July 13, 2020
Lynnfield Public Library Update from Jennifer Inglis, Director
Hello! We are thrilled to let you know that beginning Monday, July 20th, we are adding something new during Phase 3 of the Reopening Massachusetts plan. We are going to take things slowly and increase services gradually so we can work to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible. For the near future, we will be allowing a limited number of visitors to come inside the Library (for the first time since March!) to use public computers, the photocopier, and the scanner. We will also allow people to come in and get out of the heat, serving as a Cooling Center for people who need it. These visits will be scheduled at various times on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with the first appointments on those days reserved for those who are at high-risk. Our popular Sidewalk Service will remain in place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Library materials may be returned as part of Sidewalk Service, and will be placed into quarantine for at least 72 hours.
To allow people inside the building safely, we have instituted a series of procedures as follows.
Appointments will be scheduled through our Reference Department at email@example.com or by calling the library at (781) 334-5411. If you need the first slot of the day, just let us know you’d like to have the first appointment.
Appointments will be for 45 minutes max, and visitors will be expected to wipe down their work stations/seating locations at the end of their visits. We will provide the cleaning materials.
Visitors will be required to wear facemasks covering both the mouth and nose.
Visitors will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entry or wash their hands in the restrooms before touching a Library workspace.
Visitors will follow any pathways, procedures, and directions given by Library staff or located throughout the inside and outside of the building.
We are excited to see you again, but please be mindful of the safety of your neighbors and the Library staff. As a reminder, a few of our measures for staff safety include staggered shifts for staff, reconfigured work spaces and procedures so that people can practice social distancing, and frequent handwashing. Staff are wearing masks and self-monitoring their health before coming into the building, as well.
If you have any concerns, comments, or need assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 781-334-5411 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch quickly.
We would like to remind you of the Town of Lynnfield’s dedicated phone line and email for COVID-19 related questions: (781) 334-8141 and email@example.com
If you have an emergency, call 911.
If you need mental health resources, check out the Interface Helpline.
Thank you so much, and see you soon.
Jennifer Inglis, Library Director