4CLS and its member libraries look forward to a safe and cautious reopening. To aid in that effort, the following resources have been collected. Resources will be added and content will be updated as new information becomes available. (Last Update – 9/3/2020)

The 4CLS Steering Committee, with input from member libraries, has developed a Reopening Plan (updated 6/8/2020). The plan calls for reopening in stages.

Current Library Status List

For more information consult these resources:

Employers must provide masks to employees – Executive Order 202.16. See also, Interim Guidance on Executive Order 202.16 (NYS Health Dept.)

WNYLRC’s Ask the Lawyer page includes answers to several questions related to the pandemic:

Cleaning Procedures:

  • Signage:

Find a Testing Site –

Obtaining Masks, Sanitizer, and other supplies

The Steering Committee consists of:

  • Steve Bachman, 4CLS
  • Barb Potter, Kinney Memorial Library –  Hartwick
  • Ben Lainhart, Your Home Public Library – Johnson City
  • Beth Paine, Sidney Memorial Public Library – Sidney
  • Connie Dalrymple, Guernsey Memorial Library – Norwich
  • Heather Johnson, William B. Ogden Free Library – Walton
  • Nancy Wilcox, Oxford Memorial Library – Oxford
  • Tina Winstead, Huntington Memorial Library – Oneonta
  • Joasias Bartram, Broome County Public Library – Broome County/Central Library