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Whitinsville Social Library opens its doors

On Monday May 10 Whitinsville Social Library will open its doors to the public for limited walk-in service. Hours for walk-in service are Monday - Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Masks are required to gain entry. If you cannot wear a mask please make use of parking lot pick up. Hand sanitizer is available. Please limit your time in the building to a maximum of 30 minutes. No tables or seating are available. Patrons will not have access to the ground floor. We are not offering indoor in-person programs at this time but outdoor programs are coming soon. Enter and exit the building using the Library’s front entrance on Church Street. The back entrance and elevator is available to those who require it.
The Library encourages you to download and sign into MeeScan, a free self-check out app, before you arrive. MeeScan allows you to check out Library items with no staff contact and no lines. This app is available for iPhone and Android smartphones. Consider placing items on hold or looking up their availability in the online catalog at http://whitnsvlle.cwmars.org before arriving.
One public computer is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for computer browsing please call 508-234-2151 during business hours or go to www.tinyurl.com/EventsAtWSL. Computer usage is limited to 30 minutes a day. Use of the copy machine is on a first come first serve basis. Black and white printing is 20 cents a sheet. Please have exact change.
No more than two families or seven people in the Children’s Room. No children under nine years of age are allowed to enter the building without a parent or guardian present.
Parking lot pick up is available any time during business hours. Call 508-234-2151 at least 15 minutes ahead of your arrival and your items will be checked out to you in a brown paper bag inside the Library’s back door. Once patrons have access to the building, staff will no longer be calling to schedule appointments for parking lot pick up.
All returns are quarantined for at least 24 hours before checked in and removed from your account. The blue book drop is located in the library’s back parking lot and is open 24/7. All late returns are fine free through Labor Day 2021. Items for children do not have late fines.
The Library is not accepting book donations. The next Friends of the Whitinsville Social Library meeting is on Tuesday, May 25, at 6:30. If you would like to learn more about volunteer and fundraising opportunities email the Friends at [email protected]
Thank you all for your patience and kindness this past year. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Rebecca Sasseville
Library Director