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: 5 August 2020 10:30 a.m.
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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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5/27/2020 8:49NoAcushnetAcushnet 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 planYesNot applicableTBDTBDReduced 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 * 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 lot * Curbside pickup72 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 day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedSAILSDina Brasseurdbrasseur@sailsinc.org(508)998-0720
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5/13/2020 12:33YesAcushnetAcushnet 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 planYesNot applicableTBDTBDReduced 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 * 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 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 * 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 completedSAILSDina Brasseurdbrasseur@sailsinc.org(917)579-7810
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7/17/2020 10:51NoAdamsAdams Free LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of HealthYesTBD24-Jun-20TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside 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 computersIn library with limited number of patrons at programsUnavailable, fall re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * 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 * 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 egressYesYesCWMARSHolli Jaykohjayko@town.adams.ma.us(413)743-8345
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6/5/2020 17:06YesAgawamAgawam 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 Governors phased re-opening planYes6/1/2020Curbside 6/1/2020, browsing by appointment, TBDTBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual referenceOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesYesCWMARSNancy Siegelnsiegel@agwamlibrary.org(413)789-1550
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6/20/2020 14:07YesAmherstJones 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 planYes6/1/20206/18/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * Reference servicesCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)TBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * 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 * 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 egressYesYesCWMARSSharon Sharrysharrys@joneslibrary.org(413)259-3106
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6/1/2020 10:13YesAndoverMemorial Hall LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of HealthYesNot applicableTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * 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 * Virtual reference * Virtual programming72 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 completedMVLCBarbara McNamarabmcnamara@mhl.org(617)699-8644
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5/13/2020 11:26YesAndoverTown of Andover Memorial Hall 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 guidelinesYes5/11/20205/18/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsToo early to even begin to think about this.TBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * 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 * 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 staff * One-way entrance and egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedMVLCThe Town has formed a Re-Opening Task Force comprised of both School and Town personnel. The Library Director is a member of the Task Force.Barbara McNamarabmcnamara@mhl.org(978)623-8411
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7/1/2020 15:01YesAquinnahAquinnah 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 planYes6/15/20206/15/2020TBDReduced 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 * Reference desk(s)TBDTBDIssuing 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 * 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 staffYesYesCLAMSRosa Parkerrparker@clamsnet.org(508)645-2314
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7/14/2020 13:32NoAquinnahAquinnah 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 guidelinesYes6/15/20206/15/2020TBDTBDVirtual only--for one month or lessUnavailable, 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 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 periodicallyYesYesCLAMSRosa Parkerrparker@clamsnet.org(508)645-2314
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5/12/2020 10:59YesArlingtonRobbins 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 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 * Virtual reference * Virtual programmingTBDYesMasks/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 * Only self-checkouts to be used * 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 staffTBDPlan to but not yet completedMLNAndrea Nicolayanicolay@minlib.net(917)678-3815
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7/16/2020 16:13NoArlingtonRobbins 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 guidelinesYes6/15/20206/22/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * Book bundles: non-title-specific bulk orders curated by librarians. Demand for Contactless Pickup is outstripping our ability to keep up. People want materials in bulk, esp families.Check 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 programming * Book bundle program aka getting bulk orders out to patrons, contact free. I want this to replace patrons browsing the stacks, which is not worth offering considering the public health risk.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 * 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesYesMLNThe better we become at supporting contactless pickup and getting materials out the door to patrons, the less pressure we will receive to let people inside and the safer we will all be.Andrea Nicolayanicolay@minlib.net(781)316-3201
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5/21/2020 17:34YesAshburnhamStevens 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 guidelines * Staff, Trustees.Yes05/26/2020 (One staff per day in library prior to this date)6/1/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * 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 * 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 * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCWMARSTerri Anstiss, Directortanstiss@ashburnham-ma.gov(978)827-4115
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7/23/2020 11:08YesAshbyAshby Free Public LibraryYes6/1/2020curbside 6/2/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * 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. * 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 * 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 libraryYesYesCWMARSTiffany Calltcall@cwmars.org(978)386-5377
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5/27/2020 17:48YesAshfieldBelding 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 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYes6/1/20206/3/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference72 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 * 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 egressYesYesCWMARSSarah Hertel-Fernandezsfernandez@cwmars.org(765)430-8334
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5/12/2020 9:47YesAshlandAshland 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 guidelinesYesNot applicable6/1/2020TBDCurbside 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 one month or lessAvailable for library or municipal department meetings onlyIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * 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 * 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 * Cash and checks will not be accepted, payments by credit card only * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDPlan to but not yet completedMLNPaula Bonettipbonetti@ashlandmass.com(508)881-0134
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5/15/2020 12:23YesAtholAthol 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 * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUnavailable, summer re-evaluationExtended 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 * 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesYesCWMARSJean Shaughnessyjshaughnessy@cwmars.org(978)249-9515
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7/27/2020 11:34NoAtholAthol 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 guidelinesYes6/1/20206/15/20209/15/2020Reduced 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 printersSome in library and some virtualAvailable with limited number of patrons in roomIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * 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 * Sneeze guards installed * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around)YesYesCWMARSJean Shaughnessyjshaughnessy@cwmars.org(978)249-9515
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5/13/2020 11:36YesAttleboroAttleboro 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 * Board of TrusteesYes5/18/20205/26/2020TBDReduced 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)TBDUnavailable, summer 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 * 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 * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesPlan to but not yet completedSAILSRe-opening of book drop is greatly dependent on return of Optima Delivery services. Access to in-library services, such as periodicals, public computers, small group meetings, return of volunteers, etc. will be phased in, guided, and re-adjusted as needed, in accordance with ongoing recommendations and advisories provided by federal, state & local health and government officials.Christine Johnsoncjohnson@sailsinc.org(508)222-0157
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6/4/2020 13:19NoAttleboroAttleboro 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 Governors phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYes5/18/20205/27/2020TBDReduced 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) * Use of computersVirtual 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 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayYesYesSAILSReturns will not be accepted until Statewide Delivery services resume. Our curbside details are available at https://attleborolibrary.org/curbside-pickup-faq/Christine M. Johnsoncjohnson@sailsinc.org(508)222-0157
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6/24/2020 16:11NoAttleboroAttleboro 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 guidelinesYes5/18/20205/27/2020TBDCurbside 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 minimumUnavailable, summer 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 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' 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 dayYesYesSAILSChristine M. Johnsoncjohnson@sailsinc.org(508)222-0157
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7/14/2020 15:09YesAvonAvon Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * construction in lobby area of library using the front doorYesJuly 1, 2020, split staff/staggered hoursTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersSome in library and some virtualIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * 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 * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesYesOCLNAnn Foggafogg@ocln.org(508)583-0378
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6/11/2020 15:03YesAyerAyer LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes2-Jun-209-Jun-20TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing 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 * 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)TBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSTim Silvatsilva@ayer.ma.us(978)772-8250
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6/16/2020 15:10NoAyerAyer LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes6022060920TBDReduced 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) * Use of computersTBDTBDIssuing 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 * Children's room will remain closedTBDYesCWMARSTim Silvatsilva@ayer.ma.us(978)772-8250
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5/14/2020 10:49YesBarnstableCotuit 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 * Appropriate staffing levels--we are currently down to 3 staff, only one of whom is full-timeYes5/14/2020TBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * We are adjacent to a park and also have a large lawn, so we may attempt an outdoor, socially distanced story hour or similar event.Check out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDIssuing library cards remotely * 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 * 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 egressTBDPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSProjected reduction in FY21 income is affecting staffing, materials and programming, so everything really remains to be seen.Antonia Stephensastephens@clamsnet.org(508)428-8141
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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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6/13/2020 10:13YesBarnstableWhelden Memorial 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 guidelinesYes5/28/20205/29/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * Virtual and phone referenceCheck out materials * Return materialsOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUnavailable, 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 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSKelly Depinkdepin@clamsnet.org(508)362-2262
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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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6/24/2020 18:21YesBarnstableWhelden Memorial - West BarntableHealth indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities' Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes5/28/20205/29/2020TBDReduced 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 computersOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely' 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' Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day' One-way entrance and egressYesYesCLAMSKelly Depinkdepin@clamsnet.org(508)362-2262
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7/8/2020 11:55NoBarnstableOsterville Village LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesMayJuly 6thReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside 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 computersOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUnavailable, summer re-evaluationUsing 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 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 periodicallyYesYesCWMARSCyndy Cottoncyndycotton@clamsnet.org(508)428-5757
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7/14/2020 13:26NoBarnstableCenterville 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 planYesTBDTBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materialsVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside technology use * Curbside crafts * Virtual reference * 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedCLAMSVictoria Ann Allardvallard@clamsnet.org(508)790-6220
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7/14/2020 12:48NoBARNSTABLESturgis LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYesNot applicableJuly 27th for in-building browsing and checkoutTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * 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 * 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 * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCLAMSLucy Loomissturgislibrary@comcast.net(508)362-6636
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7/23/2020 14:17NoBarnstableCotuit LibraryTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)Outdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUnavailable, fall re-evaluationWaived fines * 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 * 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 * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staff * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCLAMSAntonia Stephensastephens@clamsnet.org(508)428-8141
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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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7/8/2020 14:37NoBarnstable VillageSturgis LibraryHealth indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYesMay 18th for curbside pickup, fresh air book sale, outdoor StorywalksMay 18th for curbside pickup, fresh air book sale, outdoor StorywalksMay 27th for in-person visits, browsing, checkout. No copier, computers, programs, sitting and readings, etc. Limit of 20 people in building, 30 minutes each.Reduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Fresh Air Book Sale, Plant SaleCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)Virtual 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 * 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 * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCLAMSLucy Loomissturgislibrary@comcast.net(508)362-6636
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6/23/2020 16:49YesBarreWoods 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' Library Reopening Working Group (Director, 1 staff member, Trustee Chair, 1 Trustee); Board of Library TrusteesYes6/23/20207/7/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials' Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities' return materials directly into bins; outdoor technology/printouts hoped for, but TBDTBDsome outdoors at the library/in parks, some onlineTBDTBDOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff' Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around)' Bookdrops will remained closed' staff may continue to work from home as necessary; most practices involving public in the building TBDYesYesCWMARSthis is for Phase 1; we do not anticipate reopening the building to the public before the autumn, if thenCarol Wittcwitt@barrelibrary.org(978)355-2533
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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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6/24/2020 15:06NoBedfordBedford Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator)' Local Board of HealthYes6/1/20206/23/2020TBDCurbside 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' 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' 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 egressYesYesMLNRichard Callaghanrcallaghan@minlib.net(781)275-9440
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7/24/2020 16:29NoBedfordBedford Free Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes6/1/20206/23/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsReference 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 * 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 * 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 egressYesYesMLNRichard Callaghanrcallaghan@minlib.net(781)275-9440
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6/11/2020 16:42YesBelchertownClapp Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes6/3/20206/8/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Remote technology help; virtual programming; email reserves form; parking lot wifiCheck out materials * Return materialsVirtual 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 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 * 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 egress * Considering children's room closure; no money handlingYesYesCWMARSSheila McCormicksmccormick@cwmars.org(413)323-0417
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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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7/1/2020 14:45YesBerlinBerlin 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 guidelinesYesJune 29thJune 29thTBDCurbside 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 printersSome in library and some virtualAvailable with limited number of patrons in roomCurbside 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the dayTBDPlan to but not yet completedCWMARSBob Hodgerhodge@cwmars.org(978)838-2812
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6/1/2020 23:16YesBernardstonCushman LibrarySelectboardYes06/06/20 (approved by BOT, being presented to Selectboard on 06/04/20), Director already working on site6/6/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * curbside WiFi 24/7 on patrons' own devices, returns during curbside (bookdrop closed), and our full virtual library" will still be getting plenty of attention (new content and virtual programming)"Check out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * (circ desk and reference desk are same desk); curbside WiFi 24/7 on patrons' own devices, returns during curbside (bookdrop closed), and our full virtual library" will still be getting plenty of attention (new content and virtual programming); indoors library visits will be by appointmentmost likelydue to the size of our library"All virtual, except for three outdoor Story Walks and three Chalk Draw events, maybe a nature walk... need SB's and BOH's approvalIssuing 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 lot * full virtual library" online with new content and programming"Over 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/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 library * Bookdrops will remained closed * 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 egress * Plexiglass wall around two sides of circ deskYesYesCWMARSThe BOT has approved a plan to offer curbside pick-up (as much as they want of everything they want) through the first week of September, at which time they will meet with the Director and reassess the services offered based on the current information. This plan must be approved by the Selectboard before we can get the go-ahead to start.Karen Stinchfield
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6/4/2020 16:19NoBernardstonCushman LibraryHealth indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governors phased re-opening plan * Selectboard and Board of TrusteesYes06/06/20 (Director has been working one day per week for the duration)6/6/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * 24/7 WiFi on patrons' own devices, and full virtual library onlineCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * visits most likely by appointmentsome outdoors at patrons' leisure (Story Walks and Chalk Draws), SR projects inspired by the library but created at home, digital craft programs, and group gatherings via meeting platforms (French Conversation and Book Discussion)don't have oneIssuing 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 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 * Bookdrops will remained closed * 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 egressYesYesCWMARSWe are offering Curbside Pick-up through the first week of September, at which time we will reassess our services offered based on the latest Scientific and medical evidence.Karen Stinchfieldcushmanlibrary@gmail.com(413)648-5402
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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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6/2/2020 15:47NoBeverlyBeverly Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator)Yes6/8/202006/15/2020 curbside pickupTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryTBDVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Using or lending 3D printers or sewing machines to assist with PPE * 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesPlan to but not yet completedNOBLEAllison Babinbabin@noblenet.org(978)921-6062
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7/30/2020 10:18YesBlackstoneBlackstone 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 * We have enough staff to re-open safely.Yes5/22/20206/1/2020Reduced 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 one month or lessUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCWMARSThe Children's Room will be by appointment only per family in 15 minute intervals.Lisa Cheeverlcheever@cwmars.org(508)883-1931
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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 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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5/12/2020 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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7/24/2020 10:15NoBostonBoston 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 planYesTBD6/22/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * 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 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 * 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 staff * One-way entrance and egressYesYesMBLNCatherine Halpinchalpin@bpl.org(617)859-2166
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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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7/8/2020 16:50NoBourneJonathan Bourne Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communitiesYes6/15/20206/15/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materialsTBDIssuing 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 hoursYesTBDYesYesCLAMSPatrick Marshallpmarshall@bournelibrary.org(508)759-0600
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6/3/2020 16:42NoBoxboroughSargent Memorial LibraryLocal Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communities * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governors phased re-opening plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYes5/25/2020 (We have been letting one staff in to the building at a time. 5/25 is when we being a more structured shift schedule.)6/1/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersSome in library and some virtualUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts * 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 periodicallyYesYesCWMARSPeishan Bartleypbartley@cwmars.org(978)263-4680
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7/23/2020 14:58NoBoxboroughSargent Memorial 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 * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYes5/25/2020 (We have been letting one staff in to the building at a time. 5/25 is when we being a more structured shift schedule.)6/1/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computersSome in library and some virtualUnavailable, 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 * Senior or other vulnerable population hours * 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 libraryYesYesCWMARSPeishan Bartleypbartley@cwmars.org(978)263-4680
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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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6/24/2020 14:34YesBraintreeThayer 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 guidelinesYes6/22/20206/29/2020TBDReduced 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)' Use of computersTBDTBDTBD72 hoursYesTBDYesYesOCLNTerri Stanotstano@braintreema.gov(781)848-0405
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6/4/2020 9:32YesBrewsterBrewster Ladies LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governors phased re-opening planYes60120206042020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * 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, summer 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 * 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 * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesNoCLAMSCindy St Amourcstamour@brewsterladieslibrary.org(508)896-3913
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7/24/2020 12:24YesBrocktonBrockton 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 planYes6/1/20206/15/202007/06/2020 very limited onsite services availableReduced 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 * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Children's room, reference (microfilm, etc,), and branches available by appointment only. public computers, printing, copying, faxing, and highly curated browsing available in White Ave. lobby and the Lingos Auditorium.Virtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing 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 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 * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodically * Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesYesOCLNthe Brockton Public Library will remain at its current level of operation (see number 10 "other") for the foreseeable future. There will be evaluations in late August about continuing our phased reopening plan in the fall.Paul Englepengle@cobma.us(508)894-1401
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5/28/2020 9:56YesBrookfieldMerrick 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 planYes########Tuesday, June 2, 2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printersNo in library or virtual programmingUnavailable, fall re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * 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 * 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 egressYesYesCWMARSBrenda Mettervillebmetterville@cwmars.org(508)867-6339
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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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6/3/2020 18:55NoBrookfieldMerrick Public LibraryLocal Board of HealthYes26-May-20Tuesday, June 2, 2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out 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 * Curbside craftsOver 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 * 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 egressYesYesCWMARSBrenda Mettervillebmetterville@cwmars.org(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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7/13/2020 14:55NoBROOKLINEPublic Library of BrooklineLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communitiesYes6/15/20207/6/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materialsvirtual programming through December 2020unavailable through December 2020Issuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * 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 * 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 egressYesYesMLNAnne S Reedareed@minlib.net(617)730-2361
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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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6/10/2020 16:50YesBurlingtonBurlington 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 planYes5/26/20206/2/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * online programming72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around) * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyYesNoMVLCMichael Wickmwick@burlington.org(781)505-4990
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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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6/3/2020 16:48NoCarlisleGleason 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 Governors phased re-opening planYes5/26/20206/1/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * 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. * 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 * 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 periodicallyYesYesMVLCEverything is subject to changeMartha Feeney-Pattenmpatten@gleasonlibrary.org(978)369-4898
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7/8/2020 16:54NoCarlisleGleason Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Health indicators in the local community and/or surrounding communitiesYes5/26/20206/1/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersMostly virtual with a limited number of outdoor events (e.g. drive-in concert)Unavailable, fall re-evaluationCurbside 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 * 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 periodically * No seating available; one-way traffic flow in some library areasYesYesMVLCMartha 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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6/1/2020 8:53YesCharlemontTyler Memorial LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesThe Library Director has been working in the library throughout the time of the stay-at-home orderTyler Memorial Library reopened for curbside pickup on 5/28/20TBDUsual public service hoursCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computersTBDN/AIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * 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 * 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 dayYesYesCWMARSAndrea Bernardcharlemont.hawley.library@gmail.com(413)339-4335
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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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7/23/2020 13:45NoCharltonCharlton 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 planYesNot applicableNot applicable7/13/2020Reduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Use of computersOutdoors at library, for example in library garden or on patioUnavailable, fall re-evaluationWaived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside crafts72 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 periodically * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCWMARSCheryl Hansenchansen@cwmars.org(508)248-2219
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6/17/2020 11:08NoChathamEldredge 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 * When building and staff are readyYes5/26/2020TBDTBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s) * Use of computers * In-house programming * Meeting roomsTBDUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * 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 * 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 * Bookdrops will remained closed * Children's room will remain closed * Extra cleaning of library furniture and equipment throughout the day * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCLAMSAmy Andreassonamyandreasson@clamsnet.org(508)945-5170
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6/22/2020 14:06NoChelseaChelsea Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator)' Local Board of Health' Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes6/15/20206/22/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials' Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities' Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials' Return materials' Reference desk(s)' CopierVirtual only--for the summer at a minimumUnavailable, fall re-evaluationIssuing library cards remotely' Extended due dates' Waived fines' Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc.' Virtual reference' Virtual programming' Wi-Fi service on the library front stairs (no parknking lot)72 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' 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 egressYesYesMBLNSarah Jacksonsgay@chelseama.gov(617)466-4355
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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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6/24/2020 14:34YesChicopeeChicopee 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 guidelinesYesNot applicableTBDTBDReduced 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 computersTBDTBDCurbside 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' Sneeze guards installed' Staggered shifts for staff' Social distancing practices (Example: six feet markers on floor, moving furniture around)' Deep cleaning of the library periodically' Closed stacks with retrieval of materials by staffYesNoCWMARSLaura Boveelbovee@cwmars.org(413)594-1800
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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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6/2/2020 12:43NoCHILMARKChilmark 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 plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelines * When Optima resumes delivery serviceYes26-May-2016-Jun-20TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound delivery * virtual programming via Zoom, Vimeo, etc.Check 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. * 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 * 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 staffYesYesCLAMSEbba Hiertaehierta@clamsnet.org(508)645-3360
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7/8/2020 12:41NoCHILMARKChilmark 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 plan * Federal government COVID19 guidelinesYesNot applicable6/18/2020TBDCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdrops * Homebound deliveryTBDVirtual 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 * 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 * 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 staffYesYesCLAMSEbba Hiertaehierta@clamsnet.org(508)645-3360
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7/1/2020 14:55NoClintonBigelow 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 plan * neighboring towns' libraries, board of trusteesYesStaff was always in the buildingWe started (unannounced & unadvertised) office services (i.e. printing/faxing) in April, modified curbside (also unannounced) in MayTBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Reference desk(s)Some in library and some virtualTBDIssuing library cards remotely * Waived fines * 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 * 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 * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCWMARSNothing is set in stone. My municipality could tell me at any time that we have to open. I will try for remote/contactless services as long as possible. I will probably keep the text line for as long as the BoT is willing to pay for it.Marie Letartemmueller@cwmars.org(978)365-4160
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7/23/2020 14:04NoClintonBigelow Free Public LibraryLocal Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYesTBD6/3/2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Curbside technology usage * Curbside pickup printouts/copies * Curbside pickup crafts/children's activities * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computers * Use of other technology, such as 3D printers * In-house programmingA combination. We have already had 2 in-person, outside (distanced) events and we are planning an outside concert in August. We will probably continue to do virtual & live programs. Currently our only meeting/program room is being used for quarantining materialsUsing to quarantine returned materialsIssuing library cards remotely * Extended due dates * Waived fines * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Curbside technology use * Virtual reference * 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 * Limiting the amount of time a patron can spend in the library * Children's room will remain closed * One-way entrance and egressYesYesCWMARSMarie Letartemmueller@cwmars.org(978)365-4160
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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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6/19/2020 12:54YesConwayField Memorial LibraryCommonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes5/27/20206/5/2020TBDReduced hours anticipated for 1-3 monthsCurbside pickup materials * Return materials in bookdropsCheck out materials * Return materials * Use of computers * Meeting roomsSome in library and some virtualAvailable with limited number of patrons in roomCurbside 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 * 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 * Deep cleaning of the library periodicallyTBDYesNot a network memberDavid Whittierdirector@fieldmemoriallibrary.org(413)369-4646
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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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7/23/2020 11:23NoDartmouthDartmouth Public LibrariesLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening planYes6/1/20206/1/2020TBDReduced 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 computersTBD72 hoursYesMasks/face coverings for staff * 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 * One-way entrance and egressYesPlan 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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6/8/2020 11:47YesDightonDighton Public LibraryLocal Municipal Officials (Mayor, Town Administrator) * Local Board of Health * Commonwealth State of Emergency Order or Lieutenant Governor's phased re-opening plan * Reopening plan approved by town's reopening team: Town Administrator, Fire Chief, Building Inspector, Health AgentYes6/1/20206/8/2020TBDReduced hours, how long TBDCurbside pickup materials * Other curbside options to be added as patrons get used to curbsideOur building is so small, we may have issues with local building officials. i may be in touch...lots of offsite, outreachno meeting roomsIssuing library cards remotely * Curbside pickup of materials, copies, etc. * Virtual programmingOver 72 hours to a weekYesMasks/face coverings for staff * Masks/face coverings for patrons * Staggered shifts for staff * Staff continuing to work remotely for part of their hoursYesYesSAILSWe are severely limited in what we can offer because of our physical building. Our health agent says we cannot open because of hand washing and ventilation. We have other concerns from building inspector and fire chief.Jocelyn Tavaresjtavares@sailsinc.org(508)669-6421
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