Get Updates on the Library’s Response to COVID-19

Exciting news! The Library is reopening!

Beginning on June 2nd, the library will return to pre-pandemic hours, and most of our services will be available again to the public.

Mask wearing is encouraged for all staff and visitors, but masks are not required in the building. We ask that people continue to respect others and their needs for physical distancing if indicated.

We will continue to offer a back porch pickup service for those who do not want to reenter the building at this time. To utilize this service, please call (978-546-6934) or email ( the library to schedule arrange for this service. We will also offer back porch pickup during the hour before we open to add patron accessibility to this service.

The summer reading programs/events had been scheduled earlier this year and, because of that, will remain virtual for all ages this summer. Meeting rooms will become available as we clear and clean those spaces, which were used for storage and quarantining materials during the library closure.

As we reopen, we ask for your patience as some of our collections continue to be shifted, seating added, and airflow devices make noise.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Library Director, Cindy Grove, at Updates on our status and services will continue to be posted on the library website and shared on social media.

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

It’s important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t connected to race, ethnicity, or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reducing misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.

Information and Support from Local, State, and National Agencies

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Caring for Your Emotional Health

  • Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
  • Samaritans are continuing operations 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

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