What’s Happening At Your Library?
THE LIBRARY REOPENED MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020
General Public Operating Hours
Starting 1 July 2020, the Allen F Pierce Free Library will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday, the library will be open from 08:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, except during the summer when the hours will be 08:00 am to Noon.
UPDATED COVID19 – LIBRARY OPERATING PROTOCOLS
Library access is still by the Fenner Street front door, however, handicap access is available at the backdoor – just knock or ring for assistance.
All who enter here must wear a mask and maintain six (6) social distance.
Notify a librarian if you have or have been exposed to a COVID19 infection.
Please return all library books and materials using the BOOK DROP located next to the other front door. Do not bring them into the library.
For patron and staff safety, all library transactions will continue to handled at the shielded portion of the front librarian’s desk.
We are not yet able to accommodate children’s play and browsing activities, library group programs, patron socializing, public meetings, etc. We’ll let you know as soon as that changes.
Starting Tuesday, July 7, 2020 our adult, teen and tween patrons will be able to browse the stacks for books, audio books and DVDs to check out. Of course in these times masks will be required as will gloves or sanitizing hands prior to browsing.
Library services offered: return and checkout of books, audio books, CDs and DVDs; use of one public computer for task purposes (recreational computer use is not supported); and a designated desk in our computer area for those using their laptop to access our Wi-Fi hot spot.
For your protection, due to the COVID19 infection control measures, restroom facilities are not available except for emergency use. Users will be responsible for sanitizing it after use according to the protocols posted in the restroom.
Sorry!! The library cannot accept donations of used books, CDs, audio books, DVDs or other materials until we lift COVID19 restrictions.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN!!
Book Club meets July 14th at 7:00PM at the library (outdoors weather permitting). Book will be “Barracoon” by Zora Neale Hurston.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Our Summer Reading Program has moved on-line! Join us on-line, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10AM or 1 PM, as we explore the wonder of fairy tales and the magic of stories with fun and whimsical performers and activities. We’ll be using the ZOOM app for Brightstar events. For ZOOM events you will need to have downloaded their app and registered in order to participate. You can do this by clicking any one of the links to a Brightstar event. We’ll use Boxcast for the Turtle Dance Music events and there is no need to download anything. Just click on the Boxcast link and join the fun.
Storyteller Fiona Siobhan Powell will bring traditional folk tales of the British Isles in a workshop for ages 14 and above on July 7 and July 9.