COVID19: MA Public Library Service
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This is the most up to date list of public library closures in Massachusetts and any services that they are still offering to the public. In addition, all Massachusetts residents have access to online and electronic resources through https://mass.gov/libraries and your local library. We will be updating this list each morning for the foreseeable future.
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https://mass.gov/librariesLast Updated: 26 May 2020, 8:40 AM
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SubmittedMunicipalityLibrary nameClosure Start DateAnticipated End DatePrograms Canceled?Alternative Services OfferedLibrary WebsiteOther InformationLibrary Phone
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3/27/2020 14:53AbingtonAbington Public Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support781-982-2139
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5/1/2020 15:58AcushnetAcushnet Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email supporthttps://acupl.org/covid-19-informationhttps://acupl.org/at-home-resources We're also creating digital book displays which we're sharing through social media and on our website under the Digital Resources tab. We also have a COVID Help Menu on the site with links to state and national programs/services. At this time, we are not offering online programs but are planning to by summer.508-998-0270
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5/3/2020 15:02AdamsAdam's Free Library3/17/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support413-743-8345
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5/1/2020 15:52AgawamAgawam Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email supporthttps://www.agawamlibrary.org/covid19-information/413-789-1550 x8855
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5/1/2020 15:46AmesburyAmesbury Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drophttps://www.amesburyma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/covid-19-updates-and-information978-388-8148
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5/6/2020 11:33AmherstJones Library3/16/20205/18/2020YesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)joneslibrary.org413-259-3090
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4/13/2020 18:03AndoverTown of Andover Memorial Hall Library3/15/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Chat and email supportwww.mhl.orghttps://mhl.org/covid-19(978) 623-8411
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3/30/2020 15:58AquinnahAquinnah Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support508-645-2314
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5/1/2020 18:07ArlingtonRobbins Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://robbinslibrary.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/using-the-library-from-a-distance-during-covid-19/(781) 316-3233
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5/23/2020 7:31AshburnhamStevens Memorial Library3/23/2020TBD @ end of Library Phase 1YesAccepting returns via book drop' * Curbside pick up' * Phone and email support' * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)' * Storytime craft kits, book and DVD theme packs via Curbsidehttps://www.facebook.com/StevensMemorialLibrary/Curbside resumes on June 1, 2020978-827-4115
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5/19/2020 10:36AshbyAshby Free Public Library3/17/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop|Phone and email support|Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.ashbylibrary.org/978-386-5377
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4/13/2020 16:17AshfieldBelding Memorial Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * email support but not phone supportNo
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5/1/2020 16:49AshlandAshland Public Library3/16/20205/29/2020YesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.ashlandmass.com/184/Ashland-Public-Library508-881-0134 ext 10
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5/6/2020 13:54AtholAthol Public Library3/16/2020May 18, 2020 - curbside only and limited staff reporting to buildingYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)978-249-9515
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4/13/2020 16:29AttleboroAttleboro Public Library3/17/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * Library staff are sharing YouTube tutorials for online tools, providing virtual storytimes, book chats and other programming including our Great Decisions Discussion Group, our Genealogy Club and soon, our English Conversation Circle.https://attleborolibrary.org508-222-0157
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4/14/2020 8:34AuburnAuburn Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * 1. Creating and developing literacy packets, which also included weeded chapter books, to Auburn Youth and Family Services
2. Created two websites, one for children and one geared toward adults for access to virtual resources and services
3. Working on partnering with external presenters for virtual programs, free of charge to the Library
auburnlibrary.org(508) 832-7790
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4/13/2020 16:59AvonAvon Public Library3/24/2020TBDYesPhone and email support508-583-0378
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5/12/2020 12:16AyerAyer Library3/17/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)ayerlibrary.org AND www.facebook.com/AyerLibrary978-772-8250
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4/6/2020 9:55BarnstableCenterville Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email supporthttps://www.centervillelibrary.org/508-790-6220
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3/27/2020 14:40BarnstableCotuit Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.cotuitlibrary.org/(508) 428-8141
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3/17/2020 14:10BarnstableOsterville Village Library3/15/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Home delivery * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)OstervilleVillageLibrary.orgFree books, dvd's and puzzles out front from 9-4 m-f. One way books, take home and don't return.508-428-5757
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3/30/2020 10:53BarnstableWhelden Memorial LibraryTBDYesPhone and email supportwww.wheldenlibrary.org(508) 362-2262
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4/13/2020 16:30BarnstableSturgis Library -- Barnstable Village3/13/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Sturgis-Library-Update-April-1st--2020.html?soid=1101601481860&aid=__NbSqOBehc508-362-6636
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5/4/2020 17:06BarnstableMarstons Mills Public Library3/14/2020TBDYes(508) 428-5175
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4/1/2020 11:46Barnstable Hyannis Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book dropwww.hyannislibrary.org5087752280
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4/29/2020 16:10BarreWoods Memorial Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.barrelibrary.org/closure-updates-and-resources978-355-2533
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3/25/2020 16:41BecketBecket Athenaeum3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Curbside pick up * Home delivery * Phone and email support413-623-5483
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4/6/2020 9:34BedfordBedford Free Public Library3/13/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Limited email support as our staff has been directed by the town to work from home.https://www.bedfordlibrary.net/2020/03/12/library-closed/Fines are being waived, due dates for all items are now April 16th, cards will not expire until May 31 at the earliest, patron block limit raised to $50.781-275-9440
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5/4/2020 16:28BelchertownClapp Memorial Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)(413) 323-0417
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5/4/2020 11:50BellinghamBellingham Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.bellinghamma.org/library/urgent-alerts/updated-4122020-week-5-we-are-still-here-you-reach-out-if-you-need-assistance(508) 657-2776
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4/6/2020 10:05BelmontBelmont Public LibraryMarch 13thTBDNoAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://belmontpubliclibrary.net/about/coronavirus/617-489-2000
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3/27/2020 15:21BerkleyBerkley Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesemail supportberkleylibrary.org
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3/27/2020 15:18BerlinBerlin Public Library3/15/0202TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)http://www.townofberlin.com/berlin-public-library/news/berlin-public-library-building-closure978-838-2812
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4/11/2020 17:05BernardstonCushman Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)(413) 648-5402
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5/4/2020 13:15BeverlyBeverly Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://beverlypubliclibrary.org/covid-19/978-921-6062
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5/4/2020 13:43BillericaBillerica Public Library3/17/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)Billericalibrary.org978 671 -0949
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5/1/2020 16:17BlackstoneBlackstone Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)(508) 883-1931
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3/23/2020 11:55BlandfordPorter Memorial Library3/17/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)
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5/15/2020 16:09BoltonBolton Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support|Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)http://www.boltonpubliclibrary.org978-779-2839
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5/20/2020 16:05BostonMassachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries3/23/20206/30/2020YesPhone and email supporthttps://www.mass.gov/alerts/our-law-libraries-will-be-closed-to-the-public-through-friday-may-29th#1460211(800) 445-8989
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4/13/2020 16:14BostonBoston Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.bpl.org/news/covid-19-update/The easiest way for people to contact that library with general questions is through our email: ASK@bpl.org617-536-5400
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4/17/2020 16:55BourneJonathan Bourne Public Library3/18/2020TBDYesPhone and email supporthttps://www.townofbourne.com/Patrons may call 508-759-0600 ext 6108 and leave a message for library assistance508-759-0600 x 6108
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5/4/2020 12:00BoxboroughSargent Memorial Library3/13/20205/18/2020YesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)boxlib.org(978) 263-4680
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3/21/2020 15:28BoxfordBoxford Town Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)978-887-7323
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4/8/2020 14:04BoylstonBoylston Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)boylstonlibrary.org(508) 869-2371
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3/27/2020 14:33BraintreeThayer Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support
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3/18/2020 16:36BrewsterBrewster Ladies Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)Brewster Ladies Library WEBPAGEBook Drop has been closed per Town508-896-3913 x4015
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4/13/2020 20:27BrimfieldBrimfield Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * Virtual Reference Deskhttps://www.westernmassnews.com/weather/closings/ -- https://www.facebook.com/thebrimfieldpubliclibrary/ -- http://brimfieldpubliclibrary.com/413-245-3518
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3/27/2020 14:40BrocktonBrockton Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)http://www.brocktonpubliclibrary.org/ https://www.facebook.com/brocktonpubliclibrary https://twitter.com/brocktonlibrary(508) 580-7890
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4/7/2020 12:39BrookfieldMerrick Public Library3/17/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Curbside pick up * Home delivery(508) 867-6339
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5/7/2020 15:06BrooklinePublic Library of Brookline3/13/2020tentative June 28, 2020YesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.brooklinelibrary.org/update-on-covid-19All book drops are locked. Beginning April 8, 2020, the Brookline Fire Department is using Brookline Village Library as an auxiliary firehouse.617-730-2360
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4/18/2020 10:04BucklandBuckland public library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * weekly Free Book Friday. Outdoor book giveaway. Masks required. One patron at a time.. Sanitized books in clear plastic bags.413 625 9412
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3/24/2020 14:34BurlingtonBurlington Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * online card registrationbit.ly/bpl_stayathome(781) 505-4990
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4/17/2020 12:10CambridgeCambridge Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl/aboutus/covid19updatesWe have just launched a new online readers advisory service called "Your Next Great Read" and are beginning to offer virtual programs.(617) 349-4032
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3/16/2020 18:12CantonCanton Public Library3/13/2020TBDYesCurbside pick up * Phone and email supporthttps://library.canton.ma.us/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=COVID19-Response-16(781) 821-5027
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3/16/2020 19:46CarlisleGleason Public Library3/13/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email supportPhone support is by appointment only978-369-4898
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3/24/2020 11:33CarverCarver Public Library3/13/2020TBDYeshttp://carverpl.org/library-closed-2/
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3/23/2020 11:15Charlemont and HawleyTyler Memorial Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email supporthttps://www.facebook.com/tyler.memorial.library/timeline(413) 339-4335
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5/4/2020 9:51CharltonCharlton Public Liibrary3/13/20205/18/2020YesPhone and email supporthttps://www.charltonlibrary.org/(508) 320-5826
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4/6/2020 10:57ChathamEldredge Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesVirtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.eldredgelibrary.org/coronavirus-information/Email support, virtual programming and digital library resources available on our website(508) 945-5170
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3/18/2020 16:42ChelmsfordChelmsford Public LIbrary3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/covid-19-update-march-18/We began with curbside pick-up but are ceasing that now that we have confirmed coronavirus in our town.978-256-5521
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4/20/2020 9:24ChelseaChelsea Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.chelseama.gov/coronavirusupdatesWe are not accepting items in the bookdrop. All items in the MBLN system have a due date of June 30th with no fines accruing.(617)466-4355
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5/14/2020 14:53CheshireCheshire Public Library3/24/2020n/aYescheshire@cwmars.org413-743-4746
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4/1/2020 14:23ChesterHamilton Memorial Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Using social media and town website to inform.413-354-7808
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3/27/2020 16:04ChesterfieldChesterfield public library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email supporttownofchesterfieldma.com413-296-4735
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4/6/2020 10:12ChicopeeChicopee Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email supportchicopeepubliclibrary.org413 594-1800
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3/28/2020 17:34ChilmarkChilmark Free Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support
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3/27/2020 16:24ClarksburgClarksburg3/9/2020TBDYes413-664-6050
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5/1/2020 15:45ClintonBigelow Free Public Library3/17/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)978-365-4160 or 978-820-9195
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3/27/2020 16:38CohassetPaul Pratt Memorial Library5/14/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.cohassetlibrary.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=48(781) 383-1348
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3/27/2020 17:31ColrainGriswold Memorial Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://colrain-ma.gov/gmlLandline hours, including poems by phone(413) 624-3619
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3/20/2020 16:16ConcordConcord Free Public Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)www.concordma.gov/coronavirus2019
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4/14/2020 10:29ConwayField Memorial Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Repositioned Wi-Fi coverage to better serve steps and street outside library.
Elaborated website resources and instructions for patrons to obtain e-library cards through BPL and CWMars (our library is not automated) and added links for children, free online books and audiobooks, and other resources known to be of interest to patrons
413-369-4646
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3/27/2020 15:50DaltonDalton Free Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop(413) 684-6112
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5/5/2020 5:59DanversPeabody Institute Library of Danvers3/12/2020At least May 18YesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)danverslibrary.orgActivated online library card sign up, expanded elibrary978-774-0554
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4/17/2020 15:42DartmouthSouthworth Library and North Branch Library3/15/2020TBDYesVirtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.town.dartmouth.ma.us/covid-19508-999-0726 X4105
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5/11/2020 11:31DedhamDedham Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)www.dedhamlibrary.com781-751-9284
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5/5/2020 14:50DeerfieldTilton Library3/14/20205/18/20, but likely laterYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.tiltonlibrary.org413-665-4683
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4/7/2020 15:11DennisDennis Memorial3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Curbside pick up * Home delivery * Phone and email support508-385-2255
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4/6/2020 10:00DennisDennis Public Library3/20/2020TBDYesVirtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * We are providing email support and remotely retrieving and responding to messages left on our main Library phone line. We are requesting that patrons keep materials, as due dates have been extended, and posted a sign on our book drop saying such.http://www.dennispubliclibrary.org/508-760-6219
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3/27/2020 15:10DennisJacob Sears Memorial Library3/17/2020TBDYesPhone and email supportjacobsearslibrary.org508-385-8151
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3/30/2020 9:10DennisWest Dennis Free Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drophttps://www.westdennislibrary.org/(508) 398-2050
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5/22/2020 8:30DennisSouth Dennis Free Public Library3/16/20205/26/2020YesAccepting returns via book drop' * Phone and email supportwww.SouthDennisLibrary.orgWe will resume services on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 with Curbside Pickup service only.508-394-8954
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3/23/2020 13:57DightonDighton Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email supporthttps://dightonlibrary.org/, Facebook Twitter, email newsletter.We may be shifting to work from home. At risk staff are not working and are either not being paid or using PTO. Hoping that it can be recopued as part of covid expenses. Waiting to hear from town about new instructions re: governor's advisory508-669-6421
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3/30/2020 11:54DouglasSimon Fairfield Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://mysfpl.org/508-476-2695
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5/4/2020 12:19DoverDover Town Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)dovertownlibrary.org508-785-8113 x5
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4/1/2020 10:29DracutMoses Greeley Parker Memorial Library3/13/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.dracutlibrary.org/2020/03/20/all-events-cancelled-until-further-notice/978-454-5474
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5/4/2020 13:04DudleyPearle L. Crawford Memorial Library3/14/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)dudleyma.govTax forms and free books (from the Friends sale) are available outside the library.508-949-8021
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4/19/2020 9:19DunstableDunstable Free Public Library3/13/20206/16/2020YesAccepting returns via book drop978-649-7830
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3/21/2020 12:36DuxburyDuxbury Free Library3/15/2020TBDYes781-934-2721
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4/1/2020 10:41East BridgewaterEast Bridgewater Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support(508) 378-1616
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4/14/2020 7:58East BrookfieldEast Brookfield Public Library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book dropeastbrookfieldlibrary.org508-867-7928
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5/1/2020 15:45East LongmeadowEast Longmeadow Public Library3/12/2020TBDYesPhone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.)https://www.eastlongmeadowma.gov/877/CoVid-19-Info
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3/27/2020 14:57EasthamEastham Public Library3/14/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email support * Virtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * Story time on facebook, weekly updates on wowbrary and facebook, posting on our website * Have a book truck outside with books to take
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4/6/2020 10:32EasthamptonEmily Williston Memorial library3/16/2020TBDYesAccepting returns via book drop * Phone and email supporthttp://ewmlibrary.org/413-527-1031
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5/1/2020 16:17EastonAMES FREE LIBRARY3/16/2020May 17, 2020 - dependent on state and local directivesYesVirtual programming (Online storytime, Facebook Live, etc.) * Email support and live chat 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.Yes(508) 238-2000
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