Johnstown library offers curbside pickup

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Public Library is remaining serviceable to the public during the pandemic through curbside pickup options and various online programs.

Officials say the 38 S. Market St. library is “thrilled” to be offering curbside pickup options for its patrons.

For information about digital programming or for assistance with Johnstown Public Library online services, the public can also contact [email protected]; or message the library’s Facebook page.

For additional inquires, the public can contact: [email protected]; or people can call the library at (518) 762-8317.

Out of an abundance of caution with local cases of COVID-19 rising, the library offers curbside pickup from: Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a..m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library has a Monthly Reading Challenge. For February, participants are asked to read a book “set in a place you would like to live.”

A short Storytime is posted on Tuesdays. Children’s book readings go up each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. on the library’s Facebook page.

Also, local guitarist-singer Gary VanSlyke will have a short musical performance each Thursday at 10:30 a.m., also on the Facebook page.

Youth Dungeons & Dragons is online Mondays at 4 p.m. It is hosted by the library for patrons age nine to 12. It is a Zoom meeting and the password is Johnstown.

The public can contact the library on Facebook or email Robert at [email protected] for more information.

There is also Teen D&D at 4 p.m. Tuesdays. This Dungeons & Dragons game is hosted by the library for patrons age 13 to 18. Again, it is a Zoom meeting and the password is Johnstown. Contact Facebook or Robert for details.

Other activities at the library include: Johnstown Create, and various book clubs like the Pride Book Club. The club is exploring LGBTQIA+ stories. This month’s book is “Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston. This group is intended for adult readers.

The Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26. This month, the group will discuss “Vaccinated” by Dr. Paul A. Offit. Patrons can pick up a copy at the library.

The SF Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. March 3 to discuss “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang., a collection of thoughtful stories.

Further information on the library can be obtained by going on its website at; or calling (518) 762-8317.

By Patricia Older