March 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Bancroft Library

With an abundance of caution in regards to the unfolding developments with COVID-19, effective immediately and until further notice, Bancroft Public Library is cancelling all library programs and the usage of our public meeting room (Proudfit Hall).

If the Salem Central School District closes, we will also close. We will put out another notice should this occur.

Also effective immediately, we are suspending fines so that if any of our patrons are unable to get to the library to return items, they will not accrue a balance. 

If anyone has reserved Proudfit Hall for an upcoming event, we apologize for the inconvenience, and we can hopefully work with you to reschedule your event in the future when this issue has passed. 

Please check our website ( and/or our Facebook page ( for updated information. 

Remember, you can access e-books and e-audiobooks via our Overdrive system ( with an active library card.

Thanks for your understanding as we find our way through this situation.

The next regular meeting of the Bancroft Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Regular monthly meetings of the Library Board are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and minutes are available on our Board of Trustees web page.

NOTE:  If you’re interested in seeing prior newsletters, please visit our Newsletters archive page.

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Bancroft Public Library | Susan Getty, Director |181 Main Street, PO Box 478, Salem, NY 12865 | 518.854.7463 | |


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