What to Expect
The Fulton County Libraries Continue Curbside Service
McConnellsburg and Hustontown Libraries will continue to serve our patrons through Curbside Service. Patrons may place the books and materials they want on hold, call us with requests, or fill out our reader’s advisory form, and the library will notify them when the items are ready for pickup. Patrons who placed items on hold before March 16 will be notified when those items become available for pick up. Please wait to receive a call that the item is on hold for you before coming to the library.
Both libraries will accept telephone requests for library materials at 717-485-5327 (McConnellsburg) or 717-987-3606 (Hustontown) during curbside pickup hours. Patrons may call McConnellsburg any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Patrons may also continue to place holds using our online system through the library’s catalog. If you have questions, please continue to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need a demonstration of our Reader’s Advisory Form and other information that will help you find books with us, watch this video.
Find out what new books are being processed by checking our Facebook page, by browsing new items in our online catalog, or by reading our Library Corner column in the Fulton County News.
Have a hold waiting for you at the library? The library will check it out to you, and it will be available for pick up during curbside hours. Patrons will be notified that their item is checked out.
Fulton County Libraries will not resume normal hours during this time. We will open for shorter periods of time to allow for proper cleaning, quarantining of returned materials, processing of holds, and social distancing measures for both the staff and the public. Hours are subject to change, so the best place to find the current hours is on our calendar.
Some services remain unavailable during the phased reopening
Browsing Shelves in some sections
Unlimited Public Computers
Unlimited In-person Printing, Copying & Faxing
Interlibrary loan from libraries other than Franklin/Fulton Counties
Services and items that are available include
Over 80,000 Digital eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music, & Comics
Digital Story Times (currently available through Summer Quest)
Online Book Discussions and other Online Programs
Library Card Requests
Reader’s Advisory Form
Books from Franklin County Libraries
Hotspot Reservations–these may only be reserved by calling us
Computer Use by Appointment (visit the Policies page for more information)
Browsing by Appointment (visit the Policies page for more information)
We will gradually add services and available items in phases following the directives and regulations of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Governor, the Pennsylvania Health Department and CDC. We are working through and following the guidelines and directives presented in “A Framework for Reopening Libraries”. It is a very thorough roadmap for reintroducing library services that was developed by our governing agency, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The health and safety of our staff and patrons is our top priority, so we will be moving forward with care and precautionary measures.
Public meeting room space will not be available for reservation until further notice.
How is the library ensuring your safety while using Curbside Service?
The library’s curbside tables will be disinfected before and after each curbside pickup shift. All materials are quarantined for 7 days before being circulated back into the community. All curbside pickup patrons must wear a mask when picking up items. All staff will wear masks at all times while working and will perform proper hand hygiene while handling your materials.
Our book drops to return borrowed materials are open. Please note items may remain on your account for up to 10 days after you return them. Due dates will be adjusted.
Check out ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital media from home, and explore our digital library for learning and research.
Follow us on social media to be notified of the most up-to-date news about our services.
All programs other than virtual programs are suspended at this time, and we will keep you posted here and on social media about re-scheduling programs.
How does Remote Printing work?
If you need an item printed, we may be able to help with that. While in-person printing may not be available, along with copying and faxing, remote printing can be done. To remotely print something, you can email the item to be printed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then print it for you. You’ll also want to call us to make arrangements for pick-up. You may also be able to print from your phone if you can access our wifi from outside the building.
How do I pay for copies and DVDs?
We are not collecting money right now, but we appreciate donations via our webpage donation page or by check made out to the Fulton County Library.
Will you be holding Library Programs?
We are not holding any in-library programs right now. For everyone’s health and safety, we are providing a variety of library programs online, including book discussions, Hum and Strum, and our popular Summer Quest program for kids. View our events calendar to attend a virtual program or our Summer Quest page to see programs for kids. Our summer programs can be found online. Story time will begin again digitally in the fall. We will restart Preschool Story Hour and Play Grow Learn in the libraries when it is safe to do so.
If you need new books for your children, please fill out our Reader’s Advisory Form or call us. We will then put you on hold for books for each person you fill out the form for. You will be called when your books are ready to be picked up.
Health and safety are of paramount concern. The library deeply regrets any inconvenience that may be experienced, but the precautions are vital while the Coronavirus remains at large.
The Fulton County Library is thankful for your cooperation and looks forward to serving you. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Library Director, Jamie Brambley, at email@example.com or by calling the library at 717-485-5327.