Director’s Message

Effective Monday, March 22nd

Dear Friends,

As more people become vaccinated, we all look forward to resuming a more normal lifestyle. Governor Lamont recently included libraries among businesses that are no longer subject to capacity limitations. At the same time, he stressed the importance of maintaining measures that minimize the spread of coronavirus in our community. Effective Monday, March 22, building capacity will no longer be limited and doors will be open rather than locked, but we will continue with other Current Phase Guidelines which include:

  • 20-minute in-person browsing for all ages
  • 45-minute individual computer usage on upper level only
  • Limited hours
  • Library-to-Go curbside pickup service
  • Self-service scanning and photocopying on upper level
  • Self-serve bestseller patio books (outdoors or in lobby based on weather)
  • Reference services by phone and limited in-person
  • Online programming via Zoom
  • Crafts-to-Go programs

The library still requires masks and social distancing regardless of vaccine status. It is our goal to provide access to library services in an environment that promotes the health and safety of our community and staff. We will continue to work with the Town EOC and the Monroe Health Department as they monitor average daily case rates of COVID-19 along with vaccination rates in order to move toward a gradual and safe expansion of library services in the months to come.

I wish you and your family health and safety as we move ahead together.

Lorna Rhyins
Library Director