COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Center (Updated: March 24, 2020)



We are monitoring the status and potential risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Below is an update as to what we are doing to help stop the spread of disease throughout the building, what services you can take advantage of from home, and information about the virus from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We will continue to add new information as necessary.


What We Are Doing:



Updated March 24, 2020:



All Library programs have now been CANCELLED through April 30, 2020. Please check our Events Page for any upcoming Online Programs we may be holding.

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March 21, 2020:



The Library was originally planning to be closed only through March 31st, however, we will now be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will update you if anything changes.

Please stay safe.



March 17, 2020:



Digital Library Card


In an effort to improve access to digital services during this time, the Baldwin Public Library has enabled the use of a digital card should you not already possess a library card. If you have a library card then you already have full access to our digital resources. Upon approval, your card will last until June 30th. Please note that this card is for digital services only, and cannot be used to borrow physical materials from any public library in Nassau County.

Visit baldwinpl.org/digital to learn more and to get started.



March 17, 2020:



Dear Baldwin Community:

Please do not worry about returning library materials - fines are not accruing at this time.

We encourage you to stay home and take advantage of our online services.


March 13, 2020:



Due to the County, State, and Federal States of Emergency, the Library will be CLOSED through Tuesday, March 31st. We will reassess the situation at that time. Overdue fines will not accrue on any items due during this period.

This decision was made after much careful consideration. The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to us.

While our building may not be open, our online services are available 24/7, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming video, and live homework help. Links to these services can be found at baldwinpl.org/from-home.


Updated March 12, 2020:



After a great deal of thought, the Library has decided to cancel all programs through March 31st to promote social distancing. This will affect both Library-sponsored programs and meetings by outside groups. In addition, all exercise classes scheduled for March and April are cancelled. Refunds will be issued to people who registered for any Library workshop or class with a fee that was scheduled during this time.

The Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 pm will proceed as planned.



Updated March 11, 2020:



Food workshops will be cancelled and rescheduled in the future.
Only prepackaged snacks and bottled water will be offered at programs. You are welcome to bring your own coffee or tea.
All toys will be removed from the Children's Room.
The 3 remaining sessions of Learn & Play this month will be cancelled.
The concert featuring Neal Stuart and the Empire State on Sunday, March 29th has been cancelled.
For programs that had a registration fee, refunds will be issued for those members of the public who are not comfortable participating.


Updated: March 5, 2020:



We are making our library as healthy as possible by:
Cleaning the building daily.
Sanitizing door handles, handrails and elevator buttons.
Cleaning keyboards and table tops.
Providing extra cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer throughout the building.


Using Library Resources from Home



The Baldwin Public Library will be closed through March 31, however we do offer many great resources that can be accessed and used from home. Please visit baldwinpl.org/from-home to view these types of resources.


Learn more from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)



A few CDC guidelines:
Stay home if you are not feeling well.
Wash your hands regularly.
Avoid individuals who are sick.
Avoid crowded areas if you are an at-risk individual as defined by the CDC.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Information for Specific Groups:
Pregnant Women and Children | People at Higher Risk for Complications

How to Stop the Spread of Germs - (CDC Flyer)