At the Thetford Libraries we are concerned about the health of our patrons and staff, and are monitoring the status of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are working to be aware of all directives coming from federal, state, and local organizations. As the situation evolves, we have decided to close our doors to the public from March 18 until April 15 to align with the governor’s directive, at which time we will reassess the situation according to recommendations from the CDC and the WHO.
In the meantime, our collections are still available to check out. Check the library catalog from this website to make your selections. Items with the prefix LAT (Latham) or PEA (Peabody) are available for check out. Please note: If an item in the catalog shows 1/0, rather than 1/1, that means the item is already checked out and unavailable until it is returned. Call during the following hours or email to set up a time to pick up your materials in the book box on the front porch at Latham Library.
Miss browsing the shelves? At the bottom of our homepage you can view monthly lists of new books and movies. We are also happy to choose books for you within a theme or genre. Picture book enthusiasts? Let us choose a selection of titles for you!
We also have many digital resources available to you from home. Please visit the Online Resources page on this website to see all of our digital library services. These include digital audiobooks and ebooks, streaming movies, free online classes, digital periodicals, and more. Email or call us if you need your four digit library card number to access these services, or if you need other help getting them set up on your device or computer: 802-785-4361, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Safety Practices at Latham Library during the COVID-19 Outbreak:
The following practices have been put into place in order to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19:
*Books, movies, and other items going out are disinfected before being made available for pickup. However, we cannot guarantee that items are free of COVID-19 virus particles. Patrons may want to wash their hands after handling the items, and/or wait three days before using the items (the amount of time that COVID-19 can live on hard surfaces).
*Librarians are using disposable gloves in handling the items coming and going.
*Books and other items that have been returned are being disinfected and then held in unopened packages for three days before being allowed to recirculate.
*Borrowers should hold onto their borrowed materials until recalled for someone else.
*Borrowers might not want to share books, movies, and other items with neighbors and friends.