Services Update
New Resources & Virtual Programs
9/27 - 10/3
Soft Library Reopening This Monday!

The main floor of the Library will reopen to the public this Monday, September 28th, for browsing, indoor assistance, and computer use by appointment.

Although we are thrilled to have our members back in the building, we will be enforcing the following new "Pop In & Pick Up" procedures to safeguard the health of our community:

  • Our operating hours will be temporarily shorted.
  • All visitors will be asked to sanitize upon entry, wear face coverings at all times, and abide by social distancing guidelines.
  • Building capacity will be temporarily restricted, and visitors will be encouraged to limit their visit to promote the flow of foot traffic.
  • Our curbside pick-up services will continue but will be amended to balance in-house checkouts and curbside distribution.
  • Computer usage will be limited to 2 hours to provide equitable access to all community members; laptops will still be available for use on the Library property.
All items will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours upon return, and overdue fines will continue to be waived until further notice. Thank you for your patience as we work to gradually reintroduce our services in a safe and responsible manner.

See you soon!
Children's Room
Reopening Soon

The Children's Room will remain closed for maintenance when the Library reopens, but our Youth Services staff will be available on-site to retrieve items for you and provide title suggestions.

Make sure to subscribe to our Kids and Teens Newsletter to receive the latest updates from our Children's department!
Community Book Club
via Zoom

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
6:30pm-8:00pm

September's book: Census by Jesse Ball, available digitally on OverDrive and Hoopla, or in print at the Library!

​The Library's Community Book Club is open to all! Join our reference librarians and your fellow residents on the last Wednesday of each month for a lively discussion. 
The Connecticut: New England's Great River

Friday, October 2, 2020
5:00pm-6:00pm

Explore New England's largest river on this guided armchair tour. In addition to highlighting the history and natural beauty of the Connecticut, this program will explore the many factors involved in managing the health of this major river.

This program is sponsored and presented by New Hampshire Humanities.
Title of the Week

The Bear
by Andrew Krivak
 
"The sparse presence of voice and dialogue blended with the harrowing tale of family, love, and loss create a truly moving story laced with a delicate insight into both the fragility and resilience of mankind. As someone who's normally bored by dystopian fiction, I found The Bear to be a pleasant reintroduction to the genre."
Resident Fast Facts

The Merrimack School Board will host a special meeting this Monday, September 28th, at 7:00pm. The primary purpose of this meeting will be to interview and select candidates to fill the Board's current vacancy.

Merrimack Parks and Recreation will host the first annual Naticook Challenge Obstacle Course Race 5k next Saturday, October 3rd. Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as space for this trial-based race is limited to 60 participants.

Governor Sununu released updated guidance on the reopening of New Hampshire's food service industry this past Thursday, September 24th. The updated guidance eases indoor dining restrictions by allowing restaurants to serve parties close together as long as barriers are placed between tables.
We're Just a Click Away!

Connect with us via email at merrimackpl@merrimacklibrary.org and through Facebook and our Ask Us service. The Library will be open, with staff available to answer questions in person and remotely, during the following times:

Monday-Thursday 10am to 2pm & 3pm to 6:30pm
Friday 10am to 2pm & 3pm to 4:30pm
Saturday 9am to 12:30pm

Remember that our Wi-Fi is on 24/7 and that overdue fines will continue to be waived until further notice.
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