We are excited to announce that Ventress Library will be open for limited browsing and computer use beginning on Wednesday, September 16th. The main library and the Teen Room will be open for patrons to browse during select open hours. In-person browsing will be available Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please remember to bring your library card if you wish to check out materials.
The Children's Room will be open by appointment only. To keep families safe, one family at a time will be able to use the room for twenty minutes at a time, with ten minutes in between visits to clean and prepare for the next family. The Children's Room will be open for appointments on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
We have been working hard to prepare the library to welcome back patrons in person. We will now have a new check-in desk (as seen above) at the library entrance where patrons must check in when entering the library. Patrons are asked to provide their name and phone number (for contact tracing purposes), have their temperature taken, use hand sanitizer and maintain social distance in the library. All patrons and staff must wear a mask in the library at all times. There will be a limit of 25 patrons in the library at a time.
Ventress Library is open to seniors and high risk library patrons to browse the adult and teen collections and to use the computers Wednesday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
We have also shifted our Curbside pickup hours to include Wednesday evening. We are now open the following days and times: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at the library! If you have any questions, visit our website www.ventresslibrary.org or call us at 781-834-5535 during curbside pickup hours.