Friday, May 28th 2021

Hello reader!

Read on a special letter from our Director, Sara Slymon.

Libraries Reopen June 1

Dear Patrons:

It’s happening! We are opening our doors on Tuesday, June 1! All three locations will open to the public at 10 AM. We have a limited number of welcome back gifts for our first 900 visitors. We’re so looking forward to seeing you all and hope you enjoy the many improvements we made to the buildings during the coronavirus closure.

The Library hours are as follows:

Brookline Village:
Mon-Thur 10-9
Fri 10-5

Coolidge Corner:
Mon & Wed 10-6
Tue & Thur 10-9
Fri & Sat 10-5

Mon & Wed 10-9
Tue & Thur 10-6
Fri 10-5

When visiting the Libraries, we request that you wear a mask while indoors. Children ages 2 through 11 and unvaccinated adults must wear masks. The staff will all continue to wear masks until further notice. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we continue to endeavor to help keep our community and staff safe.

We will be monitoring capacity. If we are at maximum capacity, you may experience a brief wait before you can enter the buildings. There are displays around the Libraries showing what percentage of maximum capacity we are experiencing.

There will be no time limit on your visit, and study rooms will be open. We know that students have been anxious to have a place to study. Computers will be available, as will printing and copying.

At this time, there will be no eating or drinking in the Libraries. This does not apply to babies who need to nurse or need a bottle or to anyone who needs a quick sip of water. We hope to return to our more liberal food and drink policy soon.

All programming will remain virtual until further notice. We are hoping to offer some outdoor programming in person this summer, so keep an eye on our social media (@brklib) and the library calendar. The second floor of the Brookline Village location will be closed to the public. There are alternate restrooms on both the main and lower levels.

There will be no room reservations at this time, as we are using them as alternate break spaces.

We ask that you follow any instructions issued by the staff as we acclimate to this change in services. You may be asked to keep a bit of distance between yourself and staff, and we continue to have plexiglass up at public desks, and we ask that you stay behind it while asking questions. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Everyone at the Public Library or Brookline is very excited to see you all! We look forward to Tuesday!

Sara Slymon
Library Director
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