A letter from Matt: Our Response to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

I hope you are doing well as we all prepare for warmer weather and a return to more familiar routines.

In our last update, we shared that the library would be closed through April 27th, but as there continues to be a Stay-at-Home Order through April 30th and a State of Civil Emergency through May 15th, we will remain closed to the public at this time.

Given the uncertainty of upcoming public health guidelines and construction progress at 5 Maine Ave, we have decided not to reopen at Pelletier’s Restaurant so that we can pack and prepare for our reopening at the renovated library.

We will use the month of May to move our furniture, equipment, and books back to the library, with the hope of reopening in the new facility in June. Of course, our exact timing will be contingent on the completion of construction and the status of COVID-19.

We are all eager to be back in business. Rest assured, the construction is near completion, and the library looks amazing.

I look forward to seeing you all soon and appreciate your patience as we prepare for a return to 5 Maine Ave! In the meantime, be sure to check out our virtual programs and services.

Best,

Matt DeLaney
Library Director