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June 1, 2020 - 2:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, reopening, Richmond Memorial Library.

Press release:

At 1 p.m. today (June 1) the Richmond Memorial Library reopened with limited services, including:

  • Browsing and circulating the library collection
  • Library account services (new cards, paying fines)
  • Placing holds on LOCAL materials only
  • Reference services
  • Faxing, photocopying
  • Limited computer access
  • Virtual library programs

Sorry, the library is NOT yet open for:

  • Sitting
  • Reading
  • Gathering
  • Playing
  • Interlibrary loans or holds
  • In-person library programs

The library has returned to its normal hours of operation for these services: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, for the safety of library staff, any library patron who is over 2 years of age must cover their nose and mouth with an appropriate mask or cloth face-covering in order to enter and remain inside of the library building.

Library patrons who are unable to medically tolerate a face-covering may request exemption or accommodation by contacting the Library Director Robert Conrad by telephone at (585)343-9550, ext. 7, or  or email:   [email protected]

Please return most materials (books, movies, music, etc.) to the drive-up or walk-up book returns located outside of the library.

Materials unsuited for book returns (e.g., board games, Playaway devices) can be returned inside of the library. Fines will be waived on items returned before June 22.

All returned items will be held in quarantine and sanitized before being shelved or circulated. Sorry, we cannot accept donated materials until further notice.

The library's 2020-21 budget was amended to require no tax levy increase. Therefore, the library budget vote previously scheduled for May 7 was cancelled.

The library's 2020 trustee election will be held on June 9 via absentee ballot conducted in conjunction with the Batavia City School District's budget vote and trustee election.

Richmond Memorial Library’s online resources remain available 24/7!

Check out Hoopla and OverDrive for audiobooks, eBooks and more! Freegal offers free music downloads and unlimited streaming of thousands of songs through September. Borrow your favorite magazines for free with RB Digital.

There is a lot to discover at batavialibrary.org where all you need is your library card!

May 22, 2020 - 5:16pm

Press release:

The City of Batavia reminds businesses to flush internal plumbing systems if your facility has been closed or unoccupied for several weeks prior to reopening.

Our public water system contains a residual chlorine disinfectant. As water in a building slows or stops, the water can become stale or stagnate, causing a loss in this residual which could lead to bacteria growth.

This can also cause taste, odor, and discolored water issues, and the potential of higher than normal levels of lead and copper. Keeping the water flushed and refreshed, is crucial in these situations to ensure clean, clear water. 

The City of Batavia Water Department is issuing this guidance to ensure the safety of the water and the health and welfare of our customers as facilities reopen. 

The Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has issued guidance for Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with little or no usethe link can be found here.

Or visit the City of Batavia website for that guidance.

For questions or assistance, you can contact the City of Batavia Water Department at (585) 345-6315, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 14, 2020 - 7:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in covid-19, Town of Bethany, PAUSE, reopening.

Public Notice

Town of Bethany offices will open on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Court has not reopened as of yet. Per NYS Court Administration an opening date has not been determined.

All visitors to the Town Hall must wear facial covering and practice social distancing.

Residents/customers must schedule appointments to handle business that cannot be handled via phone, email or regular mail. A drop box is also available near the Town Hall door.  Receipts, etc. will be mailed to you.

No visitors to the Highway Department are allowed without an appointment. Facial covering and social distancing requirements must be adhered to.

All Board meetings will commence beginning with the regularly scheduled in June. Facial cover and social distancing protocol must be followed by everyone in attendance.

-- Town of Bethany Supervisor Carl Hyde Jr.

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