Pierson Library continues to reopen safely.

The library has expanded its hours and services as follows.
-- More Hours starting Tuesday, September 8th, we will be open 10am to 4pm Monday thru Saturday, and additionally one late night 4pm-8pm on Tuesdays.  (Opening an hour earlier each day. Note that 10am-11am is reserved for 55+/ immuno-compromised on the 2nd floor)

-- Up to one hour of browsing at a time. (up from 30 minutes)

-- Two computers are available for research/essential needs, 45 minute time limit sign up ahead of time for a time slot. Users who bring their own device may use wifi and print as possible, and can stay in building for up to one hour. (one additional computer added, time limits expanded from 30 minutes)

--The library will begin hosting library-sponsored programs in the community room and outdoor story times at the village parade grounds. Stay tuned for announcements of these events.

--Donations (up to two boxes per day) will be accepted by the Friends on Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to noon.  Thanks for thinking of us!  Full information on donations can be found here.

We will continue to expand service as long as Covid continues to recede in the community: we want to do everything we can to serve safely!

There will be greatly increased sanitation practices and all the social distancing guidelines that members of the public are likely used to by now (keep six feet apart, wear a facial covering while in the building, wash hands or use hand sanitizer).

As you will see when visiting the library, we have installed sneeze guards at the check out desks and tape on the floors so you know where to stand.
Starting Monday, all adult check outs - that's Adult Fiction, Adult nonfiction, Adult DVD and Audio CD's - will happen upstairs. (we've installed scanners.)
All juvenile and young adult material will be checked out downstairs - picture books, Juvenile Fiction, nonfiction, YA  and Juvenile Graphic Novels and DVD's and Audio CD's for the younger ones.

During this reopening phase, curbside pickup will be available by request, and will require a day's notice in order for staff to safely prepare materials.

And we'll have two drop boxes, one for kids downstairs and adults for upstairs and will be appropriately marked.

We are excited to reopen and begin offering all the resources we can during this phase.
As COVID-19 recedes more from the community, greater levels of service will be phased in accordingly.
Thanks for your understanding and patience as we work through this "new normal" to provide services to all the readers in Shelburne.

Please note that each library in Vermont sets its own policy based on the guidance from the state coupled with local conditions.  There may be libraries offering more services sooner, and will likely be libraries offering less services as well.  Budgets, facilities, and the level of COVID-19 in the community dictate each library’s ability to offer services: so please be patient with us and other libraries as we all work to balance safety with service.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, we're happy to help.
You can call 985-5124 or email circulation@shelburnevt.org.

Look forward to seeing you.
All the best,
-Pierson Library Staff

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