NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Library is Opening for Browsing!

Starting on Tuesday, September 1, the Lunenburg Library will be open for limited browsing by appointment only. Patrons will be able to reserve one of a limited number of appointments for 30 minutes of browsing in the library building. Reservations can be made through the library website’s calendar at lunenburglibrary.org.

There will be two blocks of appointments for up to 10 visitors each day Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays. The first set of appointments each day is reserved for high-risk and vulnerable patrons.

Monday 6-6:30 pm
7-7:30 pm
Tuesday 2-2:30 pm
3-3:30 pm
Wednesday 10-10:30 am
11-11:30 am
Thursday 2-2:30 pm
3-3:30 pm
Saturday 10-10:30 am
11-11:30 am


Cleaning of high touch surfaces will be done between each appointment group. Admittance to the building will be by appointment only. Face masks that cover both your nose and mouth are required for entrance into the building, and the staff are happy to provide curbside service to those who cannot wear masks. Curbside pickup appointments are available from 10 am until close Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays, except during the hours of browsing appointments.

In addition to browsing our collections, visitors can use a public computer, the copier, or fax machine. Exact change is requested for copies and faxes. There is a charge of $0.10 per page for copies, and a charge of $1.00 per page for faxes.

The children and teen areas will be accessible for browsing; however, toys, games and learning manipulatives have been put into storage. We encourage patrons to browse with their eyes and limit contact with materials as much as possible, as we are required to quarantine material that has been handled by patrons. To facilitate with this recommendation, we have created several new displays of materials and book bundles on popular topics. Additionally, we have knowledgeable staff ready to help you find anything you need!

Call us at 978-582-4140 to make an appointment to pick up your materials on reserve, or if you have questions about in-library visits. You can also call us to book a browsing appointment.
The Library will be closed on
September 7, 2020
in honor of Labor Day!
CURBSIDE PICKUP APPOINTMENTS
(Starting September 8, 2020)

PLEASE CALL 978-582-4140 TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE HERE TO PICK-UP YOUR HOLD  

MONDAY 10-5:45
TUESDAY 10-5:45
WEDNESDAY 12-7:45
(EXTENDED HOURS)
THURSDAY 10-5:45
FRIDAY CLOSED
SATURDAY 12-1:45
SUNDAY CLOSED

**Curbside pick-up will not be available during in-library browsing appointments**
Fall Programs
“Read, Learn, Discover”

This September, the library is launching a new Fall Reading Challenge for all ages! Starting on Sunday September 13th, you can join us on Beanstack - lunenburglibrary.beanstack.org - to participate in the challenge.

There will be weekly themed challenges, craft kits, and prizes for different age groups, as well as an opportunity for kids to log their reading minutes and earn mini-treat bag rewards for each milestone they reach.  

Adults and teens can participate in a themed check-out challenge, activity prompt, or pick up a kit to make the week’s craft project. There will be 4 craft kit opportunities for adults that can be viewed on our library event calendar. In addition to the adult projects, there are 5 more teen focused crafts. Kits may be reserved in advance but can only be picked up during the week of their corresponding activity badge. Email Lydia @ lgravell@cwmars.org to reserve a kit for pickup that week. More details can be found on our website’s event calendar.   

Kids 5-12 can craft too! There are special weekly kits with projects for them as well. Contact Miss Debbie @ dlaffond@cwmars.org to reserve a kit for the week. They can also earn mini-rewards for every 5 hours spent with a book or audiobook. And remember - school reading counts too!
For all of this fall's programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR

Updates from Children's Room

“Al Fresco Story Time” on the patio with Miss Debbie. Miss Debbie invites you to a new story time adventure featuring our library pal, Mr. Al Fresco! Starting Monday, September 14th we will meet at 11:00 on the patio behind the Children’s Area to share books, music, to do some dancing and movement activities and to just have fun! At the end of the gathering, Miss Debbie will demonstrate a craft activity- and you can take home a craft kit to try it for yourself! If you are not able to make it to story time contact Miss Debbie @ dlaffond@cwmars.org and we can arrange for you to get a kit via curbside pickup. Registration is not necessary, just join us when you can. 

Now, we all know that weather in New England can be very unpredictable! If Mother Nature rains on our storytime, I will record the activity and you can watch it on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMLeGQR7sDaNv0m4tWTB0Kg


Fall S T E A M (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programming will begin on Saturday, September 26 @ 11:00. Registration/sign-up for these programs will start Monday, September 21st. We will have kits for participants - call the library @ 978 582-4140 to arrange a pick up. These programs will be presented via Zoom; we will then send a link to join us on Saturday, September 26th @ 11:00. 


LPL Kids Book Club for kids ages 10+ will begin October 13th . This year we will again be reading books selected from the Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards List for 2020-21. Registration will begin on Monday September 14th and the first books will be available at this time as well. We have all of our choices available as print,
e-book and audiobooks (when possible).