HADLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Effective Thursday, April 1, 2021

Browsing by appointment will be made available at the Hadley Public Library beginning Thursday, April 1st. Until further notice browsing days will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during our normal hours of operation. Browsing appointments will be 30 minutes long and scheduled on the hour. There will be five available appointments for individuals per hour.

Appointments will be taken beginning Monday, March 29th. To make a browsing appointment, please call 413-584-7451 or email hpl@hadleyma.org

Browsing patrons must remain masked while in the library and social distance (at least six feet from those not from the same household). Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the library.

Public computers, printing, and wi-fi will be available.

Additional days and appointments will be added as the staffing and public health circumstances permit.

One reservation/appointment per individual per week, please.

Pick-up from the lobby will continue to be available until further notice.

Delivery for home-bound or otherwise vulnerable patrons is also available.

Effective February 22, 2021

In order to meet the needs of members of the community who require quiet study/work space and a location for small one-to-one meetings of individuals for educational or other business, the Hadley Public Library will make available the Quiet Study Room and Kate Nugent Community Room by appointment beginning February 22, 2021.

Use of these spaces will comply with the Hadley Public Library Public Meeting Room Policy as adopted by the Trustees of the Library in May of 2020 with some specific adjustments as required by the current public health emergency as approved by the Hadley Board of Health and Select Board.

the Quiet Study Room will be made available by appointment to individuals. Appointments will be for one or two hour increments. Use of the room may be extended until the next scheduled use of the room by another member of the public.

The Kate Nugent Community Room will be made available by appointment to groups of two to four individuals for small meetings, tutoring, etc. Masking and social distancing requirements will be followed at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available in each space

Meeting Room kitchenette will not be available for use at this time. Four public restrooms are available adjacent to the lobby. Access to both spaces is from the building lobby. The Library will be open by appointment beginning April 1, 2021.

Until further notice all meeting room usage will coincide with HPL's hours of operation:

Monday 2-7PM

Tuesday 10AM-5PM

Wednesday 2-7PM

Thursday 10AM-5PM

Friday 2-7PM

Saturday 10AM-3PM

Appointments should be made at least 24hours in advance. Appointments can be made by calling the Library's main desk at 413-584-7451 or emailing hpl@hadleyma.org

There will be a fifteen minute buffer between each appointment to allow for surfaces to be cleaned/sanitized by library staff. The Library building will remain closed to the public at this time.

Massachusetts Library System interlibrary loan deliveries have resumed as of Monday, June 22nd. Items from Hadley Public Library and other libraries can be requested by phone (413-584-7451), email (hpl@hadleyma.org) or through the library's online C/WMARS catalog (http://hadley.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home).

Home delivery for the elderly and those with health issues is available. Contact the library for more details.

No book donations are being accepted at this time and the book drop should only be used for returning library materials. All returned items will be quarantined before being returned to the shelf or recirculated. individuals should take their own precautionary measures as far as sterilizing book covers, etc. and proceed at their own risk.

The Goodwin Library Building closed permanently as the Town of Hadley's public library facility. The new Hadley Public Library building is located next door at 50 Middle Street. Our phone number 413-584-7451 and address remain the same. Library materials may be returned to the drop slot at the main entrance of the new library.

The Library’s wi-fi continues to be available to visitors outside of the building.

 

·       Mission Statement

The Hadley Public Library offers residents of all ages the means to meet their recreational reading, viewing, and listening needs; a place to meet and interact with others in their community; support for students enrolled in local schools; the materials and support to know and better understand their personal or community heritage.

 

 

 

Staff Contacts

NameTitle

Director

Susan Brown

Assistant Director

Luna Greenwood, M.L.S.

Children's Services Librarian

Karen Kowles

Circulation Assistant

Audris Wayton

Youth Services Coordinator

Talula Patenaude

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