Library Temporarily Closed


March 23, 2020
Dear Vassalboro Community,
 

     In order to do our part in limiting the spread of Covid-19 we will closed temporarily until mid-April. This is not an easy decision to make, but is based on the recommendations from the CDC, State, and local officials.  Staff will continue to come in during regular business hours to continue library work.  We ask that no one- other than staff, volunteers, key-holders, and board members- request to come inside until further notice. 

     We also ask that anyone who has checked out library materials to hold onto them until we reopen.  Feel free to re-read them or let them sit on the shelf.  Our return box will remain open, however, and there is no need to renew your books.  Return them when we reopen and you can always call or email to leave a message (923-3233) vplibrary@gmail.com

     We will no longer be taking requests for books at this time.  This could change again in the weeks to come.  I sincerely apologize.  It is by far the hardest decision we have made especially as the weeks go by and families expect to stay at home.  However, it is no guarantee that we will not inadvertently spread this virus - based on recommendations from the CDC and State officials- and that is something we cannot risk.  

      We have a strong open-to-use wifi signal that can be used from our parking lot.  We are on the list as a Study-From-Car Hotspot.  We have a signal anywhere in our parking lot but the strongest is nearest the building in the parking spaces especially in front of the handicap sign.  I encourage anyone to come and use our Wifi anytime!  Study from Car

     Please check our website and Facebook page as we update regularly with useful web-links you can access from home.  Here are a few links people can view to help contain the spread and keep our families healthy.  Check our website for more links for students and information.
Covid 19 Summary
Covid-19 Educational Materials
ClinicalTrials.gov
Protect against mis-information 

For our students to learn from home.
Scholastic
Rosetta Stone
Please continue to use these everyday preventative measures recommended by the CDC:
1.     Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
2.     Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
3.     Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.  Use hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol if you cannot wash.
4.     Cover your cough with a tissue and then throw it away.
5.     Practice social distancing and ideally keep 6 feet away from each other in public places.

Respectfully,
Brian Stanley – Library Director
Alexis Burbank – Assistant Librarian
Governing Board of the Vassalboro Library Association  

Last chance for library requests




We will no longer be taking requests for books starting on March 25.  This means you have today Saturday March 21 and Monday 23 to call or email us with your requests.  I sincerely apologize for this.  It is heartbreaking not to be able to help those who reach out to us.  It is by far the hardest decision we have made.  We would love to help families get through this stressful time by loaning out books.  However, it is no guarantee that we will not inadvertently spread this virus (based on recommendations by the CDC and State officials) and that is something we cannot risk.  

We ask that anyone who has checked out library books to hold onto those books until we reopen.  There is no need to renew but you can always call or email to leave a message (923-3233) vplibrary@gmail.com

Last chance to call or email us on the 21st and 23rd with your requests! 

Check our library catalog online: http://opac.libraryworld.com/opacv4/index.php
Library name is: Vassalboro Public Library (no password)