Library News as of 5/15/2020

AGAWAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

PRESS RELEASE
Date: May 18, 2020

RE: Library Phased Re-Opening

Updates from the Agawam Public Library

We hope that this latest update on the Agawam Public Library finds everyone healthy and coping with these challenging times. We recently learned that the date for staff to return to the library has been changed to June 1st. This is due in large part to the Governor’s phased re-opening plan for the state, which will be released on Monday, May 18th.

Staff members are busy planning for the re-opening of the library and preparing to deliver in-person services to the community as soon as possible. At present, we are planning to begin with curbside delivery of library materials from our collection. We will be releasing more information as soon as it becomes available. We need to prepare the interior of the library for fewer patrons in the building at any one time and other social distancing measures.

Library book drops are currently open and available for you to return books at your convenience. All returns are being quarantined for one week before being checked in and re-shelved.

In the meantime, we hope that you continue to find enjoyable and informational electronic offerings from among the many streaming services that the library subscribes to. Please see our website at www.agawamlibrary.org for full details.

Library staff members continue to respond to email, so please email us at: libstaff@agawam.ma.us with any questions or troubleshooting issues. We are able to resolve most issues quickly, and are happy to help if you experience any difficulties using our electronic resources.

We can’t wait to get started and begin this next phase of library services. We miss our patrons and look forward to seeing you all again very soon! Stay tuned to our social media outlets for daily updates and information. Please contact the Agawam Library with any and all questions regarding library services during the shutdown. We can be reached at libstaff@agawam.ma.us