We’ll be opening, Wed., July 15!

After careful consideration, the Winter Harbor Public Library Board of Trustees has decided to reopen the library in a limited way beginning Wed., July 15.

We will restrict access to a maximum of three people at a time, unless there is one family group of more than three (but no more than five). Duration in the library should not exceed 30 minutes. Face masks will be required. The library will provide disposable ones at the front door, in case a person doesn’t have one. Hand sanitizer will also be provided for hands before entering.

We won’t be lending out computers or electronics. Patrons and visitors can bring their own devices and use them outside to access our 24/7 WiFi connection.

Please use our “Catalog” menu tab at the top to access our online catalog to look up items ahead of time. You can browse by author, title, or location (ie, children, adult, young adult, etc.) You can also see “recently added titles” along the left hand column on that page.

We will still offer curbside service, for those who would prefer not to enter the library at this time. You can request your item via email (963whpl@gmail.com) or telephone (207-963-7556) and let us know when you have arrived at our parking lot. We will bring out your selections to your car.

We can also offer home delivery on a limited basis. Just email us if this is your only option.

All books can be returned at our outside book drop.

All returned books will be “quarantined” for 72 hours, as per the latest American Library Association guidelines before being available for check-out again.

Free e-books and audiobooks are also available to patrons via the CloudLibrary at https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/. Contact the library for a password if you don’t already have one.

We offer free Wi-Fi outside the building, so you can still to access the Internet from your car or from the benches (as long as you observe safe distancing from others).

Our 100th

As many know, this year is our CENTENNIAL. In June 1920, Dr. J. S. Bragg and others formed the Winter Harbor Library Association and received permission from the Unitarian Society to maintain a public library in the upper room of the chapel for the use of the townspeople. We had planned to celebrate our centennial this summer with all the town invited, but obviously circumstances have forced us to postpone our 100th Anniversary celebration to a future date.

Some resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

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