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    Mon 10-8
    Tues 10-8
    Wed 10-8
    Thur 10-8
    Fri 10-8
    Sat 10-3
    Sun CLOSED

    Library Board of Trustees President: Melissa Benardot
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Wead Library Closing

Dear Valued Wead Library Patrons,

In light of the state and county-wide State of Emergencies, the Wead Library has made the decision to close as of 8:00pm tonight, Monday, March 16th through at least March 31st, and will provide an update on April 1st.   We are taking the current situation very seriously and are constantly striving to ensure the safety of our patrons and community.

We have many services available online.  Our free wifi is available 24/7 outside the building.  We offer e-books, e-audio-books, magazines and newspapers.  Our website can be found at: https://weadlib.wordpress.com.  Certain tabs will require your 14-digit barcode and your PIN number, which will be the last 4 numbers of the phone number you provided us.  We will be waiving ALL FINES that accrue during our closure.  We ask that you keep your materials at home until we reopen, as our book drops will be closed.

You can find us on twitter, facebook, and instagram, in addition to our website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and act appropriately to best serve the needs of our library community.  We will reevaluate the situation and have an update on April 1st. Thank you so very much for your continued support.



– Wead Library staff and Board of Trustees


All Wead Library programs are temporarily suspended at this time. As of now, the WEAD Library is open regular hours. This however, is on a day by day basis and may change depending on the developing situation. (graphic courtesy of writeraccess.com)

Corona Virus Information from our Library System


Clinton, Essex, Franklin Library System has graciously provided us with some links to help both understand and prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

New York State Department of Health’s Coronavirus page

Clinton, Essex, Franklin Library System’s Coronavirus page

We will continue to monitor the situation and act appropriately to best serve the needs of our library community.

– Wead Library staff

Census Informational Meeting


Weather permitting, our Winter Book Sale will be tomorrow, Fri 2/7/20 from 10am-7pm. However, it looks like we may have more winter and less book sale! If Malone Central Schools are closed, the Library will also be closed. In that case, the Book Sale will hopefully open Saturday 2/8/20 from 10am-2pm and run through Friday morning 2/14/20 next week. Please be safe everyone.

Library Closed 1/20/2020

Just a reminder to our patrons that we will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Food For Fines Guidelines

National Canned Food Month

February 10th – 15th turn overdue books into food for the hungry.
Donate canned or boxed goods Monday February 10th through Saturday February 15th.

Bring unexpired, nonperishable food items to donate at the circulation desk of your local Malone Wead Library.

For each item you donate, $1 of your Wead library fines for overdue materials will be forgiven.

Fines can only be forgiven on overdue materials that have been returned, so be sure you’ve looked under the couch for misplaced books and movies first! You can also log in to your online account or ask a library staff member if you’re not sure whether you have a fine.

Sorry—Food for Fines credit can’t be applied toward fees for items that have been lost or damaged.

All donations collected during Food for Fines will be distributed to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

Don’t owe any fines? This year you can also pay it forward. Bring extra food donations to help other library patrons reduce their fines.



  • One can pays off $1 of library fees up to $20 per patron for the week.
    For example, 5 cans = $5 off of your library fees.
  • Canned goods must be unopened and unexpired to qualify. No glass containers, please.
  • To participate, just drop off your cans at the Circulation Desk of the Wead Library

Support healthy eating by donating the following most needed items:

  • Canned Proteins: canned tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter, or beans
  • Canned Vegetables: low sodium, no salt added
  • Fruits and Juices: in light syrup or its own juices, fruit cocktail, apple sauce, juice boxes
  • Pasta & Rice: brown & white rice, macaroni & cheese, pasta
  • Breakfast: cereal, oatmeal, quick oats, granola/cereal bars
  • Soups & Stews: low sodium, beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, vegetable, turkey & rice
  • Dairy: shelf-stable milk, and evaporated milk