After careful consideration, the Babylon Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. All programs and events are cancelled until further notice. The Annual Budget Vote and Trustee election scheduled for April 7, 2020, will not be held, in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.13.
We made this decision to support the overall health and wellness of our community and for the safety of our patrons and staff. It was a difficult decision, as we care deeply about serving the public, but the responsible thing to do—and the best way to serve our patrons right now—is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
The Library fully appreciates and understands the disappointment and disruption that this action will cause, but finds that it is paramount to preserve to the greatest extent possible the safety of our patrons and staff during this declared state of emergency. Please consult the Library’s website as to developments relating to the Library’s operations. We apologize for the inconvenience resulting from the closing.
We know the Library is a critical resource for residents of all ages, so we are taking steps to support our patrons as much as possible during this temporary closure:
- All late fees will be suspended during the closure period.
- Please consult our website, www.babylonlibrary.org for access to e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, and a vast array of digital resources from home.
- Residents who do not have a library card can apply for a temporary library card which will allow access to livebrary.com
- Please do not drop items in the book drop, as the book drops will be closed, we ask that you hold onto your items and do not leave them outside the library.
The safety and health of our patrons and staff are the Library’s top priority. Please continue to check our web page for updates, as any changes will be posted there as soon as possible.