Service Announcement

Dear Lebanon Library Patrons,

I am very pleased to announce that we are now making contactless pickup of library materials available to our patrons. You can reserve a book for contactless pickup at either library through your Lebanon Libraries Account or email us with your requests! 

Thank you very much for your understanding and support of the libraries in the wake of our closing our doors to the public in mid-March. Although we have expanded our digital services and online programming in the last three months, we know that you value the library for what we house in our buildings, as a place to gather, and for the programs and everyday assistance our librarians provide. Know that we miss seeing you and that we are planning for the day when we can once again safely open our doors to the public.

Our staff and trustees are developing a phased Restoration of Services Plan, with information and guidance from the New Hampshire State Library Reopening task force, and from guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control. The goal of this plan is to continue to prioritize the health and well-being of patrons and staff while restoring services.

We opened our books drops on June 3rd, carefully quarantining our books for seventy-two hours. We will continue this practice for the foreseeable future. On Monday, June 8th, the library staff was allowed to return to the library buildings to work through our backlog of materials.

Your patience is appreciated, and the staff at the Lebanon Libraries look forward to restoring additional services when we safely can do so. For the latest service updates, please check our website or subscribe to the library’s e-newsletter. If you have questions or comments, you can reach us at library@leblibrary.com. Stay safe and well!

Best regards,

Sean Fleming, Director of the Lebanon Public Libraries 

 

Here is a peek at our Restoration of Services Plan!

Phase 1 Began June 3rd

  • Book drops opened, with a seventy-two-hour quarantine of materials
  • Library buildings are closed to the public
  • Our on-line library resources available 24/7
  • Reference and reader’s advisory via phone and email
  • Digital & virtual programs continue
  • No book donations accepted

Phase 2 Begins the third week of June

  • All services of Phase 1 continue
  • Library buildings are closed to the public.
  • Contactless Pickup begins- contactless circulation of physical items (books and DVDs) are back!
  • Holds can be placed on physical Items. You will be notified when holds are ready for contactless pickup
  • Summer Reading Program begins July 1st!  
  • No book donations accepted