Library Reopen- June 8

Hello Everyone,
We are preparing for reopen and will be ready for you on June 8th.

We appreciate your patience with us in this process.  We will be watching what the State does on June 1st, as well as other libraries, to give us a little extra time to prepare.  In the meantime please take advantage of our curbside request service.  You can call or email us for requests and a pick up time.

When we do re-open please follow these basic Covid-19 rules.  This list does not include our full policies for when we re-open.  Please check our Policy Page when we are closer to open for our full policies.

Please follow these basic rules when you enter the Vassalboro library.

1.     Only 5 people are allowed in the library at a time.  If you see a STOP sign on the door please wait until you see people exit the library.  All library members are restricted to 30 minutes in the library to accommodate others who want to enter.   
2.     You must wear a face covering at all times inside the library.  We have some donated masks for those in need. 
3.      Return all books in the book-drop or on the clearly marked bookcase in the entryway.  Materials will not be checked-in for 72 hours. 
4.      Sanitize or wash hands when you enter the library.
5.     When browsing for books or materials please keep all books with you that you touch.  DO NOT return books back onto the shelf once you have handled them.  Bring all materials you have touched to the circulation desk.  If you choose not to take home any materials staff will take care of those items.
6.     When you use a computer you are limited to 30 minutes.  Please inform staff if you need to print or need help on the computer.  Sanitize hands before using the computer.  Computer use for entertainment purposes are discouraged until further notice. 
7.      In the book-sale room sanitize hands before you touch books.  Only one person or family group allowed in the book-sale room.  We also encourage all people to wear gloves (provided) in the book-sale room because you may need to move books around.  Please bring exact change and/or small bills.    

Requests - Curbside Service

Vassalboro Public Library will once again begin taking requests for curbside service on Monday, May 11.  You can call or email us with a request- or 923-3233.   

Staff will be available in the library during our regular service hours.  However please allow for some irregularities in the first and last hour and on Saturdays.  Please leave a message if we do not answer and staff will contact you as soon as we are available.  Our regular service hours are Mondays and Fridays 12-6p and Wednesdays and Saturdays 10-4p.

Please make sure to check our Online Catalog before you contact us to see what is available. Library name is Vassalboro Public Library and leave the password blank.

Once you contact us, we will work out the time you will come to pick up your requests.  These requests will then be left outside the front door of the library on a bookshelf or stool.  We will write your name on the outside of the bag for easy identification.  In the event of rainy weather the requests will be inside a tote.  We ask that no one request to come into the library until we officially reopen.  You can continue to return books via our book-drop.

Staff will be diligent in disinfecting the exterior of items, and we will wear a mask and gloves throughout the process.  

We look forward to once again serving your information needs. 
Best regards,
Brian Stanley – Library Director