotional and mental health during the pandemic. Find a recording of that talk and full list of resources mentioned here.
National, State, & Local
- CDC COVID-19
- NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
- NJ Department of Health
- Bergen County COVID-19
- NJ State Library COVID-19 Resources
- NJ Coronavirus Small Business Support and Resources
Getting the Vaccine
- New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline:
Available from 8am to 8pm
- NJ State Vaccine Information Hub
- Information on Booster Shots – now available to those who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and have a moderately to severely compromise immune system.
- Pre-register for the Vaccine
- Current Vaccination Locations
- Vaccine Information from the NJ Department of Health, including the state’s vaccination plan
- Sign up for the state’s vaccine newsletter
Hygiene, Health, & Safety
- Bergen County Hotlines (domestic violence, suicide prevention, consumer protection, emergency sheltering, etc.)
- COVID-19 & Stress Management from Sherri Rinckhoff, DMS Guidance Counselor
- COVID Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered from the New York Times
- Guide to Cleaning & Disinfecting from the CDC
- Updated Guidelines on Cleaning & Disinfecting from the CDC
- A User’s Guide to Masks from The New York Times (no subscription to the Times? Get free access through the library.)
- When 511 Epidemiologists expect to Fly, Hug, and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again from The New York Times
- What You Can Do About the New Coronavirus Variant Right Now from The New York Times
Guides for Parents
- Talking about COVID-19: A Parent Resource from the National Association of School Psychologists
- Talking with Children about Coronavirus from the CDC
- A Kid’s Guide to the Coronavirus from “The Daily” by The New York Times
- No More School, No More Books: Homeschooling & the Coronavirus on NPR
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