If you’re eager to borrow materials from the Penfield Public Library I have good news. As of today, May 20, the library is resuming curbside pick-up services. As a bonus, the library system has extended the due date for all materials. Even though the library itself remains closed to the public don’t let that stop you from getting some new books and entertainment for your family. A few details:
- Library phones at (585) 340-8720 will be staffed and curbside pick-up services will resume as of 10:00 AM, May 20, but the library building will remain closed to public entry.
- All programs, as well as outside use of library meeting space, have been postponed.
- The book drop will remain open, but you don’t have to rush to return items currently in your possession. The Monroe County Library System has extended the due date for all materials to June 29, and no overdue fines will accrue.
Find all the details on how curbside pick-up services work at the library's website, https://penfield.libraryweb.org/
Reminder...Our annual Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance will not be held as usual in Veterans’ Memorial Park this year because physical distancing prevents us from gathering in person. Instead, Penfield TV will present a video tribute on Monday, May 25. This may be viewed on Spectrum cable channel 1303, web stream at www.penfieldtv.org, and through the Penfield Television app on your streaming media device—ROKU, AppleTV, and Amazon Fire. Search your device's app store for "Penfield TV." Our guest speaker this year is Rick Gough from the Penfield American Legion Braman Post #1229.
Many thanks to Recreation Supervisor Sabrina Renner for reinventing Penfield’s Memorial Day tribute this year. The ceremony is an important part of our town culture and many residents will enjoy the presentation. The video tribute would not be possible without the exceptional work of our Penfield TV team. Penfield TV has been innovating in many ways to keep internal meetings, town board meetings and events like Memorial Day moving forward. Thank you, team.
If you follow Governor Cuomo’s daily briefings you will be familiar with the "Wear a Mask New York Ad Contest" that’s underway. Entrants submitted a 30 second video on the theme of why it is so important to wear a face mask to stop the spread of COVID-19. About 600 entries from across the state were submitted and five were chosen as finalists; the winning ad will be used as a PSA. You can vote for your favorite now through May 25. The winner will be announced May 26. Here’s a link:
Have you registered for Monroe County’s symptom tracker? It only takes a few seconds to register and respond each day. By participating, you will contribute useful data to help monitor our community’s health and help the health department understand COVID-19 patterns. Data will determine how our region moves forward with Phase One and then on to Phase Two. If you would like to participate go to ROCCOVID.org. You can read more about this project at https://www.monroecounty.gov/?q=node/9396.
Find COVID-19 resources at www.penfield.org. Direct questions or concerns to the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585) 753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov.
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives,
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain