Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect new information. 12:30 p.m.

NORTH HALEDON, NJ - While the North Haledon Free Public Library, like all other libraries in New Jersey, is still closed as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, Director Susan Serico wanted residents to know that even though the library's doors are closed, they are still serving the community.

"As you know, due the COVID-19 pandemic and as per Executive Order #107 issued by Governor Murphy, the Library building is closed to the public," Serico said in a statement.  "However, we are experimenting with some work-arounds."  Such measures, she said, include outdoor programming, Zoom video conferencing, and "providing Contactless Courtyard Pick-up in order to continue to serve you."

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Serico included a list of the library's July programming, which can be viewed in .PDF formpdf.  According to the flyer, face masks and social distancing is required. 

"Due to social distancing requirements and our limited space, be sure to register in advance of each event," Serico said, including a list of classes offered through the Mayor's Wellness Campaign.  "If you need assistance registering for any of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign classes, just give me a 'shout-out' and I’ll be happy to help you."

The Mayor's Wellness Campaign flyer can be found by clicking herepdf.

Director Serico can be reached at the library by calling 973-427-6213, ext. 5.

Serico said that as a result of new guidance from Governor Murphy, libraries will be allowed to re-open on July 2.  "So, we are thrilled to announce that we will be resuming our regularly scheduled hours on Thursday, July 2.  Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..  We will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day."

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