In a press release of March 18, 2020, Wyandanch Public Library Board of Trustees and Library Director shared its concerns with the safety, health and protection of the community and its staff in its concurrence that the library should be closed. As of this date, the library is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 15, 2020. The public is encouraged to check the library’s website www.wyandanchlibrary.org. and Facebook page for updates regarding an official reopening date.
“While public events, programs and outreach activities have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the library is still open to the public through the wonders of social media, and through our commitment to being a community partner,” said Shadd Jamison, Director of the Wyandanch Library. “We recently donated the library’s 3D printer to the Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. Our local First Responders are using this equipment to build prototypes of protective gear against COVID-19, including goggles and face shields.”
Jamison also noted that Wyandanch’s Library’s enhanced services are available to home-bound patrons through their laptops, computers and smart phones. “Effective immediately,” he announced, “library-goers can live chat with a Wyandanch librarian in real time, weekdays, 10:00am-6pm, and Saturdays, 10am-3pm, just by going to our website and touching the bottom right hand corner of their screens. If you need assistance outside of those hours please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you within the next business day.
Jamison also mentioned that the: Wyandanch Library’s website offers links to information on Coronavirus for all ages, and continues to update patrons on new library content, including new videos, booklists, arts and crafts, and more. We’re moving forward.”
Ghenya Grant, President, Wyandanch Library Board of Trustees, said, the Board is “dedicated to working with Mr. Jamison, and continuing support of the Library’s educational initiatives.
“We also are concerned with the community’s health and wellbeing. So, the Board is working to expand our services to provide sensitive counselling and key information to help our families, residents and young people cope during this COVID-19 crisis,” Ms. Grant concluded, adding, “The campaign and activities will be announced shortly.”
For further information, messages and updates, the public is invited to join WPL’s Facebook Page, Wyandanch Public Library- Long Island, our Instagram page – Wyandanch Library, and www.wyan.suffolk.lib.ny.us/, www.wyandanchlibrary.org.