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Weekly Update: August 10-14

Welcome to "green" phase! 

With the addition of limited open hours for Express Library Services, Nesmith Library has moved to a new phase in our progress toward reopening! Please read on for the specifics of our current services, and please continue to reach out with your questions. Every question helps us know what patrons are looking for and continue adapting to the community's needs. Thank you for all of your support!
Nesmith Library will host reading groups to discuss the WHS Summer Reading assignments for 9th, 11th, and 12th grades. Register for Tues August 18 or Weds August 19 for our 9th Grade discussions.
Register for our 11th Grade discussion on Thurs August 20, and learn more about the WHS Summer Reading assignments on our website, or on the WHS website.
Register for our 12th Grade discussion on Friday, August 21, and learn more about the WHS Summer Reading assignments on our website, or on the WHS website.
We are hosting our very first in-person, outdoor program at the library! Children and families of all ages are invited to our Youth Outdoor Party, Friday, August 21, 10:30 AM at Nesmith Library! Registration is required online.
View Our Full Event Calendar
CURRENT STATUS OF LIBRARY SERVICES:
  • Library staff are available to help! You can call us (603-432-7154) Mondays-Thursdays, 9 AM-8 PM, Fridays, 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM-4 PM. You can email (info@nesmithlibrary.org) any time. You can also use our Ask a Librarian web chat service on our website when we are online! We are continuing to work on a phased reopening plan.

EXPRESS LIMITED SERVICES

  • Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 AM-1 PM
  • Patrons can visit for 30 minutes or less within these open hours to browse available displays, use the copier, and other brief tasks!
  • There are no seating areas, study areas, or meeting rooms available. The Children's Room is fully closed. Some Children's items are on display in the central browsing area, and we will happily gather more for you, or put together a mystery grab bag for Curbside Borrowing!
  • Face coverings are required at all times in the building.
  • Curbside Borrowing will continue even though we have these open hours: please continue to use curbside whenever you prefer it!

COMPUTER APPOINTMENTS

  • Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, call (603) 432-7154 to schedule
  • Appointments will be limited to 1 hour per person per day.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn for the duration.

CURBSIDE BORROWING

  • Hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 10 AM-7 PM, Fridays, 10 AM-4 PM, and Saturdays, 10 AM-3 PM
  • We are lending items and offering print/copy services using the process described in our Curbside Borrowing instructions.

BOOK DROP

  • The exterior book drop is open 24/7. You may return all items in the book drop at any time. Please contact us if you have an item to return which will not fit in the book drop. We are not accepting book donations at this time.
Please continue to check our website, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for further updates.
Visit the Phased Reopening page
Please consider responding to our community survey: we are looking for submissions from residents of all ages of Windham. Respond using our Google Form, or visit our website to learn more!
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD:
  • We have shared a lot of updates as the situation has evolved in town and in the world. We hope we have reached a lot of our patrons, but we know there are people who use the library who won't see our posts on Facebook, etc. Please call your neighbors, friends, and family who may have missed these updates, and who may benefit from our services and resources. Please encourage them to reach out to us with any questions at all and we will do our best to help!
  • We hope everyone in the community knows that Nesmith librarians are still here to support you, whether it's through exciting programs for all ages on our Event Calendar, grab bags of recommended reading selected by library staff, virtual browsing videos, or digital reading apps you can access with your library card.
Please continue to check our website for resources and updates, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Thank you.
Windham Caregivers: Please respond to our Children's Fall Program Survey!
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