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A Message From our Director

Dear Patrons,

The Kirkland Town Library remains open for access to our many services. Our recent investment in three top-of-line air purifiers, along with the enhanced cleaning protocols we have in place, give the library a strong defense against the coronavirus.

A big thank you to all our patrons who are respectful of our requirements to sanitize their hands, maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others, and wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth.

Nevertheless, the increase in infection rates warrants an additional precaution. Effective immediately, we will limit the time one can be inside the library to 15 minutes. This new protocol aligns with the CDC guidance.

Curbside service remains available, as does home delivery. Please contact the library for more information on either of these options.

Also, thank you in advance for understanding that it may take longer for a request (hold) to be fulfilled, and for items to be removed from your card.

Serving our community safely is our highest priority, and I welcome your comments.

Sincerely,

Anne Debraggio, Director

Click here for information about our COVID safe procedures.

Click here for updates about COVID-19 and lists of resources.

Nov
12
Thu
Connecting Communities: Towards a Better Understanding of Racism in the U.S.
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Zoom as Utica Councilperson Delvin J. Moody will lead a discussion based on  Ibram X. Kendi’s book “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” Reading the book before the program is encouraged but not required. Please contact your local library for a copy. Presented by Hamilton Employees Against Racism (HEAR) with support from the Kirkland Town Library and Utica Public Library. To register, click here.

Nov
16
Mon
Winter Clothing Drive
Nov 16 – Nov 21 all-day

The Rescue Mission of Utica is in need of winter coats as well as gloves, hats, boots, and scarves. Donations will be accepted at the Library through Saturday, November 21. Thank you for helping us support our community!

Nov
25
Wed
Thanksgiving Eve
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Library will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Nov
26
Thu
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 26 all-day

The Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving.

Nov
28
Sat
Annual Jewelry Sale
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us outside the Library and choose from a variety of gently worn bracelets, charms, earrings, necklaces, pins, rings, watches, and more. All proceeds benefit the Kirkland Town Library. Shoppers are required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and keep six feet of physical distance while at the sale. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be on Saturday, December 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Dec
2
Wed
Do Good December
Dec 2 – Dec 31 all-day

How many acts of kindness can you do this month? Take our challenge! Complete a straight line and we’ll share your name with the community. Fill the board and you’ll win a sweet treat. Download and print a copy at home or stop by the Library to pick one up. For all ages!

Winter Solstice Festival Kit
Dec 2 – Dec 14 all-day

Families are invited to recognize the upcoming Winter Solstice with a special kit of activities. Reserve a bag by Monday, Dec. 14; pick-up begins Friday, Dec. 18. Call us at 315-853-2038 or email rgilbert@midyork.org while supplies last!

Dec
9
Wed
Story Break with Ms Ruth
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

Join Ruth and her puppet friend Paulie every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live for a story break. Hear a story and say hello in this fun weekly program. If you can’t join live, check our Facebook page for archived videos. You don’t need a Facebook account to access them. Click here to watch.

Dec
16
Wed
Take & Make Craft
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 16, stop by the Library’s curbside pick-up area to get all the supplies you need to make a holiday cork wreath. One per person, please. While supplies last.

 

Story Break with Ms Ruth
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

Join Ruth and her puppet friend Paulie every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live for a story break. Hear a story and say hello in this fun weekly program. If you can’t join live, check our Facebook page for archived videos. You don’t need a Facebook account to access them. Click here to watch.