Merriam-Gilbert Public Library
|Monday:||9 - 5pm|
|Tuesday:||2 - 8pm|
|Wednesday:||9 - 5pm|
|Thursday:||2 - 8pm|
|Saturday:||9 - 12pm|
Jeff Belanger is back with all new stories for 2020! This multi-media program will take you on a journey through the haunts in your backyard and around the world! Pulling his research from books, podcasts, adventures, and the various television shows he's worked on, join one of New England's premier storytellers for a trip through the unusual and the unexplained. This event is free and open to the public, but you must register using the link below to receive an invitation to the program.
https://zoom.us/meeting/ register/tJIrd-6grDMsGNV WVo5fn6rZxe68TYNcPhUO
The Library is now open for general browsing and computer use by appointment.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE COMING TO VISIT THE LIBRARY. THANK YOU!
Appointments will be available for browsing the collection, using the computers, and visiting the Children’s Room.
Curbside pick-up will continue, and patrons are encouraged to place holds online or call in orders,
taking advantage of this safe and convenient service.
Faxing, copying, scanning, and printing services will continue to be offered at the side entrance as well.
Please note the following important guidelines:
You must have an appointment to come inside the Library.
Appointments may be made by calling the Library at 508-867-1410.
You must speak with a staff member.
If a message is left regarding an appointment, your time slot is not confirmed until you speak with a staff member.
The first block of appointments each day will be limited to time for senior citizens and persons with compromised immunities.
Library appointments will be limited to 45 minutes long.
Please enter the Library via the side ramp entrance and exit via the front door. Everyone entering the Library (or any Town building) will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, staff will be glad to pull items for curbside pick-up for you.
Anyone entering the building will be required to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire per the West Brookfield Board of Health. Failure to complete a questionnaire will result in denied entry to the Library.
For the safety of all, anyone wishing to read the newspapers, magazines, or handle books in browsing fashion within the Library must wear clean gloves provided by the Library in addition to a mask.
All toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals, and building toys have been removed from the Children’s Room
to help prevent the spread of disease. We ask that parents monitor children to help prevent the pulling of piles of books off the shelves as books not taken home will have to be quarantined from use for 72 hours.
The Wii and Switch gaming systems will not be available for use in the Library as well.
Visits to the Children’s Room will be limited to one household at a time, with no more than 8 visitors during
We thank you for understanding and acceptance of these guidelines as we strive to serve you
while keeping our community and staff members safe!
The following information highlights learning and entertainment connections available from home.