Friday, July 30th 2021
Dear Community Members:

The Library Board of Trustees and Administration have been watching with growing concern as the Delta variant of COVID-19 has surged as the summer has progressed. Although Brookline is still a fairly low risk community, the Library has visitors from surrounding, more high risk communities every day. And, of course, many Brookline residents are travelling over the summer, only to return to town.

At this time, the Library is enjoying an average of 1600 visitors per day. The staff is already required to wear masks in the library, in public and staff areas. Effective Monday, we are requiring that our dedicated patrons wear masks while enjoying the libraries, as well, regardless of vaccination status. We are implementing this measure out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of helping combat this most recent surge.

We recognize that this is not what we would all prefer, and it is not what we had hoped for this summer. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. Leadership will be greeting patrons at the doors on Monday to welcome you and to answer any questions you may have about this decision.


Sara F. Slymon
Library Director
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