[LincolnTalk] Fwd: updates to library status

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[LincolnTalk] Fwd: updates to library status

Lisa Rothenberg
 Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases the library has made the very painful decision to stop allowing public access into the building.
This change to our level of service will be taking place on Monday Jan. 11th. We will be honoring any appointments set up for this weekend, but won't be taking any new requests for appointments.
We plan on continuing our contactless pickup with a skeleton crew, but we have had to change the hours also starting on Monday.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 1:00 -5:00 pm

Most libraries that have closed due to the recent rises in cases in their communities have had to stop curbside pickup due to the amount of staff time involved. The staff is committed to serving our community and don't want to have to do this. The shared amount of books that people request through the Minuteman Network may prove overwhelming to this effort. Right now a card member can place up to 50 titles on hold for delivery. We only plan on having 1-2 staff members in the building at any one time. We simply don't think we'd be able to proceed with contactless pickup with the amount of books that patrons request. We are asking our entire community to help us keep serving our patrons, please think twice about requesting materials that you really aren't sure you need. It would help to keep the amount of items to a more manageable level. 

We plan on updating the webpage to reflect these changes, but we wanted to share the word to the entire community as soon as possible.
We are going to miss seeing our patrons, we will be monitoring the voice mail system so please feel free to call the library with any questions 781-259-8465 or email us at [hidden email]
Please take care, and we will be seeing everyone soon!

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Lisa Rothenberg
Assistant Director
Lincoln Public Library
Lincoln MA 01773
781-259-8465 ext 202
781-259-1056 (fax)




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Lisa Rothenberg
Assistant Director
Lincoln Public Library
Lincoln MA 01773
781-259-8465 ext 202
781-259-1056 (fax)



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