June 21, 2021
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Jaffrey Public Library

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Jaffrey, NH 03452

Summer Update

We just want to share a quick update from the Library Trustees and a few photos as we launch the most spectacular summer yet.

Be well.  Be safe.  Be kind.
Please feel free to contact me any time at
Kind regards, Julie M. Perrin, Library Director - a.k.a. Ms. Julie

A Message from the Library Board of Trustees

June 18, 2021

The library is pleased to be open six days a week, with more hours than ever before in its history.  It looks like Summer Learning is off to a grand start, as residents of all ages return to the library in ever increasing numbers.

The library remains at Service Level GREEN and will continue to require properly worn masks (covering nose and mouth) for ages 2 and up inside the library building.  

With the relaxed CDC guidelines, you may question this decision, but the answer is simple.  Many of our patrons, including our community’s children and those who are immunocompromised, are not eligible for vaccination.  While the impact of variants is still an unknown, we are obligated to keep our facility safe for ALL of our visitors, especially as the number of visitors has increased dramatically.  We would rather require masks than restrict the number of people in the facility.

The library is offering many of its summer programs outdoors, where masks may not be required, depending on the type of activity and the needs of our presenters.  

Even though vaccinated, our staff still wear their masks willingly, sometimes for ten-hour days, to be sure they are keeping everyone safe.  They have worked hard to plan a summer filled with the joy of learning for all ages.  We thank you for showing your support by continuing to follow our safety protocols.

As always, your comments and questions are welcome at any time.

John Stone, Chair
Jaffrey Public Library Board of Trustees

Did you miss all the Summer Learning news?

Our last newsletter gave all the details for signing up for Summer Learning for all ages (No one is too old or too young!), so please visit that newsletter HERE for all the details and a full list of upcoming events, including both live and virtual author events and book giveaways for children and teens, as well as programs for all interests.
Up, up and away!   Over 100 children, teens and adults signed up for Summer Learning in the first week! 
Summer fun is not just for kids.  Open Air Mahjong kicked off our first week of in-person summer programming and will meet every Monday afternoon on the lawn, weather-permitting.  All experience levels welcome.
Our Summer Learning program is made possible by a STEAM Learning grant from Millipore Sigma, and the following sponsors:
Anonymous Donors
Cafe 532
Charity Lodge #18
Children’s Literacy Foundation
Hayward’s Ice Cream
Jaffrey Food Pantry
Knights of Columbus
McDonalds of Jaffrey
Monadnock Santa
Rite Aid of Jaffrey
Shattuck Golf Course

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