I am honored and excited to be serving as the new Library Director. Although I never envisioned that I would assume this role during a pandemic, the library’s mission remains unchanged and our dedicated staff is hard at work adapting to the new normal.
We will reopen the book drop at the main library on Monday, June 8 so that you may begin returning materials. Thank you for holding onto these items while our community worked hard to limit contact and slow the spread of the virus. For everyone’s safety, materials will be quarantined for one week after being returned. For you, this means materials will appear to be checked out on your card for a week after returning. Rest assured that you will not accrue any fines. We appreciate your understanding.
We will also
launch our version of curbside service on Monday, June 15
at the main library. Our “
Front Door Service
” will allow you to place holds online and pick them up at the Winter Street door during designated hours.
We are excited to get print books back in your hands.
Despite the challenges we are facing, Beverly remains a city of readers. We have watched our eBook statistics soar while you read from home, and collectively logged almost 3,000 books in our
challenge. Beverly is also a city with strong community connections. We have seen you in our many
like virtual story times, book discussion groups, and more.
Thank you to all who have remained engaged with us. Although some things are different for now, we will always be here for you. I am looking forward to our new adventure together.