The Board of Trustees and staff of the Dexter Free Library are committed to the health and safety of our patrons and community concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our hours are Monday 10 - 12, Tuesday 12-6, Wednesday 9-12 and 1-6, Thursday 11-6 and Saturday 9-12.    All persons entering the library will be required to wear a face covering.   Staff will also be wearing face coverings.  


MONDAY MORNING HOURS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS (Ages 65+)   Beginning June 22nd through August 31 Monday morning hours are limited to those ages 65 and older.   Seniors are invited to visit the library to browse the collection and select a good read or two to take home and enjoy.   

Community members are welcome to visit us in-person to check out library materials.  Due to the size of our library space and the need to provide adequate social distancing, access to the building may be limited. Patrons are encouraged to limit their library visit to no more than 30 minutes.

No group gatherings will be allowed in the library.     Curbside Pick-up will continue to be available.   We are working on outdoor seating to accommodate community members who would like to stay for a while and use the library's wifi with their own devices.


Our summer reading program is online this summer and has two components:  READsquared and Page Turner Adventures.

Parents and children create an account at our READsquared site  (https://dexlibny11.readsquared.com) Once you have created an account you can review reading lists,log reading,  participate in missions and even play games.   At the end of each month participants' names will be entered into our monthly prize drawing.     

Families are also invited to join us for PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES beginning June 15th and running for 10 weeks.  Access to our weekly adventures start when you ask to join our Facebook group:  Dexter Free Library Summer Reading Program featuring Page Turner Adventures.    New programs will be accessible each day by 10am.


We encourage community members to make their requests for library materials using the online catalog.  ILL service will be resuming the week of June 22nd.  The catalog may be used to request items of NCLS member libraries.   We will contact you to arrange pick-up when we have received the materials requested.


All returns must be made via the outdoor return.   

***IMPORTANT***Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours.  What does this mean? The library staff will remove items from the outdoor return and place them in a designated area in the library. We will mark the items with the current day's date and they will sit for 72 hours. At the end of 72 hours the items will be discharged from your library card.

For example, you place items in the return on Sunday. A staff member empties the return at 10am on Monday. On Thursday sometime after 10am the items you borrowed are discharged.

As always we appreciate your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions you may contact us via email at dexlib@ncls.org.  Email will be checked daily.Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. Take care, stay healthy, and stay informed.  Click here for the latest information and resources relating to Covid-19.  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY