September 11, 2020
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Jaffrey Public Library

38 Main Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452

It's coming!

The transition from Service Level Orange to Yellow is around the corner, just like the fall weather.  What does that mean?
Curbside becomes Lobby Service with extended hours and browsing carts, and we will have days with in-building appointments that feel almost normal! 
We want to continue our present services and reopen the building safely for the long term.  We are learning from our colleagues so we are not like the libraries in this article in Library Journal: Libraries Roll Back In-Person Services Due to COVID-19 Contact, Local Resurgence.
After next week's Board of Trustees meeting, I will share the details and actual dates, so watch for another newsletter very soon.

Thanks for your patience. We have loved the curbside visits and all the phone calls.  Today's was pretty special. 
Caller: "Are you open to the public?'
Librarian: "The building isn't open yet, but we are offering curbside services.  Is there something I can help you with?"
Caller: "Oh, no thank you.  I just miss seeing you."
We miss you, too. 

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
We are at Service Level ORANGE but it is changing soon!
We have given away over 200 masks to Jaffrey's youth, thanks to the generosity and talent of our community mask makers.
We will be curbside again next week with free masks in multiple sizes and designs on Tuesday 5-6 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday, right after school at 2-4 pm.

School Classes on the Library Lawn

We are pleased to be partnering with the Jaffrey-Rindge School district so that the library lawn can be a safe place for outdoor learning by our students at Jaffrey Grade School.
Don't be surprised to see classes on our lawn during the week.  We have given them priority for lawn use during the hours in-person classes are in session, so please respect their use of the space at those times. 
We also look forward to sharing books and stories during their visits.

Call your Librarians on Dial-A-Story!

We wanted to provide your families with a non-digital way to hear stories, jokes, science facts and more from your librarians, any time, regardless of service levels.  Feeling too tired after work?  Let us help with the bedtime stories!  Or are you homeschooling and need ideas for your children to do some creative writing just like our Author's Chair at the library? We have ideas to share!
Call 888-718-0505!   You can also visit our new Dial-A-Story page on the Library-to-Go menu to learn more about the service and see the complete menu of stories and activities.
We are so excited about this new service, sponsored by Millipore Sigma, provided by Stories in the Cloud, and lovingly prepared by your librarians.
What could we possibly have been doing that required two trucks of this size?!
We can't wait to show you later this month!
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