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November 2020

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A Change of Plans...

Our December 12, 2020 events are being reconfigured for your safety. The Bean Supper will be rescheduled for a date to be named later. Story Walk will be outdoors and self-guided beginning after December 15th. If you visit during library hours, please come up to pick up a craft/snack bag for your children.

We take every precaution to ensure that our patrons can enjoy the services of the library with confidence knowing that we are following the guidelines issued by the state and the CDC. Following the announcement of our December 12, 2020 Bean Supper and Story Walk events, we found out that the Community Room had been leased for a multi-day event on December 12, 13, 19, and 20, 2020. This event may potentially bring a larger number of people to the building than we are comfortable with when it comes to holding simultaneous events. Rather than attempt to work around the unknown, we are choosing to take the safer course of action. We believe this is in the best interest of all, and, knowing that winter will last well beyond December 12th, believe that there will be ample time to reschedule our Bean Supper long before the weather turns warm. For those who volunteered to help us with the Bean Supper, we very much appreciate your patience and understanding. We will be in touch with you again in the near future.

With regard to the library's normal Saturday hours on the 12th and 19th, our plan is to open the library and the book sale room as usual and monitor the "traffic" in the building to be sure that the library can conduct its operations safely. We will continue to adhere to the guidelines which govern the library's access:

Patron maximum of 5 in the library or the book sale room at one time. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2. We will have the elevator available upon request.

If we do not feel that we can safely remain open during those days, we will close. Unfortunately, there will not be much opportunity to provide advance notice as we will be responding to whatever the day brings. Calling the library before you come out on those days is advised. Our number is 225-2030.

Now for some good news! We are continuing with our commitment to the Turner Food Pantry and delivering everything we collect, food and cash, to help restock before Christmas! Please consider dropping off, before December 12th, a donation of non-perishable, unexpired food, or cash, to help those less fortunate in our area. We have a bin in the entryway for your convenience.

Thank you so much for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

French Fry Around Town

In order to remain in compliance with Governor Mills’ Executive Orders and the guidance of the federal government, we ask that all visitors:

  • Wear a mask.

  • Allow us to limit capacity to 5 visitors as a time.

  • Limit children’s visits to 1 per parent.

  • Limit use of the elevator to 1 person per trip.

  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

  • Please observe traffic flow patterns in the aisles.

 

By cooperating with the above, we can maintain our Maine DECD Covid-19 Prevention certification and continue restoring our library services throughout the summer.  

 

 

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