We have been very busy getting the library ready for people to come back inside. We are happy to announce some expanded services, beginning October 5th. All appointments can be made through the library's online Event Calendar, or by calling us at 596-6141. Please see below for complete details. Thank you all for your patience as we try to provide the community with library services within the parameters given by the state's re-opening plan. The health and safety of our staff and patrons is always our first priority. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Demers, Library Director
Expanded Curbside Pickup Appointments
Beginning October 5th, we will have curbside pickup appointments until 5:50 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We hope this is helpful for those of you who wish to pick up items on your way home from work.
In-Library Browsing Appointments
We will be welcoming a limited number of visitors into the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 45-minute appointments. During browsing visits, patrons will be required to wear masks, and encouraged to wear gloves (provided). Any item that is touched by a patron that doesn't get checked out will need to be placed in a cart to be quarantined for one week. Our restrooms are cleaned daily, and deep-cleaned weekly. Restrooms are locked, but will be opened upon request. Patrons who wish to use the restroom will be provided sanitizing supplies for their own extra protection. The library online catalog computers will not be available, so patrons should download the C/WARS app on their smartphones, or they may ask a staff member for assistance. Patrons will also be encouraged to use the meeScan app on their smartphone or other self-check kiosks to limit physical contact with staff.
In-Library Computer Use Appointments
We will be welcoming a limited number of visitors into the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 45-minute appointments. In addition to the limitations listed in the Browsing appointments above, computer users will only be provided with verbal technical support from the staff - we will be unable to provide hands on assistance.
We recently had to increase the quarantine time for materials to one week. Please know that all items returned or that come through delivery are in quarantine and will remain either on your account or "In Transit" until checked in. There are no overdue fines charged during the state's Phase 3, as approved by the Board of Library Trustees.
Programming has always been a big part of what we do. Although we can't get together in groups at this time, we have been working hard to find appropriate programming for all ages that we can offer virtually. Be sure to check out our website regularly or subscribe to our e-newsletter for announcements.
Wilbraham Public Library
25 Crane Park Drive
Wilbraham, Massachusetts 01095