COVID19: Re-opening Libraries
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The list is pulled from libraries reporting directly to the State Aid unit at the MBLC or through our LibWizard form. It will be updated each day for the foreseeable future. Please update us through the LibWizard link copied below if your services or reopening dates change. Thanks for sharing with the library community.
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https://mblc.libwizard.com/f/covid-19_reopeningLast Updated: 20 May 2020 8:30 AM
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SubmittedFirst Time Completing FormMunicipalityLibrary NameFactors that determine re-openingPhased approach?Staff Reporting DateLimited re-open dateMost/Full service re-open datePublic Service HoursWhat limited servicesOpen servicesAnticipated programmingAnticipated meeting room useContinued Stay at Home servicesQuarantine timeQuarantine spaceHealth and safety practicesStaff trainingWritten re-opening planNetworkOther InformationNameEmailPhone
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5/20/2020 16:00YesAbingtonAbington Public LibraryLocal Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Board of Library TrusteesYesNot applicable5/26/2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materialsVirtual only--for one month or lessIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc.72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesYesOCLNIt is very difficult to predict which in library services will be offered until we know the content of the Phase Two opening guidelines. I will update beyond checkout and returns (which will be book drop only), when we have more information. The same is true for health and safety practices.Deborah Grimmettdeborahg@ocln.org(781)982-2139
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5/12/2020 17:17YesBarnstableOsterville VillageCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBD06/14/2020 depend on governorReduced hours anticipated for less than a monthCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Meeting roomsSome in library and some virtualAvailable with limited number of patrons in roomIssuing library cards remotely * Using or lending 3D printers or sewing machines to assist with PPE * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot24 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesYesCLAMSI think the quarantine of books is a little over the top, wiping them down should be adequate. I don't see stores, markets, post offices quarantine mail, boxes, food boxes. Should patrons quarantine them for 24 hours when they get them home? I am not sure with this book quarantine started. I don't see it applying to anything else. I do have CoVID fatigue, but you asked. Thank you. :)cyndy cottoncyndycotton@clamsnet.org(508)428-5757
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5/12/2020 14:10NoBarnstableMarstons Mills Public LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Common Sense, concern for staff and patrons, concern regarding influx of off Cape Cod visitors coming to the CapeYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersVirtual Only- TBDUnavailable, fall re-evaluationExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSStacie Hevenershevener@clamsnet.org(508)428-5175
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5/12/2020 6:21NoBarnstable - Barnstable VillageSturgis LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes18-May18-MayTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * Virtual programmingCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCLAMSSpecial collections will be closed to public.Lucy Loomissturgislibrary@comcast.net(508)362-8448
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5/12/2020 8:12YesBecketBecket AthenaeumHealth indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBD06/01/2020 hoped for.TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersWe are currently doing virtual programming, will continue that indefinitely, but hoping to have some outdoor programming, i.e. yoga in the park, summer reading program art and story time, depending on Governor Baker's announcements of easing of physical distancing, and community participation.Unavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesYesMASSCATWe have been maintaining a curbside pickup system with quarantined returns all along, per the Board of Trustees and staff wishes. There has been only 1 staff member allowed in building ever during this time. She wears mask, gloves, washes frequently, and maintains the quarantine of both the returned materials, mail received, bins used in curbside delivery, etc. All other staff works 100% from home.Jodi Shafiroffjodi@bwlibrary.org(413)281-6865
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5/18/2020 19:13YesBedfordBedford Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesYesMLNRichard Callaghanrcallaghan@minlib.net(781)275-9440
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5/12/2020 8:00NoBellinghamBellingham Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes5/11/2020TBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekNot applicableMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSBernadette Rivardbrivard@bellinghamma.org(508)657-2776
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5/11/2020 20:52YesBerkleyBerkley Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDWe have no meeting rooms.Issuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesYesSAILSVicki Dawsonvdawson@sailsinc.org(508)644-5882
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5/12/2020 9:54YesBeverlyBeverly Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator)YesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDYesNOBLEDirector submitted a phased reopening plan to supervisor on 5/5. Have not received much feedback yet; many answers subject to change.Allison Babinbabin@noblenet.org(978)921-6062
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5/12/2020 10:45NoBoltonBolton Public LibraryHealth indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYes6/1/2020TBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesYesCWMARSKelly Collinskcollins@cwmars.org(978)779-2839
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5/15/2020 16:08NoBoltonBolton Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes6/1/20206/2/2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materialsVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesYesCWMARSKelly Collinskcollins@cwmars.org(978)779-2839
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5/12/2020 11:42YesBostonBPLLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersSome in library and some virtualTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedMBLNDavid Leonarddleonard@bpl.org(617)859-2034
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5/20/2020 16:06YesBourneJonathan Bourne Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * When library is able to be readied for safe return of staff and patrons.YesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Most services TBD. We anticipate it will be a while before patrons are allowed back in the building.TBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSPatrick Marshallpmarshall@bournelibrary.org(508)759-0600
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5/14/2020 9:25YesBoxfordBoxford Town LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYes5/18/20205/26/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Reference desk(s)Virtual only--for the summer at a minimumWe do not have meeting roomsVirtual reference * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesMVLCLibrary is part of a shared building with Town Hall Offices. The Library and Town Hall share entrances and exits. We are coordinating our reopening procedures with Town Hall Offices.Kevin Bourquekbourque@boxfordlibrary.org(978)887-3723
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5/13/2020 11:38YesBrookfieldMerrick Public LibraryLocal Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materialsNo in library or virtual programmingUnavailable, fall re-evaluationExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotMore than a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesCWMARSBrenda Mettervillebrookfieldlibrary@gmail.com(508)867-6339
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5/12/2020 9:15YesBrooklinePublic Library of BrooklineHealth indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communitiesYes15-Jun-2029-Jun-204-Jan-20Reduced hours, how long TBDReturn materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * All of the Curbside options, except CONTACTLESS not curbsideCheck out materials * Return materialsVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable until JanuaryIssuing library cards remotely * Using or lending 3D printers or sewing machines to assist with PPE * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot * Contactless, no curbsideOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedMLNSara Slymonsslymon@minlib.net(617)730-2360
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5/12/2020 7:55YesBucklandBuckland Public LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressNoPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSJane Buchananjbuchanan@cwmars.org(413)625-9412
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5/11/2020 20:30YesCantonCanton Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Trustee DecisionYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materialsTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedOCLNAndrea Caponeandreajoancapone@gmail.com(617)851-0830
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5/12/2020 11:34YesCarlisleGleason Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Board of Library Trustees (might fall under municipal officials, but seems worth mentioning specifically)Yes5/26/20206/1/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * some of these are still tbdTBDYesMVLCMartha Feeney-Pattenmpatten@gleasonlibrary.org(978)369-4898
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5/12/2020 10:50YesCarverCarver Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc.72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedSAILSCarole Juliuscjulius@carverpl.org(508)866-3415
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5/12/2020 12:24YesCharlemontTyler Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSAndrea Bernardcharlemont.hawley.library@gmail.com(413)339-4335
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5/13/2020 11:16YesCharltonCharlton Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes5/19/2020TBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressTBDYesCWMARSCheryl Hansenchansen@cwmars.org(508)248-2219
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5/12/2020 11:17YesChesterfieldChesterfield Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planTBDTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersNo in library or virtual programmingUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesNoCWMARSCynthia Squier Kleinchesterfieldpubliclibrary@gmail.com(413)296-4735
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5/12/2020 6:23YesChilmarkChilmark Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSEbba Hiertaehierta@clamsnet.org(508)645-3360
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5/13/2020 15:50NoCohassetPaul Pratt Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of HealthYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotNot applicableMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesNoOCLNMeaghan E Jamesmjames@ocln.org(781)383-1348
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5/12/2020 14:55YesColrainGriswold Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Conversations with other area libraries are important, such that we can be in cahoots.YesNot applicable5/27/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDReturn materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual, maybe some outdoors with up to 10 people, 6' apart.Unavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot48 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSWe are looking to offer service at the door, versus curbside, with the exception of computer users--allowing up to two people into the library at a time, wearing masks, to use the computers.Chelsea Jordan-Makelygriswold@colrain-ma.gov(413)624-3619
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5/14/2020 12:11YesDartmouthDartmouth Public LibrariesLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Board of Library TrusteesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * WiFi access from parking lotCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot48 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayTBDPlan to but not yet completedSAILSLynne Antuneslantunes@town.dartmouth.ma.us(508)999-0728
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5/13/2020 11:28YesDedhamDedham Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesYesMLNAmber Moroneyamoroney@minlib.net(781)493-4299
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5/13/2020 15:53YesDeerfieldTiltonLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDTBDWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSCandace Bradbury-Carlincbradbury-carlin@cwmars.org(413)665-4683
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5/13/2020 13:10YesDennisDennis Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDYesCLAMSNicole Kramerden_mail@clamsnet.org(508)760-6219
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5/15/2020 8:57YesDennisSouth Dennis Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materialsNo in library or virtual programmingUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Because of our size, patrons will not be allowed in the building for quite some time, as there is no room to properly social distance.YesYesCLAMSVeronica Hernandez Brownvhernandez@clamsnet.org(508)394-8954
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5/13/2020 13:00YesDightonDighton Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of HealthYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDNot applicableYesSAILSI am awaiting a meeting with the town's re-opening team. I do have a draft. My small library is not able to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines.Jocelyn Tavaresjtavares@sailsinc.org(508)669-6421
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5/12/2020 14:15YesDouglasSimon Fairfield Public LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * We want to make sure we are in step with other libraries in the Blackstone Valley. Directors are in communication with each other to make sure we have a unified front.YesNot applicableTBDTBDUsual public service hoursReturn materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)TBDUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesNoCWMARSI answered NA to question 6 because our full-time staff has been in the building since our town declared a state of emergency. Library personnel were deemed essential as we have served as a call center for community outreach helped other departments with various clerical work.Justin Snookjsnook@cwmars.org(501)230-4105
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5/12/2020 9:19YesDracutM.G. Parker Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYes5/18/2020TBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesPlan to but not yet completedMVLCQuestion #9 did not give me an option that is appropriate. We will be open our regular number of hours (not reduced), but our hours of operation will be changed (at least during the first few phases), so that we will not be open evenings or Saturdays, at least through the summer.Nanci Hillnhill@dracutlibrary.org(978)454-5474
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5/12/2020 9:05YesDudleyPearle L Crawford Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator)TBDTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumAvailable for library or municipal department meetings onlyExtended due dates * Waived fines * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotWill not QuarantineNoMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDNoCWMARSDrusilla Carterdcarter@cwmars.org(508)949-8021
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5/12/2020 8:44YesDunstableDunstable Free Public LibraryHealth indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for longer than 3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)No in library or virtual programmingUnavailable, summer re-evaluationOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesPlan to but not yet completedMVLCMary Beth Pallismpallis@dunstablepl.org(978)732-3667
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5/15/2020 7:59YesDuxburyDuxbury Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Virtual reference * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesYesOCLNDenise Garvindgarvin@ocln.org(781)934-2721
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5/13/2020 11:00NoEast BridgewaterEast Bridgewater Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * PPE suppliesYes5/11/20205/18/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programmingOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesYesSAILSChristopher McGeecmcgee@sailsinc.org(508)378-1616
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5/13/2020 8:58NoEdgartownEdgartown Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDYesCLAMSLisa Shermandirector@edgartownlibrary.org(508)627-4221
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5/13/2020 14:24NoEgremontEgremont Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planTBDTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside technology usageCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printers * In-house programming * Meeting roomsIn library with limited number of patrons at programsAvailable with limited number of patrons in roomIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside technology use * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSI am the library director and only staff person at Egremont Free Library. Our circulation and traffic has always been low compared to larger library systems, but significant in the Egremont community. Our pre COVID patterns were few people in the library at a time. Some of the answers above wouldn't apply to EFL, so I didn't answer them. For example "will staff be staggered" so I'm not sure if my not answering this skews the results.Lesliann FurchtEGRLibrary@egremont-ma.gov(413)717-7596
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5/19/2020 10:43YesEssexTOHP BurnhamLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYes5/9/20205/18/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesNoMVLCDeborah Frenchdfrench@essexpl.org(978)768-7410
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5/12/2020 6:43YesFall RiverFall River Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planTBDTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersSome in library and some virtualUsing to quarantine returned materialsExtended due dates * Waived fines * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDPlan to but not yet completedSAILSLiane Vervillelverville@sailsinc.org(508)324-2700
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5/12/2020 17:12NoFalmouthWoods Hole Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materialsTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside technology use * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSMargaret McCormickmmccormick@clamsnet.org(508)548-8961
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5/12/2020 12:23YesFalmouthWest Falmouth LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDUnavailable, summer re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDNoMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSEverything is subject to change. It all depends on the guidelines set out by the State and Town government as well as the health of the community and staff. Until more is know, it is hard to say how we will exactly open.Jessica O'Connorjoconnorwfl@gmail.com(508)548-4709
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5/13/2020 13:05YesFitchburgFitchburg Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Board of TrusteesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDAvailable for library or municipal department meetings onlyWaived fines * Using or lending 3D printers or sewing machines to assist with PPE * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programmingOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSAll of the responses are fluid!Sharon Bernardsbernard@fitchburgma.gov(978)829-1781
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5/13/2020 11:46YesFoxboroughBoyden LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materialsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesYesSAILSManny Leitemleite@sailsinc.org(508)543-1245
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5/13/2020 18:41YesFreetownJames White Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDI don't have one.Issuing library cards remotelyOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedSAILSDorothy Stanley-BallardDStanleyBallard@sailsinc.org(508)763-5344
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5/13/2020 13:10YesGeorgetownGeorgetown Peabody LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDYesMVLCSarah Cognatascognata@georgetownpl.org(978)352-5728
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5/13/2020 16:51YesGloucesterGloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for longer than 3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesYesNOBLEDeborah Kelseydkelsey@sawyerfreelibrary.org(508)740-9709
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5/12/2020 6:44YesGosnoldCuttyhunk Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesTBDTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)Outdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUnavailable, fall re-evaluationExtended due datesTBDTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayTBDPlan to but not yet completedNot a network memberGail Blouterb1010@comcast.net(508)990-7408
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5/13/2020 15:50YesHadleyGoodwin MemorialLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery service * Availability of suppliesYesweek of 5/18Sometime in the week following announcementTBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSPatrick Borezogoodwinlibrary@hadleyma.org(413)584-7451
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5/12/2020 10:21YesHalifaxHolmes Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, summer re-evaluationCurbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesYesSAILSJean Gallantjgallant@sailsinc.org(781)293-2271
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5/13/2020 11:32YesHamilton-WenhamHamilton-Wenham Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesFull-Time staff 5/11/20TBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedMVLCKim Butlerkbutler@hwlibrary.org(978)468-5577
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5/13/2020 8:19YesHansonHanson Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDPlan to but not yet completedSAILSKaren Stolferkstolfer@hansonlibrary.org(781)293-2151
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5/14/2020 8:30YesHardwickGilbertville Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Meeting rooms * TutoringOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioAvailable with limited number of patrons in roomExtended due dates * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot24 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedMASSCATLinda J Paynegilbertvillelibrary@comcast.net(413)477-6312
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5/12/2020 9:28YesHardwickPaige MemorialLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materialsTBDTBDExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotMore than a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDYesMASSCATI would like NOT to access materials from other libraries at this time. Our community has very few cases of virus and I think circulation of materials might open them to more contamination.Julie Bullockdirector.paigelibrary@gmail.com(413)477-6704
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5/12/2020 11:31NoHarwichBrooks Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Town Administration and Town Health Director will take all these factors into consideration and determine when we are allowed to begin any form of operations.Yeshad been working minimu staffing of 2-3 people/day on rotational shifts in the building. As of Mon. 5.11 all Town staff directed to return to work in the buildings although we remain closed to the public.We anticipate initiating contactless curbside pickup by June 1. Unless the situation changes we will do a soft opening of this service by scheduling curbside pickup for items on our hold shelf the week prior. We will also re-open the book drop earlier.It's very likely we will stay with curbside pickup through the summer. With the high volume of 2nd home owners and visitors in the summer, we are not likely to have the custodial service or staffing to move to Phase 3 (inside circulation, no programs, closed stacks) during the summer.Reduced hours anticipated for longer than 3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * expand loaning of chromebooks and laptops for use outside the building and off-site. Online programming - book groups, Knit-Lit, Storytimes, etc. to continue.Check out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Initial use of the other services in the building will be limited during Phase 3. Closed stacks, no seating, not able to stay. Will provide a limited number of wired Internet stations and use schedule patrons rather than drop-in, no reservation system normally used.Virtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot * Books on Wheels homebound delivery (which existed prior to COVID19) will continue72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * Gloves to be worn when moving bins from book drop room to isolate,other than that not required though some employees feel more comfortable. We will limit the number of patrons at one time (TBD per Health Director) but also plan to use a service model similar to Hong Kong - for ex - library open 10-10:30, 11-11:30, 12-12:30. Sessions of time when patrons come in. No need to time individuals, everyone leaves on the half hour. The half hour in between (less as you know some folks won't be out for 5-10 minutes) will be used for disinfecting high touch surfaces. We expect this to be very labor intensive so the half hour also gives us time for staff to use the restrooms, rotate between higher stress/lower stress assignments. We plan to use a similar method of time windows for curbside pickup, too - we'll schedule people for 10-10:30, for ex- put everything out, packaged, for everyone scheduled to pick up during that session. At 10:30 we will removed anything not picked up and put out bags for the next session. This will really limit contact with patrons compared to systems where patrons call to tell you they're here, you put the items out while they are supposed to wait in their car (but often don't). and it will make it less hectic for staff without running back and forth to bring things out for patrons.YesYesCLAMSWe will be open limited hours and limited days of the week at first and expand as we streamline procedures. We are very concerned about be able to handle the volume as this is the start of the busy season on the Cape.Summers were already stressful enough. Many restaurants and businesses who are open are facing defiance of social distancing and procedures for pick-up, hostility and confrontational attitudes, plus the general misunderstanding of procedures from others who do not mean to be defiant. Recent social media and news stories regarding what these Cape businesses are experiencing have us thinking we will be unlikely to move beyond curbside pickup for the summer. Once patrons are in the building a good percentage will not accept restrictions, misunderstand and ignore restrictions, etc. We feel it will be a more positive experience for patrons and staff to stick with curbside pickup for the summer. This is open to change but it has certainly made staff feel much less stressed to be assured that we won't move forward to additional phases until we feel comfortable that we can safely handle the volume.Ginny Hewittvhewitt@clamsnet.org(508)430-7562
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5/13/2020 13:32YesHatfieldHatfield Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Other libraries reopening in the areaYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materialsTBDTBDExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Virtual referenceTBDTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Only self-checkouts to be used * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressTBDNoCWMARSEliza Langhanshatfieldpubliclibrary@gmail.com(413)247-9097
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5/13/2020 12:30YesHolbrookHolbrook Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYes6/1/20206/4/2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for less than a monthReturn materials in bookdrops * Placement of holds (in person or via phone); pickup of holds.Check out materials * Return materialsSome in library and some virtualUnavailable, summer re-evaluationVirtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedOCLNDonald Colondcolon@ocln.org(781)767-3644
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5/12/2020 10:20YesHoldenGale Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)Virtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSSusan Scottsscott@cwmars.org(774)292-1975
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5/13/2020 11:55YesHollandHolland Public LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdropsUnknown at this timeTBDNone72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Bookdrops will remained closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARST Scotttscott@cwmars.org(413)245-3607
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5/13/2020 15:02YesHolyokeHolyoke Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDTBDWaived fines * Virtual reference * Virtual programming24 hoursTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSMaria G Paganlibrary@holyoke.org(413)420-8101
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5/19/2020 9:45YesHopkintonHopkinton Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Availability of sufficient supplies/PPE, training of staffYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * assistance by phone, email, chat; continuation of electronic resource accessVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumone room used for quarantining materials; others unavailable at least through the summerWaived fines * Using or lending 3D printers or sewing machines to assist with PPE * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotMore than a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSThis is all still very much in flux. Some of the boxes I haven't checked above for services, safety practices, etc. upon reopening are not checked because we haven't decided to use them for sure yet, but we are considering them. Most answers regarding having patrons in the building/doing more than very limited services are extremely tentative - I doubt the public will be in the building before early July and possibly not even then.Heather Backmanhbackman@hopkintonma.gov(774)278-4160
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5/15/2020 12:38YesHudsonHudson Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery service * Securing adequate safety and sanitizing supplies for staff.Yes5/20/2020TBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery beginning July 1.Check out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDUnavailable, fall re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Homebound delivery service to eligible participants.72 hoursNot applicableMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSAileen Sanchez-Himesasanchez-himes@cwmars.org(978)568-9644
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5/13/2020 11:07YesKingstonKingston Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumAvailable for library or municipal department meetings onlyVirtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDPlan to but not yet completedOCLNKaren Kelleykkelley@kingstonpubliclibrary.org(781)831-6281
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5/14/2020 10:09YesLanesboroughLanesborough Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * How safe the staff feel about reopening and our access to the needed PPE, plexiglass screens, cleaning supplies etcYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computers * Book returns likely in Book Drop only for foreseeable future to limit handling of materials and a quarantine period. May require appointments for computer.TBDUnavailable, summer re-evaluationExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSwe are a 1 room library with only 1 entrance, so will need to rearrange some shelves etc before we can open to public just to allow social distancing at desk area (next to entrance) and public computers. We have NO guidance from town or BOH so are reading a lot, attending webinars etc to determine best practices as we figure this out!Sheila Parkslibrary.director@lanesborough-ma.gov(413)329-7881
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5/12/2020 8:05YesLawrenceLawrence Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for longer than 3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesYesMVLCJessica V. Vilas NovasJVilasNovas@cityoflawrence.com(508)982-1717
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5/12/2020 9:02YesLeicesterLeicester Public LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materialsNo in library or virtual programmingIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the libraryTBDYesCWMARSSuzanne Hallhalls@leicesterma.org(508)892-7020
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5/15/2020 10:00NoLexingtonCary LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * TrusteesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)Virtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesYesMLNKoren Stembridgekstembridge@minlib.net(617)671-5922
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5/13/2020 11:44YesLowellPollard Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * We need to have PPE for staff before we can come back to work.YesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot24 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedMVLCVictoria Woodleyvwoodley@lowellma.gov(978)674-1525
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5/12/2020 9:06NoLudlowHubbard Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of HealthYesTBD7/1/20208/1/2020Reduced hours anticipated for less than a monthReturn materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printers * In-house programming * Meeting roomsIn library with limited number of patrons at programsUsing to quarantine returned materialsVirtual programmingOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSPatrick McGowanpmcgowan@cwmars.org(413)583-3408
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5/12/2020 10:19YesLynnLynn Public LIbraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesNoNOBLETheresa HurleyHurley@noblenet.org(671)365-5487
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5/12/2020 7:59YesManchester-by-the-SeaManchester-by-the-Sea PublicLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materialsVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedMVLCSara Collinsscollins@manchesterpl.org(978)526-2011
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5/12/2020 9:55YesMansfieldMansfield Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDYesSAILSCatherine Coyneccoyne@sailsinc.org(508)261-7380
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5/13/2020 12:57YesMarshfieldVentress Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planTBDTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for less than a monthCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * In-house programming * Meeting roomsVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot48 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressTBDYesOCLNI have written a proposed re-opening plan but it has not been approved by the Town Administrator. He will be making the final decisions on all re-opening of public buildings and services.Cyndee Marcouxcmarcoux@ocln.org(781)834-5535
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5/11/2020 20:47YesMedfordMedford Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communitiesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsReturn materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * We are in a temporary location in the basement of an office building. Rather than curbside service, we will be offering non-contact pickup in the hallway outside our spaces.Check out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumTemporary space doeosn't have a meeting room.Issuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programmingOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyPlan to but not yet completedMLNBarbara Kerrbkerr@minlib.net(617)448-3066
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5/12/2020 11:15YesMendonTaft Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual programs for at least the first month if not longer. May eventually incorporate some outdoor programming later if it can be done safely with enough distance between participants.Available for library board meetings only. May use space for quarantining materials also.Issuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSSubject to change pending meeting with Trustees and consultation with town officials and Board of Health.Andrew Jenrichlibrarydirector@mendonma.gov(508)473-3259
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5/14/2020 16:18YesMiddleboroughMiddleborough Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYes4/10/2020TBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for longer than 3 monthsCurbside pickup materialsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, summer re-evaluationExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressYesYesSAILSRandy Gagnerandyegagne@gmail.com(508)946-2470
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5/12/2020 13:05YesMillvilleMillville Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersNo in library or virtual programmingAvailable for library or municipal department meetings onlyCurbside pickup of materials, copies, etc.24 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesYesCWMARSColleen Andersonlibrarian@millvillema.org(508)883-1887
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5/12/2020 6:47YesMontereyMonterey LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSMark Makucmontereylinbrary@gmail.com(413)528-3795
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5/14/2020 10:52YesMontgomeryGrace Hall Memorial, Montgomery PublicLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes5/14/20205/18/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDTBDExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedMASSCATPaula Longmontgomerylibrary@yahoo.com(413)862-3894
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5/12/2020 14:22YesNahantNahant Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * Story Walk in adjacent park, online summer reading programCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot24 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesYesMASSCATSharon Hawkesshawkes@nahant.org(413)717-5982
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5/14/2020 20:28YesNatickMorse Institute LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communitiesYes5/11/20205/18/2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedMLNJason Homerjhomer@minlib.net(508)647-6523
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5/12/2020 16:49YesNew BedfordNew Bedford Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of HealthTBDNot applicableNot applicableTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activitiesCheck out materials * Return materialsTBDUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Virtual reference * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedSAILSOlivia Meloomelo@sailsinc.org(508)961-3044
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5/13/2020 11:22YesNewtonNewton Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for one month or lessUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Virtual reference * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Only self-checkouts to be used * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffTBDYesMLNJill Mercuriojmercurio@minlib.net(617)796-1404
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5/14/2020 20:04YesNorfolkNorfolk Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes5/26/2020TBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersSome in library and some virtualUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesYesSAILSLibby O'Neilleoneill@sailsinc.org(508)528-3380
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5/13/2020 18:13YesNorth AndoverStevens Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesTBDTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsTBDUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programmingTBDYesYesPlan to but not yet completedMVLC5/13 many answers are still TBDKathleen Keenankkeenan@northandoverma.gov(978)688-9505
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5/14/2020 14:53YesNorth BrookfieldHaston Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computers * Meeting roomsIn library with limited number of patrons at programsAvailable with limited number of patrons in roomExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSDawn R Thistledthistle@cwmars.org(508)867-0208
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5/19/2020 9:18YesNorthamptonForbes LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materialsVirtual only, for longer than a month but TBDUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Only self-checkouts to be used * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSMolly Mossmmoss@forbeslibrary.org(413)587-1017
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5/13/2020 14:39YesNorthfieldDickinson Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesNot applicableTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Meeting roomsTBDAvailable for library or municipal department meetings onlyIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotNot applicableMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesNoCWMARSI will really looking for best practice guidance from the MBLC and from other libraries that may have better guidance than found in a small town.Deb Kerndkern@cwmars.org(413)498-2455
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5/12/2020 15:42YesOrleansSnow LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, summer re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programmingTBDYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSTavi Prugnotprugno@clamsnet.org(508)240-3760
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5/11/2020 20:22YesPembrokePembroke Public LibraryLocal Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for less than a monthCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedSAILSDeborah Walldwall@sailsinc.org(781)293-6771
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5/12/2020 7:10YesPetershamPetersham Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printers * In-house programming * Meeting roomsOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Using or lending 3D printers or sewing machines to assist with PPE * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDNot applicableMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSAmber Johnsajohns@cwmars.org(978)724-3405
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5/13/2020 10:54YesPittsfieldBerkshire AthenaeumLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBDTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersTBDTBDExtended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Wi-Fi service in the parking lotTBDTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayTBDYesCWMARSThe reopening plan is in phases and will evolve, so the answers or options chosen may not be accurate reflections of the nuance of the plan nor of what we will ultimately provide. The selections chosen in this round are on the conservative side of our phased plans.Alex Reczkowskialex@pittsfieldlibrary.org(413)499-9485
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5/13/2020 17:35NoRandolphTurner Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery service * Board of TrusteesYes5/26/2020TBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, summer re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot48 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesYesOCLNElizabeth LaRoseeelarosee@ocln.org(781)738-5954
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5/12/2020 10:31YesRaynhamRaynham Public LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes5/18/20205/18/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * Sneeze guards installed * Staggered shifts for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedSAILSEden Fergussonefergusson@sailsinc.org(508)823-1344
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5/12/2020 10:50YesRochesterJoseph H. Plumb Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYesTBDTBDTBDReduced hours anticipated for less than a monthCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual reference * Virtual programming * Wi-Fi service in the parking lot72 hoursTBDMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staff will wear gloves or other PPE beyond face coverings * Sneeze guards installed * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hours * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Limited number of patrons in library at a time * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressNoPlan to but not yet completedSAILSThe library basement and part of the main floor are currently under construction, making our small library even smaller.Gail Robertsgroberts@sailsinc.org(508)763-8600
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