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On Wednesday June 17, the Town of Chester Public Library book drop is opening for returns.

We at the Town of Chester Public Library are finalizing our processes so that patrons can begin to return Library materials that are currently checked out. Our external book drop will be opened on June 17 to receive these items.

As items are returned, we will be quarantining them for at least 5 days, so returned items may take as long as a week to show as checked-in on your account. Due dates have been extended to July 20 so please don’t feel like you need to rush to return your library materials right away.

Also, please be aware that we can only receive items placed inside the book drop and there is a limit to the number of returns the book drop can hold each day. We apologize in advance should you arrive to find that we have met the maximum capacity of our book drop. We ask that you not leave Library items anywhere outside the book drop as we cannot guarantee any items left outside and patrons will be responsible for any loss or damage incurred. There will be NO OVERDUE FEES at this time, so please come back to safely deposit your items should you find the book drop full.

While we are grateful for your generosity, we currently CANNOT ACCEPT ANY BOOK DONATIONS. We respectfully request that you do not put them in the book drop, limiting our return capacity, or dispose of them anywhere outside the building.

We are looking forward to our next stage of services which will be curbside delivery. Stay tuned to our website and our facebook page Town of Chester Library Adirondacks for current updates. As soon as a date is set we will be posting details and procedures.

We look forward to providing these services and seeing you again from a safe social distance.

Alma Alvarez, Director

Town of Chester Public Library June 10, 2020