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Holiday Hours: The Library will offer Curbside Service on Thursday, Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 26. The Library will be open for Curbside Service, and Browsing Tent Appointments on Thursday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1. We will reopen for Curbside Service and Browsing Tent appointments on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m.
New Book Bundles for Kids, Teens, and Adults: Do you miss browsing your favorite section of the library? Let us do the browsing for you! Fill out the Build-A-Bag Bag request form – one for each kid – and get a special selection of library materials, chosen just for you! For adults – fill out the Grab and Go Form. We select a variety of titles based on what you tell us on the form. We will check everything out to you, fill the bag, and let you know your bag is ready. Pick up your specially selected bag during our curbside hours.
New! Expanded Saturday Hours for “Book the Browsing Tent”: : Are you looking for new titles for you and/or your family? Do you miss browsing the stacks of the Library? Look for the form on our website and submit it to schedule a time to come and browse the selections personally picked for you by our staff. The form will inquire about your reading tastes or you can simply have us “surprise you” with some staff recommendations. We also offer “Book Bundles” for children and adults. Choose a category and we will supply with a “bundle” of books. One of our Library staff will meet you in the tent with personally curated titles just for you! Check the website for the form, submit it, and then a staff member will reach out to schedule your appointed time. Fifteen minute appointments will be available for individuals and 30-minute appointments for families. To comply with Covid-19 safety re-opening guidelines, only one individual or one family will be scheduled at a time in the tent. This service is available Monday – Saturday from 10-4. We can’t wait to see you under the tent! Per Governor Baker, masks are required.
Teen and Tween Trivia with the Trivia Brothers: Mon., Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. Are you a true Generation Z pop culture master of information? The Trivia Brothers are bringing it to the library and it doesn’t even matter if you are away for the holidays – zoom in from where ever you are. This free program is hosted remotely by Challenge Trivia and is generously funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library. Register here and be sure to read the program guidelines included in the registration to participate.
Disney Family Trivia with the Trivia Brothers: Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 1:00 p.m. Just how much of a Disney fan are you and your family? Dress up as your favorite character and think about a team name. It doesn’t even matter if you are away for the holidays – zoom in from where ever you are. This free program is hosted remotely by Challenge Trivia and is generously funded by KDK Foundation in honor of Kurt Kelly. Register Here and be sure to read the program guidelines included in the registration to participate.
Library Community Survey: To plan for the next three years, the J. V. Fletcher Library is evaluating its services and programs. Please help us by completing this survey! Look for the link on our website: www.surveymonkey.com/r/JVFCommunitySurvey2020
Curbside During Covid: Please place your selections on hold through the online catalog. You will be notified when your order is ready and you may come any time during our pick up hours. Inter-library delivery is now available, please expect longer delays than usual. Items received from other libraries will be quarantined for one week. Curbside Pickup is available Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Monday – Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please do not come until you receive a notification that your order is ready. When you arrive, please call 978-399-2300 (due to heavy call usage, we have updated the number to one that rings at multiple desks) and a masked staff member will place your order under the rear portico. Please wear a mask to pick up your items. If you have questions or need assistance placing your holds, please call us at 978-399-2300 or send us an email at [email protected].
“Laptop Loan on the Lawn”: Need to check your email or do some research? Perhaps you just want to spend some time catching up with friends and family on social media. You are now able to book up to thirty minutes on a laptop under a tent on our back lawn. Simply fill out the form on our website and a member of our Information Services staff will contact you to schedule a time. This service is available Monday – Friday from 10-4. We can’t wait to see you under the tent! Per Governor Baker, masks are required.
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