New Capacity Limits for Youth Spaces

September 1, 2021

To help keep our community safe and healthy this school year, the Children’s, Tween, and Teen Rooms at Brookline Village, and the Children’s Room at Coolidge Corner, now have individual, reduced capacity limits enforced. When those rooms reach capacity, no one else may enter. This will mean that at times, some guests will not be able to enter those spaces and families should not plan on the Library being a standard part of their after school care plan.

Inside our buildings, all patrons ages 2+ must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times. Additionally, eating or drinking is temporarily not allowed at all Brookline Libraries. This does not apply to babies who need to nurse or need a bottle, or to anyone who needs a sip of water. We plan to return to our liberal food and drink policy soon.

As weather allows, we encourage patrons to take advantage of our newly installed picnic benches on the Brookline Village and Putterham lawns, which are in range of Library WiFi, available for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Have more questions? Read the full update from our director Sara Slymon, originally published 8/19/21.
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