The Stonington Public Library has been following the ever changing recommendations and information regarding COVID-19. There is no hard and fast rule on what public libraries should do. This decision is made harder by the fact that we as libraries are here to service our communities, whatever the need shall be we are here for you with information, resources, or just a good book! After much discussion with my assistant, board members, patrons, and other public resource entities, I as the librarian have decided to close the Stonington Public Library at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17 for 2 weeks. We will tentatively reopen for book circulation on March 31, 10:00 am provided the recommendations for our situation do not change.
This was a very difficult decision to come to. I personally work very hard to encourage people to come to library as often as possible. We at the library realize that our patrons depend on having access to reading materials and reliable information. We will accommodate that need in 3 ways.
- We are offering home delivery. Call the library at 367-5926, requests through our website at https://www.stoningtonlibrary.org/, or message our facebook page. Returns can be made in our drop box or just hold the books until we reopen.
- Reliable up to date links on our website regarding COVID-19 and other important information.
- Online story times. I will be reading children’s stories from our collection and posting videos on our website every few days. I will also post literature based activities for children.
Please if you are in good health come to the library Tuesday, March 17th 10:00 to 4:00 to stock up on books.