From the Director, March 24, 2020:


In response to Governor Baker's directive that all non-essential services be closed and employees work from home, the library will remain shut to all in-person services for the next two weeks. That includes shutting down our book delivery service, and we apologize for the inconvenience of being shut for now.

However, Carolyn and I will still be working from home, ordering books and scheduling programs to prepare for a re-opening, responding to your questions, and posting links to great online resources. More to come!
Keep checking back. And stay safe, everyone!




From the Director, March 13, 2020:

Nahant Public Library joins the rest of Nahant in responding to the COVID-19 threat by closing our doors to the public, beginning Monday, March 16. You may return materials in the book drop near the Pleasant Street entrance, and we will be able to fulfill holds by delivering books on Wednesday and Friday afternoons if you live in Nahant. Please be sure your contact information is up to date in the MassCat catalog.   

We will be open tomorrow (3/14) from noon until 4:00. On Sunday, March 15, we will show the film "Leave No Trace" at 4:00, and the film will be made available for checkout after that. We will be open from 3:00-6:00 that day. The final book discussion for The Stranger in the Woods will be cancelled. Instead, I will also post the discussion questions on our Facebook page next week beginning on Tuesday, so feel free to consider them and to reply, and we can have an online book discussion!

We are happy to help you with online resources you can enjoy from home. Please email or call 781-581-0306 if you would like help accessing ebooks, TV shows, movies, and music through hoopla or OverDrive/Libby, and articles and resources through RBDigital Magazines and our databases. Enjoy your library anytime, from the comfort of home.

We also want you to know the facts when it comes to the novel coronavirus or any other health issue. Websites can be tricky. News outlets may have a particular slant. Politicians may have an agenda. So I try and rely on curated websites and the sources that are informing the news, politicians, and other websites. Try these for good up-to-date health information on COVID-19:


And for most health issues, I like to start with the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health website, MedlinePlus. Understand that our knowledge of this virus and how best to respond is changing almost daily.

Working together, we can help reduce the spread -- and the stress -- of this global pandemic. Thank you for your understanding, your patience, and your assistance.

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