Curbside pickup hours for the week of 5/26: Tuesday 11-2, Wednesday 10-1, Thursday 11-4:30. Watch for a live storytime with Miss Sadie on Friday!
We are very happy to be able to be offering contactless pickup. We can’t wait to get books and movies into people’s hands! We will keep adding and adjusting curbside hours as we make plans to reopen. Let us know which you would find most helpful (Saturday 11-1? Tuesday 3-6? An early morning 8-10?). Thank you for your patience while we figure out what works best and make adjustments as we go along.
Your health and safety are our top priority. Staff will wear face coverings and gloves when preparing items, and they will be wrapped in newspaper for pickup. Please wear a face covering and be careful to touch only your things. Allow 6 feet of distance from others. Why newspaper? Studies indicate that the coronavirus lasts much longer on plastic than materials like cardboard and paper. Also we already have a supply of newspaper. :)
Requests: Items can be requested through our catalog (instructions), by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 548-2303 during our phone hours. For short requests, you can also leave a message with your name, contact, and request. Request made the day before pickup will be put out the next day. Day-of requests will be filled as time allows. Automated email and text notifications may have a delay. You can check your account online to see if your items are checked out to you, or just come or call. If you need your borrower number to make requests through the catalog, please let us know. You can request up to 10 items at a time for now. Interlibrary loan and van delivery services are suspended, so check our catalog for available items. If you’d like to ask for a certain kind of book or a subject rather than something specific, that’s absolutely possible, just let us know what you are looking for.
Pickup: Pick up from the table by the back door. Your items will be wrapped in newspaper and labeled with your last name. They will be checked out to you and ready to go. If you can’t make the next scheduled pickup hours, please let us know so we don’t put your items out. In case of heavy rain we may have to postpone until the next scheduled pickup hours.
Returns: We are now accepting returns in the bookdrops and in the Returns box under the curbside pickup table. We will be quarantining items for 7 days before checking them in or lending them out again. Due dates have been extended to June 1.
In-library services: We are paying close attention to guidance from the Governor, the Maine CDC and DECD, and the Maine State Library. We hope to have limited library services available sometime in June, depending on when we can get safety measures in place and also on the evolving situation. Again, thank you for your patience as we navigate towards a “new normal.”
Carver Memorial Library 12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439 Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-5:30, T. 10-7:30, W.-F. 10:00 - 5:30 Sat 10:00 - 1:00 (207) 548-2303 firstname.lastname@example.org