Masks and Library Policy

This is a friendly reminder to wear your mask when entering the library building. Masks will continue to be required for everyone–staff, patrons, and visitors when entering the library building until further notice.

Safety of our staff and patrons continues to be our primary goal as we assess the ever evolving recommendations and guidance provided by the CDC, NY Department of Health, NY Department of Labor, our Hamilton County Public Health Department, and Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) with consideration of the Library‘s current Pandemic Plan Policy (

We thank all of you for your cooperation.

Membership: Friends of the Library

The Friends of the CVW Long Lake Public Library continue, throughout the year, to bring community events to residents and visitors of Long Lake. To become a member of the Friends of the Library, you can fill out an application form included within this post.

Membership: Friends of the Library

Another way to support the Friends of the Library is to purchase a commemorative engraved brick to honor or memorialize a family member or friend. This document is, also, provided within this post. Your brick will also be a lifetime reminder of your support of the Library.

Tonight! The Hot Club of Saratoga performs in the virtual Cafe Livre

Welcome to our first virtual Cafe Livre performance. The Hot Club of Saratoga will be performing live on their YouTube channel for all. The Gypsy swing band will start the show at 7:00 EST and perform for about one hour.

How to find the show? The simplest way to find the show is connect to YouTube and search for “Hot Club of Saratoga”. The search will bring up their YouTube Channel page. The live show will be the first link on their page and be active about 10 minutes before the show starts. You can also click on this link.

if you have a streaming device like a Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast or Apple TV, make sure you have the YouTube app installed. That way, you can stream the concert directly to your TV screen!

Free Live Stream Concert: Hot Club of Saratoga!

Saturday, November 21st at 7 pm

Calling out to all Adirondack residents and visitors: Join us here online for our first ever Live Stream Concert! Share with your friends–Socialize online during the concert!

From their living room to yours, the Hot Club of Saratoga, the Capital Region’s premier gypsy swing ensemble, plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Most prominently developed in 1930’s and 40’s Paris, this genre has been kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. Most of the tunes Hot Club of Saratoga plays were written or recorded by Django at some time in his musical life, hot swing music of the 1920’3, 30’s and 40’s.

We will add the Live Stream link here when we have it. Chat will be available during the concert.

This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Contactless Service continues as we move into Phase 4 of our Reopening Plan

We are now open for our normal fall & winter hours and maintaining contactless service. Library patrons will be allowed to enter the building if they have a mask or face covering on and be allowed to browse our stacks for check out. 

Gloves are recommended when handling library materials, and please be aware that our books cannot be easily sterilized because liquids can damage them.  We recommend bringing a bag to carry your materials, and we also have some free bags available to hand out. 

For health safety reasons, the children’s area will be closed during Phase 4. Please ask library staff to assist you in retrieving children’s materials. Teen fiction is in the Adult area and will be open for browsing. 

Two public computers are now available (30 minute time limit). Additionally, we have four socially distanced tables for seating so that you may use with your personal devices to access wifi inside the library (2 hour time limit). There is also seating outside the library in which you can access the wifi, or you can park behind the library to access the wifi. No password is required to access our public wifi. 

To prevent contamination of our copy machine, staff will assist you with photocopies and computer print outs. 

Our lovely bathroom will be open. Please wash your hands. 

We quarantine materials for 4 days after being returned before they can be returned to circulation. 

The Southern Adirondack Library’s holds system is currently up and running. You may start placing holds with your library card through our catalog. 

The library has enacted a temporary Safety Policy and Reopening Plan which can be found on our About page here. This document explains more about how the library will be slowly increasing our services over time in accordance with guidelines from local and state safety officials. 

COVID-19: Libraries and Healthy Communities

The WHO has created a guide: Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
National Institute of Health
National Library of Medicine
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Medline Plus
NYS Department of Health
Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center
Hamilton County Department of Health
Warren County Department of Health
Washington County Department of Health
Saratoga County Department of Health

New York State Novel Coronavirus Hotline: (888) 364-3065
Glens Falls Hospital COVID-19 Hotline: 518-926-HELP (4357)